juiceisloose (1603) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2003 bottle, courtesy cmillward. Pours a hazy golden orange color and topped by a thick and foamy off white head that settles quickly to a thin film. Clumps of lacing slide down the glass and rejoin the body below. The aroma is nicely tart with notes of lemon, apricot, and other citrus fruit that show crisp acidity but are balanced nicely by a dry, barnyard funky yeast. The flavor follows the same line with the biting acidity of the lemon, apricot, and peach with the funky yeast adding some dryness and hints of funky cheese. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation that finishes bone dry with some tart citrus fruit acidity. This has really aged well. Really nice gueuze. greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 4, 2010
2005 vintage. Nose is a little funky, and not entirely in a good way. Acetic notes dominate, but that’s to be expected for this style, and my low rating just reflects my preference. In every other respect, this is an excellent beer. Super dry, with complex musky, funky notes, and such a quenching finish. A great geuze. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A friend of mine picked this up in New York. 2004 Vintage.
A: poured a bright yellow without much at all in the way of haze or sediment. The head started out at about two fingers, eventually falling down to some lace around the edge of the brew.
S: loads of funky barnyard, horse blanket, hay, you name it. As unappetizing as it was for everyone to say, there were hints of ammonia reminiscent of things I’d rather not consume, but still rather pleasant indeed.
T: nice and musty. I could almost imagine myself lounging in the hay loft of a barn quaffing this one back all summer long. The Brett really did a fantastic job on this one. Also present was a little bit of oak.
M: nice and dry. Not much of a sour character, but that’s perfect on this gueuze, as there’s so much going on that I can’t adequately describe it. The 8.0% abv is not at all present.
D: quite smooth and the complexity definitely kept me coming back for more. Stand up job from Boon; can’t believe this was my first beer from them.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-07-2010 Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2010
(2003 vintage) smells super funky and guezey. golden raisins, chamomile, dirt. seems like faded tartness, but it’s good. sweetness in the form of sugar cane. cool stuff! thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2010
(750ml 2003 vintage) opaque orange-gold with a creamy off-white head. Nose of charred wood, tangerine, lightly salty, tart, and sour cherry. Taste of very tart tangerine, sour, seltzer, charred wood barrel. Nice carbonation, prickly, great sour linger.
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2010
Quite a lot like the normal oude geuze. A bit less sour, a bit more balanced out, but a lot more bitter. Again that harsh after taste. Still, very enjoyable. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On tap at Happy Gnome. Clear gold/amber pour with a medium white head. Lemony citrus aroma with a bit of a vomity character and apple cider vinegar. Flavor is lemon juice, a touch of puke, some vinegar and a bit of apple. Finishes slightly thin. italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are. Yellow-orange pour. Aroma of barnyard, banana, and sour cherry. Flavor is sort of like banana and sweet tarts. Lots of fruity esters. Slightly flat body. Yeah, sweet tarts. Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
37,5 cl bottle (2005), pours amber with a huge white head, lots of carbonation, aroma is slightly sweet with notes of brett, barnyard and fruit, taste is a bit dry consisting of lemon, brett, spices and wood, plucky mouthfeel, sweeter then expected but still pretty good. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Tap. Hazy yellow orange pour with a minimal head. Rich sour aroma. Mouthfeel is kind of flat and minimally carbonated, but a slightly dense body. Tastes flat. Not overly sour on taste.