MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 Classic: Pours opaque gold with a small white head and moderate carbonation. Nose is dry and very dusty/sweaty with tart lemon, hay, loads of yeast, and hints of cheese. Flavor is much more juicy with green apples, grapes, lemons, and slight cheese. The beer dries out with warmth, the juicy tart taking a back seat to acidic notes accompanied by dust and more cheese. Finishing quite dry, this is complex, refreshing, and delicious. 949519garthicus (2963) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 30, 2008
Rerates against 3 Fonteinen show this to be a bit less complex, mainly due to its hardcore, sour acidity. Lemon is strong, front-palate to finish, first sip to last. Leather is also prominent, but whereas Cantillon works through in-your-face aggression, 3 Fonteinen works farther using greater integration and nuance.
Monks Cafe Cuvee Gueuze: Opaque peach with white head. Bottle is an odd combination of flavors including mint, dank earth, ginger, light metal, and of course strong lemon. Heavy carbonation and lightly salty. Interesting, but ultimately off-setting in comparison to most of their incredible lineup. 848414.
Blankboys bottle, shared with Paul and HogTownHarry. Appearance: A cloudy orange colour with small - thin head. Aroma: Some sourness and mustyness, a little tartness too. Flavour - BOOM! Delicously sour *the kick I keep craving* wonderful, literally makes you wish you had it on tap in your house. Very dry, very very good. Cheers Paul. shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2008
750ml bottled 2004 consumed april 2008. The pour is very effervescent and golden yellow. The aroma tickles my throat and nose. There is quite a bit of citrus and even a touch of sweetness. The flavor is equally complex and twice as refreshing. A wonderful beer that is more fun to drink than rate. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Organic Gueuze, cellared at least 3-4 years. Pours a lightly hazy golden straw color with a minimal, fizzy head of snow white bubbles. Virtually no lacing, save for a few micro spots. The nose is the epitome of a classic Belgian lambic. Barnyard funk, earthy dust, sour lemon and grapefruit, ascorbic acid, and a touch of oak dance together wonderfully in the nose. Flavors, too, are supremely integrated. The poignant citrus and earthy funk are softened just a bit by the vanilla that the oak imparts. Nectarines emerge on the finish, which is short and refreshing. The palate is as a lambic should be, light to moderate in body, well carbonated, and very dry at the end. Overall, this is a fantastic summertime beer and an excellent example of the style. Great beer. BoBoChamp (5754) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2008
38cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, balanced, cloudy, small head, nice sour brew
rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2008
pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, grass, sour funk. Flavor is funk, lemon, grass, but moderate in all areas inasmuch to be balanced. Finish is dry grass and tart. Really nice gueze. jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Golden and slightly hazy with a decent whitehead. Aroma is sweet and fruity but also vinegary and tart. Taste is sour with a slight grass or hay taste. There is a sweetness in th finish though that is pleasant. ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Pours hazy and orange thin white head. Aroma is leathery with the typical tart nose. Slightly sweet up front with a big bitter finish. Nice and dry. I need to grab a couple to put away. Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2008 Poured hazy orange with medium sized loosely packed head. Nose displays obvious tartness, big cirtus/lemon notes present supported by earthy aromas of struck match (dont know about anyone else but i always get that with lambics...) Palate is really lean and tight (compared to the lindemans cuvee rene i’d sampled prior) with more lemon juice and some dusty leather. Super dry, tart finish keeps you wanting more! RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 375 ml bottle of the 2005 Organic Gueuze. Pours a nice dark gold with a thinner head. Aroma of lemon juice and zest, old leather and hay. Tart flavor, but not enough to overpower the subtleties of the barrel aging; spice and more hay with a whisper of vanilla. Excellent.
Update: Tasted on tap this beer is a revelation. The tart lemon and hay flavors become so vibrant the beer seems like it is on the verge of emitting light.