madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2004
Bottled: Well it just don’t get much better. Ligth hazy orange coloured. White small head head, with short lasting. But the looks of this beer is not the beautiful thing. Is the smell and the flavour. It has all the earthy, woody, tarty and sour sensations every good gueuze has. Its citric and fruity and has a nice balance between sour and sweet, with the sourness as winner. I really like this beer. Not the overall best gueuze I ever had, but It’s right up there in the top. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Delicious. I am not even going to try and describe all of the flavors, because the overall effect, the gestalt of the beer, is that it is delicious. I want to drink more and more. Too bad I that there is no more available to me, and I couldn’t afford it if it was. A stunning beer. If you have not had this, you are missing something extraordinary. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Effervescent to say the least considering this Gueuze didn’t react to young lambic. Beautiful in color displaying its hazy orange hues.
Nose of old damp wood, dust, sourness, ancient horse trampled leather, tangerine, lemon, green apples and pepper.
Compared to the standard Cantillon Gueuze this is much softer, drier, rounded and mellower but still has that mouth puckering, smack you across the face, sourness that I love about the style. Flavor leans towards the lemon side of things but also posseses notes of wood, apples, cobwebs, lactic and balsamic vinegar. This gueuze was fairly one-dimensional in my opinion. Nonetheless, I still consider this to be very approchable. I would just prefer Cantillon stardard Gueuze or better yet, there Lou Pepe. Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
hazy light golden colour, with almost no head. aroma is leather, horseblanket, the whole range of brettanomyces aromas. The taste is surprisingly rounded and mellow, yet still very complex. This is one very good geuze. Get it if you get the chance. LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2004
Sampled in a beer tasting at Plan B, Copenhagen. Unique bottle from 1998. Again, this is just not my type of beer: terrible aroma and too acidic (sour!). Dry and with hints of lemon peel.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
Rare chance to find a bottle at spuyten duyvil. Nice looking bottle at that. Nice hazy blonde, honest white head. Weird nose of dijon mustard, leather, barnyard. Complex and interesting experience to spend 10 minutes sniffing this glass. Puckering. Not too agressively acid, this is very drinkable actually and less astringent than most while not missing any of the funk. Hay, spices, mustard, bread, balsamic vinegar flavors. Surprising medium-full body. Not bad for a brewing error! Perhaps my favorite of the cantillons I’ve had to this date. Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2004
6 years since botteling. Golden with small white head. Pleasent sourness, cork, must, mould, round with vegetables lurking around the edges (radishes, sellery?). Long sour and dry finish. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2004
2003: Hazy straw color. Distinct sour flavors, but with a hint of sweetness. A type of dry twig finish. Something earthy and gritty in the end. DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2004
Hazy tan colour.
Woody aroma with tones of roasted wheat, malt and meat. Acidity and a certain sweetness.
Cigarleaf flavor with lots of acid. But not as sour as regular Cantillons. omhper (24956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2004
Bottled (1998). Hazy deep golden. Citric nose. Nearly flat, but still with pleasant light, sparkling mouthfeel. Juicuy and concentrated. Barnyrady and woody. Soft and dense malt character. What a brilliant mistake this beer is!