77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2013
Courtesey of and thx! to ClubGonzo (Stian).#50 Geuze rating. 1990 Vintage. 375 ml. Bottle sampled @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst during the Tour De Geuze. Darker amber orange appearance, head is slightly denser white bubbles around the edges of the glass only. Smell is musty, dusty cellar, old candy, clear oxidation notes – this has been pasturized & filter if I am not mistaken, some vintage notes or regular beers gone past their peak but light hear, cobwebs, cottage & strong oxidized & filtered etc. beer. Taste is musty, dust, cobwebs, herbal, light bitterness and candy in tack, lemon, clear signs of oxidation etc. mainly because this was tempered with, mellow candy sweetness, cardboard,… Flat and much better than the Framboos (s*cked) or Kriek and way better than it has any right to be. ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 1990 bottle @ In de Verzekering Tegen de Grote Dorst, Belgium. Pours a slightly hazy deep orange body with a small white head. Nose is sawdust, cellar mold, light malts, hints of caramel-like port wine tones. Elegant oxidization. Taste is wet cardboard and sherry/caramel notes with cellar must, lemon, wet leaves, earth, hints of grains and light malts. Mild carbonation and light mouthfeel. Multilayered and complex, with both acidity and mouthfeel intact. Very interesting to try a geuze this old.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Huhzubendah (3753) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
Shared by BucketBoy. Thanks so much Joe!
The beer is golden to apricot in color with a small, fleeting head. The aroma brings well water, mineral scents. Notable signs of age in both the aroma and flavor. A touch of cider. Nice pucker and tartness in the finish. Citrus flavors have faded for the most part. Earthy and mineral notes. What a cool experience. dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
1984 Vintage at the Grote Dorst. What a lucky day this was. Bottle was covered in dust and the cork had some difficulty coming out but our pro beer server managed it. I expected it to be flat but to my surprise, it poured crystal clear golden orange with a very much alive white head. The was a bit dusty, oranges and lemons, light vinegar, some earthy aromas. As odd as it smells, it’s one of the more intriguing beers I’ve smelled, I really like it. This is the ultimate sour fix for the sour junkie in me because the taste is a whopping mouth puckering sour throughout with amazing depth! The mouthfeel is still crisp and clean after 29 years, light body and a super long finish. This wasn’t just having a beer, this was a life experience and I and humbled when I drink stuff this good. tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2012
5/II/2012 37.5cl bottle 80s vintage @ vintage tasting Brugs Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2012-1225) Thanks to Thierry for the sample!
Staffan47 (908) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
Note: from lost notes earlier this year, found again!
Clear bright orange beer, still a pretty big aery off-white head, pretty stable. Aroma: bit dusty, peppery, orange peel, lemony. MF: very soft carbon, medium body. Taste: dry start, bit dusty, orange peel, little peppery, then citric acidity. Aftertaste: sourish, little dry and spicy.
Inte mycket till doft. Citrustoner och grapefrukt, inget av de typiska stall och hästfilt. Smaken påminner om grapefruktjuice. Har inslag av stall. Väl bevarad och inte det minsta defekt trots 28år. Dock inte speciellt komplex, snarare frisk och fräsch
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Scopey (15704) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle at DHVL, year unknown.... It pours clear amber, with a quickly dissipating bubbly white head. The nose is wood, earth, farmyard, sour yoghurt, tangy, hard honey and sweet over-ripe fruit. The taste is sweet-sour, wood, pithy lemon, lots of apple, pear skin, some underlying sweetness, tanginess and a touch of vinegar, with long, lightly tart finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Not my favourite gueuze ever, but this one has aged gracefully. SirLimpsalot (4549) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2012
@ Akkurat: Lite syrlig vinäger i doft men smaken är mycket syrlig och god. Eftersmak är lång och mycket elegant. Helt fantastisk
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone olsvammel (7289) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2012
A bottle from 1984 opened in Oslo. It was quite an event when it happened. Very complex smell and taste on this one. Earth cellar, fruity, apricots, hint of cigarr. I also noticed a salty aftertaste, reminding me of salami. Very nice beer overall, loved the sourness. I wonder how much the experience plays into the score, it was one of those perfect beer moments. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Early 1980’s bottle. Clear amber body, no head, no lacing, gentle carbonation streaming up. Nose is full of wood, funk, apple cider vinegar and general acetic notes. Flavor is similar, with acetic notes and mild oxidation dominating. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, light acidity, a blit slick on the tongue. Not sure if this one just didn’t survive 30 years of age (I don’t mind mild oxidatitive notes) or whether it always had this much acetic character to it. Not the worst geuze, but I have no interest in giving it another shot.