corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a two finger frothy, pillowy white head tat slowly fades into a lasting cap. Minimal splotches of soapy lacing.
Earthy funky barnyard aroma with a good bit of estery golden crisp fruit notes. Lots of oak and musty stinky horesblanket blending with crisp light fruits, especially apple and pear. Slightly lactic. The smell of this beer makes my mouth water.
Pretty rtame for the style but still plenty flavorful. Not as funky earthy or acidic as i expected but still enough of the sour tartness and barnyard funk to make it epsecially mouthwatering. Slightly oak with a perfect amount of tart sournes that balances out the sweet estery golden fruit notes. Creamy medium body which again is unusual for the style with a lactic funk. Subtle malty backbone which is more pronounced than most examples of the style.
This beer is very complex and while it has a good bit of barnyard tart funkiness it is not acidic at all as has a lot of complexity, integrating sweet estery light fruit notes, resulting in one of the most drinkable sours I’ve had yet. Highly recommended! porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 30, 2009
(375 ml bottle from Global Beverage) Pours hazy gold-yellow-amber with about a finger of off-white head. Tart, sharp aroma of sour peach and apricot. Mouthfeel soft, lightly stinging, fairly smooth but finely prickly and a bit dryish. Fine, light webby rings of lacing. Flavor of sour and tart peach, apricot and citrus. Has a light woody quality as well although I don’t know that this spent anytime on wood. Nice lambic. Plovmand (8316) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden with a steady white head. Acid, fruit, citrus and barnyard in aroma. The flavour is citric, sour acidic, sweet fruity and very dry. Very delicious. JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
(on bottle) Dark yellow, small white head. Great sent here; true mould and tart grape, as in Grappa. Rounded malts, with that sour zing of yeast being totally untamed. The beers carbonation is perfect and leaves a last, almost vinegarlike finish, right on the spot. Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 14, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 375 ml bottle. A hazy dark golden beer, with a large, frothy/fizzy, mostly diminishing white head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread), heavily yeasty (cheese, wet earth/mold/mushrooms, barnyard, leather, dust), with notes of wood and citiric fruits, with a white wine hint. The flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Medium body, Watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, dry and long finish with light bitterness. Oustanding rendition, uber-yeasty, yet not super estreme. Drinkable, to the contrary. Great for a hot summer evening.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2009
375 mL bottle at Monk’s on 10/4/09. Pours a clear dark golden with a little white head. Aroma dominated by lemon and grapefruit. Solid sour tartness, but not to the point of puckering the cheeks. Pretty decent gueze, especially given the price. playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
375ml bottle. Hazy yellowly color with just a crown of lace around the edges, lacking in carbonation. Super funky barnyard smell combined with burnt rubber. Makes normal people cringe and recoil (I had my friend smell it who doesn’t like beer like this and his nose crinkled in confusion and horror). The taste is that of barnyard hay, burnt rubber, old gym socks and subtle citrus crisp. The finish is a super funky lingering taste that makes me feel like I ate a stink bomb...I love it. As the beer warms up I taste granny smith apples. More carbonation would make it just that much better. wouterpulinx (27) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2009
37,5 cl bottle. Pours dark golden. Big white head. Lemon flavor, allthough little bit to sharp for me. This was my second Oude Geuze, i prefer the Girardin Oude Geuze White label. But still, nice beer! Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2009
’04 Bottle from the First Annual Chicago Sour Tasting, thanks to Andrew. Golden pour with creamy off white head. Great aroma of wood, white grape, mild barn yard funk. Bright sharp tartness leads off the flavor, followed by gentle woodiness, nice tannins. Nice dry finish. Very delicious.
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 12, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 bottle. pours a clear golden orange with a medium, soapy white head. Aroma has notes of lemon, grass, wood, perfume, and a pleasant basement horseblanket funkiness to it. Flavor has notes of lemongrass against a backdrop of horseblanket funk. nice lemony, barnyard tartness. Nice and dry. Awesome balance. A standard and great example of the style. Easily one of my favorite beers. Always enjoy drinking this. I’ve had some old bottles of this that were out of this world, but some new bottles have been so so.