CanIHave4Beers (4183) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2011 Aroma is similar to a dry white wine, not really champagne like, more stinky... more Pinot Grigio.
This has a musty taste, not too musty mind you. It is also sour, not too sour mind you.
Basically this has all the refreshing light pleasantries of a traditional Gueuze without too much funk, without too much horse. Take from that what you will, I prefer a little bit harder a lambic, but this is tasty.
I like that this has become more available in my area.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a medium gold with a quick white head. Aroma is very earthy and musty.
Very dry body, green apple, earthy yeastiness. sourish dry finish.
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was officially the first beer I’ve ever needed a corkscrew to open. Pours a slightly hazy light gold color (actually much like the label) with a thick head. Lovely dusty citrus aroma - tart oranges and grapefruit meet a musty barnyard funk. Flavor has a good tang, but isn’t as vibrant as the aroma. A subtle leafy, almost herbal note kicks in, and accents the tart fruits to make it seem like a liquid citrus grove. Slightly dilute, possibly just undercarbonated, and with a surprisingly oily palate - this one doesn’t wash clean. It leaves an aftertaste of bitter citrus (lemon) rind. I like it quite a bit - it’s very easy to drink, and refreshing all around... it just seems like it’s lacking a bit of vibrance.
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml at Hamiltons in SD. Very nice sour, great low alc brew also. Complex nose of brett / barnyard, white fruit. Balanced sour, not too much and not too little. Very easy to drink and really good with food. Also very very nice price!
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I tried this beer on November 19, 2008 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a clouded golden-orange into the glass with almost no head whatsoever. Effervescence was on display. The aroma was sour, and musty. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied, with medium-carbonation....although that may have been lost in the pucker. The flavour was malty with some possible green apple hints. Very tart. Definitely worth trying.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a bubbly head. Aroma of apples and some oak notes. Flavor was sour apples. I was impressed with this style, being my first gueuze. Will try more.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by durhambeer - thanks, Bob! Deep orange pour, slightly cloudy, and with a more substantial carbonation than I’d expected for the style. It’s very mellow and drinkable, surprisingly refreshing in its integration of tart and woody notes. The finish is still nice and dry, though. Fine stuff.
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of matta. Pours gold with thin white head. The aroma if of Brett and mild sweetness deep in the background. The taste begins with a bolt of Brett tart sourness that blends toward mild notes of smooth grainy faint maltiness behind the load of Brett tartness. It ends up tasting almost all Brett and nothing else. I really don’t see the appeal of a beer that is nothing but tartness. Very boring and one dimensional.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden orange color. Fizzy white head. Aroma is mild Brett mustiness with some tangy and sour notes. Flavor is sour without the overpowering fruitiness of some lambics. Lemons and leather are the two subtle flavors I get. I’m not usually a sour guy, but this one was very refreshing and enjoyable.
ManvsCity (183) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle stamped 15 Nov. 2007. This tastes much better after it breathes a bit. Slight white head with clear golden body. Sour verging on slightly bitter, with faint unripe peach/apricot and citrus notes. Quite enjoyable.