dnicolaescu (2562) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 17, 2017 BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle poured into tulip. Pours a rather pure golden with some finger-thick head. Aroma is faint barnyard, green apples, some faint malt base and cider vinegar. Taste is really not the best I’ve had the chance to witness in a geuze or any type of sour ale, generally speaking...Very, very tart. Upon drinking it you soon notice that those green apple aromas are like...interrupted. You can perceive the apple’s tartness but then no sugar content at all...and it then fades away into not much. Mouthfeel is pretty watery with average carbo. Pretty long acidic aftertaste. Overall this is pretty weak compared to a Cantillon gueuze bio, for example, which is so way more complex...this is not "champagne" at all. I had medium-high expectations for this but it was a huge disappointment (especially at 13.99 $ a bottle at le St-Bock). I just wonder if I had a bad bottle, reading the rave reviews this brew had...
BOTTLE 37,5 CL. Clear deep gold, white head. Nice juicy barnyard funk with fruity notes, some cider / vinegar. Some mold? The taste is moderate to heavy sour, strong lactic, green fruit acidity, green apricot stone bitterness. Maersk (271) - MOLDOVA - JUL 12, 2017
Clear golden, small head. Sweet/ tart aroma with some apple cider, vinegar notes. Crisp, refreshing, clean tart taste. Medium body, good carbonation. Drinkable. Not my type though. MatiF96 (210) - POLAND - JUL 5, 2017
Skóra, stajnia, lekki agrest, kwaśność. Dominacja skóry zarówno w zapachu jak i smaku. Jest dzikość, jest kwasek ale nie przesadny, dopiero po ogrzaniu sprawia wrażenia bardziej kwaśnego. Finisz wytrawny. Przyjemne, złożone Martin243 (1155) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2017
37.5 l bottle serve cool in a tasting tulip at home. Hazy brown with a white head fading to a skim. Tart apple and lemon barley aroma. Funky dry cider, lactic blue cheese, more tart apple and marmite licked of a knife flavour Woody notes, dry as a bone finish. Complex, one is enough though. lesifflebiere (1887) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2017
Cette bière à l’ancienne est orangée, lumineuse et pétillante mais pratiquement sans mousse ; mince et limpide, elle est relativement ronde pour une gueuze, mais tout de même tranchante et bien acidulée. Dotée d’une jolie complexité et d’une balance extraordinaire, elle a un petit côté bonbon aviné tout à fait charmant. Une très belle gueuze, à la fois classique et originale, complexe et accessible.
cervmagpt (835) - PORTUGAL - JUN 20, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 23E). Bottle 37.5 cl (bottled on 14.JUL.2016 - BBF 14.JUL.2022). AROMA: medium sour aroma with medium-high barnyard, goaty and horsey. low fruitiness (citrus). faint oak note. APPEARANCE: golden color and clear. medium white head, moussy, with medium-high retention. TASTE: medium sour flavor with citric notes and barnyard characteristics. faint cork flavor and oak notes. slight malt sweetness on the background (almost faint). sourness in place of bitterness. PALATE: medium-light to light body with a tartaric character. medium-high carbonation. OVERALL: a very nice Gueuze a bit balanced to the sourness. Barea (26) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle from 100 piv. Tartness in aroma, yeast, green apple, spice. small white head, falling very fast. Hazy golden color. Very dry beer as I like from lambics, high carbonation. Citrus fruit sourness, taste a lot as a champagne,little bit of green apple as aftertaste. I really enjoyed this piece. Derbeth (936) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is herbs, some green apple. Very sour. Not very complex in taste. geolgau (238) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - JUN 14, 2017
Clear golden, almost no head. Aroma is fruity and tarty, with white grapes, apple vinegar. Taste is very sour, but refreshing and pleasant. Lime juice, acidic tartiness, sour herbs. Very nice sour! MatChar (59) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle. Appearance: almost clear blonde, with subtle golden reflections, almost copper, thin lace with nice fine effervescence. Smell: slight wood, white grappes, almost notes of green apples. Taste: juicy lemon notes, leather, champagne aromas, mid-sourness, subtle carbonation contributes to great texture and feel. Overall: one of the best introduction to style, reasonable price, nicely balanced and highly enjoyable gueuze.