GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle. Sampled side-by-side with 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was two fingers high and white. It dissipated relatively quickly. Smelled of oak and fruity white wine sangria with a splash of apple cider vinegar. Apple was the dominant aroma. Light bodied and dryish with moderate to high acidity. Perhaps slightly more acidic and slightly sweeter than 3 Fonteinen, but less old cheese/cow pasture funk. Oak, unripe apple, white wine vinegar, and subdued grape juice flavors. Very good, even side-by-side with 3 Fonteinen. MrPickles (571) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Catching up with some old rates. From the bottle to the glass. This one seems a bit subtle, but in a good way. Clean and crisp. Love the direction they are going with this one. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by ahalloin. Thanks Tony!
The beer appears clear and golden. Don’t blink or you’ll miss the head, as it fades instantly, leaving nary a trace of its existence. The beer has but a few bubbles and appears low in carbonation. This is an appearance I would expect from a very old gueuze. Hmm. The beer is more sweet than sour, which is the polar opposite of my personal preference. That being said, it tastes pretty good for what it is. True to form, this is another New Glarus beer that is just too sweet. A few ounces was plenty. This is not what I would consider a gueuze.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-13-2010 italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle; thanks Mike! Pours a murky golden with minimal white head. Aroma is full of barnyard funkiness with a weird pickle-like sour quality. Flavors are rich of port wine with lemon and pickle juices. Lots of dry funkiness in the finish with plenty of sourness. Interesting, mainly in a good way. jbeatty (1266) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle, 07/02/2012. Pours clear burnished gold, frothy white head from a vigorous pour fades quickly. Lots of oak in the aroma, vinous, vanilla and apple, pear; sweet tartness and marked barnyard character. Taste begins with lactic sourness, opens into sweet, tart fruitiness, lemon citrus, touch of wood in the finish. Relatively light body, moderate carbonation. Not your typical lambic profile, but complex and enjoyable in its own right.
Fred82 (2332) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
500ml bottle shared with Jul.JulienHuxley (5985) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
Appearance : Clear yellow with medium foamy head.
Aroma : Wood with light malt. A bit phenolic with light soy sauce (!?!). Some tartness with definite sourness. Citrusy.
Taste : Slightly acidic, tart and citrusy. Some sweet cooked lemon peel. Lemon pie as well. Nice finish.
Overall : Fairly interesting but not a gueuze. The citrusy tartness felt a little bit fake... Rather drinkable. Weird almost soy sauce notes in there. Lots of wood. Rather awkward overall.
Bottle. Clear gold pour, frothy white head, looks pretty. Aroma is quite woody, vanilla oak, a little winey, butter, some lemon. Taste is tart but not really acidic at all. More lemon, oak, the lemon is actually sweet almost like a lemon pie. Palate is lightly carbed, med body. DasBierChef (1081) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Technically not a gueze, but still damn tasty. Especially as far as 1 year lambics go. Wonderful beer. joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
From the bottle. It pours a beautiful clear golden orange with a fizzy yet disappearing white head. Nice streaming bubbles in the tulip glass. The aroma has notes of apples and oak with no real hints of sour or funk. The flavor is nice and refreshing, but a bit sweet for a gueuze. Some more apple, a touch of white wine and cider vinegar with a subtle oakiness. Not real sour, and almost no funk. Pretty clean and refreshing though. Nice. radagast83 (8625) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Shared a bottle with some friends. Poured with virtually no head. Aroma was a tart apricot sweetness, like wine tartness. White wine like characteristics. Sour, funk, forward on the tongue. Dry finish, but not too dry. Very enjoyable brew.