durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville. Very cloudy amber/orange pour with quite a few almost alarmingly large chunks. But then again, I like that. Bubbly off-white head that disappears fairly quickly, leaving a bit of foam. Lemony wood, yeast, and a bit of must on the nose, but quite drinkable. Not as tart as some that I’ve had, for sure. Similar palate as on the nose, with an added pear and apple notes. Also some vanilla and a leathery taste, and even a taste of a lemony leather cleaner. Great beer. Would love to age a few bottles.
Re-tasted an older bottle recently, which was actually much clearer in consistency, and even better. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2008
38cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour brew, cloudy, rocky head, good balance mjs (7357) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2008
(Bottle at Pikkulintu on 2008-07-11) Pale orange. Quite clear without yeast, turns hazy. Medium-sized white bubbly head that disappeared quickly. Sour and woody nose. Medium palate, turns dryish, bit carbonation, quite soft. Malts, sourness, wood, light bitterness, some sweetness, little bit vomit and fruitiness in taste. Very nice. daniele (9063) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2008
chiara schiuma molto buona grossolana ma persistente note acidule agrumate ma non agressive ossigenandosi anche un po vinose fruttate in bocca acida ma non troppo abbastanza morbida note citriche un leggero amarognolo un fruttato legnoso nel finale travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Orangish amber in color with a white light lacy head. Smell is of yeast, tart, fruity, and funkyness. Maybe a little young yet. Taste is sour, dry, almost spiced? Maybe its the wood coming though. Pretty good.
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours a translucent pale yellow with a lasting white head. The aroma is slightly skunky with some strong sour notes. It’s also quite yeasty in the aroma. The flavour isn’t as tart as I was hoping, though. The sourness is somewhat like a lemon or apple, but with yeasty qualities surrounding it. Some nice cheese notes especially in the finish. Dry sourness bursts a little in the finish as well as a light bitterness. This is pretty good. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Best by 1/26/2025! Copper viscous pour with fluffy white head and excellent lace. Lemon tart aroma. Tart green apples is the distinct flavor I’m getting. Nice dry finish! pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Best by 2026! Yowzah, I’m not even close! Light yellowy with a thin white head. Sweet, very, for the style. A bit of oaky vanilla. Thin body, low carbonation. Not at all dry. Sweeter! Oak lingering tannins. Not too tart or sour at all. Lacking the bracing refreshing tartness a lambic should have. Maybe this needs a decade or two? gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2008
375ml bottle, BB date of 6-01-2025. One of my favorite beers of all time, a bit unique as geuzes go, lemongrass and leather, hay and old barnwood smell. Head collapses down to a thin bead rather quickly. The sourness is quenching but not nearly as aggressive as Cantillon or Hanssen’s (my favorite so far). Not at all vinegary; a bit of citrus pith keeps the mouthfeel astringent-The smell gets horsier and leatherier as it warms up. I could drink this one in great quantity as a daily staple. Superb. joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2008
nice white head and a beautiful yellow color folloowed by sour fruity aromas then a wonderfull dry finish yum yum mammy want some