EdKing (2667) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2012 Bottle at Tom’s Lambic tasting, Craft Beer Co. This is a blend of Girardin, Boon and Lindemanns. Hazy amber thin white head. Nose is volcanic rock, green apples, pineapple, cider. A lot of fruit and green apple. Taste is sour, green apples, fresh granny smith sour, crisp. Good sour one. 5/10/12 rerate in Craft Brixton. It’s clearer and crisper than Cantillon and Boon despite being a blend, has its own distict style. Stand by 3.8 reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
375ml corked bottle listed at 6.4%ABV pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger of white head that settles to reveal no lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with hints of yeast and grass. Taste is sour with grapefruit and lemon with some malty sweetness. Medium bodied and highly carbonated with a dry finish. Quite a well done Gueuze that is definitely recommended. CanIHave4Beers (4241) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle at Le Poechenellekelderfiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Pours a hazy blonde color with a thick fluffy white head that leaves good lace on the glass.
The aroma is funky in a funky ol’ cheese kind of way. Some lemon rind and plenty of barnyard funkiness in the aroma as well.
The flavor is tart with lots and lots of lemon character and citrus rind. This one is on the higher end of the sour scale for gueuze but it’s also very crisp and refreshing. Easy to drink a whole bottle of out of a gueuze glass by ones self but complex enough to sit around with snifters and analyze.
Corked demi bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels, marked 2010 2011, bb 22/12/2020Beer5000 (6824) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2012
Hazy blond color, with a darker shade; well carbonated, with a quite generous head. The aroma is strong, permeating the room, with very nice notes of cellar, Bretts and cobwebs in the beginning (8); some different kind of acidity follows, sweat, and traces of lemon and puke (7). Lean body, the mouthfeel has some more smoothness than other Gueuzes, it has the high acidity and lemon character of younger Lambics, but with a nice astringency in the end. Good, with moderate character and complexity.
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 375 ml bottle @ Patricks. Hazy orange body with a big, beautiful lasting off-white head and heavy carbonation. Aroma has lots of fruit, specially grapefruit, hint of lemon and relatively moderate funk/barnyard. Flavor is incredible fresh and fruity, pleasant acidic and again a bit more moderate in the funk department. Medium body, tart aftertaste and all in all brilliant balanced. This beer is for real and all the aroma and flavors are authentic geuze, at the same time this is not on the challenging side and should be a nice place to start for the skeptic sour beer drinker. Dificult to dislike this, I think I could drink this beer all night long wile waiting for next years version and hoping for something a bit more rough edge.
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2012
750 bottle @Cajun Sourfest-pours cloudy gold with a white head. Aroma is sour medium fruit, barn, light malt. Taste is sour medium fruit, yeast, barn, light malt. Easy. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle. Hazy gold pour, white head, little retention/lace. Aroma is sour, lemon, citrus, mineral, sourdough bread. Taste is quite sour, lemon, white grape, oak, dust. Palate is dry, mineral, high carbonation, sour finish. Good stuff. jackl (8555) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle @ CPK. Deep amber color with a big, eggshell white head. The nose is pressed moldy lemon, light yeast, funky orchard fruits and pleasant sugar cookie. The taste is lightly funky green apple and lemon peel, some light cheese and yeast. Dried dusty wood and bright citrus concentrate. Pleasantly light and deft. Active carbonation. Overall, quite refreshing and most quaffable. I like. b3shine (9260) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle to glass. Looks good; orange with nice carbonation, but not overly heady. Smells nice; geuzy. Tastes pretty good, although I wish it had a bit more funk and complexity. Good on the palate. Behind Cantillon and Drie, but ahead of most of the rest. esp0r (2934) - NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Lambertseter enjoyed at home
Straw yellow hazy, white head. Smells of funk, musty barnyard, wildberries and mint. Taste is light sweet, medium to heavy sour of lactic acid, green apples and unripe berries. Some very light hints of bitter dry green apples back on the palate. Ligth body, lively carbonation, watery bubly texture. A very nice gueuze, maybe a bit on the kind side, but still quite complex