sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best before 10/02/2021 - Poured into some Hill Farmstead stemware. Slightly hazy golden yellow body with thin white head on top. Earthy, sour, acidity on the nose. Wet hay and orange. Really nice nose on this. Taste is soured oranges, earthy malts and a touch of dry brett. Really nice blend between sour acidity and brett funk. Palate is perfect. Balanced acidity, good carbonation, slightly slick. Overall, this was a really nice surprise and an excellent gueuze. Right up there with Cantillon and Drie. Flavor is more on the Cantillon side of things, but there is definitely some brett funk lingering in there. I’ll definitely need to pick up a few more of these. Very excited to see how they age.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 mL bottle from Gianni. I love gueuze, so I’m hoping this one is pretty good. Slightly hazy, golden color, small foamy head, lots of little bubbles in this one. Other than the slight haze this has all the looks of a gueuze to me. The aroma is really fruity, some graininess, some tartness, and a touch acidic. Taste is also fruitier and really enjoyable. Peach, lemon, some yogurt, and a tart finish. Lighter bodied, and not as acidic as cantillon and 3F. Really good, but not quite on the same level as other big gueuzes.
AdamChandler (4778) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 Picked this up at Hill Farmstead Brewery. Poured into a Flute glass. The bottle was at cellar temp so around 55.
A - Pouring carefully, I still got a 5-finger head with a nice mix of bubbles that quickly resided. This is a pale yellow color almost like a lemonhead candy with a lot of carbonation.
S - Immensely tart scent with some light honeysuckle, floral and leafy scents.
T - Excellent first taste upon hitting the tongue. Up front tart taste with a great earthy and dirt like taste and a lot of wood. On the back of the tongue, tongue tingling from a very sour taste. Overall, nicely balanced.
M - 90% carbonation on a mouth swish. Light bodied and very very dry. My mouth is left very dry and the aftertaste doesn’t linger at all. It’s gone pretty fast.
O - Very well balanced beer. Well done and very tasty.
2012 vintage update. Enjoyed from a 37CL bottle from hunger mountain. Much sweeter and more smooth and refined than before. Still an excellent Gueuze.
Beerman6686 (6497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma was acidic green apples, some barnyard funk, and some spicey yeastyness. Flavor was fairly tart but not overwhelming, a good bit of grainy lemony notes and some light funk. Decent.
cheap (5544) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at Ratebeer’s Horny Devil Pittsburgh Winter Tasting 2012. Big thanks to James for this gem. Cloudy orange yellow. Very sweet tart purfumy aroma. Like many real lambics – simply dee-lish. Good sour palate that is full of co2 impact, lovely. Really nice James! This Horny Devil rocks. When I think about limbic, I think about beers like this. Very good overall beer experience!
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle hazy yellow with a rim of bubbles. Aroma is crisp apple and bright sour funk, really enticing. The lactic sourness is just right and not too hard but not too soft. Exceptional yeasty bitterness and chaulky mouthfeel with a lively envelope of soft bubbles. Could drink this forever.
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Orange color.Really tart and mildy sweet. Really puckers the tongue but not over-doing it. Delicious, one of the best
egajdzis (6233) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of bacteria, wild yeast, some must, wood, and barnyard funk. Taste was sour, wood, puckering, and dry finish. Not bad, but not quite as good as mine.
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Lush on Halsted in Chicago. Pours golden with a white head. Funky aroma, but not as bold as others. Light bodied with a spritzy texture. Flavor of pale wheat malts, sour apples, and pear countered by a firm tartness. Semi dry finish. I know others think this is young, but I think it’s good now as I don’t like my gueze to be overly dry. Pretty solid, but I fell a hair short of my expectations based the recent surge in popularity of this beer.
Damico (3145) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear dark orange golden in color with a very light and extremely small off white head. The aroma is sweet candy yeast and funk notes, light and pleasant. The flavor is very tart, sour with citrus and funk laying on the palate nicely. The body is carbonated just right, not too light like many guezes.