cagou007 (1242) - FRANCE - JAN 20, 2018 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for all three gueuzes (and the kriek surprise afterwards!) This was part of the gueuze showdown, pitting Tilquin’s gueuze against the juggernaut duo known as Cantillon Gueuze and Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game.
A: Pours a cloudy dark amber color. The head is a one finger white shade, with the best texture and retention of the three.
S: Tons of tartness, a lesser white wine-esque fruitiness, and some buried earthy funk. The most seemingly sour of the three.
T: First thing that comes through initially is the combination of pear/apple esters and white wine tartness. The tart sourness breaks through more aggressively through the midtaste, while the finish is mild brett funk. Out of the three, this was the most sour, the least earthy - and the least subtle. Certainly a nice beer, however.
M: Super dry and puckering. Lots of carbonation, too. It lacks the delicate touch of the Cantiloon/3F gueuzes, though it’s softer than, say, a run of the mill Flemish red.
O: It’s a nice sour ale. I wouldn’t call it beginner friendly at all, though, due to the tartness. I would point fans of Flanders sours to this one, however. Shame it had compete against the two titans of the style - even though it came in third in the gueuze showdown, I reckon it would be superior to any other gueuze on the market (not from Cantiloon or 3F, that is).
On tap at Dynamo, St Gilles, Brussels—- Pours hazy yellow with thin white head. Nose is green apple. Green apple, sour in taste. Lively carbonation, light body. Long tart finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone koleminer20 (4176) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2017
Rating #4,100. From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting with ebone1988 and Gus on December 10. 375 mL bottle, 2016/2017 blend. The pour is a darker coppery orange color with a thick cap of off white head that falls down slowly with a couple spots of lace as it recedes to a thin ring. The aroma is nice. There is a great funkiness up front before it quickly turns to a tart sourness. It’s balanced and not biased in either direction. This is great. It’s got the funky classic that I like from Cantillon with the beautiful tart sourness from Drie Fonteinen. Light lemongrass and citrus tartness. The flavor matches. There is a light funkiness and a hint of barnyard that I do enjoy in the mix. The lemon and citrus come through nicely, and there is a hint of metallic on the finish. The mouth feel is clean and crisp with a brighter carbonation and a lingeringly funky barnyard and a kiss of sourness on the finish. There is a bit of dry oak that adds in late. I like this one a bit. 8 4 7 4 15 Grumbo (4293) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2017
Bottle at the Wine-Boutique, Felixstowe. Pours hazy golden bronze with a small lasting white head. Aroma of sour fruit, salted caramel, yeast, mandarin, lemon and grapefruit. Light sweetness, medium bitterness, towards heavy tart sourness. Medium body, slight oily texture, average carbonation. Very good. EvanFriend (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Funky. Very funky. I get notes of wet hay and barnyard/horse blanket. This is a good thing. Reasonably tart as well. Dry. Good beer. moldovan9807 (517) - Oradea, ROMANIA - DEC 26, 2017
Aromas of apple vinegar, hay, funk. Tastes of hay, funk, citrus, tart notes,rotten apple,wet skin. Light body with a dry finish,very drinkable.
Scrumpy369 (986) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 23, 2017
Bottle shared at tasting session. It had that typical brett note, that i really love and can only compare to cocounut. Lovely and easygoing. Samuel214 (1570) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2017
Flaska från SB. Vintage 2016/17. Guldfärgad, lätt disig med vitt skum. Riktigt fin, pigg och krispig i doften med toner av socker, gröna äpplen, päron, gröna druvor, halm, stall. Fin torr, stram kropp. Smak samma som doften. Ruskigt krispig med fin, ren syra. Oerhört fräsch och riktigt törstsläckare. Wow! Emelie (237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2017
Doft: nektarin, funk, jordkällare, halm, lite jordgubb, lite apelsin nästan, stenfrukt, lite vanilj,
Smak: stenfrukt, syrlg, citron, vitvinsvinäger, nektarin, lite jordgubb, torr, lite bitterhet, stenig, välbalanserad och väldigt trevlig!! DavidSvinth (378) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2017 Flaske.
Smagt op mod Vat79 fra Boon.
Funky aroma. Popcorn. Toast. Stald. Citrus.
Sur men også frisk på tungen. Halvflad, ikke som fx Cuveé René.
Tør afrunding med masser af citrus. ebone1988 (2238) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus. Aroma is funk, tart, barnyard, straw, some wheat, very nice. Appearance is golden amber, white head, slightly hazy. Taste is perfectly blended, tart funk, wheat, barnyard, sour, excellent. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, funky barnyard tart aftertaste. Overall, super fucking solid Gueuze.