czlowiekmotyka (323) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 21, 2017 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).
A fine gueze. Good balance of stable, leather and hay. Sour but with a subtle finish. Nice. Jashiu (1324) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 20, 2017
Leathery funk and some delicate barnyard. Very nice balance. Lightly sour with hints of sweetness and delicately bitter finish Dahlstrom (392) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2017
750 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Cloudy golden with a large white head. Moderate tart aroma, green apples, funky yeast, wood and pilsnermalt. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body. High carbonation. Low bitterness. AirForceHops (7240) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2017
375 ml shared by AdamChandler, dude, much thanks! Vintage is 2012. The aroma shows light lemon juice, mild funky. Light baby diaper, mineral water hints. The flavor is not shockingly different, the Baby diaper is a huge factor to me. But this style itself is still something I am getting use to. I guess the diaper is mild. Pretty good.
davidf93 (133) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 6, 2017
Vinegar aroma, orange & deep yellow colour. Very drinkable with little carbonation. Some tartness, white wine like.
Antonio369 (206) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2017 37,5 cl bottle, served in a tumbler. Vintage: 2015/2016. Poured clear golden amber with a small half finger off white head. Loads of carbonation in glass. Aroma: barnyard, goat, blue cheese, citrus, menure, basement, leather, hay, rotten leaves in the autumn woods. Taste: sour but not overwhelming, citrus, oak, dry vinous tannine, granny smith apples, tart, vinegar, bitter, blue cheese, barnyard, clove, earth, cherries, leather, ginger. Very complex with a very sweet explosion of different tastes going on every time when you sip it. Love it how you can still taste the oak barrels and the bitterness in this piece of art, very champagne-like. I am drinking this how it is supposed to be drunk, at room temperature and loving every divine sip of it. Medium body with a long dry and sour bittersweet finish. A delicious piece of art, I tip my hat to monsieur Pierre Tilquin...Bravo! DwarfeD (3513) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2017
375ml bottle shared with friends. Somewhat pale golden with almost no head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice sour tones with subtle sweetness. Tart, oak and grapes. Nice. VamboladeTolly (1975) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy golden , almost no head. Aroma: sourish, white vine vinegar, gooseberry, play-do, meadow, hay, some acidity- really smooth. Taste: Nice sour, nice acidity, hay and apple puree where is now juice- well balanced. Nice sour-acidity finish. MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Practically all Belgian Lambics are special, but Gueuze is a rare sighting in my area. I couldnt pass up the chance. Hell, its good to give in to temptation. This brew from Tilquin is sinfully drinkable. Gold color and a frothy, white head. Aroma is equally champagne-like with bright yeast esters, sour apple, and stone fruit. Flavor is damn cider-like (just more sour) with more subtle notes of grape must, citrus, barnyard, and wood. Finish is long and dry. This brew lands a perfect balance between massively funky and beautifully approachable. gafferpom (25) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2017
Super funky green apple medium sour. Cracking drop buy again and pit one down for a year
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