Bottle @ Ulfborg Gueuze Tasting thanks to fonefan. Thank you so so much buddy. Pours bright hazy amber with a big white head. Aromas of green apples, deep forrest funk, mushrooms, hay, horse blanket, citrus, grapes. Taste has lots of funk, citrus, mushrooms, light vinegar, gooseberries, green apple skin, sweeter red apples.
750 ml bottle at Gueuze tasting 2016, Ulfborg. Thank you very much Jan!!! Unclear golden orange color with white to off white head. Yeasty aroma, funky, bretty, branyard, grassy, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, stone fruits, wood, grapes. Sweet, acidic and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Bottle at Heeren van Liederkercke. Slight hazy nice orange golden color with big beautiful fluffy creamy white head. Looks great. Massive funk, soft wood, light green walnuts, herbs, dusty cellar, sour grapes. I could go on and on, very complex aromas. Taste is over medium sour with light bitterness. A bit under medium bodied with lovely champagne like carbonation. Just really great classic gueuze style, massive.
Lost the specific text in the rating for these beers . Opened at a tasting with Armand himself . Will update rating with text when I found the papers, only scores for now .
Bottle shared at DHVL side by side with Roze. Pours cloudy dark golden with a medium off white head. Aroma initially strikes as a swimming pool in a barnyard, with old musty dank cellar, cobwebs and wet dog. Flavour is light sweet and moderate acidic. The mouthfeel starts off soft and silky leading into a mellow but more acidic finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Beautiful!
Acquired in a trade from Mads in Denmark in February of 2013. Allowed this beer to sit horizontal in my basement for 10 months and now I’m ready to open it up on a random Saturday night by myself before a trip. Nothing fancy, just because. Also, temp of this thing is 55 at serving in a Cantillon Tulip. I allowed the glass I poured to sit for 15 minutes to sort of liven up a bit and just sort of chill the fuck out. It was bottled like 10 years ago...best let this beast chill! The cork was perfectly intact but had escaped out of the bottle by a couple of centimeters. The cage held up great.
A - Appearance is on par with Oude Gueuze Vintage 2002-2005 era. Mahogany oak and minor orange notes. A more reddish brown than gueuze being released today. Is that just age? Probably not because the 20 year old gueuze I’ve had from others wasn’t this dark. The cork whisper heavily but did not explode or gush thankfully.
S - There are a few levels to this nose. You can do a one ounce pour, swish heavily and you get this blossom or oranges, lemon skin, wet hay and musty fecal aromas. Then if you let the beer chill out for a bit, it’s this cheesy old shoe with what I’d consider to be the cheesiest basement aroma like the moldiest old stone basement. Something to consider at this age though is storage conditions.If it was kept in an old damp basement, that will certainly influence the nose.
T - This is probably the most orange and lemon forward gueuze I’ve ever had. It’s also the most moldy wet blanket gueuze I’ve ever had. I’m reviewing this beer over a few glasses so I can get the full effect. It’s not really sour, more tart like a lemon, fruity like clementines and moldy, funky just leathery wet hay. It is the most "rotten" tasting gueuze I’ve ever had and, to that effect, I freaking love it!
M - The carbonation is as I expected. Not a huge explosion just a nice cork wisp with a 1 finger head that faded slowly. The beer still explodes nicely on a heavy swish with a Harbaugh approved 15% carbonation (do I really have to explain to him what that means? He’s a freaking science teacher right?) Lingering rotten grapefruit rind sticks around.
O - For what Blauw is trading for now, it’s slowly moving past its prime. The first review was in May of 2005. So that well debated 10 year fall off that Drie Fonteinen gueuze has is starting to hit. I want to say the mold / damp hay I get is totally because of storage conditions which is understandable. Is this worth a case of Framboos? No way. It’s still really freaking delicious and hopefully people rating it now get to have more than an ounce of it. It’s best shared 2-3 ways like most 75CL Gueuze. Amazing this is a whale now but age & bottles in circulation will do that. Personally, Golden Blend, Armand & Tomme, Lente, Zomer and 2007 Oude Gueuze Vintage score higher than this in my book but for different reasons. They’re all younger than this beer and brighter. I prefer them to this but this gueuze was still an experience worth going through.
Bottle Consumed about two years ago. I’ve been waiting to get the label before entering it. Thanks Thomas! Pours orange gold. Nose and taste of aged cheese, funk, lemon zest, tart funky barnyard and oak. Medium body. Lovely gueuze.
Thx! to Travlr // for bringing this one so generously // this is a special one // 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 // 2003 Vintage (only one ever made) // neat bibble story retelling @ back of the bottle // deep apricot peach coloured, hazy as can be with basically no head // smell is musty, deeply earthly, filled with mushrooms, like a mushroom cellar or cave, never been to one but this brings one to mind, soft moss, hay, barnyard, close to extreme for even me // taste is loaded with mushrooms, hay, barnyard, fields outside in the countryside, earthly, peaches, incredibly fruity, funky my man, not overtly lovely sour, blended soft lemons, touch of bitter even, wood // so smooth, drinkable, hazy with substantial body for style liquid art // this is like Tarkovsky, Dante, El Greco, Ozu, Coil, Paradise Lost, Current 93, Pieta,... // incredibly different from what I expected & Lente // aged must have worked miracles on an already incredible beer here
Bottle @ Akkurat. Labeled Akkurats Gold Geuze 50/50. Pours hazy golden with a huge frothy and bubbly goldenish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is intense, sour and funky with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, crackers, dry soil, green grapes, unripe red currants, wood, plums, hay, barnyard, leather, brett, mandarin oranges and hints of horseblanket, brett and rubber. Taste is sour, tart and tiny fruity with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, unripe peaches and mango, green grapes, wood, dry soil, barnyard, unripe plums, horse blanket, rubber, leather and unripe red currants. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour, dry and tart with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, lemon grass, wood, hay, dry soil, brett, lemon zest, unripe berries, barnyard and leather. Pretty fucking close to perfection! --- Beer aliased from original tick of Akkurat's Gold Geuze 50/50 on 23 Dec 2018 at 01:40 - Score: 10. Original review text: EB
Imported from my RateBeer account as 3 Fonteinen J & J Oude Geuze Blauw (by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen):
Aroma: 7/10, Appearance: 3/5, Taste: 8/10, Palate: 4/5, Overall: 15/20, MyTotalScore: 3.7/5
11/VIII/2012 - 75cl @ RBBSG - BB: n/a - (2012-871) Thanks to Travlr for sharing the bottle!
Pretty cloudy orange beer, no head, very small line of white bubbles on the rim of the glass. Aroma: fruity, marzipan, bit sweet, little dusty, lemon juice, zest. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity, some peaches, almonds, peppery, little sweet. Aftertaste: fruity, soft sourness, bit spicy, some alcohol noticeable, lemony, orange juice, bit dry. Not bad, but let's not overreact, shall we?