In keeping with reporting back this weekend, here's my thoughts on Amanda's Geuze. Not only am i not sure if that spelling is truly correct, I also am not certain how to pronounce this style. My only previous experience with a gueuze was with a bottle of 2010 Boon Wedding Parfait Gueuze, which the missus and I enjoyed.
Amanda's pours with a little to know head, leaving a lovely ring of tiny bubbles around the rim of my glass. Forgive the color blind guy I am, but it has a lovely golden orange hue to me.
The aroma is all sour and wonderful, with a great lactic(?) twang in the nose
The flavor follows the same ideas as the aroma, heavy sour and acid tastes. Beyond the sour, there is a lot going on and I am sorry to say that my palate is not nearly developed enough or familiar enough to accurately describe what I am tasting. Sorry to wuss out on this assessment, but I am really just blown away by this beer. I am now looking at BJCP.org to try to find my way through it:
Aroma: I do not get the barnyard, funky, hay, horseblanket; there are definitely some citrus notes to it, but I would not say grapefruit, maybe some apple. No hop aroma
Appearance: as I said earlier, a nice golden orange in color. My bottle is a little hazy, but it was on the door of my little beer fridge, so likely more unsettled than it should have been. Very effervescent; but no creamy, rocky long lasting head
Flavor: no hop flavor; as above, some apple and citrus, no diacetyl, balance is more to the sour side to me
Mouthfeel: High tart, puckering sourness, but not overdone like I have had in other sour brews. As I said earlier, no bug head, but plenty of carbonation as the was a small constant flow of tiny bubbles from the bottom of the glass
Overall Impression: meets the standard to me: "Complex, pleasantly sour/acidic"
I know Amanda has won awards with this beer as well and I fully enjoyed it. I would like to get to the point of making brews this complex, and after having stolen her saison recipe would steal this one as well
Edit to add pic:
And a second to show off the CC tulip: