nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to daknole for sharing this one at his 5000th -- congrats!! Pours golden in color with a fleeting white head. Brimming with notes of farmhouse funk, sour grapes, and wet grain, and grass. Extremely earthy, but with a tartness on the mid-palate, and an aggressive dryness that forces a pucker on the finish. Very nice.
abemorsten (3378) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at the RBNAG-11 grand tasting. Hazy golden with a white rim. Fruits, berries, light notes vinegar and wood on the nose. Acidic, fruity and grapefruit bitter flavors with a hint of chlorine. Medium body. Astringent
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.75l bottle @ RBNAG11. Pours a clouded orange body with a thin sidesticking white head. Aroma has grape, sour apples, brett, apricots, leafs, grass. It has a average carbonation level and a oily to sticky mouthfeel. Itís acidic and lemon strong but not too much in any way. Tart and horsy finish. Great stuff and thankís for sharing!
Sigmund (5967) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle, RBNAG 2011. Hazy golden colour. Intense aroma of farmhouse, new and old woodwork, sour fruit / lemons. Flavour of a classical gueuze, funky and farmhouse notes, also lemon.
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - hazy burnt orange with a large pillowy head that recedes to a never ending sheet leaving legs all along the glass.
S - pretty funky for a young gueuze, more so than DFs other products. Also a good amount of green apple and lemon rind.
T - Taste is nicely acidic with green apples and lemons followed by less funk than the nose leads on. The oak is a nice element that comes through more than usual.
M - light creamy carbonation with a dry finish.
O - A masterful blend at such a young age. Iím very excited for the rest of this series and to try them again in a few years.
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at RBNAG-11. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of funky farmyard. Taste is fresh,fizzy & funky fruits, makes it for me. Good one.
thewolf (11640) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought @ Beer Planet, Brussels.
Hazy orange pour, small, staying, creamy, off-white film head. Amazing floral araoma, poppies, roses, tulips, oranges, funk, brett, light leather, oak and pepper. Low carbonation, lovely dry and light creamy palate. Flavour is extremely elegant as well. Sour, citric, funky, oranges, still some floral notes, pepper, dryness, barnyard, very low in lactic acid, a touch of ginger. Super amazing balance and subtleness.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2011 Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with dense brilliant white foam head. Sour fruity aromas wof lemons and green apples. Nice earthy funk with some burnt rubber coming through. Good acidity. Flavours show good sourness with lots of lemon and grapefruit spices and a little funk. Nice carbonation. Very good.
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@RBNAG11. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of funk, sour berries, malt, barnyard and wood. Flavor is sour and sweet with some malt, fruitiness, funk and cheese. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice geueze.
ClubGonzo (4888) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample @ RBNAG 11 (live rating). Hazy orange body, medium white head. Nose is lemons, hay, straw, smooth bretty tones, hints of kiwi and unidentifiable funk. Very complex and nice. Lemons, sour funky brett tones, dry horse blanket notes, hints of straw and lime. Very tart, very funky, very sour and utterly nice! :-D