Ludvig (65) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
vanilla, vanilla and vanilla. this beer lives up to the hype! so good lovely mouth feel and the taste is spectacular!
SlovakSniper (2096) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lente est une geuze orangée et voilée qui déborde lorsqu’on retire le bouchon de liège. Aussitôt versée, elle montre une petite tête mousseuse qui s’efforce de résister. Au nez, elle offre des parfums qui sont forts complexes et même mystifiants: des odeurs de basse-cour, une flore microbienne grouillante, du fromage, des fleurs épicées, des graines de sésame grillées et des vapeurs boisées. Au goût, Lente propose ce qu’on retrouve dans les arômes et davantage: des flaveurs acidulées, des notes campagnardes, des fruits tranchants, des notes de bois vert et des notes surettes bien contenues. En bouche, Lente demeure pétillante, mousseuse et piquante. En finale, Lente génère un ensemble complexe d’acidité et d’aigreur qui attaque la bouche sans jamais toutefois être irritante. (Embouteillée le 19/03/2010 et évolutive jusqu’en mars 2020)
Pailhead (3859) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of flandersned
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, funk, oak, lemon, and just a hint of burnt rubber. It pours a hazy orange with a two finger off-white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. The finish has moderate lemon, oak, and a little bit of funk. It’s light bodied with lively carbonation.
JulienHuxley (1705) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by SlovakSniper et Rodenbach99, gros merci à vous deux. Dark gold pour with orangey hue and very creamy off white head. Aroma, besides the typical 3F funky, wild, farmyard aromas has some very distinct smells of sesame oil and green pepper. Taste is quite tart, lightest and "freshest" of the the 4 bottles, acidity is not overwhelming and quite drinkable. Feels already old; cowebs, earth and dust. Palate is light, very dry (driest of the four). Beautiful gueuze.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at RBAG, from my RBAG commemorative glass. Pours hazy deep golden/tawny, with a thin cream-coloured head. Had this side-by-side with the Zomer, and they couldn’t be more different; The Zomer is generous, with zippy fruit, and just a stunning balance of a warm and giving character with startling complexity. The Lente is all business - Big rubber, even moreso than the Zomer, oil, smoke, acid, horse, pencil lead - writing those down it doesn’t seem appealing, and to be fair the Lente is an intimidaing beer, but there were no flaws and the complexity is startling. Somehow, this one just works. Favours of sweaty fruit, big and broad and tart. Not as interesting in the mouth as the Zomer - to me the Zomer blew me away in the nose, and then topped that in the mouth. The Lente was as appealing, perhaps even a tiny bit moreso in the nose, but couldn’t compare to the Zomer in the mouth, though it’s still head-and-tails above most Gueuze. That all being said, I’m still giving this one a 4.7, so I’m splitting the very finest of hairs here.
Domieneo (1) - - SEP 6, 2012 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I bought this beer on there open beer days. I payed 24 euro for the bottle and i regret that day more then the day i crashed my car. This beer should come with a warning sign about how horrible this is. The smell is awe-full and the taste is even worse. I brought this beer to a group of friends(+-15) and after tasting they all started drinking vodka hoping to puke asap. Conclusion: 1.7/10 would not even give to my worst enemy
PhillyCraft (1963) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Huge thanks go out to Frank for this. I owe you one brah. Pours cloudy/hazy straw gold, thin white head, light lacing. Aromas are pure barn with wood, cheese, apricot, and lemon skin all present. Taste is peach, wood, funky tannins, granny apples, barn acid, lemon skin, and horse. What a delicious and salivating wild ale from Armand... classic fuckin gueze. Tart and puckery in the mouth accompanied by a medium body and ample carbonation. One of the most complex sours I have had to date especially for its age. Cheers.
jredmond (4003) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at bills. Thanks to frank. Pours a bright orange body with white lacing. Aroma is fresh funk, citrus, tart. Mouthfeel is tart with notes of tart citrus, funk, tropical fruits and wheat. Awesome. Would love to try this with a few years of age.
sfhodense (4792) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is acidic, flower, leather, light barnyard and light tartness. Flavour is acidic, flower, light sour note, leather, barnyard and ligth tartness.
gramity (1054) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at RBAG Summer Session 2012. Thanks Savvy!! This was a highlight of the tasting for me. Nose is incredible - lemon rind, sharp funk, horseblanket, lots of barnyard, yet refreshing and crisp with a hint of cheese. Pours a bit darker than the average gueuze - with plentiful foam. Excellent taste - very tart, lemon rind, and super funky. Not acedic, more lactic. Sour and refreshing. Soft in the palate. Fantastic beer!