abemorsten (3077) - Mosterøy, 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
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 (Bottle) Pours hazy dark golden to amber with an off-white head. The aroma is of tart pineapple esters, Thai-food (coconut milk, lemon grass and mild chilly), rubber, peppery mold, wood, cheese, smoke/incense, horse blanket, celery, new cut grass, rhubarb, lime, lemon and grapefruit. The nose is well-balanced and well-structured. The flavor is dry and medium to heavily acidic with almost no bitterness. Tones of citrus, light fruits, light brett, lacto, wood, cheese and mold. Bit too much “pukeiness”. The mouthfeel is soft and tart with a light to medium carbonation. Citric and bretty finish. Near medium bodied.
Habanero (3045) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy amber with an average, off-white head. Aroma of brett, notes, barnyard, some citrus, caramel and dried fruit. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and a little tart. Medium body, watery o oilytexture and soft carb, A very nice and smooth Lambic.
tectactoe (2982) - Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2015 Bottle: Thanks, Mike. Enjoyed side by side with Zomer. Pours like bright copper pipe that has been scraped and cleaned with wire brush; foamy, fizzling white head, big bubbled, gone within a few moments. Aroma is outrageously funky, tart, and fruity. Tart lemon, barnyard, sweaty funk, musty cork and cellar floors, sharp apple skins, vinegar and acidity about, gets your saliva glands rolling.
Taste is more of the same, funky lemons, tart and sweaty yeast clumps, wet oak, horseblanket, sour stone fruits, white grape skins, a hint of vinegar and more finishing acidity. Sharp, acidic mouth feel with a dry, dry, dry finish; prickly and effervescent on the palate. So damn good, funk and tartness that can’t be replicated.
tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours hazy orange with a thin head. Aroma is sour sharp lemon and cheese. Taste is sharp and sour. Cheesy and lemon. Lovely stuff.
RexTalionis (2949) - FINLAND - JUL 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 75 cl, BBE 2020. Pours hazy orange in color with a frothy whitish head. Notes of apples, vinegar and light stable. Creamy mouthfeel. Very sophisticated. The sharpness of geueze is for sure there, but yet it feels so smooth in taste. Creamy, apples in aftertaste and some garden almost spicyness is there. Nice slightly sour finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Dak’s tasting. 24 karat pour with a nice 1/4 inch head that melds into just a whispy white cloud. Aroma of grape, lemonpeel, grass, earth and funk. Pretty assertive aroma, more so than the flavor. Flavor is light and refreshing. Great for a hot AZ day...a little jaw locking power with tart Jolly Rancher, citrus pith, lemon drops, maybe a little peach/tangerine and barnyard. Pretty dry and a little dusty. Really tasty!
BenH (2851) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma is full on funk, 3 fonteinen house character, musty, earthy, almost smokey. Taste is more of the same, funky, musty. Moderate sour with a long finish. Top stuff
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. With huge thanks to Beersiveknown. Cloudy hazy orange, small ring of white head. Aroma is spicy with dirty, earthy lemon notes. Body is medium, very foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is very, very sour and bretty. Lemon, vinegar, acidic. I know I’m a heretic when it comes to sours, but my palate isn’t there yet I’m afraid! Very pleased to try it though.
pintbypint (2811) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBAG summer 2012. From a 750ml green corked bottle. Pours dark golden, hazy. Thin head, white coloured, fades fast. Nose is oddly funky with something reminding me of an oily tire, definately a wild aroma, but strangely not that off puting. Taste has lemony tartness, yeasty, funky. Dry finish. Had this after having Zomer, which was an interesting pairing, but felt this one was less interesting.