imdownthepub (11285) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Beersiveknown for this one. Hazy gold with white head. There is a pleasing citrus note in the aroma and this follows into the beer, nicely tart and palate cleansing, hints of bitterness, good restrained acidity. Really very pleasant indeed.
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from bottle. Lemon, oak, vanilla, pineapple and lychee in the aroma. Sour flavor with lemon, honey, oak, pineapple. Well rounded and matured. Amazingly complex. Great gueuze!
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by GT2 for my 6,000th rating. Pours hazy orange with a small, bubbly white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is funky and barnyard yeast, black walnut, sour grapes, fruity esters, hay and straw malt with spicy hops. Flavor is sour and tart grapes, fruity esters, black walnuts, light malt, barnyard and earthy with a vinous character and a dry finish. Light body and warmth, high carbonation.
madsberg (10684) - Sřborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of tart, earth, leather, grape, wood, some hay and some barnyard. Flavour of sourness, tart, grape, wood, earth, leather, brett, lemon, spice, Quite full bodied. Ends
dry grapish and immensely sour. Very good.
FatPhil (10663) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (RBESGG2011, Grand Tasting)
Words do not do this justice. Right off, with a big broad stroke, this is a stunning gueuze. Massively fruity retronasals. Crisp and very sharp body. Refreshing, tangy, enlivening, and uplifting. And so moreish. Pretty much a perfect gueuze.
jtclockwork (10654) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours orange. White head. Nose/taste of tart citrus, wild yeast, basement aromatics, funky cheese and old wood. Moderate tartness. Extremely well balanced.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Travlr at my 10K tasting. Thanks! Hazy orange, medium sized foamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of peppery, spicy funk, barnyard, hay, dry stone fruits. The taste is tart, dry citrus, peppery barnyard, spice. Medium bodied, high carbonation, lingering funk.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with a medium off white head. Aroma had barnyard, wood, apples, hay and leather. Sour flavor with barnyard, wood, leather and sour apples. Finished dry and sour.
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Well 5000 had to come at some point and what beter? Cloudy apricot colored pour. Nice fruity and sour aroma with some great barnyard funk, dry earthy notes. Flavor is lightly sour, funky, earthy, barnyard, old hay, grassy, just a beautiful beer. Glad to call this 5000. cheers!
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Cloudy amber ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet is a funked-out barnyard complete with heaps of manure-based fertilizer and bags of well-worn horse blankets. Also in the acidic assortment are a notation of lemon juice and a hint of vanilla. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is a remarkably balanced blend of lemony and funky acidity. Finishes tart, tangy and then dry. Balance and flavor like this are seldom achieved in blends of one and three-year-old lambics. Some day, every gueuze blender will be using one, two and three-year-old lambics… or not. Damn traditionalists. Meh. 50belair is the man. Thanks, Matt!