saxo (12796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hugfe head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are straw, peach, brett, fruits, leather and stable. Nice and dry.
polomagnifico (1157) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma has big notes of sour funk, lemons, citrus, barnyard, leather, cobwebs and firm white fruits. Medium orange/amber hue with a huge off-white head that would not diminish and left good lace. Flavor is very sweet and very heavy sour. Palate is medium bodied, oily, fizzy carbonation with an astringent finish. Overall a very nice gueuze. Sour, tart and intense. Not as sharp as Hommage but more so than Lente. Very nice finish to this series. Loved it.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great appearance. Head last for a long time and looks great. Toasty oak, just like the other two. Little bit of a rustic smell. Follows through on the taste and follow through.
teorn88 (1655) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle. Pours golden/light amber with a big white head. Slighly hazy. Aroma is nice and complex: wet wood, strong funkyness with lemon zest and some spiciness. Nice acidic notes, recalling the classic cheesey and horseblankety notes. Taste is rich and complex. Strong funkyness again and tartness sorrounded by a sort of yogurt-like sweetness. Huge citrus and lemon peel notes. Grass, slight wood and dust. Mostly dry finish. Palate is silky with good carbonation. Overall, this was better than herfst to me. The flavor profile was quite similar to Lente, but slighty attenuated. Extremely good.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange color with a tall white head. Smells quite similar to many of the Drie Fonteinen gueuzes. Itís fairly funky with a nice grass and earthy aroma. There is a bit of tartness of lemon and green apple, too. The flavor is a bit sweeter than I expected. But other than that, itís a typically good and drinkable gueuze from Armand. Nice tartness and funk all around. Medium bodied with high carbonation.
vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at STLWillís 30th b-day tasting. Big thanks to Will for bringing this and all of he other amazing beers out. Pours orange / copper with a light haziness and off-white head. The aroma is musty with cheesiness and funkiness standing out front. There is also some mild sourness thatís mainly citric along with some toasty malt and basement funk. Medium crisp body thatís richer than most lambics and has semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with fruitiness and tartness along with more maltiness than expected. There is also light nuttiness, basement funk and bugs. The finish is more tart and citrusy. A fantastic series of beers here.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Sethís house. Herbal and floral aromas. Cloudy dark yellow our with a HUGE foamy white head. Herbal and real light citrus notes. Maybe a bit of spices. This is my least favorite of the 4 seasons.
ClubGonzo (3202) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from EtreGourmet webshop, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. :-) Pours a hazy orange body with a huge foamy white head. Aroma is vinegar, horse blanket, gooseberry, lemon and some hard-to-define tart acidic notes with hints of green apples and sweet malts far in the back. Very promising. The taste does not let me down: tart lemony brett tones with green apples, horse blanket and barnyard funk in subtle doses. Hints of honey, gooseberry and sweet malts; all finely blended. Sparkling carbonation enhances the freshness of the tart flavors in a controlled, yet explicit manner. This is an exquisite geuze for sure. Mmmm. :-)
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle sampled at STLWillís 30th birthday party- thanks again! Pours a cloudy golden color with a big off-white head. Aroma of herbs, oak chips, lemon, spice, grains, and some vinous grape notes. Flavor of sharp, tart lemon juice, peppery spices, salt water, herbs, bread, and funk. Medium-bodied, with sharp, high carbonation and a dry, funky, tart mouthfeel. Another great entry in this series, and Iíd rank it my third favorite of the four.
joes (70) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle @ KBF Essen. Yellowish white head on top of a hazy, orange-yellow beer. Aroma of citrus/lemon, straw/rope, a hint of toffee. Fruity sour taste, but not that sharp. Lemon, grass/hay, fruity.