thewolf (11378) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, bought @ Etre Gourmet.
Gusher. Pours deep orange with a big, frothy, off-white head. Good duration. Aroma has funk, lots of freshly squeezed oranges, citric, very soft lactic, roses, oak, grapes and red apple. High carbonation, lovely dry mouthfeel. Flavour is fantasticly tart, oranges, citrus, rose-tea, mild funk, almonds. Super sharp citric. Immensenly well-balnced and what I think is the best of the four.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a bright amber orange with a tight white cap a top. Very tight bubbles that leave no mark behind.
Aroma: Fresh split wood, grass, honey dew rind,funky wild yeast.
Taste: Metallic yeast, tart fruit skins, barrel tannins and spicy bitterness. Finishes with a acetic twang.
Mouthfeel: Coats your mouth with intense flavor, puckering with dry lively bubbles.
Overall: A very complex, cerebral beer.
beastiefan2k (2762) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle shared by Bobby_Digital. Its a gusher out the bottle, which of course leads to a thick-ass head that never ever fully fades. Seriously, my glass was out for a long time and it never faded. Aroma is subdued (for 3F) rubber and with soft barnyard (brett) touches. Flavor is sweet-tart surrounded by lambic rubber. Has a long tart finish.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle thanks to Nick3. Awesome appearance, clear amber in color with a one finger whitish head and bubbles rising from the bottom. Excellent funky aroma with great wild yeast and malt notes. The flavor is awesome and complex with great malt and yeast flavors and, mild sweetness and a deep lasting tartness. Medium-bodied, lively and effervescent. Hell of a beer, like the rest of this series.
Ibrew2or3 (7358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Dak, Dave and Norm for this one. Fancy 750mL bottle pours a murky sort of copper with light tan head. The aroma is pretty big and near bold with citrusy lemon and lime followed closely by citrus funk, tart crushed aspirin and flowery meadow. The taste is similar but seems to conjure up a tart raspberry quality that blends in with the tart lemon and lime citrus and modest citrusy sour funkiness. It seems to lean decidedly tart and sour but delivers some added depth and interest in the various light fruity notes and sense of funky basement and every so faint moldy tangerines.
JorisPPattyn (8280) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gushing to huge, near fully stable, dirty-white head over fully muddy ochre beer. (Horse)stable or barnyard odours jumping out of the glass, despite the sealant head. Lemonpeel, some exotic spice (which????), mannah, overripe exotic fruit (persimmon?) threatening to rot, nutmeg. Spicy, hearty - nearly meaty - gueuze, horseblanket (maybe filet de cheval ?) and sulphur. Retronasal again lemon and lactic acid. Finish is woody, and after (some considerable) time, fruity. Very spritzy, nearly fizzy MF, quite slick, oilyness. Ultra-dry finish, little bit of dry-out effect. Very peculiar, but absolutely great gueuze. I’ve hardly ever witnessed a traditional gueuze featuring such stable head.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
24th February 2012
Bottle shared with the Kernel crew. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream - tan head. Light crisp palate. Mild sourness (this is a lot sweeter then the Herfst). Mild earthy wood. Trace of lacto. Lemon citrus with a little herby spice. This is much more like it, very drinkable.
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice golden color, big white head. Aroma is cheesy, lemon peel, hop oils, basement dank funk, barnyard, very light fruity notes. Tart and yeasty flavor, great balance of funk, sourness and good yeasty notes. Hops arent overly pronounced. This beer is going to age very well!
Scopey (8455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home to celebrate my wedding! It pours hazy orange-amber, with a massive foamy white head. The nose is farmyard, oak, coconut, vanilla and hay. The taste is tart lemon, grapefruit, red apple, wood, grass, cider vinegar and blue cheese, with a very long, dry, lemony finish. Medium body and lively carbonation. A very interesting gueuze, but doesn’t quite stand up against the others in the series.
gEUS (1388) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle - pours golden with long lasting white head. Steady carbonation levels upt ill the end. Nose of hay, wood, humus. Taste is actually very soft and smooth for a geuze, with a citrussey impression. Long and bitter/sour finish, but well balanced.