gunnar (5977) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at RBNAG-11. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is a bit weaker than the Lente, still enjoyable enough, with farmyard and even some manuer. Taste is dry, tart, refreshing, fizzy and funky fruity. Good drinkability.
thewolf (11314) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought @ EG.
Pours almost clear pale orange with a big, lovely, staying, creamy, off-white head. Great lacings. Fantastic looks for a gueuze. Aroma is fruity, oranges, oak, lime, light lactic. Medium carbonation, dry and fairly creamy palate. Sticks a bit to my teeth. Flavour is quite tart, lime, citric, mild funkiness, dry, lactic, oak and a bit of pepper. More attacking than the Lente, yet immensely well balanced, and really good looking.
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a golden/light amber with a huge white head. Slighly hazy. Actually the bottle exploded on me, big gusher. Long lasting foam which leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is similar to Lente ("wet wood, strong funkyness with fruitiness") but with more citrus and vinous notes. Sweet/acidic nose. Taste is rich and again similar to Lente ("strong funkyness again and tartness sorrounded by a sort of yogurt-like sweetness. Huge citrus and lemon peel notes. Grassy notes in the background. Some wood and fruit too"). Differently from Lente, Zomer tastes fresher, with more citrus notes and less dust. The spiciness in the taste is more defined too, with clear notes of nutmeg. Mostly dry finish. Palate is creamy, silky, with good carbonation. Overall, this stands up there with Lente, fantastic blend. The backbone is similar but these are definitely two different beasts and I can’t choose the one I loved the most. Again, glad I had a whole bottle for myself.
Oakes (13140) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, cloudy. Thin, weak-looking head. Very cheesy, horsey aroma. Dusty. Smells like grandpa’s basement. Fizzy. Very tart with lactic, light brett. A breezy character, like some lambics have. Pretty assertive gueuze.
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Destructo’s. Murky burnt orange pour with a huge white head. The bottle was a gusher. Crazy funk and barnyard aromas. Tart and refreshing with citrus, lemon, orange peel, spices, and mucky barnyard notes. Very complex.
ClubGonzo (4454) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ RBNAG 11 (live rating). Hazy dark orange, medium white head. Mellow funky brett tones, lemon, straw, horse sweat and stale yeasty basement tones. Taste is smooth brett tones with blue cheese, lemon, horse blanket and dense barnyard funk. Denser than the lente, but complex and very, very nice.
Geokkjer (6239) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poura golsen with an off- white head. Aroma of funk, leather, oak and malt. Flavor is sour and sweet with some malt and funk. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice geueze.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 Bottle. Aroma has notes of lemon, sour fruits, leather, barnyard funk, wood and pepper. Very nice. Medium hazy orange amber hue with a large off-white head that stuck around and left good lace. Flavor is medium sweet, heavy sour and tart. Palate is medium bodied, overly acidic and lively carbonated. Overall a wonderful Gueuze. Complex nose, gorgeous appearance and uber sour. Loved it.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared generously by 3/4. A gusher. The pungent, cheesy aroma fills the air. The lively carbonation ends up working well in its favor, as the head on this baby lasts forever! The beer is hazy, dark orange. The aroma has a deep undercurrent of spice like bay leaf. Also grapefruit juice and pith. Is highly carbonated, but not in an annoying way. Is refreshing, light, and juicy. The herbal spice in the aroma does not fully carry over into the flavors, which are more along the lines of pure pith bitterness. The layers of complexity are outstanding. This is a beer that just keeps giving.
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly clear, dark straw colored pour. HUGE off-white head that takes forever to fall, leaving behind a large amount of lacing when it finally does. Big aroma of typical 3F funk and peppery wood. Leather, citrus. Taste is along the same lines. Not as tart as I am used to from Armand, but great nonetheless. Sour, sweet, earthy. Great. This is fantastic.