drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. thanks to lashawn! Pours hazy orange with foamy white head, nose vinegar, hay, grass. Flavors strong minerally vinegar, grass, limey finish,
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy and amber beer with a white head. The aroma is tart and sulphur. The flavor follows the nose with additional fruit and grapefruit. The palate is bitterness. Overall a really good beer.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
30 år surt. Pours hazy pale amber with a small off white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is sour a bit vinegar vinous fruity harsh dry. Flavor is more lemon juice tart than lente, a bit pungent fruity and dry. Finishes dry sour and tart.
TURDFERGUSON (3742) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in the Charlotte Phish lot, thanks OSCF. Deep orange with a thick foamy head. Nose is dusty, woody, leather, some citrus acidity. Similar flavor. Solid.
gyllenbock (3688) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought at Etre Gourmet in 2011.
Hazy orange with a white head. This was a very nice one, not extremely sour and tart but balanced and really drinkable. Apples, some citrus, funk, wood and grape. Dry finish. Nice craftsmanship!
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy dark golden with a small white head. Aroma pf massive tart fruits, citrus and barnyard funk. Flavour is heavy sour with a long duration. Full bodied with moderate carbonation.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite the little gusher, I lost at least a couple ounces of precious beer to my counters before getting this to a glass. The beer looked clear through the bottle, but pours a hazy amber color that shows a touch of gold around the edges. The head starts out about three inches in height with a lightly tan colored head; the head leaves some nice lacing on the sides as I work my way through this Gueuze. The beer smells of sour urea and lactic acid, a deep musky funkiness, some phenolic slightly medicinal notes. This is just so deeply funky, rustic and wonderful. Once you really start digging around there is a dry, somewhat cracker like, more dried hay leaning grain character and even a touch of sour dough bread character in the deep finish of the nose. The aroma is really quite sharp and acidic, though it doesn’t seem to be acetic which I certainly am thankful for. After a bit, a toasted, slightly woody oak note starts to come out in the nose.
Sharply acidic tasting, though it doesn’t make me pucker, this is accentuated by a zippy, expressive, frothy carbonation that makes this foam up as it hits the mouth. Ample lactic acidity is boosted by some sharp urea notes (that contribute some characteristic Lambic notes of cat urine). This finishes very dry, the acidity is the main reason for this, but there is a dried hay / grassy grain character, a drying, slightly medicinal phenolic character, a palate lingering musky, animal / barnyard funkiness. There is a slight flavor of grapefruit, bright lemon notes and just a really big lactic sourness that is so enjoyable. The texture of this beer is nice and light, yet has some slickness from the ample lactic acidity and perhaps a touch of structure from the barrels. Speaking of barrels, there is a slight toastiness to the finish as well as some spiciness and a subtle woody note that is all contributed by the oak; the oak is quite subtle as it usually is in a Lambic, but definitely contributes to the flavor profile. The phenolic character in the finish adds some sharpness here, it is not really medicinal, sort of plastic like, but not, and I can’t really quite pinpoint what it is. As the beer warms up a fruitiness starts to come out, it contributes notes of apple that is a touch cider like, with perhaps a touch of pear as well.
So much better than the Lente, but this is entirely due to the lack of acetic acid; for some reason I find acetic very distracting in Lambics. This is quite nice, it is a bit different than a standard Gueuze, though I am not entirely sure how. To start with it is definitely quite a bit darker, perhaps a touch richer somehow, a touch more oak astringency to the finish perhaps. In the end though this is just a fantastic example of a Gueuze, it is exactly what I was hoping for out of the Lente, though that one certainly wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t quite as tasty as this one.
Countbeer (3666) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to IluvatarMilan for sharing:
Small white head on top of a light cloudy orange colored beer.
Smell is kind of a special mix with the burned rubber being upfront followed by gas, manure, some malts and dried hops and a hint, but a hint of something like yeast bacteria.
The taste is kind of opposite of the smell (not that the small was that bad), it’s a magnificent soft mix (for a gueuze) of yeast, grains, dried hops, lovely bitter, lovely sour, some sweets like fruit and vanilla.
The aftertaste is all that is in the taste mixed up to a lovely aftertaste which is mixed into one hell of a well balanced and soft and smooth mix.
Soft mouthfeel, low carbo, medium to full body and a light creamy/watery texture.
Sledutah (3629) - Utah, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with friends
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a huge white head and lots of sticky lacing
Aroma: Barnyard, wet blanket and funky
Taste: Tart, dusty, citrus with a dry finish
Very nice and enjoyable. Glad I got to try these great beers.
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
14/I/2012 75cl bottle @ RBBWG 2012 - bottled: 26/III/2010 (2012-58) Thanks to ships77 for bringing the bottle!
Little cloudy orange beer, aery unstable white head, non adhesive. Aroma: very spicy, some bretta, lemon juice, grassy. MF: too much carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lemony start, lots of bitter touches, pretty spicy, herbal, almonds. Aftertaste: lemon, some grapefruit, lemon peel, pretty bitter, pepper, dry bitter ending. 2 down, 2 to go.