jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2003 vintage,11/25/2012. Pours brilliant amber, huge fluffy head settles fairly quickly, sudsy lacing. Aroma is bright,floral and fruity, with tart apples and grapes, awesome barnyard earthiness, hay. Flavor has pleasant grape tartness, vinous quality, lemon, light funk and oak. Light, crisp and effervescent palate. The champagne of geuze, superb.
bursprak (2366) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ Blåbær ’16. Hazy golden/pinkish pour with small head. Notes of grapes, grape skin, citrus zest, funk, musty oak, leather and some apples.
Desverger (7970) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Shared during CBC beer week, Copenhagen - reddish amber pour with off white head. Aroma and taste is prominent grape notes, barnyard, grapeskin, light citric lemon notes, hay, musty, lactic, dry tart finish.
Klimaet (1742) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Corked exploded out of the bottle. Lots of gush, sadly... Pours clear golden with a big fizzy white head. Aromas of mould, citrus, lemon zest, tannins, vinegar. Taste is mouldy, sweet grapes, tannins, citrus, forrest floor, hay.
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml botle at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Hazy orange color with off white head. Yeasty aroma, funky, barnyard, wood, light vinous. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared at Himmeriget. Very hazy dull reddish orange. Aroma of deep 3 fonteinen funk dominating, dry cellar, cobwebs and soft subdued grape notes. Flavour is light moderate sour. Light medium bodied with very soft carbonation.
MrOrla (2179) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The last of a bottle. Aroma of earth, cellar. Cowebs, light cheese, very yeasty, grapes, funk, barn. Taste is grapes, funk, barn, very complex, fruity, lemon. Very complex, but very cellered. Nic
hallinghansen (2815) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Unclear reddish body with a small head. Earthy, grapes, barnyard, yeast, basement. Red berries, grapes. Thanks Bill.
GlasgowTAD (1336) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Himmeriget. Pours cloudy orange with no head. Aroma is citrus zest, dust, peppers, coriander. Taste is dust, lemon zest, straw, horseblanket. Airy body
suprchunk (2949) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark straw colored pour. Bordering on shiny gold. White head. Fades fast. Lacing, almost non-existent. Aroma of funky wine and straw. Some lemon notes. Taste is on par with the aroma. Very good.
ClarkVV (5681) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottled January 2003, drunk 3/26/16. Thanks to JTClockwork!
Soft, light cherry-pink body has a golden hue to it and is topped by a small, but fairly dense, off-white head with moderate-to-strong retention. Good clarity, of course.
Musty, heavy cellar-like qualities in the nose, with a definite grape-like fruitiness, soft vanilla, wet hay and easygoing horseblanket. Good intensity of aroma, even at 13 years old. No alcohol or flaws.
In the flavor, it’s fruity, moderately acidic and full of bright grape and horseblanket. Perhaps a touch of green apple, with a high level of dryness, of course, and no alcohol or flaw. Still has tight carbonation and the alcohol has no doubt helped preserve it, but I just can’t get that in to grape lambics. Despite having had plenty of vigneronne as well as St. Lamvinus and Reed Gueuze Pinot Noir, I find the grapes kind of clash with the acids from the bacteria and yeast, rather than complement them as with cherry and apricot. Interesting one, but probably more of a novelty at this point. Hopefully this will get rebrewed soon as I’d much rather try it fresh.