Powerstation (30) - BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a world class beer, a very rare beer to find. Very special teast off the Malvasia grape in it with a perfect balance off sourness
Mortlach (1160) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 25, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
17/04/2012 750ml bottle, bought @ Les Vignerons, then shared @ Brasserie 4:20. Bellissima ambrata carica, limpida, con schiuma bianchissima a grana fine, in tutto simile a uno Champagne. Aroma di una morbidezza e freschezza sconcertante nonostante líetŗ della bottiglia, sentori di uva, nette note vinose, con una magnifica dolcezza a bilanciare il tutto. In bocca conferma le stesse sensazioni, Ť acida, ma ben bilanciata dalle note dolci della Malvasia, ricorda un vino o uno Champagne. Corpo medio, buona carbonazione. Capolavoro di inarrivabile finezza e complessitŗ. Che meraviglia!
HonusWagner (1695) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I wish the nose on this beer had been more pungent, because it was nice and presented a fantastic blend of slightly sweet grape aromas and the more typical notes of a lambic. The taste was absolutely monstrous in complexity and crossed over from a nice light sweet grape juice sort of flavor to extremely drinkable dry and tart elements. My favorite beer on a night where I drank some really good beer, and one of my favorites of all time. Or as read from my notes: "Mind Blown."
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 19, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 Meraviglioso connubio tra una Gueuze e líuva Malvasia, che dona vinositŗ e un tocco di dolcezza ad una delle migliori gueuze del mondo.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The bottle exploded but luckily my glass was ready. Hazy dark orange with faint off whitr head. I can smell it from two feet away. Very vinous aroma with huge barnyard funk character. Musty body with the usual flavors on a great lambic and a delicate grape flavor.
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spdyfire83 (35) - 5280, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle shared at the Sour & Bitter dinner in Copenhagen. Bottled: 2/10/2003. Medium golden orange with tint of yellow. Half (off white) fingernail head on medium pour. Sharp nose! Funk, must, white grapes with slight oak. Quite inviting. Taste follows nose, but more oakiness comes through. Good balance of sweet and tart accompanied by loads of funk and earthiness. Vinous white grape is soft and rounded out by nice must character. Very easy to drink! Age has done wonderful things to this beer! Crisp, soft, rounded, and very refreshing. Oh so nice and just another great classic from Armand.
ineedbeer (1100) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is rather funky with a really nice earthy, barnyard note. Lots of herbal, woodsy character. Nice acidity with hints of grape must and oak tannins.
Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a large pillowy white head that recedes to a film on the edges.
Flavor has less funky earthy notes, but the charter is definitely still there. Lots of bright citrus with some medium light grape akin notes. Light oak with faint tropical and stone fruit. Light mineral quality. Soft acidity.
Mouthfeel is medium light with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Soft carbonation.
Overall, a way better beer than I was expecting with more grape character than I thought there would be. After hearing from others who had tried the beer, this was a great bottle. One of my favorite guezes.
Ernest (6603) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, Belgium, May 2005.
Head is initially average sized, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy light amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately yeasty (barnyard, horseblanket), with notes of peach, pineapple, honey, cask wood, apple skin, minerals, gooseberry, etc.
Flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic.
Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation, lightly astringent.
No, Iím not going to say where I found this, so donít ask. I only had the one, no more stashed away for trade. That said, this was truly astounding to me and Iím kinda surprised this isnít closer to the Top 50. The aroma is just incredible with enticing notes and complexity beyond my senses. I could stand just a touch more sourness in the mouth, but man oh man this is one of the best fruit lambics Iíve had (and ever will have, Iím certain). Armand does it again.
egajdzis (5525) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange color with a small, tight, creamy white head that left white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, wood, citrus fruits, wild yeast, and light grapes. Taste of sweeter grapes, wood, leather, and a sour finish. Awesome beer, never thought Iíd get to try it!
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Lambic Summit. Pours a nice golden mostly clear with a nice head- mostly lasting and a soft yet persistent carbonation. Aroma is nice funky bretty horseblanket, leather, with great overtones of fruit- grapeskin, rosehips, and slight currant and cherry with a stinky cheese thing going on as it warms- and nice sour funk. Flavor is acidic from the start, but not overly so, and there is no aceto- just lots of lacto and other weird acids going on- grape skins, cherry pit, currant acidity, leather and earthy, light grassy and herbal with more stinky cheese, light horse funk, some mineral - tons of funk and sour without getting dirty or messy with isovaleric or burtyric acids/esters- clean mineral strong acidity with a lactic lemon and tartaric grape puckering in the end. Great stuff! Easily the best of the night for me and I even liked it better than J&J Blauw!