BMMillsy (1148) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tipples. A bunch of these randomly showed up on the shelf and I guess I was there at the right time. $21.99 for this 375 ml bottle dated Apr 13, 2012. Poured to a wine glass Orange gold colored with essentially no head. Just a few bubbles. A dusty bit to start the aroma, oak, a tad of a mint character, sweet sugars, and a bit of fruit. Flavor is very sour, almost juicy with a dry finish, lots of puckering here, some sweet sugars, fruit, lingering oak, very acidic. Mouthfeel is full bodied with low carbonation and a dry finish. Reminds me of an Unblended lambic with a bit more bubbly. Good stuff, very smooth, but I think I like the regular version better.
Habanero (2166) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours hazy golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of barnyard, horse blanket caramel, wood notes and vinegar. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Light to medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. A great Lambic.
DutchDrebus (3491) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT9 shared by martinus. Clear golden colour with no head. Smells slightly rubbery, sourish, dusty. Tastes sourish and some lemon. Medium body, soft carbo.
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle. April 13 2002 date on bottle. Pours lovely. Big apple tart bite. Apples and light vinegar. Peach finish. That lingering tartness that sits like a pillow in the mouth. Awesome.
Brouwerij (889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 April 2012 bottle. Pours hazy bright orange with rapidly settling white head, no lace. Aroma is strong funky, barnyard, horse blanket, tart, oaky, musty, cheese. Flavor is moderately tart, building slightly, oaky, vinegar, mildly fruity, with a lingering buttery oak, tart finish. Soft carbonation, medium body, dry and astringent finish.
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a hotelroom in Copenhagen, the start of our trip to San Diego. Almost clear golden beer with a small white head. Sourish horse blanket aroma, rubber, grapefruit, citrus, tart, oaky, lemon, some dandelions, floral, grassy notes. Sour citrus flavor, grapefruit, rubber, horse blanket, tart, funky, grapefruit notes, dandelions, hay, apples, some leather. Extremely drinkable beer, very nice.
theothermatt (149) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Complete horseblanket. Nearly flat. Mild sourness. Funky. Very well balanced and well done. Slight sweetness on the back end. Almost a wine like quality.
caesar (4716) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled @ ZZT 9, small sample. Slight hazy golden color, short head. Aroma of citric and lactic acid, bit horseblanket. Medium sour in taste, slight sweetness left. Lovely balance.
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT 9 thanks to Martinus. Clear golden color, no head. Aroma has citrus and a touch of white wine, slightly a touch of rubber. Taste has a touch of sour and influence of white wine. Quite dry. Not sharp at all, quite soft. Very nice indeed, but less sour than I head expected. Lovely though.
Abijen (1182) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells heavy sour. Tastes mild sour. Very nice sweet finish. Average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture. Nice but could be more sour.