3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 two bottles shared in june 2006, purchased from Heeren van Lindekerke
Much more funk in the nose compared to the Roze... some rich, stinky cheese, and starchy sour cream. Much more lively carbonation as well, very active on the tongue, peppy. Creamy acidity, flavor is a little subdued (but I had allergies this day). Rich and sweet tasting, with some really funky, cheese-like funky flavors of horseblanket, lemons, hay and wheat. Aroma is amazingly rich and "funked", more so than any other gueuze Iíve had. Really a different animal than most old gueuze, over-funked, over-cheesed, fresh and lively, simply amazing.
third sample from may 2010: chewy, fatty bile, soft and thick like dough. pungent mold and pork fat bile... easily the best of the night up against roze, crianza helena, 07 3F and 06 hanssens.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of mjames and lilannie. Poured peach colored with a big cream colored head. This is what Iím talking about. It looks better than the Rose. Aroma of sour funk again and some hay. Flavor is of course, sour but with some fruits poking through. A lot more carbonated than the Rose. Not as bitter in the finish but may be more sour. Nicer all the way around.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an orange-brown foggy body with a persistent, frothy whitish head and sheet lacing. The aroma is perfectly refreshing - green pine needles, cheese funk, lemon and grapefruit. Amazingly drinkable with soft quenching carbonation. Harmonious balance of grapefruit and brett. The finish is long and dry with some fruit twang.
Had this at Heeren van Liedekercke, what a wonderous place!
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Heeren van Liedekercke - thanks to Mike (mds) for sharing!
Hazy, orange body. Mostly lasting, off-white, creamy head. Good lace. What a beauty! Nose of sweat, apples, horse blanket, flowers, ... Heavily acidic, lightly bitter initial flavour. Long-lasting heavily sour, lightly bitter finish. Very fruity flavour. Lightly to medium bodied, fizzy carbonation. Very well balanced and not too hard. A real heavenís gift.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a fuzzy white head that slips away rapidly. Smells of cherries, tarte, hay, grass, fruit, sour. Tastes fruitty with some mellow sugary elements. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy orange color with a thick, bubbly, diminishing white head. Great, complex and appealing aroma of brettanomyces, fruits, mint, acidity and maybe cheese. Amazing and complex flavor of brettanomyces, fruits, acidity and mint, it is also citric, it finishes dry. The body is light with a dry, dusty texture and moderate carbonation. I feel extremely privileged to have tasted this nectar. Merci beaucoup Olivier!
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Musty, rubbery, phenolic, dusty, green, herbal and minty notes swim about in the tantalizingly balanced complexity of the nose. Opaque, golden-tan coloured body is topped by a fine bubbled, medium white head that lasts throughout and paints the sides of the glass with complex lacework. Tart citrus character to the dusty, earthy flavour with mild mustiness, rubbery phenolics and peppery spiciness along with a very elegant and refined horse blanket. Lively carbonation opens the tastebuds for this very dry and sharp palate cleansing beer. Delightful. Bottle enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, Goldorak, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Olivier_MTL, Rastacouere and Siroy. Thanks, Olivier!
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big big thanks to my friend Olivier, who happened to stop by at De Heeren Van Liederkercke and picked up a pair of the His and Her lambics. A rare treat indeed that we wera all honored to share with him at the "letís piss off Clark" tasting. Iím sure that missing these too must have got his blood boiling :)
Soft, peachy tone of caramel, and whole heck of a lot of fluffy bubbles. A few flakes twirled and danced to the bottom of my glass, but they didnít bother me much.
A great symphony of barnyard funk, smooth tobacco, musty old basement and a startling freshness that reminded me of lime juice or crabapples.
Big time carbonation and macho acidity burns the tongue with the first sip or two, but once your palate gets used to the sudden drop in pH the subtle flavors of freshly cut hay and a carnal, dirt-like flavor that reminded me of Pu Erh tea aged in clay pots. Aftertaste was sharp and metallic and of course dried off my salivary glands. Itís weird and funky and Iím in love!
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
[ Bottled ; chilled ; 6/9/2003 ; mtlcrew gathering ]
A fully diminishing huge frothy white head that tops up a hazy medium amber body. No lacing. Few average size particles. Few small bubbles. Very complex and clean nose that goes from earthy evocations and fresh dust as well. Horseblanket at its best, sour apples and hay. Iron, mint/peppery and lots of wood impressions at the attack in the mouth. Long fresh hay that surrounds acidity. Astringency is heavy and razor sharp. Clean finish. Thank you very much for this Olivier!
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle dated 6/9/2003 (only batch), Montreal Sourheads gathering on February 26 2006. As the top is removed thereís a huge "pop" and the ever-vigilant MartinT manages to save the small gush into a waiting, expectant glass. The small glasses all fill with huge bubbly champagne-like heads, atop cloudy amber-orange surfaces full of mystery....the nose is full of wild beasties, musty horseblanket and hugely sour apples....the balance between earthy and citrusy sours is astounding....on tasting, the most wonderful pillowy softness is attained from the gorgeous effervescent fizziness that remains throughout....no better gueuze mouthfeel exists for me save perhaps Girardin black label....but what is contained in this sparkling world? merely sour apples, mint and iron, limes and twiggy-oaky hints late, cobwebby yeast and prickly white pepper, a dried multitude of old herbs and grasses as the carbonation just dies off a little leaving....refreshment, sourness, cleansing, wonder. Thanks so very much Olivier for this incredible treat, and would that I could have it again some day...perhaps in Heaven?