thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(750ml bottle during RBWG - thanks to ericandersnavy, Rating #4400!)
cloudy gold, obvious thorough carbonation. Nose of char wood, tart, berry, earth, complex, perfectly tart, amazing. I really donít know how to describe this beer, but as of 4,400 ratings, itís simply the best beer Iíve ever had. Big thanks Eric!!
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. A rather oily pour leaves a lightly unclear, headless beer in my glass. Doesnít look impressive in any way, but rustic and sort of sexy anyway. Lightly dusty on the nose, with some vinegar hints, overall more intense than the Roze, especially on the funky side. More lemon, more barnyard, but without the rubbery touch from the female of the two. Intensely tart and dry on the palate, with lemony, funky flavors lasting for a good while. Even though there was a slightly unpleasant rubbery note in the Roze, I prefer that one. Both are certainly good beers, but I also think theyíre overrated, probably due to the rare-factor. Really pleased to have tasted them though. 111229
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At recent RBBSG thx to Travlr for sharing !
Head: almost nothing
Colour: Cloudy orangy/amber
Smell: fruity, oranges, bittersweet, lemon
Taste: wtf this reminds me of mussels ?! , bitterness balanced with some sour notes, sellery, dry end , pretty good !
But the overall question is , is this worth 95Ä = 118$ letís see ...
HELL F*****G NO !!!
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/VIII/2012 - 75cl @ RBBSG - BB: n/a - (2012-871) Thanks to Travlr for sharing the bottle!
Pretty cloudy orange beer, no head, very small line of white bubbles on the rim of the glass. Aroma: fruity, marzipan, bit sweet, little dusty, lemon juice, zest. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity, some peaches, almonds, peppery, little sweet. Aftertaste: fruity, soft sourness, bit spicy, some alcohol noticeable, lemony, orange juice, bit dry. Not bad, but letís not overreact, shall we?
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by BenC...thanks Ben! - Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Light lemon on the nose, a bit of earthy, cheesy funk, and real delicate tartness. Could smell this all week. Taste is real delicate and gentle, lots of citrus rind, lemon, light yogurt, touch of cheese, and a long, light citrus/sulphur finish. Really dry. Gentle carbonation with a fluffy, light body. Wow.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl Bottle @ RBBSG, courtesy of Travir. Hazy amber coloured beer with no carbonation and a small white head. Stronger light sour fruity, almost peachy and earthy hinted aroma. Smouther full palate. Finish is sour fruity again with a stronger fruity and even light herby hint. Surprisingly smouth, special.
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
06-09-2003 vintage -obviously-
Slightly hazy pale golden colour, light white head. Aroma of hay, quite tart, farmyard, mushrooms, cheese, sour citrus notes. Quite tart flavour, lactic acid, mild malts, earth and mushrooms. Light wood. Very smooth. Tart finish, citrus, fruity, barnyard.
Incredibly nice beer, in good condition for its age. The experience of drinking it mustíve counted for some of the marks, but donít let this fool you, it honestly is a great beer.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of Travlr, thank you sir!)
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2012 Thx! to Travlr // for bringing this one so generously // this is a special one // 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 // 2003 Vintage (only one ever made) // neat bibble story retelling @ back of the bottle // deep apricot peach coloured, hazy as can be with basically no head // smell is musty, deeply earthly, filled with mushrooms, like a mushroom cellar or cave, never been to one but this brings one to mind, soft moss, hay, barnyard, close to extreme for even me // taste is loaded with mushrooms, hay, barnyard, fields outside in the countryside, earthly, peaches, incredibly fruity, funky my man, not overtly lovely sour, blended soft lemons, touch of bitter even, wood // so smooth, drinkable, hazy with substantial body for style liquid art // this is like Tarkovsky, Dante, El Greco, Ozu, Coil, Paradise Lost, Current 93, Pieta,... // incredibly different from what I expected & Lente // aged must have worked miracles on an already incredible beer here
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 Sampled from bottle at RBBSG. Huge thanks to Travlr for this one! Hazy orange color, no head. Smell rubber or leather. Taste is lightly sour, slightly fruity. Soft carbo, medium body.
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Stephenís house, courtesy of skycracksopen. Huge thanks! Cloudy, moderately orange appearance with a disappearing, bubbly off white head. Amazing, funky, cheesy, tangy, a touch spicy, lemn citrusy aroma. Fairly tart lemon citrusy, moderately cheesy, fairly sour, vanilla, light woody, somewhat musty, earthy flavor. Delicious but a bit below Roze in my opinion. Didnít seem quite as complex.