VsXsV (1654) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat (labeled as Akkurat’s Oude Geuze 50/50). Almost clear, orange liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of 3F funk (barnyard, light sweat), sweet orange peel, lemon and some light apple. Taste is dry and medium sour with nice balance and light funk. Light to medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Nice, but I prefer Blauw. Not as complex but nearly as balanced.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle during RBWG thanks to ericandersnavy) cloudy orange pour with fine white bubbles. Nose of charred wood, currant, tart, delicious. Taste of wet barrel, cranberry, chewable vitamins.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. Looking more or less clear in the glass, dark golden in color, and completely without any head. The aroma is funky and barnyardish, with horse blanket and some lemony hints. A faint rubber touch pulls my score from 8 to 7 on aroma, but it’s more or less gone in the flavor, hence the 8. Nice funky flavor with some lemon, as well as horse blanket and barnyard, tart and medium bodied and pleasantly carbonated. A super-smooth and tasteful beer, that’s for sure. 111229
nimbleprop (3918) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle consumed at Akkurat. Pours a hazy, deep orange with some foamy, fading white head. Nose is wonderful, lots of citrus rind, lemon and grapefruit, tons of grass and hay, funky, band aid, some crab apple, white grape. Flavor is tart but not overly acidic, slightly medicinal, refreshing citrus, grapefruit, blood orange, lime, grass, hay, light leather, a little scallion, a distinct wormwood character. Tart, zesty, refreshing finish. Hasn’t aged too much. Drinking wonderfully right now.
Earlier Rating: 2/22/2011 Total Score: 4.4
750ml bottle at De Heeren van Liedekerke. Pours a hazy, deep gold with a thin, creamy white head. Nose is grassy, musty, funk, lemon rind, herbs. Very inviting. Funk and barnyard, cheese. All of that lovely brett nose while still quite approachable. Flavor is tart, herbal, musty, lemon rind, orange rind, cheese rind, flower pollen, grass. Really has the flavor of an earthy, grassy cheese rind. Full bodied, lightly tart, lightly acidic finish. Worth all the hype, a really special brew.
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house, courtesy of skycracksopen. Thanks again! Cloudy orange appearance with an off white head. Quite funky, fairly floral, somewhat herbal, musty, tangy lemon, effervescent aroma. Refreshing, deliciously sour, quite cheesy, floral funky, earthy, dusty, musty flavor. Tons of must and cheese. Fuck yeah.
Earlier Rating: 7/8/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle @ Akkurat Stockholm. A bit hazy, golden orange appearance with a bubbly white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Basement, musty, light barnyard, lemon, somewhat tangy/tart nose. Mildly sour, lemon citrusy, basement, a bit dusty, fairly earthy, basement flavor. Not all that sour and fairly tasty but nothing too special
arminjewell (5233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Pour out of 750 mL bottle, big thanks to Dave! Hazy orange pour with thin to no white head, aroma has notes of big sour apple, tart lemon, biscuity bread, some slight lemon, nice dusty basement, cheesy earthy funk, really nice and balanced. Taste is a nice mix of dusty basement, tart funky fruit, hints of vanilla, sour apple, touch of cheese, some slight hints of earth, finishing fairly tart but more funky with a hint of sweetness. Very tasty.
Steve_0 (1931) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2013 Rating #400! Bottle at Home with friends courtesy of Dave. Huge thanks for making this one possible man! Pour is hazy copper with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Smell is very sweet, sweet tarts, cobwebs, dust, basement, funk, white grapes, and tannin. Taste is very funky, white grapes, oak, spices, yeast, medium sour, floral characteristics and honey with a lingering tart finish. Mouthfeel is medium with fizzy carbonation. The body has held up really well and this beer is something special. Nicely sour, yet well-balanced, but funky and fruity; just a great beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at dak’s 1/22/12
cloudy golden yellow with a small white head.
big perfume-y aroma...mixed with white bloomy cork mold, dust, cob web, grass, skunky noble hops and pithy citrus fruits.
the flavor is the same... very dry. crisp and slick...almost expected it to torch my tongue, but alas. 8/4/7/4/16
Scopey (4693) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Akkurat. It pours lightly hazy golden amber, with a thick white head. The nose is farmyard, cobwebs, musty, sharp lemon, grapefruit, something akin to vomit and hint of sweet honey. The taste is zesty lemon, grapefruit, citrus rind, farmyard, touch of blue cheese, metal, mouth-puckering tartness, rust, hay and underlying honey notes, with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. A complex and challenging geuze. Interesting for sure, but doesn’t quite stand up to some of Armands other geuzes.
Earlier Rating: 5/18/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle, generously shared by The Cad at Mikkeller Bar. It pours hazy golden yellow, with a thick white head. The nose is rather soft: floral, funk, farmyard, lemon and medicinal notes. The taste is white and red grape, soft fruit, red apple, floral, lemon and hints of spice, with a dry, tart finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. A very good gueuze for sure, but I would opt for quite a few other 3 Fonteinen options above this.
_angst_ (2093) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle shared @ Akkurat. Pours hazy deep golden with a big fizzy slightly grayish white head that is rather quick to dissipate while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sour with horse blanket, leather, sweet grapes, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, hay, dusty barnyard, lemon zest, lemon grass, moist soil, unripe currants, earthy brett and hints of dusty oxidation. Taste is sour and earthy with grapefruit juice, green grapes, gooseberries, red currants, hay, moss, ripe apples and dry wood. Mouthfeel is tart, dry and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sour and tart with grapefruit juice, lemon zest, hay, barnyard and dry soil. Nothing too advanced. Just pure awesome!