kermis (4974) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle shared at the epic sour sourpuss tasting, massive thanks to a non-ratebeer friend. Pours fairly hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma of big funk and horse blanket, oak, musty cellar, dank, mold and old tart fruits. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and light moderate sour. Velvety smooth mouthfeel and incredibly complex palate, developing with each sip. Leather coming out and light citrus touches. Full bodied with (still!) light carbonation. Feel so lucky to have had the chance to try this. Damn..,
pushkinwow (1999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opened at the 2013 end of year Ottawa tasting, thanks to Boutip for breaking this one out. Opens with a surprising pop, pale yellow with a fluffy white head. Nose is amazing - horse blanked, hay, funk, epson salts, brett and very clean. Although I have not had this before my impression agreed with Phil that this is on the decline as the taste and mouthfeel does not live up to the aroma - huge carbonation, mild body, crisp, fresh, funky but overall a little thin and makes you wanting for more.
rejtable (1273) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible! Pours dirty orange with some light head. Nose is lots of barnyard with notes of lemon, vinegar. Tastes was medium to heavy sour. Light to medium body with good acidic bite. Nuts!
Dennoman (17) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
750 ml bottle at Stockholm tasting. I didnít fancy myself a lambic drinker, until I tried this. Pours with amazing vigor. Color is a deep amber with a wonderfully fluffy head. Aroma is incredibly complex: some hoppiness on the nose, but deep funk and sourness from the yeast and cask. Wood, leather, "horse blanket". Layer upon layer to be discovered with every sniff. Palate is wonderfully light and refreshing, yet deeply rich and complex at the same time. A hint of fresh fruit in there, hops, bitterness, deep leather, parmezan cheese. Overall: the best gueuze Iíve had the pleasure of trying, bar none.
Lubiere (9921) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed golden Gueuze with a thin white head. In aroma, complex citrusy Gueuze with barnyard character, Epsom salts, Brett, very nice and complex. In mouth smooth Gueuze with light tartness, lactic acid, light cherry, very nice. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
fredrik_ (84) - SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Dennis @ Ludvigs tasting.
Wow very lively bottle thought the gushing would never stop. Such a great beer happy i got to try this.
PatrickGav (23) - - AUG 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing retention. Aroma is spectacular! "Thatís from the Challenger hops," said Armand. Iím the only one who uses them." Scents of rye flour, leather, sesame, biscuits and grandmaís attic. Taste is toasted dark bread, citrus and sesame breadsticks. Wonderful.
deekyn (1170) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 Mikkeler SF opening A - pours darker clear golden amber, very low head. S - stronger than the 50th and oh so complex. The nose is a myriad of so many well blended notes Honey, jasmin, subtle mint, allspice and jerk spice. Musty oak, horse blanket, clover, lemon juice. M -so creamy, so mellow and round. Nice balance of sweet/tart/funk. Mf is watery up front but the palate is thicker and slightly slippery with a light tartness in the end. T - the taste follows the nose well. clover, lemon and horse blanket lead the way. Quiet sweet lemon and pie crust, vinegar, musty oak on the palate, lingering tart notes, with simple darker sugars. O - so damn good complex and round. 9
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at EBT2 2013. Shared with Mathieu87 and Joris.
APPEARANCE: still very alive! huge white head, but unstable, clear blond beer.
NOSE: 3F-nose, some barnyard, quite fruity, some oxidation though, lots of horse blanket!.
TASTE: somewhat flat, amazing sour aftertaste, horse blanket, some barnyard.
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of softly lactic sourness with a lot of funk. Notes of mint give it a slightly (though pleasant) acetone note.
Taste is tart, not as bracingly sour and sharp as a lot of gueuze. One of the best Iíve had the good fortune to try.
Pouts lightly golden with healthy carbonation that fades quickly. Mouthfeel is spot on.