Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour & Bitter 2012, Copenhagen. Orange a bit hazy beer with a small offwhite head. A bit rubber/leather, citrus, plums, grassy sourish aroma and similar flavour. Best geuze I tasted so far :-)
_angst_ (2086) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared @ the Sour & Bitter event in Copenhagen. Pours hazy reddish golden with a huge frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is sour with lemon juice, hay, funk, barnyard, grapefruit juice, leather, sweat, apples, horse blanket, plums and pleasant and suiting hints of oxidation. Taste is swour with apples, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, hay, leather, lemon zest, barnyard, grape zest, horse blanket and hints of oxidation. Mouthfeel is smooth, tart and medium to full bodied. Finish is sour and tart with lemon juice, orange peal, leather, apples and horse blanket. Amazing!
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared a bottle at Sour & Bitter in Copenhagen. Cloudy orange with a good size pale head that leaves behind nice lacing. Aroma is lemon and orange zest, funk and a hint of wood. Tart on the palate with a nice balance of sweet and sour. Taste is nice and citrusy - lemon, orange and coriander, with some candi sugar, green apple, honey. Nicest gueze I have tried.
Kronebryg (1037) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Btl at @Sour&Bitter: Super head, golden and cloudy. Fine nose w. sawdust, fruit. green fruits and peppers. Medium body and very-very long. Taste is dry with evolved fruit. dry and nice. Overall very exiting teenager.
phredrik (995) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Sour & Bitter. Hazy golden yellow pour with a big white head. Aroma is very unique, hitting you in the face with complex brett - cobwebs, barnyard - huge presence of old musty oak barrels, lots of grapefruit and lemon. It has a very unique peppermint quality blending in very nicely with the rest. A small tea component. The aroma is one in a million - you can't just make this shit. Wow this stuff is complex. The taste is amazing as well - full of brett and barnyard, very funky, nice and mellow tartness, just the right lacto balance and sourness. Old musty oak. You can tell that this had aged as graceful as can be. The balance amazes me, the aroma mesmorizes me. Artful, delicate and wonderfully aged.
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @sour bitter. Pours murky brownish yellow. No head. Aroma: quite subtle but very complex, not as sharp compared to other gueuze I’ve tried, ammonia, gun powder, apple, funky, sawdust, very woody, spoiled pear, quite smooth, a bit more sweet aroma than I’ve imagined, Brett, leather but refined, very dusty, dandelion. Taste: quite lively, large bubbles, champagne like, very very dry, very woody, green apples, lemon, lemon peel, tart, very balanced, funky but refined, fruity bitter notes, Brett, sweet bile, apple cider vinegar, gun powder. So refined, subtle, complex and beautiful, you can’t make this stuff up
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour and bitter 2012. Hazy golden beer with à small white head. Sourish fruity rubber aroma, leather, citrus, plums, grass, hay, barnyard, apples, grapefruit. Fruity flavor, rubber, leather, lots of grapefruit, citrus, barnyard, hay notes. Bitter sourish finish with grapefruit.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at the Sour&Bitter event in Copenhagen. Pours an unclear orange with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, cream, Brett, hay... very pleasant overall, not even too funky. Tastes of a medium sweetness, medium sour, bitter. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Beautiful.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012. Served in a Drie Fonteinen old-school fountains gueuze tumbler. Huge thanks to drabmuh for bringing this bottle.
Pours a somewhat-cloudy golden color with a thin white head with moderate retention and a spot or two of lace. Thin collar as the head eventually falls.
The nose brings forward loads of funk with some light basement and faint cheese notes plus a hefty dose of general 3F earthiness. Light acidity lingering in the background along with a touch of oxidized malt.
The flavor is equally as impressive with a subdued acidity and plenty of up-front funkiness. Great interaction of Brett- and bacteria-derived character. This really took is up a level from the 1998 50th Anniversary.
The mouthfeel was the best aspect of the beer. No surprise for a vintage Drie Fonteinen gueuze. The body was medium in texture with light-moderate acidity on the back of moderate-to-heavy funk. Light carbonation and a dry finish. Acidity was quite smooth.
Really just an outstanding blend from Armand that has really, really stood the test of time. A fantastic experience. Thanks again, Matt.
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a golden orange with white effervescent head. pour was fairly clear with only a slight haze. very musty and funky, light lemon, citrus, and cheese. a bit subtle all around. some old oak and basement. started out more on the citrus and fruity side with some cheese. through the middle and into the finish loads of funk, mustiness, and oak. mild carbonation, light sharpness and subtle sour, dryness. quite good. a little subtle overal. for the price it carries, so many other options. Reviewed on: 01-08-2012