wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted from bottle at RBSG. I saw this online for sale at 50E ($80 + shipping)/bottle. I got a group a people together to each pitch in $20, but nobody had the cahones to pull the trigger. Luckily I am able to taste it today. I’ve never seen so many glasses (including mine) reaching for a pour. Wow. Great aroma. Perfect mild sourness. Cloudy yellow orange color. Super easy to drink. Faintly acetic. Great.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBSG grand tasting generously provided by Dunk. Pours orange with a tan ring. Nose is sick and very tart. Taste is tart and well fantastic.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Lightly hazy golden with a rough off-white head. Fresh, astringent, Brettish nose. Medium body with a fairly complex Brett character and a lightly astringent and sour finish. But actually a fairly mellow and drinkable gueuze. 290608
thewolf (9853) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ the RBESG08 Grand Tasting.
[thank you, bager]
Pours hazy yellow-golden with a big, frothy, off-white head. Turns into a thin film. Aroma is funky, good overripe apples and citric tartness. Fine, dry mouthfeel. Flavour is wonderfully dry, lots of barnyard, citric tartness, overripe apples again. Wonderful.
Marko (3612) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBESG08 grand tasting
Aww, my first 3 Fonteinen gueuze. Poured a murky yellow body with a big white head. Lovely strong funky nose. Strong appley sour taste, very icely balanced, funky, corky, just lovely. A great beer!
gnoff (6317) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle at GT - RBESG 2008)
June 29, 2008
Cloudy yellow color, fluffy white head. Acidic sour scent. Sour acidictaste. Nice sour puckering mouthfeel, no bitterness.
Happened to celebrate 2500 with this rating, yay.
cgarvieuk (10971) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at RBESG ... Clowdy yellow ... light fruity sour woody nose ... yeah its a lambic.
ekstedt (4540) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the RBESG08 grand tasting. Shady golden with medium white head. Wonderful cideray and earthy aroma with a mild funkiness. Light in body with soft but lively carbonation. Almost perfecly balanced with a light sweetness and a mild but firm acidity.
yespr (25930) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBESG2008: 75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a slowy collapsing white head. Aroma is dry wooden and orange fruity. Flavour is smooth orange fruity and nicely acidic with a light yeasty touch towards the finish. Nice wooden base to a delicate orange citric flavour into the finish. Nice lingering dry and light sulphorish into the far finish. Very smooth and balanced.
Svensen (10) - , SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Very tart, sour and dry, farmyard, hay, lemon rind, very long bone-dry finish, it is a real shame they don’t make this one anymore, very tasty stuff.