rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Edmunds Oast. Slight haze on a bright golden pour with a bubbly white head. Complex, nuanced aroma of oak wood, sourdough, pizza shop, earth, lemon peels, and tart acid. Flavor is wonderfully balanced with lemon, musty earth, oaky wood, yeast funkiness and Sauvignon Blanc aspects. Lively carbonation and medium bodied. Fantastic.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[5604-20130722] 750mL bottle. Dry yeasty pencil shavings aroma. Hazy, orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Sour lightly lemon-fruited zest flavour. Medium body is quite sour. Delicious. (8/4/8/4/17) 4.1
(Vintage 2011; w/ jercraigs, mds)
biggsbowler (417) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pour very light amber. The aroma is sour, tart, and lemony. The taste is lemony, sour, spruce, and a tad acidic. Just a solid beer!!!
djd07 (4517) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Aaron. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, feet, barnyard, oak. Thin mouthfeel with nice tart fruit and funk with light brett and oak. Really enjoyed this one, very impressive.
Alengrin (2732) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Traditional geuze made from old Boon lambic and old 3 Fonteinen lambic, among others. Stable, snow white head, cloudy orangey blonde colour, warm. Complex aroma of apple peel, wine vinegar, sour cream, kiwi, wheat, sherry, wet hay, lemon juice and lambic barnyard funkiness. Sharp citric acid in onset, not wry, beautifully rounded, sweaty and hay-like impressions, palate tending more towards a more gentle lactic acidity in the finish with some dry, leafy hoppiness, refreshing and very thirst-quenching, complex. Another masterpiece from one of my favorite lambic producers.
TheEpeeist (3428) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
25.4 oz bottle. Clear honey brown with brief white foam. Nose is bubblegum, leather, wet hay, lemon, stone fruit and pasture. Crisp and acidic but softening then dry. Taste is green apple, honeydew, herb stems, leather, flower petals, lime zest and citrus honey. Wild depth of flavor like a spring walk ending in a raspberry patch.
cpetrone84 (1568) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is dark amber with strong haze, lots of tight bubbly off white head. Nose is huge, so funky, tons of Cobb web and dusty notes with a bit of mineral and some juicy tangerine in the back. Taste isn’t quite as funky but still quite so. Dusty funk, lots of cob web, notes of mushroom. Light mineral notes with the juicy tangerine through the finish with a light sourness, strong carbonation and a moderately dry finish.
GothGargoyle (1504) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Hazy orange with a large creamy white head. Aroma is grape skins, citrus zest, dry white wine, barnyard funk and hints of wood and orange blossom. Medium-full bodied, nice complex sourness on the palate, slightly dry finish. Flavours are grape skins, dry white wine, hint of citrus zest, apricot, walnut and gooseberry. So smooth.
tectactoe (2632) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Many thanks, Ed. Cloudy, nearly opaque amber-orange, vibrant body with a chunky & super-foamy, brittle white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is... whoa! Funky as HELL. Musty sweatsocks, damp cheesecloth, funky horseblanket, mild cheese, sweaty feet... Wow. Balanced nicely, however, by a large lemon & stone fruit sourness with a puckering acidity that’s noticeable from the smell alone. Very woody & earthy back-end. Taste hits with that apple skin, stone fruit, & borderline lemon sourness up front, jolting your taste buds. Lots of wet oak & funky wood with a huge back-end of funk, funk, FUNK. Cheesy funk, sweaty funk, musty funk. Barnyard floor, dirty feet, sweaty horses... Perfect balance with the tartness, nice level of acidity. Bone dry finish. It’s like Armand’s version of Cantillon’s Cuvée des Champions, only this is exceedingly better. A fantastic gueuze, absolutely delicious.
Foffern (1343) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Bottled 2011. Pours a hazy light amber colour with a huge, soapy, beige head. Very carbonated. Compact aroma with fruity vinegar, forest floor, sour wild berries, spices, some horse citrus and oak. Very sour at first with lots of citric acid and lemon. Towards the end more sweet fruit and berries comes forward. In addition there’s some nutty and earthy tones. Has a slick and sparkly mouth feel, and a medium grape skin bitterness. A solid and sour gueuze but the flavour is less complex than expected from a promising aroma.