aleigator (200) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has an orange-amber color, no head. Low carbonation, reluctant aromas of floral hints, some leather, young grapes, with no tartness in the nose at all.
Upwelling fruits in the beginning, with a very smooth mouthfeel, backed up by musty yeast. Then, sour tartness brings a new layer to the beer, without rolling over the established smoothness. Due to the lack of carbonation in this one, it becomes a little heavier on the palate, and therefore does not get distracted by metallic carbonation. This leaves the attention on the acidic sourness, mingled with grainy malt and oaken notes, which lingers on the palate in a gentle, fruity way for a long time. Also a slight sweetness is recognizable, in a soft, wine-like fashion, which gets washed away, as the lemon zest orientated aftertaste begins to dry out the palate. The sourness nontheless is pleasant on the tongue and well balanced throughout, as it leaven space for impressive sour and bitter notes.
Celest (126) - - MAY 28, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Top!!! Pale blond, sour, complex, oak, wild fruity notes, flowers. Same in the mouth. Very complex
Sarlacc83 (719) - Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brad. Thanks!
A: Pour produces a huge foamy head that makes me think this is angry I opened it. A bit of a gusher, too. Cloudy orange in color.
N: Potent oak, spruce, grapefruit rind, and lemon. Hay and dusty attics. Leathery and very earthy - some lavender mixed in here.
T: Very sour with oak acting as the balancing agent to the yeast production. It’s intense but satisfying.
M: Bubbly to the point of being foamy. Light body. Easy to drink.
O: A sterling beer. I’ve had this before, and the past couple of years have done some magnificent things to the bottle. Just beware the unleashing of the cork.
Zita (4603) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
old barnyard, golden, hazy, white foam, lightly sour, light soft sour geuze finish.
Hansen (6572) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Great aroma, acid, wood, barnyard and still soft and nice. Flavor starts sweet, then heavy acid, light bitterness. Dry texture. Harmonic.
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Powerfull heavy sour aroma. Moderate bitter powerfull sour flavor. Long great well balanced finish. Creamy palate.
Prufrockstar (918) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle with big thanks to mcberko! Pours deep golden, clear, and with a dense, creamy frothed egg white head. Aroma is divine: at first is a whiff of horse blanket funk, followed briefly by some sulfur that quickly gets lost. Lemon zest, mineral, and something that smells like a mix of cotton candy, acidity, and lemon funk. Basically all kinds of gueuzie goodness. Taste: quite tart and surprisingly salty. Brine and bile, held together by lemon and pickle juice. Surprising how so many flavors that sound disgusting by themselves and even worse in combination can be so damned tasty. Light-medium body, average carbonation, slick and oily with a long puckering finish. Overall: reading over what I wrote, I don’t have any idea why I enjoyed this one as much as I did, but I was happy to sit and sip this for a nice long while. Really nice. Thanks again, Matt!
NeuroPliny (143) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 355 cc bottle shared with JB. Pours a slightly darker cloudy orange than the standard fonteinen oude geuze. There is a huge off-white head that lingers longer than the standard. The aroma is sweeter with more fruit notes than the standard. There are hints of peach, sour apple, grape, and gooseberry. The flavour is astringent sour apple and grape skin with funk and barnyard. The flavours are more concentrated than the standard, perhaps due to excessive evaporation in the 25% 4 year old lambic. Wow.
cbfobes (2289) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the GTMW ticket line, pours a hazy orange with a thicker off white head, the aroma was of tons of funk and oak, sweet but yet funky and tart at the same time, almost apple like, the flavor has a lot of tartness on the front end with a oaky finish, nice mouthfeel, nice bier.
vtafro (3254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden orange pour with white head. Oak, fruit, tons of funky aromas. Sweet woody and fruit like tones, funky and tart tones as well. Very smooth finish.