VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle shared with Albatross. Pours an opaque brownish golden with a resilient yellowish white head. Aroma is fruits, wild yeast, old, jungle, oranges. Flavor is a lot of yellow grapefruit, wild strawberry field (including the hay), field raspberries, honey. Finish is extremely tart, acidic, grapefruit bitterness, a floral touch, "sweet tart" candies. Old, dusty, yet so refreshing. Medium to strong body, medium to strong carbonation. A unique experience, an unforgettable beer.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ljust grumlig, guldig. Väldigt druvig smak. Mycket mycket citrus på slutet. Njutbar öl !
Lukaduke (2908) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich golden color with a big frothy white foam that sticks around as the aromas open up like a dusty old trunk. Big funky wood notes jump from the glass with touches of juicy stonefruit, leather, dust and old dried lemon peel. The palate follows with amazing complexity yet balanced elegance. This beer fuckin rocks ! Love the integration of funk fruit and dust.... YUM !
Joakgust (1308) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 375ml - Semi hazy orange beer with a small fizzy head. Aroma is spicy with notes of red berries, citrus, bretty funkiness and some oak. Flavor is tart with a huge grapefruit and citrus punch with hints of bretty leather. Finish is rather sweet for this type of beer. Not as complex as I had expected, but a fantastic beer nonetheless.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet wheat, vanilla, oak, tart green fruits, funky barnyard yeast, some sourness, lemon zest.
T - Sweet wheat and other grainy malts, tart green fruits, oak, vanilla, barnyard funky yeasts, a bit of sourness, lemon zest.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a funk, dry, and tart finish.
D - Great complex and smooth gueuze.
oRos (1499) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours golden with white head. Lots of carbonation. Huge oak flavors with a puckering sour finish.
jmgreenuk (6751) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the DISOB tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is yeast, fruit and the sourness is there too. The flavour is big sour, grapefruit and strongly acidic.
kermis (9071) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 Bottle shared at the "Dean’s scared of beer tasting". Pours clear amber golden with a ring off white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, tart fruit and horse blanket. Flavor is heavy sour. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation
deanso (7942) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the "Dean’s scared of beer tasting"
Thin white head. Clear golden aroma. Sour taste. Not my cup of tea.
Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opened up for game 5 of the Hawks-Wild playoff series. Poured into a vintage Oud Beersel tumbler. Pours a translucent brownish yellow/orange in color with about a fingers worth of off-white head. There is excellent head retention for minutes after pouring. Nose is uncharacteristically faint for a 3F gueuze to me, maybe it just hasn’t opened up enough yet? Faint lemon rind, stone fruit, must, and horse blanket. The flavor is more alive despite being a little muted still. Sharp lemon rind, a healthy dose of mineral, and some gentle funk on the finish. Mouthfeel is a little watery and light, but the carbonation is lively, the acidity is puckering, and the finish is moderate in length. I’ve liked every bottle I’ve opened of this so far, but this seems to be a little bit of a letdown for some reason. For the money, I’d much rather just have an OGV or an aged 3F Oude geuze. Regardless, Armand is still the man and this is delicious.