dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Bottled 2011. Very slight haze in a surprisingly dark amber pour. Thick fizzy white head fades to practically nothing.. Rich, complex nose - lemon juice, sour candy, horse-blanket, soft tart wheat, just a tiny hint of bitter orange lurking underneath. Dry, lively, some grainy malt but it’s really defined by the yeast - soft lemon, slightly sweaty, green apple skins, a hint of creamy oak, just a tiny tiny hint of balsamico and some tannin on the finish. Very complex, very satisfying, but it just doesn’t quite beat a Cantillon for me.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottled 2011, 37.5cl) Hazy, golden colour with a big but diminishing slightly off-white frothy head. Moderately acidic fruity aroma with woody notes and a mild barnyard character. Moderately acidic and tart flavour, light to medium bodied with a sparkling carbonation. Bone-dry and mildly wheaty lambic character with sour-fruity notes of citrus and hints of barnyard and old oak barrels; well-embedded vinegary and tannic notes are lingering into the aftertaste. Superb. 06.VI.13
ACD (528) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
37.5cl bottle (2011). Deep golden with thin white head. Aroma is full of lemon rind, pithy lime, leather, barnyardy yeast funk, orange peel, leather, light sea salt: Christ, this is a fine smelling blend. Taste gives deep and tart citrus fruits, loads of lemon and lime, barnyard dusty-ness, sour sour lemons, light sweatiness, damp leather. So smooth. Wonderfully balanced sourness. Heavenly nectar for sourheads.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RATING #4000!!!! Clear orange tinted light copper glow with even a hint of a pink glow too with no head at all to speak of. Aroma of pure and simple mouth watering sourness with a great yeast smell, some light apples and pears, a hint of cherries and that amazing bubble gum sourness. Light-bodied; Sour flavour at first with a big yeast note then an immediate turn to oak and dry herbal flavours with some light fruits. Aftertaste strong and pungent with the herbal and yeast notes coming together and showing a hint of sourness, but not much. Good and complex, but perhaps not showing as much sourness and depth as other geuze. Overall, an amazing beer and a great one to sample if you can find it - not my favourite geuze, but one that I wish I could afford/find/have all the time! I sampled this 4000th rating, a 37,5 cL bottle purchased from Bier Tempel in Bruxelles, Belgium on 30-June-2012 (my last birthday) for €7,95 sampled at home in Washington on 20-May-2013 in celebration of Detroit beating Chicago in Game 3 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The middle beer - beer #5 of 9 from the 4000th rating celebration! Lot Number/Date: 17-February-2011, best by 02-2021.
kryon (1032) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with high frothy white head
Aromas of bretta, apricots, sour fruits, honey
Taste is lovely with a sweet smooth ess and great sour ending. Oranges, apricots, lemons with dashes of honey. Hreat!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
VT (1181) - 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 (767) - 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 (1479) - Portland, 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 (693) - 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.