oRos (827) - 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 (2593) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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 (3649) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 (4092) - 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 (254) - 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.
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle corked. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour yeast wood aroma. Medium to full body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour citrus flavor with a medium sour finish of moderated duration. This is a standout for style beer.
stefannilssons (1179) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Det här var en bra öl men jag måste ändå säga att jag var besviken, jag hade väntat mig ännu mer. Vilket kanske var lite dumt. Smaken är välbalanserad och härligt syrlig. Kanske lite för mycket kolsyra om man ska vara extra petig, och det ska man ju.
Albatross (13) - Saint-Jean-Chrysostome, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Two-year-old bottle, shared with VT. The cork exploded violently upon loosing. Lots of protein; hyper frothy; big bubbles. The smell is also powerfully intense. I had to pull back the first time I put my nose in the glass, before I could appreciate all the floral and fruity aromas radiating through the brettanomyces: berries, pear, peach, macintosh apple, cherry. The taste is sharply acidic, with flavors of wild fruits and plants (familiar to me, in Canada): wild raspberry and gooseberry, sweet clover, and lilac petal. It leaves a pleasant after-taste of grapefruit while the unending acidity cleans the enamel off your teeth. I’m not even half- joking here. This beer is an hyperbole.
czar (3246) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours almost clear golden with a decent white head, some retention. funk, fresh wheat and tropical lemons, wood, some apples, wine and apple wine, granny smith acidity, other fresh greeness - very refreshing. very few acetic notes. tad more fruit acidity than regular oude geuze. bright carbonation, light body - some texture thouh, very dry and astringent finish. very enjoyable.
Tinco (513) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear orange liquid with a huge fluffy white head. Small bubbles and a high level of carbonation. Aroma: Funky, horseblanket, barnyard, citrus, slightly musty, apples, sour fruits, complex, funky, really nice! Taste: medium sourness with a balanced amount of funk, tart, sour apples, citrus, barnyard and hay, slightlymusty, earthy. Really nice geuze!