MotherBrother (898) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another treat brought from the hoprider.
Pour amber, with a small white head that quickly turns into a thin ring of white head.
Aroma brings my mind towards unripe peaches. Ever trues lickig a peach Stone? Every thing Else is somewhat subdued, but very well integrated - lemon peel, horseblanked. Pretty darn well made.
Taste is sour and tart of course, but very well balanced. Medium bodied, with less carb. Than usual. This is an example of how to blend everything togethers in a Way, that nothing stands out, but everything stands out... You know?
tmrmwel (1759) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 14.02.2007, St Valentijn Cuvée, enjoyed 8 years after bottling. Pours hazy golden, with a big creamy head. Aroma is bretty wood, nuts and lactic acid, with funky farmyard and earthy notes, as well as hay and crisp citrusy notes. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is tart with bretty floral and wooden notes, as well as nice farmyardy funk and stone fruits. Funky sour finish, with citrusy notes of grapefruit. Tremendously balanced, and very drinkable.
sebletitje (9206) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 37.5cl, bottled 12/04/2005.
De couleur orangée portant un léger voire, col col est épais et crémeux blanc-cassé mais s’estompant relativement vite.
Arôme offre un bouquet funk modéré, retrouve un fruité citronné offrant des effluves citriques sans pour cela être surfait, rétro boisé avec un côté grains restant de la partie même après autant d’années.
Palais est sec, petite note de cuire, funk bien citrique qui rajoute à cette impression de feuilles séchées. Boisé n’est pas en reste et contribue à ce profil sic finement épicé. Acidulé perce sur la fin tout en restant appréciable, note également une pointe d’acidité de citron tout en gardant un aspect grains-moût sur la fin. Correcte, quant à savoir si les 10 ans lui ont fait un boni cela reste à discuter.
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy orange color with some foam. The smell has surprisingly little old feet in the nose for a gueze. Distinct sourness with a mild funkiness, which results in a different gueze than expected. Dry and sour aftertaste.
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Seth for the 08 bottle share. It’s OGV, it’s great, it’s got an almost unreal stone fruit character that comes naturally without any fruit needed, what more must be said? A timeless classic.
anstei (1169) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Zwanze Day Zurich, 2003 vintage. The definite geuze, yup. Rating from one sip is discouraged, but I have to do it.
SinH4 (3069) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2015 2003, with Toni and anstei and co. Hazy golden-orange color with big white head. Funk and wood, bretts, citrus oil. Taste is citrus, red apples, grapes. Good complexity. Soft foamy mouthfeel. A fantastic Geuze again.
MannyGoldberg (194) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 vintage consumed 12th Sept 2015, a week after it was released. Pours murky orange with a big head. Loads of carbonation. Aroma is that unmistakeable funky 3F house style. Taste has loads of Granny Smith, hay, citric lemon, minerally, very sour, some mild acetone at first but this went away as the beer began to breath. Superb.
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popery (1993) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
St. Valentijn Cuvee 2007. The beer is a deep yellow-orange amber color. Quite cloudy but it would settle out more with gentler handling. Small off white head, dissipates quickly. The aroma has wonderful funk and depth with lots of earth but the oak is fairly strong and dominates a bit compared to other vintages. Mushrooms, very light apricots, a touch of citrus. Taste has a lot of oak. Fairly bitter, really. The depth is there but there’s a funny malt flavor. Medium body. Not a great year for this beer. I’ll revisit this rating and probably adjust it up quite a bit.
ineedbeer (1815) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Vintage 2007, St. Valentijn with a synthetic cork.
Aroma is rather herbal and earthy with a light woodiness as well. Some light lemon notes and hints of stone fruit. A light oak character. Really nice herbal notes and some moderate funk.
Pours a hazy, golden copper color and a medium sized, somewhat thin, white head with decent retention as it recedes to a thin film that lingers. Medium lacing and small legs.
Flavor has a light sweetness and moderate acidity. Medium oak notes. Light citrus character and faint stone fruit. Moderate woody, earthy notes with lighter herbal and barnyard funk. Moderate mineral notes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringnecy and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, not my favorite vintage that I have had. Too much oak in the flavor. Nice herbal and funky notes and a good mineral quality. I think I would prefer standard Fonteinen OG to this particular vintage.