anstei (977) - 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 (2306) - 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 (190) - 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 (1877) - 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 (1663) - 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.
Brandman (2653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 Vintage. Cloudy amber colour, white head. Aroma has nice sourness, black pepper, caramel, bit apricot. Nice sourness and tartness, salty caramel, fruits, sorbus. Balanced and not overpowering sourness. Treat.
markextrae (3335) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
vintage 2008 bottle at home, recieved in a trade. poured a clear golden to light orange colour with white head on top, dusty aroma hits the nose, barnyeard, sour rotten green apples, hay, stone fruits, lemon, very sour tannic mouthfeel. lot’s of oak notice, horseblanket, grape skin, way more complex and tart compared to their regular geuze, cheese, some grain notice, soft and smooth carbonation, awesome stuff, very enjoyable!
biggsbowler (593) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle ’08 - pours light Amber. Nose is lemony, tart, acidic, oaky. Taste is tart, acidic, lemon zest.
lachneger (394) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appelgoud van kleur met witte schuimkraag die snel verdwijnt. Smaak zacht appel cider / champagne. Gedronken met Bryan en Martijn
rxeight (2396) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/2006 bottle. Was expecting the cork to shoot out on this, and nothing. Guess those synthetic cork rumors I’ve heard are true. Aroma of lemon pepper, funk, Brett. Taste is mildly spur, farmhouse brett. No acid. Carbonation is low but I’m assuming that has more to do with the cork issues.