bierkoning (9035) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Bottled, 375 ml, 07.03.2002. Oak, honey, lemon and a hint of pepper in the perfect aroma. Sour flavor, but an eased down sourness, not too harsh. Oak, lemon, grapefruit, raspberry. Still some sharp edges, that need to be eased down by further cellaring. Great balance, great potential. Very long oaky and citric aftertaste. Close to perfection, I wish I’d bought more bottles.
Bottle 375 ml, vintage 2-2005. Special label. Honey, lemon and sewer in the aroma. Sour flavor with sewer, lemon, grapefruit, oak, honey and rubber. Very complex and especially aromatic, but the aftertaste is too rubbery. (8 4 8 3 16 = 3.9)
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bitten gav en omgang og vi andre nød det. (hov! jeg må vist hellere tale for mig selv)
Flaske 750 ml.
Lys orange farve med et hvidt skum.
Det sprudler af syre i smagen og duften, masser af brus.
Smager hengemt og lidt af jord og træagtig.
Det er ment på den gode måde.......
Uuuuhmmmmm....dette kan jeg lide rigtig godt.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 750 ml. Hazy orange colour, fast receding fizzy white head. Wonderful grapefruit aroma with woody and metallic elements. Acidic citric flavour with a soft finish. A great beer, I’ll buy another bottle. Open carefully, I sent the cork into orbit...
diabel (1585) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (375 ml) Orange, hazy body. Off-white frothy head, which disappears instantly. Dusty aroma with hints of wood, lemon. There are better smelling gueuzes. Moderately bitter, lightly sour initial flavour. Heavily sour, lightly bitter finish. Totally different than the other Drie Fonteinen beers: somewhat more tart, somewhat familiar of the one of champagne. But still very nice balance and mouthfeel. Very fizzy carbonation. It resembles champagne very much due to it’s tartness and carbonation.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very hazy with an pale orange colour, topped with a dense vreamy white head. Fresh grapefruity and lemony anroma with notes of wood, stable, rubharb, with very light and fresh sweetness of pears. Dry woody flavour with strong notes of red grapefruit and old cheese. Smooth mouthfeel.. Tart grapefruity finish with light bitter woody aftertaste. Beautiful stuff.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) It pours amber to orange with a big fairly fast decreasing head. Unclear.
Sharp, fresh smell. Seawater. Gooseberry. Wooden-sprots. Sawdust.
The taste is an attac of sourness that puts chills all over your body. Continues with lemon-acid. Cranberryjuice. Tart taste. Un-ripe gooseberry. Fizzy with sharp carbination. Green banana-skids. Wooden-sprouts. A great handcraft!
3fourths (7064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 375ml bottle, vintage 2002
Consumed at Oud Arsenal, Antwerp, May 2006 (4 years cellared)
Lightly cloudy golden orange colored body with a large yellow and white, billowy head... beautifully presented. Nose of subtly soft musty sourness, intensely puckery, acidic, caustic and more. Fruity, frothy crackers and dry pears and resiny sap. Exceptional soothing aftertaste. I found myself noting that this was similar to a few Cantillon gueuze and lambik bottles. Everything about this beer is astounding.
Photograph of Bottle & Glass
fiulijn (12360) - Malmö, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012
2012-10-28, corked half bottle, 9-5-8-3-17=42
bottled 10/02/2005, bb 02/2015, 7+ years old
Label "De Nachtlichten" by Schilderij Felix De Boeck
Hazy amber color with frothy generous head. The aroma is sour, with cellar smells, a bit citrusy, wood (chestnut honey like) and lightly corky too. The mouthfeel is smooth, well carbonated; tart and a bit astringent; plenty of citrus peel, oranges and grapefruits; dry; fat final, woody.
This is an imposing Gueuze, big more than elegant.
2006-06-05, corked half bottle, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Hazy blond color; giant head; intense and fine perlage. Strong aroma, dry, of cellar, citrus fruits (lemon and some grapefruit). Over a soft malt there is an extreme astringency; the sourness is ordinary for this kind of beer; at the end the astringency dominates again, with grapefruit sourness and fruitness, and bitter orange peels. Complex. A great pleasure.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 2002 - Unclear golden body with a huge white head; Big very nice nose, but not the usual one: wood, cedar, pine, resin, ripe grapefruit; Very well balanced body, soft, with big a little sharp carbonation; Into long very balanced sour acidy finish with some harsh grapefruit peel, some oak it is very complex and quite hard to take apart. I find the harshness of the finish to aparent.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (375ml): Big stinky cheese aroma, and that wasn’t just the cheese nearby! Old grapes, rotting fruit and socks are all there. Very fresh fruity flavour, quite soft and pleasant. Tart but balanced, with nice grape + apple juicy notes. Really tasty. Cheers to duff for picking up and passing on!