radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 Vintage 2002. 375ml bottle at the <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/sweden/s target=blank>Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden. Golden-orange in colour. Long lasting off-white head, great lacing. The aroma is tart, acidic upfront, sour apples, lemons, pears, light honey. The flavour was quite tart and acidic but beautifully balanced with lemon citrus, grapes and green apple skins, some funky cheese. Sour mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes long and tart, long apple sweeteness then very dry. Fantastic stuff, another gem from this brewery.
piscator34 (1844) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale amber (almost dark gold) in colour with mild sparkling wine-like carbonation. Aromas of lemon, wet hay, barnkyard, paint, black pepper, and mild cherry. All sorts of crazy flavors with this one: lactic acid, horse blanket, wet cedar wood, earth, and mozarella cheese at the end. The palate is quite interesting, as it starts out with medium fullness, but dries VERY quickly. Great sourness and complexity... somewhat Cantillon-like, but a bit more woody. Wow!
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours yellow with a thin white head. Smells grassy with hay, lots of wildflowers, sugar, gasoline, mellow subdued fruit. Tastes dry with a the initial sourness giving way to nice fruity undertones. Finishes woody with some brett character.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: pineapple, honey, peaches, cream, flowers, sourness, and mint
Appaerance: murky golden orange, small white head
Flavor: sour, mint, gum, grassiness, and honey
Palate: smooth with light sourness--not very aggressive--light mint aftertaste
Sten (573) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a hazy orange colour with a small firm white head. The nose is acidic and complex. The flavour is acidic and very refreshing. When your pour the sediment in your beer it tastes even better. (Corked bottle 75cl)
bierkoning (9554) - 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 (1589) - 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.