hallinghansen (2703) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2016 Bottle. Yellow body, with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, sour, dusty and cellar. Aroma is also fruity (lemon), sour and dusty. It gets better by each mouthfull. Great.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle from Beertopia. Dated 22 January 2004. Pours a hazy deep straw gold with a thick white head. The aroma is acidic and has an odd burning rubber/asphalt scent. Tar-like. The flavor is super tart and once that sourness saturates your palate, there is not so much in other anticipated complexities. I guess I just don’t get it.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by mmtmatrix. Poured a clear yellow-orange color with a thick 2 inch head that faded to a bubbly layer and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of tart, funky barnyard yeastiness with hints of horse blanket and some acidic fruit (citrus and berry). Tart, crisp entry with some moderate acidity with hints of berry leading into a barnyard yeastiness with hints of horse blanket that finishes dry. Moderate carbonation and spritzy mouthfeel. Good stuff.
ObsceneOne (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is great. Nose of under rippened apples, horse blanket and yeasty. Pours with champagne bubbles and a foggy amber yellow brown. Flavor is sour suppernog skin, lemon and apple. Over all a great sour.
budobrewery (6) - , California, USA - MAR 12, 2009 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2005 dated bottle at the Delirium Tremens Cafe in Brussels. Small fizzy head, nice champagne like carbonation in the glass, pale yellow gold color. Perfect sour apple tartness and citrusy flavors.
Alphadelic (2104) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 A rosy looking, delicate beer. Taut aromas of spiky fermentation and rustic apples. Big, champagne carbonation suits the lemoniness. Lots of apples like a scrumpy cider giving it a real fruity refreshment. I’m not into geuze generally but this is so delicate and lovely.
IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky orange brown, with a strange fizziness that seems more like Canada Dry ginger Ale than beer - the small fizzy head dissipates quite quickly. Smells of tart green apple, lemon juice, something mineral , fermenting grapes, wet wood. But those elements don’t really describe the sum of the aroma - the only thing I’ve really smelled that approximates it is other geuze - it’s fresh, tart funky, Taste is sour, lemon pepper, cider vinegar, with a long, tart, dry finish. Not an easy beer for me to describe or to rate; although certain flavors, like lemon juice, are obvious, the total aroma and flavor are hard for me to convey. Neither malt nor hops are evident in the flavor, at least not in the ways I’m used to identifying them. Overall, I find it interesting, tasty, and refreshing. Will most definitely drink again.
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is funky, grapefruit, cider and a touch of spice. Flavor starts off with some sour grapes and grapefruit and has a salty finish. Spice from the yeast shows up as well. The thin palate is tart and dry. Not my style, nor my favorite.
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange in color with a large pearl colored head. Aroma is of barnyard, herbs, and tart fruit. Flavor is tert with a sherp bitterness at the back of the throat. The aftertaste is of freshly baked wheat bread.
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured apricot orange. Nose was sour and funky. Taste was funky and sour. I like it.