wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated Nov. 30, 2005 from Novare Res, Portland, ME, sampled on 6/6/08. Cloudy gold body, little head. A burnt aroma, toasted pumpkin seeds, light funk, and dust. Flavor has a noticeable bitterness of citrus rind, a subdued sour note creates a twinge in the back of the cheeks. A touch of woodiness. Light on the palate.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2005 vintage. Nice peach color pour with a nice white head. Aroma of sour fruit. Nice refreshing taste and light body. Flavor of sour fruit, maybe peach. Very well balanced and tasty. Def in my top ten.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle on january 17, 2006: pours a thick cloudy loking orange caramel colour little to almost no head, just a lingering white lilne on the edge of the glassleaves an oily lacing. aroma i s suttle at first then burst into some fresh orange orchard, flowery sweetness, honey, hopswarms up and the funky sout tart starts to creep in. other fruits start to arrive like apricot, fresh melon, tart apple skin. simply amazing and complex.
the flaovur is amazing and silky, flavours come in burst with honey fresh flowers, tart fruits, fresh apricot or peaches, again some fresh melon like the nose the finishes comes along with a nice tartness that ends up a litlle funky and dry. this a near perfect beer in every way. i cant believe it took me so long to try it.
malrubius (2242) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2005 Bottle at Spuyten Duyvil Brett Fest. Hazy orange with lasting flat head. Orangy hop funky aroma. Spicy orange funky hay dry flavor. Awesome. The best.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Mondial 2008.
Fabulous sour/tart aroma, barnyard, funky, hazy apricot/peach colour, tiny off-white head. Delectable sour fruit, barnyard, horse blanket, and olives? Light bodied, sour, tart, dry and dazzlingly refreshing! Fantastic!
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2011 Verre de 4 oz, d’une bouteille au Mondial 08. Arômes acides d’un lambic avec la pomme verte en évidence. Robe abricot voilée, fine effervescence. Plutôt acide en bouche, on note des touches de cidre, de pommes vertes et d’abricot. Finale très sèche et acide. Une gueuze intense et désaltérante.
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a translucent olive-orange with absolutely no head. The aroma is very tart yet wheaty. As it hits the tongue, an interesting funk grabs the taste buds as the extremely light carbonation causes a subtle tingle. The funk would be attributed to aged milk and socks. As weird and possibly grotesque as it sounds, it’s actually an interesting flavour. Subtle attributes of a mild cheese lingers in the background. As the brew sits on the tongue, a burning tartness begins to escalate. (I haven’t found anything that I can attribute to the sourness, other than what a spoiled, fermented beverage may taste like; but I am not willing to get a stomach pump, ever.) Wheat explodes as the brew passes the tongue. The finish is a nice mix of wheat, subtle mild cheese, and a good amount of tartness. It’s dry. I find myself gritting my teeth a few times while drinking this.
Geuze seems to be a hard style for me to rate without using what seems like disgusting deScriptions. But this is seriously really good.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12.7oz caged and corked bottle (dated Nov. 30, 2005) and served in a tumbler. This beer poured a hazy, glowing orange with a two-finger thick head of tight, beige fizz that slowly faded away into a thin, lasting cap. Not much lace to speak of. The aroma of the beer was made up of oak, grass, oranges, along with loads of funk. The flavor was very woody and earthy. Lots of wet wood, mildly tart acidity, sourdough, and a light citrus sweetness. Extremely funky, but not overly sour. The mouthfeel was light to medium-bodied and a bit crisp with modest carbonation. Insanely drinkable and thirst-quenching. Lovely stuff!
FatPhil (11835) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Bitter and Sour 2008)
Aroma a bit thin. Flat, soft palate. Woody estery. Very mellow. Some grapefruit. Very pleasant. could drink it all evening.
Lothore (602) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Pours a sunset orange color with a 1 finger, white head.
S- Very funky, straw, orange peel, sharp end.
T- Taste definitely is sour, has a sort of smoky quality to it, oaky, lemon, spices.
M- A tad thicker than I would have expected, carbonation on the low side. Very dry.
D- Very enjoyable with a nice woody quality to it that I couldn’t put my finger on.