Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Orange colour with a off-white head. Acid sour grape aroma and a very sour dry taste. Medium to full body and a sour dry finish.
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 Vintage, 37.5cl bottle
Pours a perfect shade of cloudy apricot and creates a fluffy white head that disipates quickly. Aroma is full of barnyard and sharp cheese, slight vinegar sourness. Flavor is hugely complex, acidic, sharp and sour citrus fruit, funky cheese and something indescribeable that I have never experienced in any other beer. Smooth on the palate, finishes very dry. This gueuze has such a unique character, it is a real shame that I only have one bottle. Quite nice.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:mixe of citrus fruit apple and spices....
Appearance:hazy gold,light head...
Flavor:light acidity,citrus fruit.....
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve tried this beer getting on for 50 times now and itís one of my favourite Belgian beers. The bottle Iím reviewing here was bottled 25/02/2002 (old label) and is a clear hayfield yellow. Intense musty brett nose, full of barnyards and other such things. The flavour is surprisingly sour yet sweetish and fruity with loads of mustiness and a hint of citrus and lime. Very complex bitterish, brett/musty and citrussy lactic finish - glorious stuff.
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice acidic taste with green apple and citrus fruits flavours. The aftertaste is a very pleasant one wich gives you a fresh feeling a long time after you tried it.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber appearance. Quite sticky. Flavour is quite sour with some notes of barnyard. Finish is slightly dusty but pleasant combined with the dominating sourness.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours copper and slightly cloudy with a white head. Smells of rotting hay, morning dew, grass and wheat. Tastes very sour with some very nice extremely tarte cherry and currant like qualities followed up by a big crabappley finish. Wish I had more.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden with a sparkling white head. Sour, yeasty nose with hints of green apples. Flavour from unripe fruits with a little saltyness. Somewhat dry. Sourish finish. Quite thick mouthfeel.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
orange copper with a white head. sweaty blanket and vanilla aroma with some cloves. very bitter and sour flavor with some floral and citrus. has a bit of earthy yeast flavor in the finish with an assload of sour bitter. very acidic, a bit too much so.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 Bottle: Poured a clear orangey color lambic with a huge slightly off-white head with excellent retention. Aroma of barnyard and sourness is quite evident. Taste is so well balance between sourness, tart, little bit of acidity, green apple with some nice funky yeast also thrown in. Probably one of the finest Lambic that I had the chance to try and the fact that the acidity is lower then Cantillon makes it easier to drink larger quantity.
Re-rate 2006 (bottle date 1999): Complexity in this beer is just incredible (farmhouse, horseblanket, oak, tart) and appearance is just perfect (huge foamy head with perfect retention) Can really ask more from a gueuze.
2008 re-rate: 2007 dated bottle. Not as complex as earlier vintage and definitely not as funky. I wonder if it need to age or Fonteinen own lambic is less funky their the Girardin or Lindemans they were using previously to mix?