Dahlstrom (159) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Yellow-golden coloured with a smal white head. Sweet and sour aroma with some funk and oak. Taste reflects the aroma. Thin bodied. Low bitterness. And medium carbonation.
SkillsFactory (450) - ITALY - NOV 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dorata leggermente pallida, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma bianca abbastanza fine e poco persistente.
Aroma di stallatico, polvere, legno umido, lattico, susina acerba, leggera banana, citrico.
Al palato astringente, susina acerba, pompelmo, polvere e note legnose, coda amaricante erbacea ed acidula mista a frumento.
Corpo leggero, ben carbonata.
Gueuze da manuale.
jc1762 (530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a teku showing apricot color and two fingers of clean white foam.
The nose shows a lot of dry citrus fruit of orange peel, lemon zest, etc. Probably a little bit of brett if one really searches.
The palate is fully carbonated and light bodied. Very pleasant flavors of the same dry citrus fruit leading the first impression, with a mid palate showing the oak, and a moderately tartness throughout. A slight citric spice on the palate afterwards that lasts for good finish.
Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2016 Un bel colore dorato con un leggero velo è sormontato da una schiuma bianca. Al naso i sentori di agrumi ed uva lasciano subito spazio ai più tipici sentori del lambic: animale, cuoio. Al palato è acquosa e secca con il lattico e l’acetico che prendono il sopravvento. Il finale secco svela un ananas segretamente nascosto.
Leini (1651) - SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Hazy orange body with a low white head. Tart, some vinegar, barnyard, youghurt, ripe fruit.
GoufCustom (1413) - HONG KONG - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml cork bottle bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.
Preparation: Fridged bottle, popped at 10°C -12°C (within recommended temperature of 14°C) onto a dimple.
Looks: Translucent orange honey colour with a small nob of yeast sedimentsHalf finger head with crumpety white foams which last for 1 minute; Fair sticky lacing with active, slight carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant and tart aroma of malt, with red wine, strong vinegar, strong funk, strong yoghurt, wood barrel, champagne, light grape skins, lemon and thin grass.
Taste: Strong sour taste of malt, with strong funk, strong grape skins, moderate vinegar, yoghurt, cider alcohol, wood barrels, liquorices, lemon, strong bitter hops and grass.
Body: Close to light body. Thin and dry palate.
Mouth Feel: Very strong astringent red grape skins and barnyard upfront, with underlying yoghurt and vinegar slowly come through. Then comes strong cider booze, barrels, liquorces, and strong lemon to close. Different from most Gueuze with strong Balsamic character, but still very layered and pretty nice nevertheless.
Hoppiness / Tannic: Lemon and thin grass in nose. Strong lemon, very astringent grape skin some tannic in taste. Bitterness is strong, for a lasting, high astringent fruit peels tart finish.
After Taste: Quite dry. Funky, viney and bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one is a class on its own with unique taste, quite standoff-ish with so few Balsamic and white wine taste, but infused with strong grape skins, cider booze and liquorices. Funky and lemony, just imagine this is almost like a Gueuze version of craft IPA. Enjoyable but not as hearty and wholesome as I wished. I wonder how it will pan out with a few more years of aging…
Duracell (28) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home in wine glass.
Beautiful, cloudy, orange colour with a generous snow-white head. Very complex aromas of lemon peel, straw, with a good amount of wood and a hint of leather. Lovely palate with more funk and wood. Powdery finish, very dry and very tart - a call for the next sip. Simply World-class!
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured murcky light red to Amber. Quick dissipating white head. Balanced by a sour and woody oak character. Some floral notes present. Taste very tart of white wine grape skins and a cognac type of dryness. Great.
Stoned99 (977) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2015 Update Dec 13 2015: 375ml bottle @ home, better context than in a festival. Aroma is quite good. Funky hay, ripped apples and some dust. App: huge white head great lacing. Taste and palate: thin body high carbonation, fruity, medium dry acidity. Overall: so much better than my souvenirs! More fruity, more carbonated, maybe a bit too much though. Increased rating by 5. Sampled at The Festival in Florida. Aroma: light ripped apples aroma, woody, a bit of vinegar. App: clear golden, no head. Taste and palate: light body, no to soft carbonation, vinous, acidity finish. Overall: good but not insane.
Gurthnar (4483) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at tasting. Aroma barnyard, hay, grassy. Hazy golden to amber colour. Taste is intense, moderately complex wild flavours, barnyard, horse blanket, hay. Easily drinkable, moderate to light high sourness, woody, moderately smooth.