BlackHaddock (3155) - Shropshire, - NOV 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Green 37.5cl bottle: best before 9th Dec 2019. Poured carefully into two old ’Home Ales’ half-pint countryman tankards on 3rd Nov 2012.
Almost clear old gold to new golden in colour, no real head to talk about.
The smell and taste reminded me of good quality scrumpy, cooking apples, baking powder and Bicarbonate of Soda: very acidic. I actually thought this was OK and drinkable compared to others in this style.
Try as I might, this style of brewing/bottling and blending still leaves me unimpressed somewhat. I want to embrace the idea of Lambic beers and Geuze but struggle to feel the wonderous excitment other ’beer geeks’ get from having beers from this stable or other Lambic breweries.
Advocate_Ames (361) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a champagne like fizzy carbonation and an off white foam head. The aroma is barnyard like with a noticeable tart like quantity to it. I also picked up on white grapes, yeast, faint oak, and a sugary sweetness. In tasting I caught on to a semi funky and tart fruit flavor. The white grapes are defined. There was subtle malty tones in the flavor with a pleasant but yet weak bitterness. The finish is full of tart dry fruit that gently fades with a mild semi sweet bitterness. Overall this beverage was very kind to my palate and I enjoyed the blending of flavors here. Age surely has been kind to this batch.
gaga1 (11) - - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A yellowish orange color with a large fluffy white head. Musty, barnyard, lemon, sour green grapes aroma. Very sour taste along with the green grapes and sour apple. Carbonated and dry finish. Very nice.
chribban (137) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bought in march 2014 at Systembolaget, Sweden. Bottled nov 15 - 2012. Best before nov 15 2022.
Pours a little hazy, light-yellow with a fizzy, white head. Almoust like champagne.
Nose: Sour, green apples, hay, spices, oak, green grapes and citrus.
Taste: Sour up front. Apples, grapes, citrus, pears, oak and some vanilla.
Dry and clean!
Medium body with a great texture. Moderate carbonation.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Sybarite Pig. Small snifters shared with Mike and Brian. Pours a golden yellow with a medium head and some nice lacing. Strong aroma of fruits (apples and green grapes), wild bacteria, fresh hay. The taste was simple but powerful. Sour fruits, wild yeasts, mouth puckering finish. Very refreshing, heavy heavy carbonation. Crips finish. Give me MORE! Very very good.
ciaranc (667) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brussels. Orange tinted blonde, thin white head, clear. Aroma is sourness, apples, appleskins, , Brett notes. First sip is intensely sour at the front of the tongue, gradually sweetening to an also strawberry, summer fruit note. Light, spritzy, fizzy on the tongue like a sparkling wine. Finish is short and refreshing with a slight lingering sourness. Fascinating beer.
VDuquerroux (75) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 37.5cL. Home. A brown orange beer like a sunset. White large foam. Medium persistance. Striptease is gorgeous :) Nose is powerful. Fruity aroma (apple), wood ans smoked notes, barnyard, acidity (vinegar?). First, heavy sour with a bittersweet background. Medium body and thin texture. Average carbonation. Long furry finish. Drink slowly and enjoy ! A very good experience if smoky sourness doesn’t bother you.
krompt (611) - - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Back porch on a summer night. Split with Wooly Mammoth. It is such a tiny bottle. We want more!
xocnotnert (7) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent gueuze, as I am not very versed in this style of beer, it is quite enjoyable.
gegwilson (495) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bruges. Pours golden amber with a rocky white head. Sour acidic aroma. Taste is very sour too with oak notes plus lots of citrus. Nice.
darkseduction (552) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flasche 37.5cl. Milchiges Gold, großporiger Schaum. In der Nase Schwefel, Eichenholz. Sauer im Antrunk, extrem trockenes Mundgefühl. Im Abgang erscheint etwas Malzüße. Recht sperrig im Vergleich zum Referenzprodukt Cantillon.