tderoeck (7221) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
28/XI/15 - cask @ Winters Bierfestival (Vichte) - BB: n/a (2015-1651) Thanks to Bierridder_S and the Gentse Biervereniging crew for sharing today’s beers!
Clear orange to pale amber beer, no head. Aroma: very buttery, bit fruity, lots of diacetyl. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: buttery start, lemon juice, funky, bitter touch, bit woody. Aftertaste: dry tannins, sourish, butter, some apple juice, funky finish.
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Winters bierfestival Vichte. Many thanks Melissa and Stijn!
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, almost no head.
NOSE: very sour, horseblanket, fruity.
TASTE: dry, bitter ending, sour.
neongolden (1010) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(On cask @ 3 Fonteinen Restaurant, Beersel, Nov 14 2015) Pours lightly hazed medium gold with no head. Aroma is pretty soft, lemony hints, very light barnyard, not much really. The flavour is much more powerful with an initial soft acidic lemon zest character, slightly buttery or creamy oak, light pit fruit, smooth. Transitions to an oak dominated finish with hay, dried herbs, a bit of horse blanket, citrus zest. Astringent finish. Fairly light bodied, very light carbonation. 3F character for sure! The nose on this was a real letdown, but the flavour made up for it. Not wildly funky, good balance for an unblended lambic.
Bierridder_S (466) - BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28/11/2015 15cl sample @WBF2015, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte, shared with tderoeck.
Amber coloured, no head. Wood, light sour, light fruity, some sherrynotes.
JefVerstraete (2427) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Winters Bierfestival, Vichte. Unclear amber colour, no foam. No carbonation. Sweet and buttery with tart citrussy notes. Barnyard and funk. Ok.
ElManana (1384) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Winters bierfestival Vichte. Butter, diacetyl, sweet, not very pleasant to drink.
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Drie Fonteinen restaurant, Beersel. Clear orange, no real head. Aroma is apple pie, rotting wood, some water. Body is medium, smooth, watery. Taste is apple, resin, glue, some oak. A touch watery in body and taste, but still a very interesting and tasty beer.
Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at 3F restaurant, 20/11/15.
Clear golden with a limited white covering that quickly dissipates to nyadda.
Nose is sweet and sour fruit, light wood, trace of caramel, straw, funk.
Taste comprises tarte lemon, dried fruits, prune jus, farmy, balsa wood, funk, bitter orange, grape must.
Medium bodied, flat with limited carbonation, drying close with a light puckering effect.
Ok if a little washed out.
PhillyCraft (4761) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the brewery, Murky orange golden color, notes of vanilla and butter oak, Chardonnay, lemon, and dusty wet woods. Finish is pleasant and long lasting. Fuller mouthfeel with light but prickly carbonation.
markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From hand pump at the brewery. Free sample from armand. Thanks! Poured a clear golden colour with no head. Nose is citrus, lots of dusty funk, barnyard, rotten green apples, oak, grains and lemon juice. Lovely sour aftertaste.