Huhzubendah (3409) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Thorpe429 alongside several other Allagash sour/wild ales. Thank you very much, Mike!
The beer appears light golden colored with a thin, wispy head that leaves faint traces of lacing on the glass. The aroma brings some nice funk, along with earth, grass, hay, straw, outdoors, mineral water. Smells very enticing - nicely done. The flavor is clean and refreshing, with a subtle and elegant lactic presence followed by a mildly acetic finish. Not on par with the elite gueuzes from Belgium, but a very nice beer, and undoubtedly one of the better attempts from an American brewery. Light bodied and easy drinking. Overall, this was solid and enjoyable. I would have this again.
Beer5000 (5827) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle @ Nacht van de Grote Dorst 2016. Unclear, pale golden body with a rather small white head. Aroma is tart, funky, acidic, lemon and some wood. Pretty classic but less pronounced than a small bunch of Belgium Geuze that’s present at the table. Flavor is also a bit milder than the Belgium samples, but very refined and smooth. It’s the real deal, but still a rather different experience. Mild acidity, smooth fruit, wood, mild funk, balanced acidity. Very nice, glad to finally have the opportunity to taste one of the most authentic lambic based brew outside Belgium.
Beerhunter111 (15488) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trübes goldenes Bier mit mittelgroßen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch sehr sauer, holzig, helle Früchte. Geschmack sehr sauer, helle Früchte, kraut.
SinH4 (2449) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma is sour, lacto, wood. Taste is sour lacto, barrel, some booze. High carbonation. Sourer than most Lambics. Good, but not excellent.
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Amit. 2015 bottle. Cloudy shiny yellow. Great aroma of barnyard, cobwebs, sweat, oak, fresh fruits, light vinegar note. Sour flavor, dry, fresh, funky, fruity, oaky, kinda lemony. Medium-bodied. Great stuff, feels authentic.
pressboxjoe (403) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had the privilege to drink this back to back with 3 Fonteinen Oude Gouze. This was a bit more muscular, woodier, especially right out of the bottle, but settled in to a nice tart lemon-lime experience.
vtafro (6418) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden hazy pour with some head. Nice naturally funky, fruit, apricot aromas. Nice acetic sour Flavors, fruit, wine, oak and naturally tart tones.
thepatrickman (714) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes, from many bottles on many occasions. This is a heck of a lambic that stands right there with the best that come out of Belgium. It’s a full-on celebration of funk and wild yeast -- sour with barnyard funk, leather, musty smell, and some citrus flavor and biscuity malt. Major respect to Allagash for keeping the traditional methods going. I can’t get enough of this beer.
Benzai (12813) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle thanks to kermis. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste dusty, dry, lemony and sourish with some tart fruitpeel. Decent body and carbonation. Decent.
kermis (9986) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy blonde light orange with a ring white head. Aroma of dusty funk, light leather notes and citrus. Flavour is moderate sour. Light to medium bodied with above light prickly carbonation.
jmgreenuk (7329) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Poured a hazy straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is dry yeast, sugar, acid. The flavour is moderate sour with a crisp fresh sharp acid citrus doughy yeast palate. Light bodied with lively carbonation.