Aubrey (3444) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big and fluffy, long-lasting head above a yellow-orange hue, with a gold-edged glow. Sharp, spicy and yeasty nose was very inviting. Lively, champagne-like carbonation. Funky, sharp flavors with a yeasty edge. Rather tart and a little sour. Dry finish. Complex enough to keep my full attention, but relaxing enough to sit back and enjoy its pleasantness. Thanks, Paul!
Earlier Rating: 5/28/2004 Total Score: 3.8
Wow, glad I got some of this before it was nonexistent ... didn’t know it was retired. Thanks, Paul! Anyway, this beer had a big and fluffy, long-lasting head above a yellow-orange hue, with a gold-edged glow. Sharp, spicy and yeasty nose was very inviting. Lively, champagne-like carbonation. Funky, sharp flavors with a yeasty edge. Rather tart and a little sour. Dry finish. Complex enough to keep my full attention, but relaxing enough to sit back and enjoy its pleasantness.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1st beer of Montreal Modiale 2004. Cloudy straw colour, large off-white head. Aroma of hay, lemon. Sour grapefruit tastes, long sour finish. Some notes of soft French cheese. We need more gueuze in Quebec!
guzzler67 (1521) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2008 Rerate. Cloudy, golden amber appearance with a large white head and modest lacing. Musty, funky, earthy, lemony aroma. Yeasty, tart taste; some residual sweetness. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Dry, sour, long lasting finish.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2004 Bottled (750ml). Best before 12th of September 2023. Clear gold for the first couple of pours, then cloudy, frothy white head that continues to grow for a few seconds after the pouring stops. Musty aroma, sour, a drinkable gueuze.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at DBF 2004. Hazy golden with a decent white head. Very spritzy. Aroma is musty, sour, tart, some lemon. Flavor is tart, sour and have some very nice notes of grapefruit. Very well balanced. Good stuff.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color with a frothy white head. Sour lemon and earthy geuze aroma. Nice lemon flavor, with some hay and other earthy flavors. Pretty strong metallic aftertaste. Nice light feel with tiny bubbles and a dry finish. Not bad.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden with a large, soapy, white head. The aroma was full of lemon, metal, dust, and a slight funkiness. The flavor was not nearly as tart as I thought it would be...very easy drinking. There were some nice musty/dusty tones and metalic/sour tone. The feel was very lively...lots of bubbles...semi-dry finish.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with a white head. The taste is a complex bitterness and a nice sour palate.
zathrus13 (1721) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color, white head, lots of carbonation. Aroma is sour and woody. Taste is very sour and citrusy. Finish is dry. Interesting, but not a favorite style of mine.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Best by 05.02.22) I bought this bottle on closeout for $1.99/375ml. Wow, the nose is full of horse blanket, manure, and iron. The head and lace are top notch. The palate is brisk light and airy. Loads of iron on the palate, coupled with a strong, but welcome acidity. This beer is 6.5% ABV and drinks like it is half the strength. I find this lambic to be well balanced.