RW80 (1378) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Bottle of the 2011-2012. Appearance: Light orange with a pale head. Aroma funky orange zest, wood. Taste: Sour fruit, (citrus, apples), hint of spices and wood, vinegar. Quite sour, dry finish. Light-medium body, lively carbonation.
thellgren (496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.375 l bottle with cork from Alko. Dark yellow/light amber colour with nice head, if not too cold. This is dry, as you would expect from oude geuze, but it has also that tannin or old oak wood taste. This won’t make your throat feel strange, it is much easier, but not sweet.
mtu71 (323) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Season 2012-13. Medium, white, long-lasting foamy head. Hazy amber. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Very fruity, woody, mildly sour. Extremely pleasant.
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Marstonlad (607) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko, Espoo. Pours cloudy bronze with a little head. The aroma features citrus, sour apple and spices, fairly sour and yeasty all in all. Taste is extremely crisp, fresh and sour - as this style should be. Apple is on the forefront in the tart, fruity and a bit earthy mix. Medium hoppiness. The palate is medium bodied, slick with a quite lively carbonation. A bit aggressive but very refreshing.
Ron (3102) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle that had spent a year in my beer cellar. Slightly cloudy, light golden color with a white head. White wine tones, citrus fruits, green apples, ginger, light earthy character. Lingering fruity and dry finish with nutmeg. Starts off sour, but you get used to it. Relatively high carbonation, medium body with a dry mouthfeel.
Cristobal37 (422) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Funky wild geuze aroma. Been drinking more of these lately but it still makes me laugh how something that smells like lemon rind and locker room could be so appealing and enjoyable. Immediate bite bitter sugar a sticky resin stays on the roof of your mouth. Very bubbily. My wife says it smells like farts. MJ suggests having it next to blood sausage and that sounds like a damn good idea.
GoufCustom (1158) - HONG KONG - AUG 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2015
375 ml cork bottle “2012 / 2013 Brewing Season” bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Preparation: Fridged bottle, opened with very loud ’pop’ at 10°C -12°C (within recommended temperature range) onto a dimple.
Looks: Cloudy hazy deep golden honey colour with a ring of yeast sediments; Explosive four finger head with crumpety off-white foams which last for 2 minutes; Good sticky lacing with active slight carbonation.
Aroma: Very nice tart aroma of malt, with strong funk, wood barrel, champagne, white wine, grape skins, yoghurt, malt vinegar, lemon and faint grass.
Taste: Very strong sour taste of malt, with moderate balsamic vinegar, strong musty, strong funk, strong yoghurt, white wine, strong lemon, light cider and very light tannic.
Body: Close to light body. Thin and dry palate.
Mouth Feel: Pretty good maltyness in a fairly light and dry body. Lots of barnyard funkyness to accompany the white wine and cider like dry booze. Sourness is pleasant light Balsamic vinegar and a layer of yoghurt. Lots of lemon to round. Very layered, complex and fun!
Hoppiness / Tannic: Lemon and faint grass in nose. Strong lemon and touches of tannic in taste. Bitterness is very low-fi, mostly citrus-related for a lasting, fruity peel and skin astringent finish.
After Taste: Dry. Tart, funky and winey to mouth.
Comments: This one starts with excellent head and carbonation, dry to the tongue, and a load of strong funk, barrel and champagne aroma. Its sourness is a pleasant mix of salad vinegar and light yoghurt and good lemony fruity hops and tannic to finish. Solid stuff for fun-filled Summer drinking!
Lukaduke (2737) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank in a blind gueze tasting. Light, dirty socks, mushroom, musty wood, watery, horsehair. Wonky slight stonefruit redemption but just not a palate pleaser, tasted like it sat on ice in a laundry basket on a hot day.
Bulk_Carrier (2864) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle dated 2011/2012.
This was poured into a stange.
The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated and leaves no lacing. Light carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace.
The smell starts off with a sharp sweet to acidic tart cherries, light lemon and some citrus rind bitterness roll into the blend.
The taste was sweet with a sticky sour fruit. Bitterness tries to pummel but slides into blend nicely. There’s no aftertaste but has a quick sweet to sour citrus finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly sharp sticky citrus harshness hitting my tongue. It makes for a great session.
Overall, what a wonderful lambic, fully sour and quaint enough to show wonderful flavor all around.
Toomio (354) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2015
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Märkä mettäsaappaassa säilytetty villasukka. Ei varsinaisesti nautinto. Ei oo Sapsussa tänään pahempaa kiljuakaan ollut.