William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am not a real geuze/lambic fan, but could appreciate this one. The bitterness is a bit too much for me but I really liked the activity in the glass when pouring the beer into the glass.
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1995-96. Darker gold than01-02, no head. A light acidic woody aroma, with horseblanket, light cherries, a bit astringent. In mouth, a harsh oxidized gueuze, with still a nice acifdity but deteriorated by time. The cork was shurnken, we note. 7-3-7-3-13
2001-2002. A light golden gueuze with a wilder, more citric aroma. In mouth, ultra tart with pleasant ground cherry signature, lactic acids. A classic. 8-3-7-3-15. Shared with the Outaouais Crew, at Old Stock Tasting No. IV, Nov.11 2006.
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(2001-2002) Hazy yellow with orange notes and really nice white head. Vinegar, apple, slight peach and spice. Very fresh and bitter but lack’s acidity!
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled(375ml). –Shared with Doggythedog at the Hopdevil in Zagreb
Hazy orange/apricot coloured, almost no head, sharp acidic nose. Strong citric and green apple with few yeasty hints. Faint slight sugary finish. Overall a way too sour brew 2003/2004vintage, best before 10.03.2026?!
Skinnyviking (6746) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. High withe and lasting head. Hazy yellow body with a good deal of yeast leftovers. Acidic lemon aroma with notes of damp. Astonishingly well rounded though a bit thin flavor of grape fruit.
Marko (3878) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.375l bottle, shared with ozujsko at the Hopdevil. 2003-2004
Misty orange colour with a small white head. Funky nose with hints of fruits, brett, caramel and lemon. The taste... acidic, dry, typical Boon brett character (which I don’t like much), ashy, funky and sulphury. A bit appley. Ok, refreshing, but not as pleasant as some I’ve had before.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 1. Bottle at the King’s Hall, Stoke on Trent 27/10/2006
Sour and a little spice aroma. Golden coloured with a slightly hazy appearance. Very fruity sour flavoured. Smooth on the palate with a lasting malt finish.
2. From the Bottle at the Valley, Scarborough 08/02/2009
Fruit aroma. Golden coloured and very lively with a crisp dry and slightly oaked finish.
ha1ag (700) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled, champaigne-like, with taste of yeast and cheese. Aroma is refreshing and ciric mouthfeel. bitter aftertaste. nice blended lambic
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 The real deal. Dry, sour, almost painfully so, a little smokey. Sour grape notes on the bouquet are striking and remind of visit to a winery during ferminatation. Dirty sulphur-like notes appear on the palate early - a slight distraction. Finishes sour and hard. Very young despite the fact there’s a little ageing on this sample. (2003-04 blend, e4.60 @ Kaffe de HopDuvel).
I drank the 2002 - 2003 blend recently as well. (Oct 2006). Amber in colour, thin head. Sour notes, quite soft, good drive. Soft again to drink, sour fruits, some slightly dirty grapey notes. A good example of gueze but not a great one. Hmm...bad bottle? 13/20.
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle - These lambics are a total assault on the senses. The pour looks great, a lot like Duvel. The nose, like a wet, yeasty dishrag is the first clue this is something else. The lemony, acidic flavors are powerful, your palate jerking around as much and as furiously as that woman at the start of Jaws. The rating is a little bit higher than I think it should be, but the love and care that goes into these lambics means to me they should rank higher. I am not ready.