CH-303 (1770) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Appearance: Cloudy amber, almost orange. Lots of head.
Aroma: Just like a cider. Lemony, hint of wheat.
Taste: Sour. A bit like cider. Lemony. Yuck!
Info: 375ml bottle, 27/2-2006, 83/300, 51/500
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy golden colored beer, with a huge off white head. It disappears very soon. The aroma is malty sour, with tones of oak in the back. Also some citrus. The taste is sour with sweet tones. It has the flavor of oak. The after taste is some dry. The sparkeling stays for a very long time. The combination of tastes like bitter, a little fruity are staying for a while.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden color with a good fizzy white head. Aroma is a little bit of that sharp wild yeast smell with some good light citrus notes.
Flavor is super dry with some good white fruit notes, grapefruit, and some sharp flavors. Nice and sour as well. This is a good geuze.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2002/03 (in NZ), pours a dark gold, slightly hazed, with white bubbled head. Sour aroma, a little musty, but with a fresh citrus note. Very very dry, dominating the palate. A sweeter fruit on the front of the tongue, but plenty of sour grapefruit as you swallow. Minerally notes in the finish. That dominating dryness makes it difficult to rate this as a top Lambic.
taunusmies (337) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow/golden colour with a decent head. Fizzy, dry mouthfeel. Taste is dry, crisp and sour, has notes of citrus fruits, apples, vinegar and grapefruits. Has some slight sweetness. Finish is lemony bitter. Interesting beer.
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2008 Skunky aroma made me think it was an infected bottle. I kind of like that skunk smell anyway though. pours a great gold color with lots of crap floating around. Flavor is acidic and strong, very dry fruity flavor. some spiciness maybe. Thick but bubbly and refreshing. I’ve never had a gueuze before but I definitely like this one. too bad about the steep price tag :\
Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Nate. Pours a hazy bubbly orange golden color with a thick frothy white head. Has a spicy horse blanket smell... tons of funk, some bitey citrus notes. Lots of fruit, possibly some apple and clover honey. A little bit of sweet taste up front, but then you get hit with a wall of funky sour. Almost a savory flavor in the end. The sour turns into a dry bitterness, and stays nicely on the tongue. Very nice body.
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, pours a nice tight head with aromas of lemon and wet hay, color is a cloudy yellow, flavors of sour lemons, chalk and aspirin, very well done
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Nate. Pours hazy, murky orange/yellow color with white, fizzy head. Nose is lemony citrus, honey, sourdough bread, slight apple, mild vinegar, and lots of stuff I can’t name. Just a fantastic smell. Lemony, citric acit taste with mild bready notes, woody thyme, slight savoriness. Very good. Crazy beer. Lots of flavors. I think "wow" pretty much covers it.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Nate for sharing. Cloudy orange-ish gold with a strong, foamy, soapy white head. Incredibly funky in the nose, with citric, farmhouse, honey, jasmine, stinky cheese, brett, oak, apple and bread notes. What a perfect aroma.. I could sniff this forever!! The taste is hugely sour and acidic with some really fantastic funk. I’s like biting into a fresh lemon! Notes of orange, honey, wild yeasties, grape, herbs and pears. The finish is bone dry with a big, long, mineral-like brett aftertaste that lingers on the tongue for days. Beautiful.