mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at Gallows Bird Espoo 030408
color: dark yellow bit hazy tight foam
Taste: astringent lovely sourness, fruity very long aftertaste
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - APR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
06/04 0.375 l bottle at Hopdevil, Zagreb, brewing season 2004-2005. Poured slightly murky golden body with medium head. Sourish fruits aroma with grassy and other spices like cloves, cinnamon, or even wood. Nice sour flavor, citrus and green apples, bit winey, not too much, I like such a real, strong and classic gueuze character. Quite full bodied, fizzy carbonated makes finish sharp, sourish and dry, but long and pleasant, pretty much digging out the best from the flavor. Great are those two lambics I’ve tried these days, although different a lot, so I couldn’t say which was better, but probably this one.
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - APR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013 Re-rate 7/14/13: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Best before 2031. Slightly hazy golden. Aroma of oak, some fuitiness, lemon, grapefruit hints and some barnyard. Sourish lemony flavor with oak, some funk and a slightly bitter finish with citrus rinds. 7/3/8/3/16=3.7
(3/2/08) Bottle sample at Zythos Bier Festival 2008 in Sint Niklaas. Cloudy orange. Nice barnyard, oak and citrus aroma. Great sour citrusy, very dry flavor. Some bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied. 8/3/8/4/16=3.9
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foam Rangers tasting. Dirty gold pour with rich off-white head. Good amount of funk going on, mixed with citrus and strangely, salami...odd. Flavor is tart with citrus and still that salami taste.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the 2008 Crescent Moon Extreme Beerfest. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. The aroma is a curious mixture of cardboard and orchids. Perhaps a bit of potted meat product in the aroma as well. Thin body. Mildy acidic throughout and this acid extends all the way through the finish. Not so much battery acid as you cannot drink it though. A drying citrus helps to keep things drinkable.
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a thick off-white head. Aroma is funky, sour, horsey, cidery, citrus, a bit cheesy. Flavors are substantial tart citrus, a little salty, cidery, maybe a little wheat and bread. Carbonation was soft but substantial.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy, golden-brown color; off-white head with solid retention and lacing. Lots of funk, horseblanket, and salt in the aroma; cheesy and some citrus, but a bit too much salt for me; a touch of metal. Medium mouthfeel: plenty of tart citrus, salt, and metallic yellow fruits upfront; definitely shows a fair amount of authentic-like-lambic complexity, but it just isn’t overly pleasant to drink: again, salty and metallic and just a bit overripe; sharp citrus and carbonation. Medium finish, showing citrus, bread, and some salt.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Courtesy of kmweaver. Hazy pale body with a large off-white head. Dirty, funky nose with lots of cheese, plenty of citrus, some horseblanket and yogurt. The flavor is moderately sour, lightly sweet with grapefruit peel, melon rind, salty blue cheese, lemon and wet grainy malt. Medium body is rather thin and watery with moderate carbonation.
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear medium orange color with a large, frothy, excellent lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate sour, vinegar - citric - grapy, wheat, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic, sour with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (280208)
HoptimusPrime (17) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAR 19, 2008
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
This beer looks like piss in the glass. When I hold it up to my nose, it reminds me of the time I really had to take a dump on a train to Praha and opened up the bathroom door only to smell the most vile stink of feces known to man. Unfortunately, the taste doesn’t get much better. It tastes like someone managed to extract concentrated diarrhea then inject it into a solution of gasoline. Bad stuff!