Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 37.5cl. Appearance: It pours a beautiful hazy copper beer with a tall extremely nicely remaining creamy off white head. Fantastic lacework. Beautiful carbonation. A lot of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma: Lemon peel, rhubarb, white grapes and raspberry accompanied by a decent amount of vinegar and apples. Flavor and palate: Nice sourness. Champagne-like. Light bodied. Hints of apples showing up. Overall impression: Decent. Probably really great accompanying seafood.
KyotoLefty (8848) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep blonde, cloudy, with tons of bubbles. Sour, fragrant, citrus aroma, with grass, barnyard. Sour, funky flavor. Lots of lemon, very dry. Light, bubbly body. Not thye most interesting of the style, but still very accessible and good stuff.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle dated 2000-2001, who knows how long this was hiding in my stash... Initially pours a clear golden color with a small white head, lots of carbonation. Definitely clouds with each extra pour. Very funky nose, barnyard-hay mixture, a hint of lemon. Light, spritzy body, vinegar, bright citrus. Dry finish, not as sour as some, but still a great representation of the style.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Forceful -pop- to the cork, thick white head was held up easily with the multitude of bubbles. Bit of lemon and oak on the nose, clear on the edges, sparkling yellow in the middle. The tart character is more lemon rind than lemon juice and most of the flavor resides on the roof of my mouth, way in the back.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy gold body with a quickly diminishing head. Smells of citrus peel, lime, some faint hops. The taste is a sour blend of many citus fruits and their peels, hints of sweet and then bitter come and go on every sip. Very fizzy on the palate.
garrison (808) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a bottle at "Ludlow Wines" in Cincinnati, Ohio - A very "winey" lambic (ala Rodenbacher), made from blending old and new lambics and the bottle-aging the mixture for years. It pours a golden, fruity smelling breww with a small white head of foam.
dj (560) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 375ml. A hazy golden colour with a large head. Aroma is funky, with undertones of sour citrus fruit with some hop notes coming through. Flavour of slightly sour citrus fruit, hops and Belgian yeast with an acidic yet slightly sweet finish. Yes, this is somewhat reminiscent of Champagne and would make an interesting substitute. An enjoyable brew.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thin white head with a cloudy orange color. The nose is rather sour and salty with some hints of floral hops. Initially the flavor is sour and salty and dries the palate out right away, as if it was sea water that you are drinking. then the bitter hops kick in. It is very funky and could pare well with cheese, the acidity is very high with a pH probably around 5.5 to 6. I had this at night of the funk and at the time it was not that great of a beer, but that could be that i had so many other sour ales and lambics that are of much better quality. Overall it has a nice amount of carbonation and the duration of the after taste lasts for a while.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy straw colour with a small, but sturdy white head. The nose is ripe with barnyard funk, Brett yeast, farm fresh green apples, lemon zest and acetic acid. The flavour is less robust than the flavour would suggest, as it is extremely dry and thin bodied, though he favlour itself is very nice. It is funky, lightly fruity, very salty, cheesy and acidic with a long, champaign-like aftertaste with great duration. What can I say, I’ma sucker for the gueuze.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, how do you judge a lambic? You certainly don’t want it to smell nice ... how do you say nice funky, nice dirty diaper, or nice dairy farm barnyard smell? You don’t want it to look nice or have a good mouth feel ... nice hazy with no head? ... nice dead flat in your mouth? And yet it’s pieces worked together very, very well, like a good warm runny stinky cheese. Not too acidic, not too stinky, not sweet ... nicely balanced and as drinkable as any lambic I’ve had. Worked really well as an aperitif in Resto in NY.