ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - AUG 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
totally fascinating link to one of the most unusual brewing styles ever created. Pours a murky burnt orange with typically massive belgian head, gradually dissapating to a thin foam with intricate lacing. Immediately upon nosing the lambic one is introduced to a number of idiosynchratic scents: vinegar, leather, strong lemon all start off strong, and a slight malt presence can be detected. The palate shifts quite dramatically, intensely sour, then bitter, then finishing rather dry with a citrus kick and a spritzy body. Totally unusual and not for the average beer drinker, but for those with an adventurous palate it’s more than worth the price of admission.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, with Fin, Loz and Traci. Yellow/amber, white head. Lemon, horse blanket, menthol, apple skin, nettle--a big, evocative aroma. Intense lemon flavor, aggressive sourness tranistions to a lingering quinine finish. The palate is perfection--so light and airy it almost evaporates off your tongue. What a nice beer. The heartburn was worth it. Thanks Fin!
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy golden color with a thin white head, carbonation was present. Aroma was tart with an strong earth-like quality. Flavor was tart with mainly apples some grass/lemon notes in the finish. Gassy at times, but overall really good.
Brix (647) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted 2007-07-21. 5 years old, 75cl. Hazy, dark yellow colour with white head. Aroma of apples, citrus, pineapple and hay. Acidic taste of apples, citrus, barnyard - a little flat, but it doesn’t ruin the beer. Very good!
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight hazy yellow gold hue, with a white head, at the unwire of the bottle, the cork came out by itself, nice tart, acidic apple fruitiness, with a good musty, barnyard accent, with a sour fruity rhubarb note, with a wet oaky aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a tart, sour, oaky character, with a musty, citrus acidic accent, with a rhubarb tartness, leading towards a lemony dry finish.
malrubius (2241) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Pours opaque hazy amber with lasting dense off-white head and nice lace. Yeasty, bready, earthy aroma with faint tartness. Complex layers of tart flavors, horseblanket with a dry finish. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Delicious, if not the most flavorful of the gueuzes.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted@Akkurat, Stockholm: Very fresh and tart aroma with touch of cellar and citrus. At first feels simply refreshing and drinkable but then the lingering tartness appears. Nothing heavy duty but still very nice.
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
Dark orange, lively tight head, stays for ever. Sour lambic aroma. Warming mellow woody taste - some oak. Also sharp and refreshing, quite grapey. Malty and part-bitter-part-mellow finish.
Bosskie (629) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 37.5cl cork bottle bought in Belgium.
SOUR!!!! First impression is only sour, sour sour.... like biting into a lemon, but after a while (about half the bottle) you get used to it and begin to discover some subtle woody tastes and smells. The palate feels very much like a French wine; a dry white one with a lemon and wooden-casket feel to it. Fun to try but not my kind of beer. Great for very hot summer days though.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Labelled 2002-2003. Golden orange colour. Cloudy from yeast. Tall white merengue head. Crisp, but mellow, acidic bready and citrusy. Barnyard yeast aroma. Sharp acidity upfront. Bready biscuity flavours. Mellow citrus flavours in the finish. Slightly astringent finish with some tannins.