Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very tart, sour aroma, lots of lemon, salt. Body is a light amber with orange, very thin bubbly head lasts. Mouthfeel is too bubbly. Taste is watery and sour, one sided. I like it, but compared to the others I’ve had it doesn’t compare.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is fruity and tart, almost like a slightly sour dry white wine. It does have leathery and funky character. Flavor is moderately acidic. Finish is fruity up front and fairly dry on the tail end.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazed orangey amber, strong fine carbonation, plenty of foam. Sweet fruity spiced aroma, ginger and peach, with dry woody tones, mild cheesiness and vinegar, fairly muskey. Dryish, tart, sour fruity palate, hints of tropical fruit but supressed by the lambic flavors. Strongly puckering throughout and acidic in the finish. Impressive lambic overall.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden color,small but decent white head that faded slowly leaving a decent lace.Nice sour/sweetish aroma with a little something that is biting coming through as well.Very sour flavor at first,then a slight mellowing as it goes down and the sour after taste gets easy to handle with just a slight astringent like quality coming on somewhere in the taste.Not a bad brew at all and in fact i think this would be a nice brew to have more of but the price is a bit of a drag at 8.99/bot but i might just have to do a few more .
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Copenhagen beer marathon 2004, Golden color, light acid grassy aroma, heavy sour taste, full body, sour finish.
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with yeast in it. No head. Aroma from grapefreuit and yeast. Flavor is hoppy and sour with some sweeter notes. Quite a mild finish.
TAR (2445) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2004 355ml; BB 5/02/22: Clear, speckle-laden golden. Foamy, pasty head settles to a ½ inch layer. Raging upsurge of carbonation. Crushed minerals, brettanomyces, and firm musty wood scents with subtle notes of cedar, sour apples, and iron oxide. Feathery and gently airy on the tongue with a peppery spritz. Somewhat sharp with a restrained brett accent. Unchallenging tartness yields notes of iron and lemon zest. Timidly dry, musty, and malty. Limited complexity of salt and apples develops as it warms, but it remains harsh. Intensely harsh finish of crushed minerals and iron oxide briefly overshadows the brett and husky malt sweetness. Laggard, but extremely vague, husky pale malt sweetness coats the palate after the swallow alongside a lingering musty cedar/brett/anise mixture and sneaky malt husky sweetness. Has a lovely appearance, but the aroma and flavor fail to captivate you. Also has a highly underutilized snappy dryness, brisk tartness, and musty oak intensity, compared to the likes of Girardin and Hanssens. Good.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite sour, white wine aroma. The only bottle I’ve ever uncaged where the cork flew out by itself, big white head, but ugly big bubbles. My first lambic, so I’m not sure my palate is accurate yet, I’ll probably come back and re-rate in the future with better flavor notes. Very much like champagne without the alcohol bite.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Champagne like carbonation, in this cloudy copper colored beer. A sour aroma followed by sweaty horse blanket, not as intense as the kriek I just had. The flavor is balanced, but definitely sour. There is some sweetness, and bitterness holding the sourness in check until the barnyard flavor sneaks in and is washed away by the very acidic finish, like a chewable vitamin C tablet. There is some body here, but the mouthfeel is more noticably bubbly, almost like alka seltzer. I surprisingly found this better than the kriek I just had.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice, funky & tart like I’d expect in a gueuze. I’m eating mussels while I’m drinkng this, so it pairs great. very enjoyable.