bosta (145) - - NOV 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy, golden color with medium head. Sharp sour fruity aroma. A stange mixture of champagne, green apple and lemon.
Very complex and refreshing, sparkling sour taste. Dry and sour aftertaste. Since this was my first lambic beer the flovour really surprised me. I will probably never be a big fan of the style, but I can see why someone can really appriciate this style.
Cristobal37 (371) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Funky wild geuze aroma. Been drinking more of these lately but it still makes me laugh how something that smells like lemon rind and locker room could be so appealing and enjoyable. Immediate bite bitter sugar a sticky resin stays on the roof of your mouth. Very bubbily. My wife says it smells like farts. MJ suggests having it next to blood sausage and that sounds like a damn good idea.
GoufCustom (1072) - HONG KONG - AUG 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2015
375 ml cork bottle “2012 / 2013 Brewing Season” bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Preparation: Fridged bottle, opened with very loud ’pop’ at 10°C -12°C (within recommended temperature range) onto a dimple.
Looks: Cloudy hazy deep golden honey colour with a ring of yeast sediments; Explosive four finger head with crumpety off-white foams which last for 2 minutes; Good sticky lacing with active slight carbonation.
Aroma: Very nice tart aroma of malt, with strong funk, wood barrel, champagne, white wine, grape skins, yoghurt, malt vinegar, lemon and faint grass.
Taste: Very strong sour taste of malt, with moderate balsamic vinegar, strong musty, strong funk, strong yoghurt, white wine, strong lemon, light cider and very light tannic.
Body: Close to light body. Thin and dry palate.
Mouth Feel: Pretty good maltyness in a fairly light and dry body. Lots of barnyard funkyness to accompany the white wine and cider like dry booze. Sourness is pleasant light Balsamic vinegar and a layer of yoghurt. Lots of lemon to round. Very layered, complex and fun!
Hoppiness / Tannic: Lemon and faint grass in nose. Strong lemon and touches of tannic in taste. Bitterness is very low-fi, mostly citrus-related for a lasting, fruity peel and skin astringent finish.
After Taste: Dry. Tart, funky and winey to mouth.
Comments: This one starts with excellent head and carbonation, dry to the tongue, and a load of strong funk, barrel and champagne aroma. Its sourness is a pleasant mix of salad vinegar and light yoghurt and good lemony fruity hops and tannic to finish. Solid stuff for fun-filled Summer drinking!
Lukaduke (2689) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank in a blind gueze tasting. Light, dirty socks, mushroom, musty wood, watery, horsehair. Wonky slight stonefruit redemption but just not a palate pleaser, tasted like it sat on ice in a laundry basket on a hot day.
Bulk_Carrier (2716) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle dated 2011/2012.
This was poured into a stange.
The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated and leaves no lacing. Light carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace.
The smell starts off with a sharp sweet to acidic tart cherries, light lemon and some citrus rind bitterness roll into the blend.
The taste was sweet with a sticky sour fruit. Bitterness tries to pummel but slides into blend nicely. There’s no aftertaste but has a quick sweet to sour citrus finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly sharp sticky citrus harshness hitting my tongue. It makes for a great session.
Overall, what a wonderful lambic, fully sour and quaint enough to show wonderful flavor all around.
Toomio (337) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2015
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Märkä mettäsaappaassa säilytetty villasukka. Ei varsinaisesti nautinto. Ei oo Sapsussa tänään pahempaa kiljuakaan ollut.
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle->tulip. Hazy copper with huge frothy white head. A: barnyard funk, citrus, yeast. T: tart citrus, some funk, grains, yeast. Very good.
markwise (4813) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Aficionado’s in Columbus, Ohio. Pours a hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose is strong lemon, citrus, cobweb, some funk, and age. Flavor is similar with lemon, citrus, funk, mild vinegar, and some cobweb. Light to medium in body and a nice geuze overall.
Vili (146) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011/12 season, 37,5cl bottle. Cloudy light brown pour with thick, frothy head, some lacing. Aromas of basement, leather and toast. Taste is tangy, dry and citrus. Lots of carbonation, lively palate. Aftertaste is full of citrus with dry finish. Fantastic stuff, lively and fresh.
smcolw (600) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden yellow in color, surprisingly clear. (Note: because of the head, I was only able to pour half of the bottle. When the rest was added, it was quite cloudy, as expected). Very impressive head, nice lace left on the glass.
Strong skunky sourness present; could this be an old bottle? Again, as I’ve said in previous evaluations, using green or clear bottles (particularly for imports) is foolish. If there is ever a beer that will sit on the counter for a long time, it will be a lambic!
The taste an improvement from the aroma, but this still appears to be past its prime. Strong citrus sourness is the predominant flavor. Much like a bitter sweettart, this is a strongly, lip-puckeringly sour lambic. I’m reminded of sucking on a lemon.
Personally, I strongly prefer the flavored lambics like cassis, framboise, or peche. There’s so little sweetness here that I’m struggling to complete the tasting.
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pungent sour aroma with hints of rotting. Cloudy golden color with a medium white head. lightly sweet and tart in the beginning. Sweetness disappears in the finish and gets increasingly tart. Refreshing