gn0sis (52) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled at Monroe tasting 2013, Second bottle follow-up at Denver Ghost Tasting 10/13. Tried next to Spuyten Dyuvil, both from the same era, both strikingly similar, and both different for very subtle reasons. Moderate head and lacing, slight foam and carbonation present, as with most gueuze in the 10 year age range. Moderate viscosity and hint of oiliness, but overall very light bodied. Tastes like soft oak and well aged lambic, very slight tannic presence, I like the subtlety of the aging in the French wine barrels, reminds me also of an earlier expression of Jean Chris Nomad. Extremely special and tasty, nuance and subtlety are key factors at play here. This one requires some thinking, and at the end of the day itís an extremely solid gueuze expression, if nothing else. Would love to revisit again someday.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tart acidic and vinous, held up well over time, lucky to finally had this one
Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unlabeled 750ml bottle poured into a cantillon taster.
Certainly never thought id have an opportunity to try this Ghost. I have to say, the hype left me slightly underwhelmed
Poured an yellowish orange color with very little carb.
Nose was heavy on the oak, lactic acid and citrus
Flavor was pretty complex. Heavy oak presence with a nice mixture of lemon juice/peel and white wine and white wine barrels. Suttle presence of fruit on the finish.
Overall this had a very nice dry mouthfeel and was a great experience to be had. However, I would not seek this one out simply due to its difficulty
callmemickey (2652) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium orange colored body, relatively still with a few bubbles forming upon pouring. Intense unblended lambic character: lemon, oak, must, and some acetic notes. Complemented with a light white wine profile that ads a fruity/floral undertone. Quite complex, but was ultimately left waiting for one of the flavor notes to really take over and shine. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, fairly sour. Nice!
Sean9689 (272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, unlabeled, 2005 cork.
Pours a burnt orange color, some bubbles here and there, but basically flat. Smells very sour, citrus, oak, acetic. Tastes sour...but definitely one of the best unblended lambics Iíve ever had. The age has done well for this beer. Some oak, funk, citrus...I donít get much wine barrel. Light body, no carbonation on the mouthfeel, tart puckering finish.
Overall, really pumped to have had this beer. Very sour and an amazing unblended lambic. Not one of my favorites from the tasting, but a great beer nonetheless.
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells sour - acetic/vinegar with a bit if white wine. Some oak and funk, but acetic acid dominates. Taste follows - super sour - one of the more sour beers Iíve had. Maybe a bit of white wine - definitely some complexity that is missing from standard gueuze. Looks like a standard gueuze - clear golden with a touch of foam. Iím stoked to have had the opportunity to try it.
Dunt (283) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle split between the Chicago for the holy fuck you epic tasting. Rage. Pours a light orange in color with a small amount of head. Pretty impressive for an unblended lambic (especially after bierpallieters). Nose is white grape, grape skin, some light vinegar, stone fruit, oak, and very little funk. The taste is incredibly sour. Less sour than the Spuyten we just opened in my opinion, and much more distinctive. The white wine really pops to me in this. There is some vinegar and light lemon rind, but itís very white grape forward. Mouthfeel is light, very light carbonation, incredibly sour, with a long lingering finish. I was the highest on Bourgogne of the group that tried it. I think this is an incredible beer, I hope our paths crossed again.
MPA (787) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (from the november 2005 RB-tasting at Dixens place - notes have been damaged by flooding of my basement, but this was such an insane tasting for me as I was new to such massive tastings, so I gave up on the detailed notes quite early). SUKUR! Fresh, delicious sour beer! All I could read from my notes... :-(
GusL (15) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From my brotherís cellar-collection. Probably my favourite lambic yet - has an excellent combination of dry/tart, sour and fruity taste. The aroma is splendidly fruity and pleasant.
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled (thanks a million to Sir LŲvenlund). Goldeny amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is wood, some tartness, wooden barrels and rather pleasantly sour. Flavour is tart wood, some mild notes of earthy and floral notes. Big dry and tart wooden notes in the finish. Really pleasant. Very mouthdrying.