bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried at Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 27/05/06. Dull straw colour with a smoother taste than all the others tried, balanced, pear and apple in the taste then grapefruit.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(As Cantillon Olutravintola Pikkulintu). Dark yellow color, little white head. Sourness, dryness, fine hops and mild apple in aroma. Medium bodied. Little bit of strange to find some hops here, but I think they fit here well. Dryness is strong with bitter fruits, aftertaste has hops with dry touch.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brandon (notalush) Thanks! So I was at the store, and I needed to spend 40 dollars to be eligible for this prize you win at the end of 16 weeks of spending 40 dollars or more once per week. This was the last week, so since I was there I picked up a wedge of maytag and it was about 7 bucks. Since I had good cheese, I decided I would drink a gueuze with it because I have yet to experience that pairing because the places to eat around here that have good cheese only serve shit ass beer like heineken and budweiser. Beer is brown with a thick white head. Smell is some hops, oak, lemons, and musty. Taste is fantastic, smooth, sour, lively, and wood. Reminds me of Girardin with a little less carbonation. A really good gueuze, and after having that cheese with this, I am not sure there is any better way to drink a lambic. This was the perfect pairing.
jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly orangish tan with a small head that fades and an active effervescents. Aroma is of sour peach, pear, slight sweet hay, slight berry. Flavor is of a nice full tartness but not so much as to make the eyes water. Lemon, sweet tarts (mix of sweet and chalkiness), pear, a sweet back bone to balance the sourness. Very nice balance of full tartness and sweetness.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at RBSG 2006- Grand Tasting. Hmmm. A wild yeast beer. I wish I could love these more. I feel like a dumbass for not connecting with beers like these. The aroma is like the toilet when you forget to flush and come back a day later. Incredibly acrid. You can pick out flavors of floor varnish and orange juice. I’d say this is at least 500 mM HCl. Someday, when I grow up, I’d like to be able to appreciate this style. Until then, ignore my rating.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served as Derniere Cuvée 89 at Le Bier Circus. Finally, I got some mussels to eat with my gueuze. The one was refreshingly dry with a well-presented bitter finish. I was not disappointed…by either the beer or how well it paired with the mussels.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2006, Grand Tasting. Slightly murky copper with a white head. Brett/barnyard and tartness in the aroma. Extremely tart and citric with notes of lemon, vinegar and horseblanket/hay. Highly attenuated, dry, spritzy mouthfeel. Quality stuff, but not my favorite style.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour is hazy yellow with a thin white head...smell is funky and citric...taste is not overpowering tart, and slightly thin I think...delicious for sure though.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG 06 - Hazy dark gold, fizzy white head. Complex nose of cheese , horse, farmhouse, lemon, and wood. Similar flavors that were typical mouth puckering sour lemon, wood, and crazy funk. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter, sour, tart, citirc finish. Another highlight of the evening....
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2008 Rerate, 750mL bottle, 2006 vintage, courtesy of ryan. Thanks! Pours a hazy, golden-tan color; very light tan head with solid, creamy retention and fine-bubbled lacing; very solid pour. Shows a ton of funk at the front of the aroma, followed by loads of lemony citrus, grapefruit, and lots of lively, zesty tartness; generous nose. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: high levels of acidity and lemony sourness; zesty, spritzy; impressively generous citrus / lemon and funkiness, but just a touch too acidic / citrus-driven to stay especially drinkable. Still very good. Lengthy, sour finish: tart lemons, mineral bitterness, and lingering acidity.
RBSG 06. Lightly clouded grapefruit appearance, with sour cherries and grapefruit/citrus in the nose. Mouthfeel shows tartness, funk, citrus, and (third time’s a charm) grapefruit. Medium finish. 188.8.131.52.16=4.0