gn0sis (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An extremely enjoyable lambic that hits all the top marks for fruit delivery, bright acidity, pulpiness (body) and aroma. The pour leaves a large frothy foam, you can already smell the hallmark stone fruit aromas.. The sourness of the French apricots really comes through as this beer ages. A 2002 bottle sampled at Captain Lawrence in 2009 was nearly undrinkable due to acidity, however 2005 bottlings I’ve opened recently have been much more integrated. The demi 2008 Japanese bottling shared most recently in Maine this December was extremely tart and almost enamel stripping, but had a more subdued nature than previous vintages with the same amount of age. Really like to drink this fresh but aging can be a rewarding exercise of patience.
ST247 (351) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 On tap @chez moeder lambic and bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours cloudy yellow with white foam. Sour and fruity, apricot aroma. Taste sour, little bitterness, fruity, apricot. Dry finish. I preferred the bottle version which was more intense. Rating given is the one for the bottle. Tap version : 6/10, 3/5, 6/10, 3/5, 12/20.
k0mpsa (1062) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 bottle at tuulensuu, tampere. Hazy orange color, some white head. Aroma is perfect, sweet, fruits, sour notes, apples, maybe perry. Taste is sour apples, fruits, some sweet notes on the back, balanced. Aroma is better than taste.
VastActiv (2533) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is deep orange with small thick white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, apricot, some sweetness and massive sourness.
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trübes oranges Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geuch sehr säuerlich fruchtig, reife Früchte, Aprikosen. Geschmack sehr fruchtig säuerlich, Aprikosen, insgesamt sehr sauer, aber auch sehr aromatisch.
dfroms (204) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Café des Spores. Pours a luminous orange--almost apricot--color with small fluffy head. Aroma is about the best one could imagine for this sort of beer: ripe farmers’ market apricot, lemon, orange marmalade, slight farmhouse Brett character. So juicy and inviting. Taste is apricot jam, sour plum, peaches, light bitter almond, a beautiful mixture of sweet and tart. Long finish. Just so good.
MarcoDL (1974) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense beer. Stron sour body of lambic, with a acid tardiness that tries to burn through your mouth. Smooth gentle taste abricot after that. Some horseblanket and vanilla as well. Real wild beer art from the masters of Cantillon.
daje (2033) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Schouskjelleren, october 1st 2013. Hazy orange body, small lasting white head. Funky aroma with blue veined cheese, leather, apricot. Taste is sour with ripe fruits and the same blue veined cheese tones. Lasting funky yeast aftertaste. An excellent experience
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand drawn at Backcountry on Sour Sunday. Pours hazy orange with very small white head, settles almost instantly with no lacing. Aroma is tart, funky, musty, barnyard, oaky, apricot, mild vinegar, acidic. Flavor is moderately tart, building slightly, dried apricot, with an oaky, tart, vinegar, mildly vinous finish and lingering oaky, sour apricot aftertaste. Delicious. Minimal carbonation allows flavors to come through. Very soft carbonation, light body, smooth and mildly juicy texture. Interested in comparing bottled version to taste it with more substantial carbonation.
rdixon77 (599) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks drowland for snagging a bottle. Pours a milky orange. Apricots abound in the aroma, both sweet and tart. Some oak in the nose. Taste is perfectly tart and sweet apricots. Just a little sour and a hint of acidity. Medium bodied with nice carbonation, a little dryness. Magnificent!