Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 In short: Smelly, rough and dry bizarre lambic. Overpriced.
How: Montreal-crew sour-beer tasting. Bottle ($$$) shipped from Europe ($$$) by Rastacouere and shared with 4 other disappointed suckers that will remain nameless.
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body with almost no head.
In long: Nasty nose of cigarette butch mixed in with dried tropical fruits. Taste offers some sourness and a lot of dryness. Highly mouth-drying but not very tart. Rough sandy acidity. Lime and sand paper. Sometimes I was reminded of a good old tequila-lime-salt trio. Light fruity notes of dried apples and grapefruits. Alcohol is very well hidden. Me and four friends paid almost $200 for that bottle (including shipping from Europe). Ouch! Talk about a letdown. And to think I paid $40 for little glass of this stuff… For that price I could have both a 750ml bottle of the excellent regular Cantillon Gueuze and 15 pairs of oven mitts. Then I could have slowly enjoyed my 750ml of Gueuze while wondering what the fuck I was thinking when I bought 15 pairs of oven mitts.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
An offputting, heavily waxy nose takes away most of the enjoyment from the otherwise complex interplay of pink grapefruit, white grapes, flowers and honeydew in the flavor profile. Its sour trail is long and satisfying, but sometimes reaches vinegar.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the misty beige.
-Salted crackers appear within the wax; unscented candles smell better.
-Alcohol is very well hidden.
-Its body is plump, but of course its ending sourness eases you into the next sip.
-Needless to say, paying that much for an off bottle is disappointing.
Bottle; 2005 vintage; thx for all your trouble, David!!
BREWMUSKCLES (1994) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i am grateful to have been introduced to this wonderful brew by a new aquaintance.it cleary is an interesting quaf that i will honor by developing my sensitivity. so classic with fruit and an interestingly sour taste and quality sweetness. also a quality carbonation and mouthfeel that transcends the normal legacy of beer. the PUNGENT sourness is a contrast that invokes thought. are we not fortunate that it is not -just drinking beer?!!
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy yellow orange. Vinous aroma with deep tones of grapes, rhubarb, gooseberries,
barrel wood, fresh broken wood, damp basement and a subtle spiciness with notes of lemon balm. Light to medium acid and light sweet. Pretty full sour and acid flavour with notes of grapes and a fruity/citrusy touch. A lot of wood. Hints of nettles. Dry ending. Medium body. Complex and fabulous.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden hazy body with a white head; Amazing nose, deep and incredibly pleasant, Very special and amazing aroma, huge amount of sweetness, marzipan and lots of fruit (I dont find any Botrytis, though); Huge soft carbonation, acidy and a little harsh; A bit harsh in finish, lots of fruit as well as some spicy soft acacia honey, in the finish there is a very little late Botrytis. I am a bit surprised about this beer, I actually expected more. But now 6 days after I can still taste the beer, great.
Baresi (14) - Kungsbacka, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
A 10,1% gueuze is not very common and this specific one was brewed for the 10th annivarsary of the pub Akkurat in Stockholm.
A aroma filled with moisty chips and hay with hints of champagne. It has a large body and the taste is filled with acid, hints of sweetness and a short remaining bitterness. Usually I like lambic and gueuze but this is not one of my favourite ones.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml very expensive bottle at the <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/sweden/s target=blank>Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden. Light orange-yellow in colour, quickly dissipating white head, some lacing. The aroma just has light signs of alcohol which is amazing since this is 10%, green grapes, not overly tart or sour, herbal with some lemon citrus. The flavour is just incredible. Sharp acidic grapes blend together with apple skins, old cheddar cheese provides the funkiness. There is a noticable sweetness with this aswell. Very dry mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes with a very long lemon tartness, dry, some grape sweetness. Surprisingly no alcohol is noticable except for some in the aroma. This is a huge lambic. A true masterpiece from probably the greatest brewery in the world. Each sip provided a new twist of flavours. Unbelievable stuff, worth every penny.
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2006
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma rich of sweet grapes, malt, smoke, wood and fruit. Taste is lovely acidic and sweet grape, notes of malt and chocolate. Lovely beer.
JorisPPattyn (7310) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fully hazy yellow straw with little whitish rim. Fries, burnt esters, Brettanomyces, grapes, dry and perfumed soap, vanilla. Fresh, titillating & absolutely mindblowing fine fruit taste, grapes, wild berries, brambles; dry finish with lemon and lemonpeel. Light but slick MFwith a refreshing, reviving throatfeel. The alcohol is absolutely hidden under all the fine, but powerful flavours. Something to wake up the dead - nobody wants to be dead anyway when he/she could drink this.
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a white head. The taste is a balanced sourness with delightful notes of citrus and grapes. Very nice sour yet complex palate.