Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I uncorked this and realized I may have it a little cold. It pours bright orange with a cloudy covering of yeasty head. The aroma, exquisite ... I’d describe it as "Mediterranean" -- very acidic, almost olive oily. This is definitely a sipper ... sharply vinegary, lemony, bready, juicy, sour, oily. Finishes dry. (#3014, 7/11/2007)
SSSteve (3934) - - JUL 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2007 cloudy dark gold with a small fizzy white head. olive, brett, sour, musty aroma. makes my mouth pucker without even tasting it. not a fan of this style but i try to be fair. flavor is mainly peach and apricot with some brett and olive notes and maybe some lemon. palate is sour(as hell) but smooth somehow. highly acidic(stings my teeth). i can tell it’s made well and a lot of care has been taken here. after the acid and sourness bombard the palate it becomes sweeter, juicier, and easier to drink.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 6, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 spettacolare, a quanto ne so un vero classico della gueuze, sicuramente tra le cose più curiose e preziose (curioso dirlo di una miscela di lambic) che io abbia mai assaggiato. La prima impressione fu piuttosto brusca, ma c’è voluto poco per innamorarmi.
Assaggiata per la prima volta all’Irish di Quinto (6), poi comprate due bottiglie da 33cl per un aperitivo da Ciobì (6.50 - !! - per ognuna) e poi ribevuto al pub del Duca (6) in una splendida serata iniziata con una titanica pizza ai peperoni a Campomorone. Ribevuta di recente con la mia ragazza a cui è piaciuta (!!!).
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Sampled at DØE-festival, Valby, 2007 with svoger.]
After a heavy tour passing stouts and IIPA’s this was a wonder. Sourness of grapefruits made me ready for further investigation at the festival. It cleaned my mouth in the best way, you can imagine. I’ll never forget it. Maybe I should sample it neutral one day, but I think I’ll give it the same rating. From now on I’m lost in Cantillon!!!
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Original notes lost.
Smells soapy, citrusy and bretty. Nice and complex aroma with hints of green apple peel. Slightly leathery.
The flavour is not as sour as I prefer, but it’s adequate. There’s a vague saltiness which gives it a little more body.
Hazy, warm yellow with some pale foam.
It’s quite soapy and light, yet slightly viscous to the palate. Nice carbonation.
All in all a nice but pretty light gueuze.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2007 750ml corked and capped bottle, recommending I drink it before 2030. On this evidence, I could have waited. Pours a dull, faintly misty gold with a creamy white head receding to a halo. Nose is sherbety and sharp, with notes of lemon rind and sodden barrelwood. Pungent, shuddering, sour apple gobstopper sourness beyond the cheapest, nastiest, bone-driest champagne or white wine I’ve ever encountered. But none of the wood-tinged dankness or fustiness needed to make the acidity interesting. Once the glass has stood for 10mins, the acidity becomes almost unbearable...but still I keep lifting the glass. No choice really as the g/f has just tipped hers into mine. There is a fruitbowl of sour apple, lemon and tangerine flavours swirling around somewhere in there, but overwhelmed by a burning, gastric acidity. The reason why a beer this dominated by one-dimensional sourness is hailed as a complex classic continues to elude me. A beer that challenged my senses from first swig until last, but not a beer I enjoyed.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 375mL Bottle, 2006 Bottling Date. Pours a transparent honey gold color with shades of naval orange skins and a finger of rocky, brilliant white head. Crisp, tart, brilliantly acidic, funky aroma of fermented lemon peels and under-ripe mango flesh. A wave of pineapple skins, granny smith apples, and anjou pear served on a cracked wheat cracker with a healthy spread of chevre cheese. Lovely balance of natural fruit aromas and funky acidity in that the funkiness adds complexity without completely dominating the fruity characters from the wild fermentation. Light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a crisp acidity. The palate starts out with some crisp lemon and husky rhubarb stalks. White oak and dusty leather pile on, fruits remaining. A dusting of cracked white pepper and lactic fermentation cheese finish off the flavor brilliance. Fantastic example of the style; I like my gueuze to have a prickling carbonation to enhance the biting acidity of the beer - this particular bottle doesn’t have this quality although it’s not flat by any means. Everything else is rock solid and absolutely gorgeous, leading me to expect sheer beauty from a bottle with a well conditioned sizzle. I will certainly keep searching eagerly for that bottle...
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Aba Jour bar in Ghent (Belgium), poured a clear gold with no head. A beautifully clean sour aroma with some citrus and some sweet berry. A light palate at first and some citrus apple, then the sourness comes through, lingering for a long time after the swallow. Why I like these bbers I do not know, but I do.
thewolf (11438) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from Kolding Vinhandel. Bio. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a fine medium white head. Flavour is a little underwhelming, sour berries and vinegar. Flavour is fresh and quite tart. Sour and fruity. This lambic feels up my mouth nicely. Fresh and lively, but very much a lambic in the oldfashioned sense.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 10, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 Bottle. A hazy and sparkling medium blonde body, with a large, fizzy, mostly diminishing white head. The aroma is lightly malty (grain), moderately to heavily yeasty (barnyard, cheese, basement, leather), with notes of lemon, wood, green apples. The flavor is lightly sweet, heavily acidic, very lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, dry finish with light to moderate bitterness. Time to re-rate Cantillons beers since I’m getting into Lambic more and more. Wonderful, refreshing, complex and funky.