FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked this one up after the Chicago real ale festival, fuckin great time! Anyway, a good gueuze. It was tart with a slight winey taste, lots of foam with the pour.
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Im not to happy on lambics, good thing I got a big bottle of chimay, anywho this one was odd, not for me.
21iceman40 (1732) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yet another brew enjoyed at obrien's. A light orange color with hints of yellow. A great mixture of fruit flavors. Not sour, but tart. A good lambic which i am much appreciative of having the pleasure to sample.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another one of the many great beers i was privileged to sample from Tom Nickel's personal collection at Obriens last night. This one poured a mighty cloudy orangey/peach color with a very minimal orangey head. The aroms was entrancingly lovely with orange, peach, lemon, and yeastiness becoming apparent. The taste offered an acidic battle of the tongue and cheek. Flavors of lemon and peach dominate with acidic citrus creating a beautiful souring finish. A bit rougher in the finish than the Oud Beersel tried earlier, but still this was a very respectible brew. Oak flavors also begin to come out as this one warms. Very carbonated and extremely tart...nicely done indeed.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 1999. Slightly hazy golden color with bubbles that explodes in the glass to a tall fluffy near white head that despeckles the glass is in disipates. The CO2 left in the glass burned the nose as I went to smell the aroma. True sweet sour aroma which only gets better as it warms. Champagne qualities. The more I drink the more I like this. Mild farm yeast start followed by fruity citirc flavors that are quite intense. Light maltiness that emerges and than get taken back by the sourness. Rather sticky in the finish, but still clean and crisp in the finish.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Going mostly off memory here, but I distinctly remember not liking as much as Lindemans Gueuze.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - DEC 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 Dec, 2002 Oaky cider with grapefruit juice. Packed with flavour. Interestingly tastes better when the whole bottle is finished. [3.1]
Jan, 2008 Served at the brewery. Soft and woody with a pleasant tang suggesting grapefruit. Pleasant and refreshing. [3.3]
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2003 OK, I'm new to this and mostly I have rated beers that I like or love. This is the first one that I truly hated. My eyes and nose screamed unneutered male cat piss. My mouth said "I have no first hand experience with cat piss, male or otherwise, but no basis for contracting nose or eyes. Go to the sink right now." Lots of stuff going on here — barnyard, diaper, mating cats — and not a bit of it pleasant. Wow. And this was really expensive and really hard to get. Just wow. I give it points for being interesting and complex, but not a single point for being pleasurable. // rerated May 2003. Several months in the basement seems to have helped enormously. Helped the beer, I mean. Now seems better balanced, more sour lemony than sour ammoniac. Much nicer to drink, still complex and interesting, but still far from being a favorite!
eczematic (1304) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
sour, stinkous and scary - not as subtle as girardin though. very juicy and dry.
Suttree (4453) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quaffable, like good lemonade. I tasted citrus, apples, a little bit of oak and mustyness. Not a style for everyone, but I love this stuff.