fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013
2013-02-25, bottled 2011-12-01, 1 year old, 9-4-8-4-17=42
Cloudy golden color with generous head; it’s highly carbonated. At first, it just smells like an old wet cellar, then there is a more animal presence, horseblanket; some citrus fruits (tangerine and oranges, light cedar); pungent but with grace. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, and as round as a gueuze can be; good malt flavor, definitively not too dry, with sharp but pleasant sourness, and plenty of bitter orange peel; the final is instead more lemony, and lightly astringent.
2004-02-25, bottled 1997, 8 years old, 8-3-7-4-13=35
Golden color; the head quickly fades. As usual, a wonderful sour and citrusy aroma. Taste without compromises: sour, tart, astringent, with clear lemon juice notes; maybe a bit thinner than usual (probably due to the age). Not very bitter, the final (sourness) is quite long.
yngwie (14769) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Bottled. Yellow-white hazy beer with a small white head. Aroma is green apples, old cellar and fruity acids. Dry, sour, astringent and delicious. Shared it with some lager-friends, and even they sort of liked it. Rating: 8-4-8-3-15-3.8. 051028
Bottle, 75cl. Bottled 20090213. It pours and unclear yellow-golden body with lots of carbonation. Rather small head, firm and lasting, even some lacings. Citrusy, light barnyard aroma with green apples and some mouldy old cellar. It’s puckering in the mouth, well carbonated and medium bodied. Lots of acidity, lemon and unripe apples, some funky cellarish barnyard flavors, but not very much. Quite medicinal too, at least much more than in the last two bottles I’ve had. Lasting finish with acidity and citrus peel. A quite fantastic beer, and what’s even more fantastic is that it’s available all over Norway. Who would have though that three years ago. 110109
Travlr (14763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy yellow. Aroma of must and mold and citrus and horse sweat. Sour dry taste, wakes up your tonsils. Dry finish. Heaven.
harrisoni (14679) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5cl bottle. I had no idea that I hadn’t rated this. Hazy gold colour with thin white. Very sour lemon aroma. Unsurprisingly sour in the mouth. But amazingly refreshing on a very hot day. Some farmyard aroma. Fairly good complexity in the mouth . Quite good once you have got used to it.
saxo (14436) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Tap @ Fermentoren, Århus. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are stable, straw, brett, hay, leather and hops. Nice and sour. Old rating. 7/3/5/13/12 Bottle. Nice head with ok duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sour lactose acid and malt.
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 75cl bottle. Sour, fresh, earhty, vinegar, fruity,soft, lasting end, woody oak, spicy, complex! Hard to swallow - but slowly you appreciate it! Different & complex! Rerating May 09: Smooth, sour, tart, spicy, dry. A classic!
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012 Bottle 37,5cl at home, shared with Mette.
Poors a light yellow liquid, small white head. Smells sour, wood, soil. A nice fresh sour taste of grape and berries.
Also soil, grass. Very fresh !!
MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2006 Bottle. Acidic, farty, earthy aroma. Unclear golden colour, very small white head. Acidic, vinegary flavour with a hint of bitterness. Aftertaste is tanninlike, but not that bitter with a soft, lingering acidity. Soft carbonation.
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 75cl, 2004 vintage (BBE 2030)
Hazy bright orange color, small orangey head, mostly vanishing. Strong sour aroma of apples, also earth, leather and cork. Soft, rounded mouthfeel. Starts fruity (apples again) sweetish then fills the mouth with sourness (lime). Earthy notes in the finish. Long acidy aftertaste. Well-balanced gueuze.
Leighton (13330) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Jimmy’s No. 43 during a Lovullo Tasting Session. Pours a cloudy, honey gold with a modest white head. Grassy aroma, some barnyard, some florals and tartness. Flavor is tart and crisp, with more grass, sunflower and dandelion. (Yes, I know what those plants taste like.) Soft, tiny bubble carbonation. Some lemon and oak notes. Quite acidic in the finish, and dry with more flowers and earth. Nice.