brokensail (15593) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: A 750 ml bottle with a bottling date of 2008 shared with the girlfriend. A pour into my Bruery tulip is a burnt orange color with very little head and quite a bit of bubbles.
S: Now this is a funky beverage. A ton of Brett character with a tinge of lactic sourness and oak.
T: As funky as the nose is, that’s how sour it is on the tongue. There is a lot of lactic tartness and it’s very acidic. There’s a bit of lemon flavor and a lot of Brett. On the finish is a fair bit of oak.
M: Surprisingly this is not all that bubbly. I’m used to Gueuze being a very bubbly beverage, but I suppose that could be due to a short maturation period (ie. my fault).
D: This is a very, very acidic beer. As a result, it’s tough to drink a lot of. However, it does taste very good, so it’s also something you want to drink lots of. A strange dichotomy indeed.
Beerhunter111 (15436) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2014: trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, fruchtig. Geschmack holzig, fruchtig, säuerlich.
Dedollewaitor (15433) - 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!
Oakes (15277) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the greats.
MiP (15170) - 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.
Theis (15096) - 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 !!
chrisv10 (14810) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Bottle. Hazy golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, wheat, tart and barnyard. Flavour is malt, fruit, wheat, tart, barnyard, little citrus and medium dry.
Draft at MikkellerBar. Hazy orange with white head. Flavour is sour, dry and earthy.
jtclockwork (14586) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Ginger Man. Pours semi-cloudy apricot. Nose and taste of tart fruit, peach skin, fermented pear and oak. Very tart on the palate.
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Yellow /orange colour with a white head. Aroma is sour, yeast. Flavour is sour, yeast, venegar, wine acid. Nice.
bhensonb (13825) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml. bottle. A nice Bret type aroma combined with honey. A sour whiff. The color is a light orange gold with a white head that ringed. A bit thin bodied. The carbonation is very mild. The flavor is primarily lactic sour. There are varying fruit notes, to accompany the earthy, Bretty, funkiness. Could be old mushrooms or sweat sox. Very interesting. Not an everyday drink, I think. Refreshing in an unusual way.