Atheist_Peace (928) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber leaning towards copper pour, nearly clear, with a thin off-white head. Very funky nose, featuring a lot of horse blanket and some lactic notes with some woodiness and herbal notes. Thereís a certain light hoppiness as well with faint citrus notes. Iím getting a recently rained upon forest floor sort of notion from the nose as well. Quite sour across the palate with lots of wood and lactic flavours. Lacking some of the complexity shown on the nose but still very interesting. Incredibly dry as well which detracts from the mouthfeel for me.
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 ounces on draft at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont. Pours a dark caramel brown color with off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, wine, tart fruit. Tasting notes of vinegar, wine, tart fruit, floral notes, herbs. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Pretty tasty.
pentaz (1222) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @Theis. Pours unclear orange with a lasting and lacing medium off-white head. Aroma is leather, fresh flowers, sour fruit, grass, apple, wood and horse blanket. Taste is light+ sweet, bitter and tart. Body is light+, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry and bitter with a nice bite.
Maarten1993 (272) - - MAY 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ Zeebra 2014. Very sour, more sour tha the hommage. Bitter, as well. Not really my cup of tea.
gn0sis (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Opened a batch two bottling of Iris (offset label/2000 cork) at the JF Vonck tasting in NYC, 2/14. The beer has held up extremely well, the age hasnít detracted much if at all from the overall essence of what the beer was meant to be. Having had nearly all of the other available Iris vintages (Including a batch one shared with Steve K in 2010- Thanks Todd!), it was evident in the 2000 vintage that age can make things a bit murkier, a bit darker in color and perhaps more full bodied, while still retaining funk and developing more earthiness for well over a decade. The older examples of Iris, all the way up to 2003 375ml, seem to exhibit a sort of profound stoic funkiness with a firm acidity- though not bracing or bright by any means. A subdued, hazy treat to enjoy with your thinking cap on, this certainly stretches the definition of what dark, unblended lambic can be.
ST247 (361) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours cloudy orange/amber with white head. Spicy aroma. Taste is sour and spicy.
574deadzone (994) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely awesome to get a couple splashes of this. Sure didnít take any notes, but this was dry, refreshing, the right amount of tart, with nice fruity and floral notes. So drinkable yet plenty of things to ruminate over with each sip. Hope to revisit sometime.
ComradeK (988) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a medium-large off-white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. Earthy, oaky notes and worn leather mix with mild sourness and floral hops to create the aroma. Potent citric sourness and mild floral hops up front give way to oak, leather and a savoury touch in the mid-palate. The finish is like biting straight into a piece of ruby grapefruit, with powerful sourness and acidity. This is certainly one of the most sour lambics I have had, yet still very complex and highly enjoyable.
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iíve become rather fond of lambic beer over the last few years. And this beer is pretty much the reason why. I donít think I can say anything that hasnít been said before, other than I think it is experiences like this beer which fuels ones life.
Syndicate (74) - Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks for this buckeye boy. Pours a light orange hue with a small white head. Nose gives hints of oak and cork. Taste is apricot and coriander with some spice. Super funky like only a Cantillon. Amazing beer