Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a very thin white ring of bubbles. Smells of intense sugary sourness, lemons, loads of wild farmhouse funk (but none of teh offputting odd aromas normally associated with their lambics). Lots of grassy hay hints are also there. Tastes of almost over the top tarte lemon, residual sugar is pretty much non-existant. Mouthfeel is light but in a quaffable way. Finish yields hints of bitterness. Not a whole lot going on here beyond the tartness. On the plus side, this is very sessionable. I could see mysef drinking this regularly in the summer if it were a bit cheaper.
nolankowal (933) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Columbus Tasting V:Yellow orange pour with a white head. Aroma of sour, bret, a bit of funk and some yeast. Lots of barnyard flavors coming out: bret, sour, some funbk as well. Light body, pretty sour throughout with a dry-sour finish.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
between crown cap and cork was a clear liquid layer that smelled of madeira , and vinegar 750 ml. bottle- color of orange honey , with a tick eggshell colored head – delicate nose of sweet white grapes (chardonnay , riesling ) , yeast , lime , sour grass , yellow apples ,and hint of floral hops – taste of wonderful sourness , and tartness , white wine vinegar , chalky , slight maltyness , slight caramel , and barnyard – body is dry , acidic , and a little harsh– aftertaste of chalk , white wine , and astringent
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clean and yellow.
The aroma is funky with dirty old hops. That goes for the flavour as well, but a nice mellow sourness kicks in and it ends dry and bitter.
SSSteve (3891) - - MAR 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy orange with a small white head. sour, musty, funky, horseblanket, woody aroma. flavor is of apricots, funky horseblanket, peaches, and sour white grape. no date on bottle. gave me real bad heartburn.
Bartzilla (559) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whoaaaaa nelly!!!! I love me some sour beers and this set the bar far higher than I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking it. There’s no fruit flavors to get into the way of a pure blast of pucker-your-ass-up lambic. Easily the most sour ale experience I’ve had. Ups the bar from the previous record holder, Lou Pepe Kreik. And I’m sure my quest is not over yet. One of these days someone is going to make a lambic that just seals my throat shut upon tasting. Then my work will be complete.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[162-20061228] 1pt9.4floz. Fruity lemony aroma with an interesting blend of grapefruit. Cloudy brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Lemony alcohol continues in flavour with a zingy aftertaste. Light-medium body has a tangy palate. Unfortunately too zingy after it warms up.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 75 cl (rating from 2005). Orange colour with a tiny white head. Superb lambic aroma with grape fruits. Sour grape-fruity flavour.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Head was average white and fizzy which mostly diminished. Colour was golden with a clear sparkling body. Aroma was horseblanket, grapefruit, mule, some malt, vinegar. Medium bodied with a average carbonation. Flavour was moderated acidic with notes of sweet to balance it. Quite nice and my first Unblended.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Rerate, 750mL bottle, 2004 vintage, courtesy of wickedpete. Thanks, Pete! Pours a bright, hazy golden-orange color; very light tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Intensely funky, sour citrus and horseblanket in the aroma; clear, dense, tart and funky citrus-dominated nose. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: following the nose, loads of tart, funky citrus, salt, lemons and overripe fruits; intensely flavorful, nicely carbonated, salty, and funky citrus-dominated lambic. Lengthy, sour finish: citrus, funk, lemons, and breadiness; solid levels of acidity throughout. Tasty, generous stuff. 184.108.40.206.15=3.9
Draft, Max’s 3rd Annual Belgian Beer Festival, courtesy of artusory. Clear, yellowish-orange appearance; headless. Huge amounts of funk, horseblanket in the aroma; lemon and tart citrus. Huge, tart acidity; uncarbonated; tart citrus and barnyard funk; quick, citrus and funky finish. 220.127.116.11.13=3.3.