saxo (13332) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma is fresh and citric. Taste is dominated by lactose acid. Bitter finish.
madmitch76 (13007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Hazy gold - amber beer. Little white head. Palate is crisp and light and dry. Typical gueuze sourness - medium strength. Woody dried fruits. Splash of white wine. Fairly light finish, touch floral. Not bad.
MiP (12987) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 2003 bottle, two years old. Mild, dusty aroma, acidic and earthy. Hazy golden colour, no head. Sourish bitter flavour. Nice tart bitter aftertaste. 6 3 7 3 15
2005 bottle, two years old. The aroma is quite acidic, making my mouth water. Also a little moldy and with a hint of urine. Quite cloudy orange colour, very small frothy head. The flavour is not a acidic as the aroma suggests, even though it is nicely acidic. It starts off with a little lemony acidity, turning into a bitterness which could also be associated with lemons, but then the peel. After this, the acid builds up to a nice and cleansing level. Very refreshing. 8 3 8 3 18
Bottle, 5%. Distinct sour aroma, white grapes, a bit of fresh earth. Hazy orange colour. Big stable white head leaving good lace. The flavour is sharp and acidic with a good white grape note. Late earth flavour and a good fruity bitterness even later. Very refreshing. 8 3 9 3 18
cgarvieuk (12775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle at home 2005 drunk 2012 ... clear pink amber ... funky nose ... soft shoe leather ... tart foul and disgusting ... maybe it might make good vinegar .. apple skins ... but arg
yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 Bottle, 75cl corked. Unclear, orange pour, with a small off-white head. Rubber and citrus, especially grapefruit, in the aroma. The flavor is citrusy as well, mostly grapefruit here too, with cellar to follow. Nice, astringent mouthfeel. A really tooth-cleansing beer, quite nice, but there’s a rubbery touch to it that I don’t like. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.7. 070526
Bottle, 75cl at Esbjerg Beerfestival. It’s a hazy, golden beer with hints of head. Citrusy, horsey and barnyardish nose. Citrus, barnyard, horseblanket, sourness and a faint bitterness in the mouth, bonedry and puckering. A quite lovely and quenching beer. 091023
Theis (12484) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2003) at Ølbaren. Cloudy orange - white head. Vinegar, berries, wood, fu, sour, acid, earth, dirt, light horsey. Rather smooth and pleasant !!
harrisoni (12456) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Bottle. Amber, thin white head, sour lemon aroma, subtle funk and cereal aroma. Trademark mouth puckering from a lambic. Acidic, sour, and more funk in mouth and finish. I mean I do like it. Sourness has mineral/metal quality to it and grapefruit on the finish.. 4.3/5. Re-rate. Half bottle in La Brocante Brussels May 2013. fresh lively hoppy perfectly sour, lovely. Bottle from some place in Belgium. possibly Noel Cuveliers
It’s like licking a swimming pool wall (chlorine) that has been draped in hops, whilst having a horse shitting on it and an acidic mustard and white wine vinegar salad dressing drizzled over the top.
Intense and certainly not for the faint hearted.
For me I think this beer is better fresher
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 (750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy, bubbly orange body with a large rocky off-white head. Aroma is tart with perfume, floral, lemon, salty, white grapes, grapefruit, and orange. Flavor of florals, grapefruit, mango, and light grass with a soft, delicate mouthfeel and a dry finish.
TBone (11731) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 75 cl, vintage 2000
Chestnut brown, creamy off-white head. Strong aroma of leather and horse blanket. Earthy, tart, lots of "leather flavors". Not so sour than eg. Fou’Foune.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2009 Brown-tinted orange; big aroma - wood, slightly toasted hops, sour apple - typical Cantillon for the most part; starts off like any quality gueuze, fairly complex though a tad sweeter than other non-fruited Cantillons. It’s the finish that gets me. Bitter. Astringent. Unpleasant. I understand that the hops are the gimmick of this beer, but to me the finish just clashed with everything else and ruined it. Experiments fail sometimes - that’s life.