ekstedt (4916) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of rlgk. Clear golden, no head. Grapefruity cidery aroma with some nettles and elderberries, and gooseberries. Light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Dry with medium acidity, some tannins.
_angst_ (2092) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy golden with a small frothy white head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and very funky with crackers, elderberries, white grapes, lemon juice, dry soil, brett, dry wood, horse blanket, barnyard, unripe currants, hay, pineapple and hints of green apples. Taste is sour and tart with crackers, dry soil, grapefruit juice, grape skins, dry wood, dry soil, pineapple, elderberries, moist wood, unripe currants, gooseberries, woody tannins, hay, barnyard, leather and horse blanket. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, fruity tart, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is dry and tart with crackers, white grapes, lemon juice, dry soil, barnyard, green apples, horse blanket, leather, wood and hay.
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours pale golden with an off white head, The aroma holds dirty brett (horse blanket/barnyard/wet soil) and juniper lemonade up front with undertones of dry white wine, spicy grapefruit peel, lime/lemon, yellow fruits (pineapples, apricot and a whisper of mango), ripe apples (red, yellow and green), smoked meat, light phenols, hay, crackers and touch of cheese. The flavor is light sweet to dry, medium acidic
and tiny bitter with soft brett, fairly mild lacto, cracker-like malt and tones from the barrel aging. The mouthfeel is tart and light astringent with a light carbonation. Citric spicy finish. Light to medium bodied.
rlgk (8492) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Clear pale yellow/golden with a small white head. Sour vinous aroma, rubber, leather, floral, elder, blood orange, citrus, grapefruit, dry, mango, berries, orange peel, grapes, apples, pineapple. Sour flavor, vinous, hay, rubber, leather, acidic, elder, woody, floral, dry, orange peel, grapefruit, citrus, mango, woody, bitter orange, leather.
larsniclas (5194) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at USSkovde
Hazy golden. White head.
Sour aroma; elder-flowers, grapes.
Tart and sour flavour. Grapes, some green apples, pine-apples. Very dry.
Dazz3 (1429) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours cloudy golden with a big white head. Smells sour, creamy fruity abit elders. Tastes sour, green apples and ebit elders.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ rlgk’s tasting. Pours clear pale golden with a small off white head. Aroma is sour acidy stable cellar dry fruity. Flavor is sour dry astringent berry fruity bitter nice vinous touch. Finishes astringent bitter sour fruity.
GT2 (7044) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL non-fake bottle with mega thanks to jbeatty! Rating #4600! Pours clear lighter gold. Weak white head. Nose is detergent, some loganberries, sweet candied lemon, pulpy sweet orange, sweet berries. Almost thicker blueberry cobbler. Taste is sharp, very sour and mouth puckering, key lime pie, some rhubarb pie with thick crust. Heavy lactic and saltwater with minimal to zero acetic acid. Very soft compared to Classic Geuze. Palate is soft, key lime heavy. Mild leather. Very good. No white vinegar. Beautiful sweet dessert nose. Loved it. No hype here. 9/29/2012 9/4/8/5/17=4.3
nimbleprop (3875) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to jbeatty. Thanks James! Pours a transparent, light gold with some wispy white head. Looks like an old gueze. Floral, perfumey, nose, blood orange, candied orange peel, some berry. I thought the aromas of White Bordeaux were very evident. Flavor has more white grape, something a little wood, a little industrial (like watered down turpentine), sweet, lemon meringue, kaffir lime, berry. Not very acidic at all, smooth, soft finish. I thought the Bordeaux character really shined through. A different offering from Cantillon.
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 09/29/2012. Golden orange pour, little head, light ring of lacing. Nose is softly vinous, red wine with oak tanin, light red berries, as well as sharper white wine overtones with crisp, tart apple and green grapes; nice, funky base. Taste mildly tart, green grapes with subtle white fruit, again with funky finish- oak, bleu cheese. Medium light palate, smooth with almost an oily texture, interesting. Really nice, the different barrel treatments shine and make this a great experience.