King_Alex_II (1146) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow golden color with solid foam layer. The smell is edgy sour and has the typical funk. The taste is surprisingly bitter, dry, dusty and sour. It tastes like cellar (without a specific definition of the taste "cellar"). Light fruity sweetness in the finish. Gingery aggressive spicy, bitter and a little sweet aftertaste.
anstei (1015) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of King_Alex_II, 2011 vintage. Good funk, quite bitter throughout. Crisply carbonated and a bit fruity. Pineapple? Lasting bitter finish. Not quite as balanced as top tier lambics, but still a very good one.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, bought at the brewery a while ago with Mike Morse, shared at Moncada with Mes and Simone and Angelo. Thanks for an awesome birthday!
Soo much damn bloody funk! Huge acid. Huge tart. Puckering in the best way possible. No bullshit extract sweetness here. This is exactly how lambic should be done. Jean-PIerre is giving us a masterclass in brewing here. Simply astounding.
Mesjasz (873) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Light hazy orange color, white head. Aroma of barnyard, leather, basement, wine vinegar, hay. Very nice and rustique. Taste is very dry, medium sour with some bitter notes. Flavor is barnyard, leather, lemon, zest, grapes, goosberry, wine vinegar. Aftertaste is dry and tart. Nice body and smooth texture. Very good lambic.
mariuspoenari (1311) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Golden orange with a short-lasting white head. Smells like vinegar, macerated grapes, barnyard funk. Sour taste all the way, with interesting notes of mould, barnyard funk, apple vinegar and grape juice.
Rask0lnikov (617) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale yellow colour. Modest head. Vinegar, grass wine wood. White wine, grass, wood in first taste. Apples, sourness in the middle. Sour finish. Very well balanced, light bodied, sour, refreshing beer.
thome50 (1283) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle I opened from a long lost trade. 2008 sticker, 2011 cork. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with massive white head. Aroma is champagne, oats and app. Taste is dried fruit, sharp sour notes, wood, leather, oak. Nice.
Gurthnar (4787) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle at Vienna tasting February 2016. Thanks! Moderately hazy orange colour. Nicely fruity aroma with apricot, alci complex buggery, very inviting. Taste is moderately sour, not harsh at all, slightly cheesy, fruity, pretty complex. Very good.
Werckmeister (1905) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,75l bottle at home at Vienna Tasting. Vintage 2011, Bottled 01/2014. light orange rather hazy color, small white head. smells of green apples, nutty, marzipan, some funk, light leather. nice smell. medium body, quite bubbly carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of green apples, some funk, leather, citric, nutty, marzipan, finishes rather sour and quite dry with with notes of marzipan and green apples. good one, sour but I had more sour Cantillons, good stuff.
Nische (1802) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle kindly shared by Werckmeister, many thanks! 2014 bottle. Pours cloudy orange with fizzy white head. A little grainy aroma with funk, wood, citrus, horse blankets. Taste is apples, citrus, vinegar, oak and lemon zest. Funky, dry finish with lemon.