Foffern (1294) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Vintage 2008. Pours a hazy orange colour with a small, off-white head. Classic aroma of horse blanket, citrus, rowanberries, oak, wheat, vinegar, heather and forest bloor. Sour flavour with a touch of barnyard and apple cider vinegar. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light berry bitterness. A solid and well balanced gueuze.
ThirstyBird (1701) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very pale yellow orange with a small light tan head. The smell is funk sand door, lemon, citrus. The taste is very sour citric, very tart and sour ending..dry too. Light body and silly with active fine carbonation. Great stuff!
markextrae (1287) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared bottle with a friend. poured a more amber colour with a white head. sour apples, barnyard, grapes, tart, apricots, hay, oak, amazing taste! and so balanced! this is how it should be!
Borresteijn (4919) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from a 75cl bottle at In de Wildeman, kindly shared by Kermis, thanks Chris. 2006 vintage. Murky golden colour, thin white head. Aroma of barnyard, funk, lemon, hint of faeces, a bit dusty. Flavour is mild sour, lemon, funk, some dirty yeast, apple, wheat, tart finish. Light-bodied. Better than expected.
sic1314 (3802) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear yellow with minimal head. Aroma of zesty fruit. Medium body, very tart. Refreshing, pretty excellent geueze.
bastarda (108) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared @ DE-CH-F TriStateTasting, with special thanks to Oldmanriver!
aroma of dry cider and apple vinegar, taste is green apples, and a lot more sour things I don’t really feel I have them on my radar, sour-bitter finish. Complex in a way. Hmhm...
Barnoloid (260) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 vintage. This is a highly carbonated, lively gueuze with a barnyard funk. Dry and sour. A unique beer.
Marheb (2298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Des fibres de chair de citron éclatées, des herbes humides au fond d’une grange, une richesse acétique et des bretts apprivoisés par des tanniques à la poigne de chêne. Un liquide immensément complexe et balancé, j’approuve les assemblages de lambic 2 ans.
Unde (420) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A bottle from 2003. Orange hazy looking beer with nice and delicate head on top. Aroma has sourness, white wine, zesty green apples and some more sourness. Taste has sour green apples, some mint(?) and white wine. Body is full and has very high carbonation. A really sour gueuze from Cantillon, well preserved for many years. Would like to try more from other years and see which one is the best. Magnificent beer nevertheless.
solidfunk (4476) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1999!!!!! A beer from another millennium. Amazing, puts perspective on the rest of the Epic Sours at this tasting. Huge Cantillon bretta yeast flavour. Grapefruit zest and sour wonderfulness. If only I’d drank this in 99 when I was young impressionable punk drinking molsen and kokanee. Big thanks to Maniac at Epic Sour Tasting.