orangesol (868) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on-tap at Churchkey on Zwanze day 2012.
A - Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a small half finger tall bubbly white head, dissipating down to nothing at all, leaving no lace at all down the glass.
S - Smell is pretty muted until it fully warms up. Hints of funky cheese, damp oak, basement must, some lemon zest and a dash of vinegar.
T - Starts off with a big sour kick that fades as quickly as it hit you leaving behind hints of lemon zest, musty funk, dry oak and a dash of booze burn. Finish is funky with a moderate amount of dryness, doesn’t stick around too long tho.
M - Light with very light carbonation. Its has a tart feel but it does’t linger for very long, allowing it to be consumed quite easily.
O - I feel like this is exactly what an unblended two year old lambic should taste. Sure its a little rough around the edges, but thats why its perfect for blending and fruit additions. I am glad I got to try this, I look forward to having it again one day, hopefully a little closer to the source.
sic1314 (3405) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Borefts 2014. Poured dark golden with no head. Aroma of tart fruit. Medium body, quite zesty, flavour is tart and quite sweet, pretty smooth.
erickok (3633) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There was some confusion over where to rate this, but I think it’s right here. It’s Bruocsella with a different aging, as I was told. Anyway. Served headless, orange body. Aged, woody, dusty, refined, soft malts, barn. Sot sourness, too mellow for my taste buds. Good but doesn’t live up to the hype I think. Not for me at least. (On tap at Borefts 2014)
Beerhunter111 (7616) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2014: klares oranges Bier mit wenig Schaum. Geruch nach reifen Früchten, holzig, säuerlich. Geschmack säuerlich, reifes Obst, holzig.
markextrae (1037) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample at bbf. poured a flat golden colour. citrus, lactic, acid, horse blanket, slight oxidiced. tart, intense vinous earth tones. no carbonation. but boy i liked this
Borresteijn (4733) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Borefts ’14. Clear golden colour, no head. Aroma of light oxidization, tart, citrus, lemons, some funk. Flavour is light floral, funky, tart, slightly oxidized, sour finish. Light-bodied. Not for me.
MarcoDL (2239) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Borefts 2014. Copper colored, with no head. Intense sour taste, very tardy, the term horseblanket is appropriate. Bit earthy as well. Great lambic.
DutchDrebus (4071) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Borefts 14. Clear yellow to orange colour with no head. Smells sour, dusty, wild yeast. Tastes sour, wild yeast, cork. Medium body, soft carbo.
berntholer (939) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden colour. aroma bit of sulphur like burnt plastic and hay. taste was mellow citric acid, bit of sulphur, more hay with a dry finish. very slick oily mouthfeel. nice. draft @ cantillon
Bozo_skeleton (507) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Brasserie Cantillon - 18 mois d’age.
Blonde doree sans carbonation ni collet.
Des aromes aigres et vineux.
Le vin d’orge par excellence, pas de petillement en bouche, le cote aigre qui ressort pas mal (il faut etre habitue...), notes boises.
Interressant mais c’est tout de meme pas ma tasse de the
Experiment_Ale (1021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18 month old I blended Lambic at Cantillon brewery with Kimberly and Taylor. Aroma is young cantillon funk, a little empty compared to the oude Gueuze. Taste is not as dry as most all other cantillon, and a little watery, wheat notes still present. Almost zero acidity. I could pound this all day, easy. Love.