orangesol (934) - 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, doesnít stick around too long tho.
M - Light with very light carbonation. Its has a tart feel but it doesít 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.
Kavu (2481) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,3l on tap @ Pikkulintu, three years old. Pours clear pale golden with no head. Aroma is very sour malts. Flavor is sour malts too. No carbonation. Good.
varanid99 (572) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold, slightly cloudy pour with no head or fizz. Winey, funky, barnyard aromas. Taste is winey, sour. Call me a bloody savage but itís just not my cup of tea.
Alusmamuts (549) - LATVIA - NOV 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Glass at brewery. Clear golden colour without head. Winey aroma. Soft sourness followed by mild bitterness.
Steasy66 (1008) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At antwerp bierkunske, tingling carbonation, tart, funky, wheaty, complex yet drinkable.
fellebag (957) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass at brewery. One year old blend. Flat head, quite hazy. Aroma is straw, citrus and light of wood. Gives a checimal feeling in the mouth, leaving a layer for a second. Taste is sour with a sense of nail polish.
bursprak (836) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Moeder Lambic. Clear golden pour with tiny lacings on top. Lots of funk, lemon, hay, wheat and some vegetables. Nice and refreshing!
AngelVanDick (21) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
goldish yellow, hazy, no foam; complex aroma, lots of fruits, mostly grapes, apples, citrus; high sourness, lightly sweet and bitter, dry in general; light body, thin feel, no carbonation
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Borefts 2014. Pours clear dark golden with no head. Aroma is dusty, dank, wood, light funky and a little tart fruity. Flavour is light moderate sweet and acidic. Medium bodied with flat carbonation.
sic1314 (3880) - 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 (3889) - 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 itís right here. Itís 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 doesnít live up to the hype I think. Not for me at least. (On tap at Borefts 2014)