daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Diego my friend, I owe you big time. My #1 want slayed. Incredible generosity. Pours a hazed gold/yellow with a pillowy white head. The flavor is much like a very well aged gueuze but there’s a hint of a sour fruit lingering. This bottle has held up well and was a treat to drink.
biggsbowler (180) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - thanks Forgetfu, Daknole, and Maltzilla for making this one appear - pour a hazy yellow/orange. Smells tart with a hint of cranberry. The taste was sour and tart with some cranberry on the end. This was nice, real nice.
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fredrik_ (81) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 Bottle thanks to Klas.
This was so much better than expected. Really a great beer and it has held up really amazingly.
Ludvig (106) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 thanks mike for the trade! 375ml bottle 2005 cork. this was one of my big want for a long time.
aroma was a subtle aroma of cranberries that i don’t think i would have found if i didn’t know what was in the beer! taste wise was kind of the same! you could taste the cranberries but they where not upfront, much alike the aroma. all the color had faded if there was any color when fresh!
Godofthecellar (594) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This whale caused a lot of stress over the course of a yr tracking down.... Doesnt exist?? You couldnt be more wrong!
750ml bottle #31 of 168 Poured a deep golden orange with spotty lacing around the glass. A cloudlike head formed, such a beautiful looking geuze with lively carbonation
Nose was a mixture of fruit and wood with mild cheesy geuze notes
People kept telling me that this beer tasted like a classic bio geuze... They were wrong! Although their is not a cranberry presence, fruit is the predominant flavor. Incredibly well balanced sweetness of fruit with a good amount of sourness from its age. Fruit skin / tannin and oak on the finish.
Overall this beer exceeded the negative hype. It was delicious, complex and a bitch to land. Big thanks to the man who gave Moby Dick up.
callmemickey (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden-orange colored body, decent sized head forms upon pouring. Some streaky lacing. Assertive citrus, musty wood, fruit skins (but certainly no cranberry character as far as I can tell), nice tartness and a fair bit of acidity. Medium to light bodied, lively carbonation, lingering sour finish. Quite nice, and better than expected!
Sean9689 (270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle, #58/168, 2005 cork.
Pours orange, white head, thin ring, nice carbonation. Nose is sour, but has smoothed out over the years. Some citrus, oak, funk in there as well. Not nearly as sour as Bourgogne. Flavor is smooth/aged, no cranberries at all, citrus, and tart sweetness. Light body, good carbonation, tart finish.
Really enjoyed this beer even though there are no cranberry notes. Tastes like an aged lambic, which is good enough for me. Not nearly as good as Don Quijote, but hey, I never thought I’d ever get to try this beer.
Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle traded for with a couple of the other Chicago guys for our blowout tasting. Pours a hazy peach/orange in color with a very little head. Upon pouring my measured out amount in my tulip, there was more head formation. Nose is incredibly sour, almost bracingly so. It settles out some as it warms a little, but it is big time lemon. One of the most sour Cantillon I’ve had to date, similar to the first batch of Soleil. There is an asinine amount of sour patch kid like acidity to it. However, there is no cranberry whatsoever. Light mouthfeel, light carbonation, bracing acidity, and a long sour finish. Probably my favorite of the beers we’ve had so far ( millennium gueuze, OGV ’02, and ’98 OG). Crazy sour, but I love it.
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Walt@RBWG 2012. hazy amber color with ivoryhead. Awesome barnyard, dry hay, lemongrass aromas. Big tart wet wood, cherry, lemon, dry hay, funked up flavors--very special treat
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, rating number 4,000 with huge thanks to Walt for sharing during RBWG 2012!) cloudy gold with huge voluminous head. Nose of charred wood, funky , wet barrel and cranberry. Taste is hugely funky, barrel, charred wood, tart cranberry, minerals. Well carbonated, tart and dry on the palate. Quite nice! One of the funkier beers I’ve had.