ApisAles (1400) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Zwanze day 2011 at the Churchkey. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma was funky, grassy, some really light fruit. Lots of subtlety in this one, but really rewarding for all that. Light fruit notes, nothing overly aggressive as far as funk. Really mellow. Nice.
drfabulous (2948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle at Holy Grale Zwanze 11. Nice balance of tropical fruit and lambic. Some subtle grapefruit. Big orange body. Very nice.
Dazz3 (1251) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/5 in darkness. Smells sour and malty. Sour malty and abit bitter taste with a similar finish.
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL all to myself at Churchkey for Zwanze Day 2011. Rating #2900 on this site. The pour is a fully hazy grapefruit juice color...hazy yellow peach with a healthy white head. Nice retention and little webby lace. Nose is quite intense with grapefruit pith and peach like Cantillon Iris. Fully funky but still soft with small lemon, curaçao. Taste is tart and citric sharp with lots of sour fruit leather piling on. Great palate. Very refreshing, complex, and fully lactic sour. Awesome leathery palate like Iris- bitter grapefruit, quenching lemon like Gatorade, saltwater. So good. Softer than Iris and not as lemon heavy as 1900 Grand Cru. Has that unblended lambic feel that I love but with effervescent carbonation. Sort of like Iris Light. For witbier, it is without a doubt two standard deviations beyond anything that could ever possibly be called such a style. Good thing it got kicked out of that category. Just too unfair. 8/4/9/5/17=4.3
radagast83 (3104) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
4oz sample from bottle Zwanze Day 2010. Poured a slightly cloudy medium orange color, very small head/lacing. Aroma is tart, with wild Belgian yeast notes, mellow. Tart notes of unripe strawberries were what I recognized in the flavors as I consumed this one. Enjoyed this quite a bit!
TheEpeeist (2819) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle at Monk’s. Foggy yellow with white froth. Aroma of horse blanket, lemon peel and straw. Medium light with a tingle. Taste is lemon yoghurt and zest with a touch of sweeter orange peel and grass. White pepper finish.
rlgk (7446) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. Yellow beer with a nice lasting white head. Woody sourish aroma with citrus notes. Sourish flavor, woody, oaky, some grass, fruity, citrus. Citrus and woody finish.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Zwanze Day at Churchkey. Very hazy pale tan pour with a some head, but mostly flat looking with little carbonation. Tart funky aroma. Very woody and oaky. Tart with a considerable amount of funk and barnyard. Bitter citrus peel. Some carbonation when it first hits the tongue. Tannic bitter funk lingers on the back of the tongue.
argo0 (10384) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Medium white head, cloudy lemon yellow body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit rind, some orange, funk. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some funk, light cream, orange. Light-medium body, light acidity.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Zwanze Day at Churchkey. Pours hazy gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is funky, sour grapes and apples, loads of phenols mixing it up, and light hay malt. The aroma is really complex. Flavor is sour grapes, light apple and pear notes, phenols and funky yeast dancing around, and straw and hay malt with a dry finish. Acidity is rather balanced in this beer. Light body, low warmth and carbonation.