bartlebier (1981) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
37,5 bottle from De Biergrens - bb09/2015. Open ominously plop-less, pours even more ominously quasi-flat and brackish, with a damp apple sauce glare to it. Aroma of old rhubarb compote, basement must and mouldy wood, rotten peaches, balsamic vinegar: most of it making a spent and tired impression.Taste is same, with a distinct white sugar note (label mentions added sugar) bringing back the rhubarb compote to apple sauce. MF has some carbonation after all, but is dampened by sticky sugars. This sweetened 80’s style geuze-lambic crossover comes with the aura of an abandoned roadside café and is not likely to convert the masses to the style (De Troch’s real lambic being a crossover between lambic and bottom shelf balsamic vinegar at the other spectrum).
kraddel (3630) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Hopduvel Gent .
Pours dark amber , almost brown .
No real foam . With some effort a thin white layer .
Smell is sweet, some apples , very chemical .
Taste is sweet, like a faro a bit, some lambic shines through, but you have to search . much apples . way better than the scent . might not be a respectable geuze, but damn, its better to drink than their take on an Old Geuze ( cuvee chapeau ) .
bursprak (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 cl bottle. Pours reddish bronze with a small head. Aroma is sweet and some barnyard funk. Taste is overly sweet. More like lemonade than beer.
Camons (6410) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Home. Best before 100513. Pours amber with a fading creamy offhwite head, some lacings. Aroma is light sour, green apples, barnyard, light oxidation. Flavor is rather sweet and a little sour with apples, almost ciderlike, white sugar, light barnyard. Medium body, average carbonation, sweet, but still light acidic finish. 170214
ruigo (1270) - PORTUGAL - FEB 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared a 25cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a clear pinkish pale brown colour with a thin light pink head. Aroma is fruity, sour and floral. Average carbonation with a light body. Taste is similar to a cider, sweet and sour, with an acid finish. Overall, a nice c... sorry, beer.
chrisv10 (11475) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, dark fruit, little barnyard, little caramel and little sour. Flavour is malt, fruit, medium sweet, caramel, little dark fruit, little barnyard and a little sour.
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The head is medium, the body brown. It smells oak, wooden, sweet, sugary. The taste is sugary, strange, sweet, wooden. Medium
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
15/XII/13 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 10/VII/11 (2013-1144)
Clear orange beer, small aery irregular head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, cellar mould, wet newspaper, sugary. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: sugary, sweet, some orange peel, some walnuts, honey. Aftertaste: sugar, almonds, mouldy, sweet. F*ck, I don’t know what I was expecting...
aronvarga (300) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Belgian Brasseie Henri. Cloudy, dark amber colour, very short-life minimal brownish white head, dried fruity aroma, medium body, light fizziness, syrupy sweet taste, sweet fruity palate.
Meilby (8274) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of sugar with a hint of tart and barnyard. Taste is medium sweet and light sour with a sweet sugary, slightly dry and faintly sour finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.