Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed from a 750ml bottle in a stemless wine glass. The beer pours a light copper color, with essentially no head. Notes of leather, "sweaty horse blanket," and the countryside during Spring come through in the aroma. To call it "appetizing" would be the equivalent of calling Luther "vaguely significant." The palate shows a bit of spritz up front, before a moderate sourness, more of the aforesaid Brettanomyces characteristics, light fruit notes, a slight bitterness, and a touch of lemon come through. The palate is bone dry and mouthfeel is just right. Mouthfeel is perhaps just slightly filled out by a bit of residual Pediococcus character, but it is by no means ropy. The finish is dry, lightly tart, and lightly leathery. Overall, absolutely wonderful; seemingly the earthly form of what "cuvee" should mean.
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a resilient white head. Aroma is sour, tart and oldish. Flavor is tart, unripe fruit, sour, green apple, fruits. Finish is dry, oldish, sour, citric acid. Lingering lemon. Medium body, average carbonation.
daje (2254) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cafe Sara, august 23rd 2014. Hazy golden/yellow body, lively white head. Aroma of citrus, apples, barnyard, hay, quite prominent maltiness. Taste is dry and sour, again apples, citrus fruits, yeast spices, grain, refreshing dry finish, aftertaste is not on the sourest side, quite pleasant and mild. Very nice beer.
boozedude (1747) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from blackwells.. hazy orange pour with white head.. sweet tart aroma...taste is fruit salt..very easy drinking sour... awesome
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at moeder Lambic with Kimberly, Taylor. Pours hazy orange. Aroma is very much Gueuze, light refreshing. Taste is light to medium acidity, pretty dry, a little sharp on the citrus side, a bit of an off note that kills the beer and makes it kinda gross.
Cunningham (4438) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color with a fine white head. The first that’s hits me with this one is that is lake a very dry grapefruit juice. Rocks your mouth at start. But you just have to handle it. If you like guze/lambic and sour wild ale. Just buy this one. A bit extreme, but really nice.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]
Alengrin (1294) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blended beer (’versnijbier’ in Dutch) made from matured Guldenberg and Girardin lambic since 2007. Loose, off-white head, dirty copper colour. Complex old geuze smell, bit funky, barnyard-like, sherry, peach, orange, caramel; taste fruity, sourish, earthy, malty, light hoppy finish. Very well balanced, the lambic may play a bigger role in it than the Guldenberg, but the result is truly great - if you like Belgian sour beers, of course.
paologalloni (106) - ITALY - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bellissimo aspetto arancione carico quasi oro giallo piuma bianca inizialmente abbondante che se ne va lasciando bay merletti. Aroma pulitissimo fresco vinoso uva e acetico che si abbracciano prevale il lambic con i toni citrici e acetici. Ottima
SlackerMads (1547) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with a medium sized diminishing good lacing white head. Wooden, barnyard, band aid, sour berries, sweet over ripe fruits, light earthy, mouldy. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and sour. Good balance.
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear yellow with à thon white head. Sour, vinous, citrusy, hoppy. Very drinkable.
Bamsen78 (3107) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Bier- & Eetcafé Gollem, Antwerp. Pours slightly hazy light amber with small off-white head. Clear vinous aroma, with notes of hops. Intense vinous flavour with touches of malt and a good deal of hops, ending perfectly dry. Lingering vinous aftertaste. Good. Really good. Really, really good.