Tmoney99 (9605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy orange color with an average frothy off-white head that was lasting with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy sour & sweet citrus and yeast aroma. Medium to abundant body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour citrus flavor with a medium sour finish of moderated to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.
pivnizub (8373) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled( bottled 15/3/2003): Cloudy, deep golden with an orangey sheen, loose, but quite stable white foam, apples and citrus fruits in the mouldy and slightly bretty nose, some unusual herbal aromas detectable as well; solid dry sour flavour with a bitter touch, light to medium bodied; cidery and mouldy in the sour and astonishingly bitter finish. Good Gueuze…
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle
It was tough to choose a starting point with so many fine lambics on display. Eventually I went with a brewery that I wanted to know more about - De Cam. This was a great choice as it turned out to be nearly as exceptional as the Cantillon. If someone offered this to me it would be hard to turn down.
Aroma / Appearance - The bronze carbonated body was accompanied by a stiff white head. Vinegar, blue cheese, and sweaty gym socks that have fermented in a locker are the things you imagine from a world class gueuze. The dryness reminds me of a top notch brut.
Flavor / Palate - The tartness in the acetic profile stings the tongue. Like drinking the rinse water from sweaty gym clothes it has a nice funk. The lemony polish of the transition carries into a blue cheese finish. Beers like this are the reason that I wanted to come to Belgium in the first place. No wonder they are nearly impossible to find in the US.
DrSilverworm (4018) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle, shared by tmoney99 / alexsdad06. Hazy yellow / orange peach color. Minimal white head. Loose dots of lace. Great big oaky citrusy nose, lightly funky. Medium body-plus. Interesting texture - kind of chalky and gummy.. More dry up front, lightly sticky in the finish. Kind of chewy overall. Good bigger tart taste, light sweet. Enjoyable geuze.
SlackerMads (855) - DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, botteldatum: Jan. 2009. The cork came off with a loud pop by itself when I loosened the thing that keeps the cork in place. That woke me up, no mess though. Pours close to clear yellow with a large quickly diminishing white head. Fresh, juicy fruity smell, a bit like sour candy. Aroma is fresh apples, grapes, light barnyard, oak, musty. Taste is light/medium sweet and light sour. Light body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Refreshing and drinkable, perhaps not as complex as the best in the style but still very enjoyable.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at WtWBA Brooklyn 2013. Pours a golden orange body with short white head & lacing throughout. Aroma is lemon zest, funk and grape. Mouthfeel is medium and dry with nice carbonation and notes of lemon funk, floral zest and oak. Very nice.
kraddel (1917) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Realy funky . Very reminding of 3 fonteinen . Very nice , i dont get why they arnt as big as cantillon , or 3 finteinen .
RexTalionis (1988) - FINLAND - APR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75 cl, bottled in January 2009. Pours hazy golden in color with a massive foamy white head. Light funkiness, a bit of stable and old cottage wooden notes in aroma. Slightly sharp mouthfeel at first, sour grapefruit and a bit of lemon fruitiness in taste. A bit of chewy wheat as well. Feels a bit dry, but quite crisp at the same time. Gets a lot better after awhile. Actually this is quite nice, liking that funky, slightly sour and a bit fruityness this one has got in aftertaste.
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle at Euston tap, pours a cloudy darkish orange with a small white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, some tart apricoty fruits, and mild acidity. Flavour brings out loads of barnyard funk, some tart apricot and peach, low acidity and some oak barrel complexity. Very complex overall - very tart, fruity and funky, finishing on oaky notes. Excellent gueuze.
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 75cl bottle, 03/25/2013. Copper pour, large-bubbled medium head settles to inviting haze on the surface. Aroma is fruity- peaches, apricots and nectarines, tart citrus must and medium barnyard notes, fairly straight and balanced. Taste is lightly fruity- lemon, tangerine and other stone fruit- funky tartness in the middle, light oak and clean finish. Light, crisp body, refreshing. Not overly complex but pretty tasty, would love to drink more often if it wasn’t cost-prohibitive. Nice geuze.