Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had to do it: how can I take marks off anywhere when this is the best beer I've had so far. I'm glad it's my 100th rating as well. It's beer perfection for what I know. Awesome. In my weird notes here I've got: "Orvally, Horse sweat of a horse fed on Mangoes and Yoghurt; hint of Rodenbach-style sourness; tastes like a really great meal eaten on the heals of a really hefty spew." Cheers to Duff who brought this over. I owe you heaps for this one... Awesome!
REDBEARPUB (11) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Lambic is not to be trifled with! so much work ... so long ... assemblages difficult .... excellent results!!
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml corked bottle lugged back from Belgium, originally purchased in the Oud Arsenaal Beer Shop in Antwerp. Bottled in September 2004, drank in October 2008. A treat to say the least. The smell of the cork alone in lemony, flowery, and full of wheaty citrus wild yeast awesomeness. After a few years in the bottle it sure holds up nice, no off aromas or lack of carbonation. Sour, vinegary, and full of wheat dryness, especially in the finish. The mouthfeel is perfect, tingly carbonation but not as overboard harshly bitter as some other classic Gueuzes. Top notch authentic stuff, worth it.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 2002, courtesy of Jakob.
Pours an hazy yellow with a long lasting white head.
In the nose its smooth, dry and dusty citrus with a nice hint of stable and goat - slightly perfumed.
The flavour is incredible smooth with notes of ripe dry grape and wood.
It has a great long and soft, dry grape after taste with a earthy touch.
Absolutely astonishing and without doubt the best beer I ever had!
Re-rate with courtesy of plovmand.
Surprisingly not as smooth and delicious as the first one I had. This one was much more acidic and lagged the ripe grape, goat and perfume.
xescu (26) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle in kulminator 2009 really awesome beer, very balanced.
ALLOVATE (2353) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Could be the perfect blend as if I spoke of Whisky or coffee to their particular connoisseurs. Indeed it had depth, life and character but it also weighed up finely as a decent quaffer and summer refresher. Either way this an exciting and incomparably complete Gueuze that just oozed of artisanal craftsmanship, and yet from such a young brewer. Tasted from the bottle into two of its own glasses as it erupted once the cork was popped (waiter was apologetic, though I had to thank him for this one), at the ’t Brugs Beertje, Brugges, Belgium, one of the finest little pubs in the world. Bright, summery gold in body. With the first surge of pent up gas came a rocky, snow-white head of foam, yet it was visibly very fine in carbonation, even intermittent. Head held on solid, drabbing the glass in its wake. Aroma is potent yet delicate, refined, funky, unique. Its hairy, reeking of sweaty animal fur with so much pepper it tickles the nostrils. Underneath are fruits, exotic fruits, like guava and paw-paw with some raw acidity aided by notes of lime and lemons. Subtle showings of stripped pine, stinging nettles and a little paprika add to my furor, all the more invoking in its wee nuances. In the mouth its dances across the palate. Its dry, rough and potent like the aroma. Hairy, brisk, acidic and very light in mouthfeel. Carbonation keeps it lively but it could be still and equally absorbing. Cracked pepper gets the saliva flowing to start off, then it is all Lambic Gueuze. Classic. Tart, under-ripe fruit stream the tongue with amazing control. This is very fruity. Its heavily acidic, dry yet very fresh. Musty, dank cellar notes develop as it infuses the fruit tones with some lambic funk. Hessian sack notes in back are prominent and reminiscent of cold wet days on a cattle farm as if tasting that waft. Swallow is gently astringent, not too much pucker there, with a rough, hairy aftertaste that has just a little fruit lingering along with raw wood and some forest floor grit. It grips well in the mouth and it lingers for so long. My palate zinged and tickled for an hour afterwards. I loved this. Could have been quite content with a few more bottles of this and a seat in the sun to laze away the afternoon. But, hey, many more beers to taste. <!-- br --> The tip-top, top-of-the-pops Gueuze. Absolutely divine quaffing. (Bottled 03/03, 37.5cL)
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. 01/2006 bottling. Deep amber beer with a fairly creamy white head. Fantastic aroma, full on musky, earthy, funkiness. Loads of musty dustiness. Strong earthy character. Soft herbal mintiness in the back of the aroma. Flavour is very soft and earthy. Loads of funkiness, heavy dust and a soft vineous tartness. Words don’t really sum up just how tasty this brew is. Only moderate acidity, but the funkiness is just incredible. Soft texture, lingering barnyardy character. I really wish this was imported to North America.
BoostIPA (1206) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2009 vintage. Bottle from Etre Goirmet. Fucken hell, this one is a masterpiece. Pours a pretty cloudy peach color with an enormous white head that just keeps growing. The aroma is very sharp, very funky pungent cheese with an intense amount of rotten crotch. Some fecal matter. Taste is very acidic, bright, pepper, crotch. Finished bone dry with a huge amount of ass to mouth. Yes.
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks to JoeMcphee for sharing this sought-after brew - hazy copper/gold, with zero head - very funky, leathery aroma, with hints of oak - oak presents early in the flavor, but fades quickly - nice balance of acidity/sourness - not palate-assaulting - very funky instead - blue cheese funk - barnyardy funk - James Brown funk! - you really only experience funk like this in certain cheeses, and lambics of this quality - bone dry and mouth-watering - very nice.
bhops (427) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2008 fast becoming my favorite style of beer. bottle at bruges beertje. Pours hazy gold, not much head. Nice dry sourness that passes quickly but memorably.