craftycarl21 (2296) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to brainlayer for this one! Beautiful orange pour with a smallish head. Nose and flavor are marked by big vibrant fruity funk, subtle wood, yeasty dough, and a touch of musty sournness. Epic dry but nuanced palate. Balanced, drinkable, and beautifully complex.
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Brian Layer. Pours clear tawny with a small, bubbly off-white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt, vinous, oak, spicy alcohol, dates, and earthy hops. Flavor is alcohol, oak, vinous, lactic, dates, spices, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
GT2 (9408) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL thanks to BrainLayer. The pour is a hazy peach with a smaller white head. Fresh peach and apricot nose with lots of dusty yeast, Brett, and mild Cantillon funk. Taste brings tart yellow apples, richer body with some residual sugar, sharp and tangy Chardonnay barrel. Very interesting but not as good as Saison de la Senne. Would like to compare this to del Borgo Duchessic and Temptation.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Brian: pours a slightly hazy deep golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with some light fruity notes and tartness. Starts with good fullness and light malty sweetness with fine carbonation and plenty of puckering tart balance before a smooth and dry tart finish. True to style and enjoyable.
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - DEC 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. Amber-orange colour, big head. Oak aged character is very strong, with leathery and woddy notes and a touch of vanilla. Medium sour taste and light bitterness. Jambe-de-bois is hardly recognizable, the lambic and the oak barrel have taken over, reminds me very much of Rodenbach Grand Cru.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks René! Pours hazy golden colored with a nice egg white head. Aromas of funk, citrus, leather, zest, wood, eart and grass. Much lambic in the flavor - sour, dry, hints of alcohol and malt. Very tasty!
thewolf (11553) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels.
Hazy orange with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma has lovely funk, citrus, clear Cantillon notes, dryness, apples, crisp maltiness. Medium carbonation, lovely fat and elegantly dry mouthfeel. Flavour is amazingly balanced, no hint of the high alcohol except in mouthfeel. Tart, fruity, oaranges, funk, apple, light lactic, horse blanket. Dry oaky with some caramel sweetness, Belgian sugar and just the mildest herbal hops character. Super dry, light bitter and oaky dry in the finish. Extremely lovely.
yespr (36043) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cL bottle at Moeder Lambic. Pours clear and golden orange with a small, semi lasting and white head. Aroma is mild fruity, leathery and crisp citrusy. Vague ashtray/sulphorish touch. Mild fruity, light citric to acidic. Dry, bitter, citric and yet crisp fruity finish - almost acetic into the far finish. Shivering citric, dry, crisp and mild fruity. Very elegant. Lasting smooth citric impression into the far finish.
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 Vintage/75 cl. bottle/shared@Chez Moeder Lambic: slightly hazy yellow with a white lambic head, tastes slightly acidic with sour & tart lemons, overall very zesty, getting funky in here & some barnyard, straw & young lambic, hint of lactic, aftertaste is very bitter which is lovely (which is probably the Jambe-de-Bois), great stuff
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle served in a lambic basket at Moeder Lambic Fontainas during last week’s trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.
Served in a De La Senne cervoise.
Pours a brilliant clear golden with a two-finger white head. Lots of lacing. The nose brings loads of apricot and fresh peach. Light lemon and some lactic acid. The fresh stone fruits really take over. The flavor doesn’t quite explode with fruit like the nose did, instead having more of an acidic presence, though the stone fruits and lemon are still there along with a bit of wheat.
The body is light with moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s fairly sour with a dry finish. The sourness on the palate is light, then it’s stronger in the finish.
In high praise, Amyliz4 and I were going back and forth trying to determine whether we preferred this or cask Fou’ Foune.