pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
De la senne wadesda. 750ml bottle from west lakeview... Pours a golden
glowing orange hue with a thin soapy white head... Aroma is vinegary
with a very light acetone character, sour fir sure but nice in a
lambic sort of way... Flavors are sour, tart and puckering. Nice
flavors where the lambic takes centerstage. Unable to detect the abv
really. Sour lovers should try and seek this one out. Delectably
satiating with the only detraction being the acetone nature in the nose.
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. thanks to kan for sharing. pours hazy gold with white head. nose of big cantillon funk house vanilla oak buggy, nail polish. flavors very
sour vinager and acidic lemons and grapefruit rind thin body spritzy
feel finish dry a little short but this is tasty and fairly easy
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by Kan. Thanks! Pours a nice murky glowing darker golden hue, touches of amber, a decent frothy whitish head sits atop and laces and rings. Aromas are a big funkiness. Tart lemons and lactic acidity, touches of dry tea, light bready malts, funky horseblanket and leather flare. A touch of acetone, stronger sourness and funk take over with light vinegar, brett, wet oak. Initial is fairly big sourness, touches of lactic acid, wet oak, vinegar and sourness, bigger leather and funky dust and barnyard, grass and a touch of brett, lingering and permeating lemon fruit. A bit much acetone on the nose, but the tart lemon, lemonade, acidity and lactic acid win me over. Great balanced sour, leaning towards the sourhead’s dream in taste and balance, sour slanted, lemonade and lactic acid, touches of brett fall back but are still there. Quite tasty. Reminds me of the Girardin Black, but deeper, with more sourness and complexity.
TBone (14158) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 750ml @Pikkulintu
Hazy orange color, small steady white head. Sour, grapefruity, Cantillon-like aroma. Medium-bodied. Very fruity, sour with goose- and cranberries. On the background nice sweetness. Extremely balanced, this is a good blend. Cantillon dominates, but Jambe-de-Bois kicks some additional fruityness in.
esox (1186) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange colour, thin bubbly head with long lasting lace. Funky aroma of barnyard, sour berries, herbs and a hint of fresh tobacco leaf. Dry malt base, traces of caramel in the finish.. Herbally hoped with some bitterness. Spicy yeast character increases when warming up. Nice, soft tartness lingers a while. Interesting beer, but it lacks something.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Hazy golden with a small, firm head. Quite tart nose with pale malt and surprisingly the same kind of peachy sourness as in brett-spiked beers. Flavor is mostly lambic with soft, dry tartness - what els do you need...? Medium to full body, soft CO2. Very nice, but not much different from lambic alone. 2286
mjs (5312) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at Pikkulintu) The beer poured orange and cloudy. Its head was small and white. Aroma was quite Cantillon Gueuze like. There was sourness, fruitiness, grapefruit and vomit. Palate was medium bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. The taste was mostly like the one of Cantillon Gueuze with added fruitiness. The flavours I found were fruitiness, wood, grapefruit, sourness, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was sour and fruity. Even though Jambe-de-Bois was almost completely drowned by Cantillon lambic the parts that remained added nice flavours and aromas. Nice blend.
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle @ Pikkulintu.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a foamy, white head. Aroma of sour green apples with wood and floral notes. Flavour of sour apples, lemon, yeast and salt. Medium bodied with a dry tart finish. Lambic dominates here and Jambe-de-Bois is well hidden somewhere.
tiong (4723) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Interesting mix of two styles, but lambic dominates the taste heavily. Hints of sweetness but can’t really taste the tripel in it.
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful gueuze cheesy character, acidic sourness. Perfectly fits the mold for style. Very nicely done.