77ships (6973) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl. bottle sampled. Procured from Willems. Hazy orange with white bubbles. Smells of brett, fermenting apricots, tart, touch wine vinegar, peaches, tart, touch sea salt. Tastes of brett, sour peaches and apricots, tart, green apples, brief touch of Foie Gras, faint salt in the back, touch wood, tart white wine. Touch brett body. Man t his is truly great, this one is a real secret, no one ever talks about this, if a major USA brewery were to release something like this and hype it, it would probably hit the top 50.
kraddel (5653) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thnx to 77ships
Pours unclear blonde
Smell is buttery, milksourness ,
Perfect carbo .
Taste is buttery, biscuit, bread , coockiedough ( in overdrive ) sourness . Aftertaste is more coockiedough . Unexpectedly awsome !
skortila (5100) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled. Full 33cl sample. The aroma has cider, strawberry, funk, oak, citrus, some lactics. Wonderful. Bit hazy, orange coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is light bitter, has funk, cookies, white wine, citric sourness and some vinegar which evolves more to creamy lactics in the finish. Carbonation is above average. Mouthfeel is full in the finish when the lactics kick in. Pretty awesome stuff.
bartlebier (3188) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 (backlog ZBF 2013, ZO 28). On draught, courtesy of brewer. 2nd festival day, skimpier notes: impressive green apple sourness, along with its bretty peel, in the aroma returns as natural fruity, woody acidity in the taste, on a very dry palate. Slightly sulphuric notes join a maltier body as it warms, leaving a refreshing astringent finish. Very well-composed, almost time-clocked yet light nouvelle vague BE brew. Looking forward to revisit bottled soon (bottle BAB 2014). // Revisited 07/2014 during World Cup Final: truly stellar, new world sour with a very impressively balanced composition. Explosive aroma, as citric and heavy-aromatic as the best Cantillon, only infused with an almost dessert wine fruitiness: apricot, reine-claude compote. Excellently dry, astringent, with grapefruit zest bitterness. Elegant, but weaker, oaked dry finish. World class.
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Joliment dorée, effervescence fine, beau col blanc qui hélas tombe rapidement. Acidité lambic d’entrée rapidement suivie par un bon malt auquel succède une légère amertume tant houblonnée qu’épicée allant vers le poivre. Très belle complexité!
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of funk, cheese, oak, slight spice, hints of lemon, slight acetic, some lactic notes with a touch of white fruit. Taste was a mix of funk, oak, cheese, slight dusty basement, hints of earth, touch of yeasty, bready notes, finishing fairly tart, funky.
superspak (4230) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy bright golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, pear, apple, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, light white vinegar, bread, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, wine barrel, earthy hop, and light pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, pear, apple, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, light white vinegar, bread, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of yeast spiciness, herbal bitterness, and tannic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, pear, apple, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, light white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, wine barrel, earthy hop, and light pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from tart/bitter/spicy notes as well. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately tannic/acidic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding Belgian wild ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, wine barrel, earthy hop, and light pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Capital. Light blond colour, small white bubbly head. Aroma is good, pleasantly sour, creamy, gherkins. Taste is good too, creaminess stands at the front, but is backed up by citrus, and sourness, white wine, pickles. Interesting.
Vili (244) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Clear golden pour with thick, frothy head, lots of lacing. Aromas of dough, citrus and wet autumn leaves. Taste is bitter, dry and crisp. Fresh palate, lots of carbonation. Aftertaste is short and pleasant with dry finish. Really nice beer and really drinkable.
tderoeck (7587) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2012 29/IV/2012 - on cask @ ZBF 2012 (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2012-444)
Little cloudy beige beer, small irregular off-white head, unstable, pretty adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, pineapple, passion fruit, bit piny, tart apples. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, lots of citrus, some cheese, overripe pineapple, bitter grapefruit. Aftertaste: quite sour, cheesy, lychees, little bitter. The barrel has clearly taken off some of the bitter edges. The sourness really works well on this one.