jonno (2275) - JAPAN - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really lked this - the oak is more pronounced than other brett style beers and keeps the sourness in check. Seems to have more going on than a lot of guezes I have had, all while still be approachable and highly drinkable. A nice find by Shoulderbroken.
madmitch76 (14507) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
15th June 2014
Lightly hazy gold beer, big pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth, light and dry. Very mild fine carbonation. Very light gueuezy sourness balanced by mild sweet generic fruits. Little florlaness. Light finish. Mellow and drinkable.
JefVerstraete (1218) - BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Orange colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Very complex fruity aroma. Vinous nose, Tropical fruit with hints of lemon and sweet vinegar. Tart and sour with sweet fruity notes, light bitter aftertaste. Really nice balance. Very good!
bartlebier (1558) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle bb? courtesy of brewer @BBF 2014. Pours a bright peche melba with beautiful creamy whisps of foam. Immediate rich fruity fragracies ooze from the bottle upon opening: sweet and sour apricot, "confituurke" at a Belgian bakery, some sherry and wood. Taste is a piece of art in composition that well accomodates the added sugar and spice: after-dinner Peach liqueur on marinated biscuit dough, plus the delicate pungency of old hops, like a double, malt-heavier lambiek drenching a vanilla sponge cake. Very much a sour ale in this respect, with incredible presence of all tastes perfectly balanced at that, with both a rich and astringent aftertaste that leaves the mouth behind coated with a dessert. Big fan of this original brewery, its confident crossover styles and its labels.
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly hazy golden amber color. Big sour, tart nose with oak, various spices and a bit of hoppiness. The mouth is very oaky buttery in the mouth that is a bit too much. I don’t think I like the oak, but slightly sour. Very strange taste, that I don’t necessary like. The finish is very oaky. i loved the nose on this, but after that, much less so.
caesar (4957) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Slight hazy yellow color, short to no head. Quite viscous. Aroma of loads of wine, grapes, slight barnyard and horseblanket, fruity notes like apricot. Like in between a wine and a gueuze. Slight sparkling. Bit sour in taste, bit sweet. I quite liked this one.
deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled @ De Molen 2nd Tuesday tasting.
thin white head. Funky aroma. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. Slight sourness. Slight wood. Not bad.
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle. Dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruti, hops, yeast, spice, hps, oak and brettanomyces.
kingstoni (1473) - FINLAND - MAY 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a medium thin frothy white head. Aroma of apple and apricot. Quite like a sweet lambic. Sweet and sour taste. Flavors are apple and oak. Sour and bitter finish.
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meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@Home. Funky, light tart aroma. Hazy, dark yellow, white head, good lace. Sweet, sour, bitter, funky. Sticky, tart mouth feel. Too much going on, especially the bitterness outbalances all.