caesar (5059) - Bunnik/Utrecht, - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the barrel at the brewery. Barrel from apr 12. Quite hazy golden. Aroma of wood, some tartness, slight fruitiness. A lot of sulphur and milky sourness.
suedehead288 (360) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2014.08 - gents bierfestival - troebel geel/oranje, mooie witte schuimkraag - neus : fruitig, vuil, gegist appelsap - mond : groene appels, zuur, beetje snoepgoed, appelsap dat gegist is, heeft iets van cider
Alengrin (1297) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
De Troch’s flat, unblended lambic, the basis of their Chapeau range, in which it is usually completely overpowered by sugar and artificial aromas. Golden blonde, hazy, fresh, orangey touch, sourish without becoming too astringent. Not the best in its style but very interesting to taste in its ’naked’ form.
JefVerstraete (1274) - BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ the brewery, straight from the barrel. Cloudy yellow/amber colour, no foam. No carbonation. Easy drinkable. Light sour with light bitter finish. Aroma of green apples and lemon. Not bad.
JulienHuxley (3016) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at WoSF 2014. Cloudy gold pour. Vegetal (light beany notes), light gastric notes, funky. Taste is sour, vegetal, citric and gastric notes, grassy, veggies. Med body. Not bad, but far from the best.
tom10101 (2723) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At WE of Spontaneous Fermentation 2014. Hazy straw color with a small quickly disappearing white head and no lacing. Aroma is herbal, floral, slightly acidic and grainy notes. Taste is also herbal/floral with a light acidic touch, residual sugars and yogurt notes. Medium body. Flat. Not bad.
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled directly from the barrel @Brouwerij De Troch. 12 months old. Sunny yellow color. No head, no carbonation. Dry and dusty aroma. Not much sourness in the flavor yet. Light grainy, dusty and mild lemony. Soft in the mouth. Light in body. Soft sourness linger in the finish. [Toer de Gueuze 2013]
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the foeder, 12 months of age - "about halfway through its fermentation" according to the man with the bucket. Hazy pale yellow color, frothy white head that settles quickly. Aroma of summerfruit, light cotrus. Taste hasa soft edge of sour lemon. Tasty.
77ships (3689) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from the barrel // poured from a jug @ Tour de Geuze. About 12 months old and described by them as still fermenting by them and young. Appearance is also super-murky, milky with some bubbles here,… I quite like their older stuff and lambic I have had from them before but this is a bit too weird for me to get into,… I have never had a lambic like this. Nose is pure rotting grains, spoiled yoghurt, very lactic, rotting barn, mash, soggy cereal,… Taste is fermenting grains, mash, lactic, spoiled yoghurt, rotting barn, mildew, residual sugar,… Watery but also sort of full because of grainy and residual nature,… Wow too far out for me I supposed, how much extracts do you need to add to this in Gods name in order before it tastes like their sweetened & artificial stuff. This stuff is so weird....
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 Straight from barrel @ the brewery. Lambic dated 04-11-11. Golden color. Oak and lemon in the aroma. Quite sour flavor. lemon, oak, "spritzig". Very complex, great lambic. I didn’t know that De Troch could be that good!
Also tasted young lambics from march, april and may 2012. Still very much in the bud, but showing promise.
Lamci from dec ’12, tasted 8/13 straight from the barrel: Incredible grapefruit aroma and flavor. oak clearly noticeable. Desperately sour. Incredible! (10 4 9 4 18 = 4.5)