Brewed by Brouwerij Loterbol (was Duysters)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Diest, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
Mix of strong tripel-like blond topfermenting ale, brewed at Duysters, with lambic from 3 Fonteinen. 2012 version has 10.6% ABV, earlier versions have 11%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2015
September 17, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2012.
Hazy orange with a small frothy, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is grain, lemon, light funk, barnyard, oak, light earth and minerals. Taste is light sweet with pear and almond notes with funky earthy and tart lemon notes. Finish is warming alcohol, sweet pears, hints of almonds and a soft citrusy tartness. Medium bodied, oily texture with a dry note, soft small bubble carbonation.
Both the tripel and lambic notes are present and work quite nice together even though I prefer them separated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1372) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 6, 2015
375ml bottle shared @Brasserie 4:20 (Rome). Pours hazy golden with a medium to little white head. Aroma of barnyard, hay, dusty cellar, caramel, alcol. Flavour is halfway between a belgian strong and a sour ale. Full body, medium to strong carbonation. A bit rough, but ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (849) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle at a tasting in Rome 4:20 pub on 27/08/2015. Thank you Mortlach and Dino. Pours an hazy golden color, little white foam. Nose: burnt sugar, a mild wild yeast feel. Mouth: alcohol, in the middle between a Belgian Strong and a Sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3721) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Dunbar. Pours hazy tiny burnt golden with a small frothy offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny malty, tiny fruity and slightly funky with crackers, biscuits, cereal, lemon juice, pears, hay, dry soil, leather, barnyard, lemon zest and hints of rubber. Taste is tiny sour, tiny bitter, slightly malty, tiny fruity and slightly funky. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, very tiny tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, tiny sour and tiny bitter with bread, cereal, lemon juice, leather, hay, minerals, barnyard and lemon zest. Kinda cool but not very distinguished...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
[My bottle (375ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp] 2006 vintage! Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a small diminishing frothy white head. Nice aroma, funky and sour along with a bit of cheese and some light tart citrus. Flavour: Whoa, sharper and more sour then expected with a long finish -- I wonder if it’s gotten more sour with age. Average to medium bodied. Different and pretty great. Thanks Dany!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1250) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2015
375ml bottle, 2012 vintage, thanks Henrik! Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is funky, acetic, lemon, oak, familiar lambic funk. Medium to heavy on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is lightly tart, some malty sweetness, maybe a little caramel, a little nutty, some oak, some tart funkiness, a hint of booze, with a light funky finish. Interesting. Smell is very familiar lambic, but the flavor is very different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (411) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2015
2012 Bottle 37.5 cl Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head Aroma is sour grin with citrus fruit Taste is sourish with fruit bitterness and a long sourish finish very interesting and good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (5570) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
37.5cl Bottle from ABS Drinks Winksele. 2012 version, 10.6% ABV. Aroma is light sour, lemons, brown sugar, butter, light funky. Flavour is medium sour, acetic, bitter, lemons, light malty, some alcohol, pouring some yeast in makes it more spicy, bitterness is acetone-like, tart-bitter finish. Medium bodied. It’s alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2221) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden colour, thin white foam. Funky aroma with notes of barnyard and vinegar. Vinous and fruity. Malty notes. Refreshing and well balanced. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keldergeest (1) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
woody, raisin, golden, hazy, minimal head, medium sourness, lightly bitter, soft carbonation, astringent. As a big fan of the constituting beer styles you ask yourself is this more than the sum of the parts? I think not. The geuze element loses some of it’s freshness and dryness and the tripel only surfaces at the very end, with an unconvincing hoppy bitterness. Tasty beer, but in the end not as good as a 3 Fonteinen geuze. Need to try the tripel used one of these days.

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