jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden amber with small white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing. The aroma super musty with mushroom, lemon, light apple, apricot, a hint of grapefruit, earthy funkiness, and oak. Quite awesome. The taste has a light sweetness. There is mushroom, apricot, lemon, a funky earthiness, forest floor. Tart, but not really sour. The finish is funky with more mushroom and apricot. Relatively light bodied with a slightly fluffy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Another amazing blend from Armand. This isn’t quite as good as lente and was slightly more enjoyable than winter. It is probably between lente and winter in sweetness. The mouthfeel was good, but not quite as nice and fluffy as lente. If lente didn’t exist I probably would have rated this higher.
ctipping (539) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL bottle. Bottle dated 4/2/2010. Unknown original review date.
Not quite a gusher. Bigger head than the others. Darker hazy orange. Great retention.
Citrus aroma. Bright lemongrass with equal amounts of horseblanket funk. Awesome. Perfect blend of flavors.
Tastes like an extra citrusy Oude Geuze. Brighter than the nose. Hay and horseblanket. Lemon. Lower sourness. Just a little bit of grassiness with some herbal notes in the end. Awesome.
Good sourness, without being puckering. Medium for a gueuze. Good carbonation. Well balanced.
One of the most complex gueuzes I’ve ever had. Maybe needs more sour. That’s my only complaint.
Sammy (9986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Less vinegar aroma than the summer still sharp vinegar. Lace at the bottom.smoothest mouthfeel of the season lateral tasting.
King_Alex_II (790) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange color with solid foam head. The smell is very fruity with a lot of sour feet and apple and berry nose. The taste is a little weird and has a mild mouth feeling and a strong sourness. The aftertaste is sour and dry.
anstei (530) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Zwanze Day Zurich. On the level of Lente. More berries, good spices. Beautiful!
SinH4 (1398) - Garching, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Toni and anstei and co. Some sweet fruit character. Perfumed flowery character. Taste has a bit of heavier apples, blackberries maybe? Some rubber again. Böchsel? Again, very foamy carbonation. Good stuff again.
mR_fr0g (6519) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 year get together. 29/03/2015. Huge thanks to Tom Cad for this one. Aroma is spicy onion, sour, chive, lacto. Hazed orange coloured pour with a thin white head. Flavour is composed of spicy range peel, tangy sour, chive, orange, sour lacto. Palate is airy carbonation, sour tangy, prickly carbonation. Lots of depth. Nice
kermis (8083) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Grote Dorst. Pours light cloudy orange with a big off white head. Aroma has a deep cheesy funk, citrus, light barnyard and cellar funk, cobwebs with light tart fruits. Flavour is moderate sour. Light to light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Wombata (567) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Kyotolefty’s tasting.
Aroma: Fragrant, petrol note, vinegar
Flavor: Vinegar, white grapefruit rind, mineral, yeast. Long tart lemon finish.
Comment: Highly carbonated but soft mouth feel. Brilliant balance.
GlasgowTAD (840) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours a nectarine orange with minimal head. Aroma is citric sour, slight barnyard but weak. Taste is citrus, hay, moderate acidity, lemons, slightly umami.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[7096-20150304] Bottle. Soured yeast and fruity grasses aroma. Hazy, brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Sour yeast and mellow tart fruit flavour. Medium body is quite tart and fluffy. Delicious, very easy to drink. (9/4/9/5/16) 4.3
(c/o Travlr, w/ him, jercraigs, solidfunk)