Beerconnaiseur (109) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 75cl at a secret spot, hidden deep in Flanders ;). Aroma and flavour is stunningly good. Pours amber with a lasting head. Smells like bliss : fruits, cherry, plums, grapes. Taste is wonderfully balanced; fruity, viscose sugary, although aged for 10 years this is even better than a more recent batch! Very delicate tone. Full bodied raspberry, old malts, evanescent.. Wonderful, what a rare discovery!
kappldav123 (5163) - GERMANY - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to tquest for that one! Bottle looks interesting. Not easy to open. Finally have the beer in the glass. Looks brownish, almost no head. Mild-sourish aroma. Starts mild, modest sourish, quite fruity like peaches and apricot. Finish less sourish, almost a bit sweet. Mild-sourish aftertaste, a bit moldy. Interesting!
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Private collection of Dirk owner of Kulminator, 75cl bottle late 70’s early 80’s ( assumed by Dirk )
Colour: dark amberish
Smell: bit sweet, malts, some raspberry left but not allot, rather a sweet fruity flavour; slight lambik
Taste: like the aroma , sweet but not overly sweet like most sweetned lambiks are these days , quite good even for it’s age and added sugar !
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vintage bottle (believed circa 1986), consumed at GBBF, day 5 on 5 August 2006. Poured with a small head - some condition left. Plenty of fruit hanging on in there too. Sweetish and slightly tart. There are some oxidised papery/cardboard notes but it’s not held up too badly. Quite pleasant actually.
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 1989 bottle at Heeren van Liedekercke, Denderleeuw, Belgium
Hazy, amber body. Off-white fizzy head. Ok lace. Ok head after all those years. Aroma of liquor, raspberries, some tanines, a lot of white port and higher alcohols. Quite sweet aroma with some complexity. Doesn’t remind me of lambic anymore. Fruity, quite sweet flavour. Quite flat carbonation and a little bit watery. Not so intense, nor very complex. Still it is quite ok after about 20 years.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate:
Another 1989 bottle from DHVL. Looks very much like a dark gueuze, pretty much no red at all. Nose is almost toasted but I guess that is mainly a sign of age. Also apparent is caramel, brown sugar and some chocolate notes. Flavour is stunningly good. Very delicate but with bags of character. Characteristic hit of dry sourness for the finish with a glorious wash of raspberry. I had this once before and it was nothing like as good. Once again Mr. J has cared for this bottle expertly well.
SilkTork (5277) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GBBF - Bottle 1986. Tobacco and cherry. Quite sweet. Like cough sweets. Fairly simple. Almost childish. OK.
omhper (19963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle from ~1986 at GBBF] Brownish amber. Almost still. Aroma of ripe raspberries. Sweet some with oxidation showing through papery malt. Medium bodied with a touch of freshening acidity. Interesting, but over it’s top.
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very aged sample - surprised it’s in the database - but still to be found in various locations. Served ice-cold Amber-orange with pinkish shine; slim whitish head. Very nice raspberry-ish smell (fresh fruit), typical for the former Eylenbosch brewery, not syrupy but several fruitacids and lactic. Sweet taste, quite a bit artificial all the same. There’s fruit taste, but I could not say raspberry this time. Bit of smokiness (? sweetener). Lips say lactic acid. Medium bodied, very obvious slickness, probably also due to the sweetener. Not disagreable, just too sweet. The nose is a true marvel.
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20