DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 Re-rate 12/29/11: Bottle shared at a tasting at my place. Bought the bottle at In de Verzekering tgen de Grote Dorst in 2008. I think the bottle had leaked a bit over the years. Also, the cork and the glass around it seemed in a really bad, rotten shape. 1984 vintage. Cloudy orange. Aroma of brett, some oxidation, light honey-ish hints and a bit of fruitiness. Sour barnyard flavor with some fruitiness, leathery hints and oak. Slick mouthfeel. A bit puckering. Still a very nice Gueuze (despite the cork problems), but it used to be better. 7/3/8/4/16=3.8
(2/29/08) A bottle shared by an Italian guy called Alex (thanks Alex!) at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst during De Nacht van de Grote Dorst in Eizeringen. 1984 vintage. Hazy golden with a white head. Complex woody and citric aroma with some barnayard. An amazing dry sour, fruity, citrusy flavor. Exactly the right mouthfeel. An outstanding Gueuze. 8/4/9/5/18=4.4
Rating for the unrateable Eylenbosch Faro Extra:
(2/29/08) A bottle shared by an Italian guy called Alex (thanks Alex!) at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst during De Nacht van de Grote Dorst in Eizeringen. 1988 vintage. Amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of wood, fruits and sugar. Flavor is sourish with some sugar sweetness and some wood. Medium-bodied. Enjoyable but still somehow too sweet after all these years and something is a bit off-putting in the aroma. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: Early 80’s bottle during the Night of the Great Thirst.
Darkish golden colour and still with enough life to hold onto a head impressively well. Musty and just starting to show signs of age but still a tasty treat. Citric and slightly funky. Lip smacking finish. So very drinkable due to the age. Great stuff.
JoeinDahlem (1454) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1984 vintage enjoyed at the Grote Dorst. Cheers, Brad. Bright, clear golden-orange color with impressive white head. Aromatics and flavor are tart and lemony, with just touches of must and dust in the backdrop. Champagnoise carbonation, relatively low acidity, and no funky stuff -- very fine! Light bitterness. Refreshing. It begs for big gulps, an amazing thing for a 24-year-old beer.
MPA (958) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, vintage 92 (cell phone rating). Amber with off white head. Sour and sweetish aroma of berries. Sweet flavour with sugar and berries present. Thx Engelsmann.
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 37.5 cL bottle, thanks to Grovlam. Pours slight hazy orange with a light orange and diminished head. Fruity (apple and raisin) and acidic aroma. Starts very sweet fruity, gives away a mild fruity note and a mild brett acidity. Dominantly sweet in a thick caramel/cane sugar way. Unusual but very nice.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 1987/88. Pours a bit hazy amber colour. Sweet sourish dark fruity soil aroma. The flavour is sour, sweet, fruity and caramellic with some port and wood.
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thank you, Grovlam, shared @ Plan B]
Under the cap there is absolutely destroyed cork. Apart from cork particles, the beer pours deep orange. It’s rather muddy with a small white head - disappears quickly. Aroma has toffee, fruitiness, wood, light tartness, port. Rather full and creamy. Flavour is surprisingly sweet, weak woody tartness and it sticks nicely to my teeth. Fresh even for its age.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, vintage 1992 smuggeld in to the Roskilde Festival, Plan B beer tasting session, Thanks to Engelsmann. A hazy amber beer with a small white head. The aroma is sweet, acit and fruity, the taste is sweet fruity, light sour and acid. Medium body with a sweet dry finish.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 1987. Dark golden coloured with a white bubbly head. Intense with a very faint hint of oxydation. Otherwise notes of barnyard, citrus, fruits, wood and a hint og candied sugar.
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Akkurat. Pours an orange color with white head. Sweet malty fruity aroma. Sweet malty fruity and slightly sour tart flavor. Has a fruity malty finish.