gyllenbock (6203) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Akkurat, vintage 1984.
Hazy golden with a small white head. Very impressive funky aroma with citrus, apples, earth, hay. Very tart taste, incredibly fresh given the age. A magnificent beer! 375 SEK for a 75 cl bottle, ridiculously cheap considering what you get in the glass. I must drink this one again.
Travlr (16923) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle, 1984, at Grote Dorst, shared with BigMomma. Straightforward sour with the expected funk. Still had a lively head after all these years. Well-kept and expertly served.
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the late ’70s or early ’80s, shared by the manager of Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Dry, dusty, citric, oxidized aroma with barrel notes. Lovely orange-amber color with some bubbles. Funky as hell; aged big time. Hugely fruity and citric flavor, funky, with some yogurt, leather. Soft, oily mouth feel. Very interesting, and in great condition. Lovely; very impressive.
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
375ml bottle, I think from 1988 or something. Lost my notes, but didn’t really need them with this. Long story short, a complete buttery mess. Just nasty butterscotch, something has gone wrong here. I would have liked to have tried one of the "epic" bottles of this, but diacetyl just took over this poor bottle.
CanIHave4Beers (3622) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1984 bottle courtesy of Puzzl with all highest recommendations from Davinci. Pours almost flat and remarkably hazy, almost a grayish yellow. The aroma is odd butterscotch and salty notes with a deep funkiness that really doesn’t dominate the aroma like the salt water does. The flavor is all sorts of lemon sourness with some apply fruitiness and a deep intense earthiness. There is some leathery and salty briny notes in there as well, this beer is all sorts of weird and lovely. Thanks Andy
ketchepillar (1181) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG Tasting. Officially the oldest beer I’ve had. 1984. Crazy shit. Really effing crazy. Aroma is corky and old. Seriously weird as shit, cigar ash sour-I love it though. Cheese that fills the sinuses.
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
37,5 cl bottle from 1988. At Akkurat, Stockholm. Golden color, white head. Aroma from raisins, rubber, sweetish notes, earthy, sourish and with some yrup. Vinous, sour flavor, sweet fruits, rubber. Very balanced and smooth. Amazing sweetness after 22 years.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBSG 2010. Pours murky brown, low carbonation, no head/lacing. Nose is mushroom, leather, funk, tobacco, vinous notes, acid. Palate is very tart, mildly oxidized in the mouth. Leather, horseblanket, butter cookies, baked goods finish. Insane that I even got to try this...
gnoff (8931) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm. BB was August something, but the year ws torn from the label. 1988 vintage.
On August 6, 2010
Clear copper color, white head. Acidic, milky, red wine, some dirtcellar, dates, raissin, sweet scent. Swet, sugary, lactic, metalic, acidic taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Dates and raissin aftertaste.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle of the ’84, graciously opened by the guys at Hopcat, 90 feet underground in an old gypsum mine cum cold storage facility. One of the two bottles opened gave a pop and hiss upon pulling the cork. Poured with a beautiful effervescence. A bottle nearly as old as me... Pours a crude oxidized brown/bronze that is actually quite beautiful, particularly compared to its belabored brother. The nose is funky, acid and sweet at the same time, horseblanket, old grass clippings, fresh rain and yoghurt all comingle. On taste, there is plenty of carbonation to remind you that this is a gueuze. Lemon tart, a bracing bitterness that is surprising. I think the main reason this has done so well is the level of bitterness present. Nice old oak notes as well. I can’t give it a 5, but this is a very refined and magnificent beer.