MaxxDaddy (362) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2009 1988 vintage @ WSF. Pours hazy orange and practically still. Aroma is slightly sour with oxidation notes. Taste is funky still with some cardboard present. A good bit of lemon still left in this one. Finishes decently and not very spritzy at all. Not bad for a 20 year old lambic. 6/4/7/3/14
1984 vintage courtesy of Andy. Pours brownish and still. Aroma is quite oxidized and caramel sweet almost. Doesn’t seem too promising until you taste it. Pretty much the exact opposite. Big puckering tartness; lemons and acetic acid. Some oxidative sweetness in there as well. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and finish is plenty sour. I rather liked this despite the sensory confusion. 6/3/8/3/16
MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1987 bottle, 22 years old. Nice citric aroma, hint of metal. Cloudy amber colour. Very small white head. The flavour starts off with a little farty malt and then turns citric. The citric note is late and slightly vinegary. Not mouthpuckering, and not entirely clean.
BlackForestCO (961) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
84 vintage shared by mj, thanks man. Poured a lightly hazy orange color with some brown edges and a bubbly white head that faded to a thin layer. Tart, funky aroma with some dry fruit (berry and apple skin), some horse blanket, and a strong barnyard yeastiness. Crisp, lightly tart entry with some tart fruit (berry, green apple) and some funky barnyard yeastiness that imparts some nice horse blanket and cobweb flavors before finishing with some dry woodiness. Low carbonation, smooth and puckering on the palate. Very enjoyable beer, thanks a bunch to Mike for sharing.
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - MAY 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1988 Vintage 37,5 bottle @ Akkurat. Deep golden with a lasting creamy white head I’ve never expected to see in a beer like this. The aroma is sweet, a little oxidized and quite corky, but funky and lively nevertheless. A strange mix of sweetness and sourness. The flavour is sweet with just a little lemony tartness.
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1988 Bottle, thanks for sharing this rarity, ygtbsm94!] Pours dark golden with a small white head. Funkiness in the aroma is pretty subdued, with a decent amount of sourness that turns semi-sweet at times. Pretty nice. The taste starts a little sweet as well, then turns funky, especially in the finish, that is dry. Smooth with pretty good mouthfeel. A very well-rounded gueuze, and an awesome experience to get to try something this old.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2010 1988 vintage thanks to Beastiefan2k. Moldy cork. Poured a hazy gold color. the aroma was very nicely tart with just a hint of funk. Tart flavor with a mild acidic burn. Woody and lemony. Light bodied.
1984 vintage. Poured a hazy still brown. Mildly sweet old malt aroma with a fairly tart flavor. Puckering produced.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml corked bottle, 1988 vintage, broken out graciously shared by ygtbsm94 in January of 2009. Sweet mellow aroma, shows little of it’s age, but still holds up quite well. Still has some carbonation. There are some light sour tastes, but they have mellowed as well. Very pleasant lemon lime wheaty aftertaste. Extra points for aging gracefully. An awesome treat.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle, 1988 vintage, courtesy of ygtbsm94. Orange-amber color that has some head despite the age. Mellow and smooth aroma, though still quite tart and citric. Smooth, sour and woody flavor. Low on the carbonation, but that was expected. Really cool to sample a gueuze with this much age on it.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of YGTBSM94. 1988 bottle consumed 1/10/09. Clear pale amber body with a tiny white head. The nose is cheese and light citrus with just a touch of cork. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly sour with lemon, hay, cobweb, light cheese and pineapple. Medium body is very soft with very light carbonation.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(75cl bottle, 1988 Vintage, thanks ygtbsm94) Small white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, tart/sour, some horseblanket, light fruitiness. Taste is mildly sweet, sour, some lemon tartness, light orange. Light-medium body, low carbonation, some acidity. This has held up very well.