imdownthepub (12801) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, cork & cage, 375ml from Hopduvel Warehouse, Ghent. Dreamy, tangy beer, for those that believe they do not like Lambic, they really must try this. Probably a little more subtle and behaved than the unfiltered, this is sharp, lemony, bramley apple and citric all in one hit. The flavours never become overwhelming, just a very decent beer.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Golden hazy body. Lemon apple vinegar, wood notes a good blend.
evanrail (57) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5-cl bottle at Delirium, Brussels. Preferred the black-label version to this in a side-by-side tasting, as this seemed less balanced and with more off-flavors in this tasting. Still a very enjoyable beer, perfect for a long summer evening on the balcony.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cl bottle, bought in Amsterdam (Bierkoning). Shared with Roger. Aroma is sour with dried fruit. Flavor is fruity, nice wood, sourness, malt. Dry finish. Very nice.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
38cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink sour brew, complex, clear, good head, nice brew
CH-303 (1898) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Oh no, not another gueuze...
Appearance: Light orangy brown. Fizzy, generous head.
Aroma: Sour, typical gueuze. Maybe slightly lemony. Unripe fruit. Honey.
Taste: Sour and acidic. Unpleasant aftertaste.
Info: 250ml bottle, 26/2-2008, 190/500
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2008
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Burnished foxy orange, bubbly. decent stable head. soft aroma. Ultra delicious; grapey, brett, mandarin orange, more grape, woodsy bitterness. dry, short finish. slightly tannic texture. rather tart, just not one of the ultra sour lambics. and one of the most drinkable beers ever. fantastic.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thank you BelJohansen]
WOW, what a guzzler, almost exploded in my face, pouring out over the table, my laptop and lots of papers! Some key still don’t work on the laptop :o(
Well, after cleaning as well as I could... A clear orange amber with a fine, creamy off-whit head that fizzes away rather quickly. Aroma is tart, barnyard, apple and a light note of liqourice. Very dry and nice mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly tart, fine fruitiness. Pleasant and a good gueuze, just not a match on the black label.
skoisirius (1904) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Speculated 2002 vintage tasted on 5/17/08, thanks to Don! This is definitely one of those "you have to like soy type flavor" beers. Already wafting up from the glass, the age on the beer was very present. Somewhere beneath the age without yeast, a lovely little gueze sat, and could be picked at with some work. Tiny citrus and small hints of smashed bananas were able to be picked out, even while in the midst of the soyishly thick body. Overall, a very interesting experience that I’m stoked to have. Not something I’d drink all the time though.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Noel Cuveliers, Abele. Warm copper, dense pale tan head. Spiced bread aroma, complimented by a dry salt ocean breeze, a little fruity date sugar. Gentle lemon rind tartness, apple skin, salty, clean, a little husky wheat. Not a patch on the Black Label, but a fine gueze anyhow, and impressive that it has survived the filtering with a great deal of character still remaining.