Calisky (1557) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Freiburg testing - courtesy of Bartlebier, many thanks Franck!
Fut de 10L! Couleur orangée sans mousse. Nez de caramel, note butterscotch, légères notes aigres. Gout de caramel, note butterscotch avec aigreur de vieilles agrumes et fruitée. Super.
jaghana (4488) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10L pack shared by Bartlebier thanks. A copper bier without head, nose is on almond, aroma is sweet, bitter grass notes, nice butterscotch notes, light caramel, light apricot, a smooth and not sharp lambic, easy drinkable.
bastarda (176) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
kindly shared by bartlebier @ (home)brewtasting 05/15; nose of honeycovered serrano ham, tastes a lot less sweet than that: a tiny hints of ham again, some oak/vanilla, some very subtle honey and malty notes, with an astringently dry sherry edge finish.
bartlebier (2483) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 10L bag in a box via Dorst/HuisvdGeuze 05/2015, to ceremoniously ring in the beginning of +30C summer. Pours like a caramel-intense flat faro or an old sherry...not the last association with sherry. Nose is quite reticent, not at all heavy on acids or brett, instead natural wood tones, sweet sherry caramels and whisky malt honey associations, young cheese, Old buttermilk, must, damp cellar, pickled orange rind, peach blossom. - Really shines in the unexpected bitter orange taste: massive wood tones, spruce, shrubbery and then orange orchard, lemon zest pushed away by again sweet bitter orange, a manifest old hop bitterness, natural caramel (beetroot sugar), barnyard, umami/oily. Lingering sherrywood and chestnut peel bitterness. Mouthfeel quite unique as well: both very "meaty" and like a cheeseplate, umami and savoury-bitter all around: the butterscotch pediococcus is strong in this Chardonnay-like texture. - - Like a desugared Faro or an earthy, desoured Gutedel, nothing like a lactic/sour Jonge Lambiek. Muddy midway between sweet tea and unfinished wine. Quite the experience really. Maybe only missing a refreshing touch of actual tartness here and this would be my summer sessioner. Now to cater this to the unsuspecting palates outre-rhin...
Wim (3067) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ath zythos beer festival along with Yves golden blond colored body with a white head and a sour fruity hop aroma with a sour fruity slightly bitter taste and a sour bitter finish
Hamirubi (246) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
10cl sample at the Zythos Beer Festival (Leuven, April 25th 2015). An orange funky lambic. Very sour, almost no carbon, a very old taste - even dusty. It takes some sips to get used to this sour brew. It becomes nice - some sourness, some sweets, brett yeasts - but it is not my favorite unblended.
Pyrmir (3986) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Delicies, Brussels. Deep golden with white head. Aroma is sour, funky, apples, grapes, barn and clear brett notes. Taste has apples, medium acidity, some lactic notes, lots of funky brett notes and a fairly sharp bitter finish. Pleasant!
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at ZBF 15, poured a flat dark golden to more Amber colour, notes of hay, Apple, dust, vinegar, lime, grapefruit, lemon Peel, malt, oak, bit weak aftertaste. These guys made a very bad impression
Benzai (9783) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ ZBF 15. Clear golden color, small off-white head that disappears quickly. Smell and taste sort of sweet - sour brett-ish, quite dry, dry applepeel with a hint of tart. Hmm ok.
sir__v (961) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Zythos Beer Festival 2015, Leuven - BE. Color: hazy and cloudy amber beer with no carbonation and small white ivory foam. Smell: sweet domination, bread and caramel. Notes of vinegar and wine. Taste: sweet and caramel taste with good balance of sour like red wine. Aftertaste: sweet sour. Dry finish.