Strykzone (4383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Appelachain. Golden with some haze. No foam. A bit of funk in the nose with nice fruit. A hint of sulfur. Profound first sip of wild yeast and interesting fruit. That first slam settles somewhat. Honey flavor with sulfur. It is both sweet and dry. The funkiness begins big but moderates. A smoother feel. Nice.
LarryBeast (445) - - FEB 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Pine Box. Tart citrus, green apples, Belgian yeast, oak, old wine. Funky, big, dry. Nice lingering bitter finish.
Lonick (676) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at CBC Clerkenwell cheers to Ben, pours golden almost flat and with little to no head what-so-ever. Sour pears, pickled eggs, musty niceness. Never rated a lambic before, drunk them before being on RB.
andregoncalves (973) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Festival Cervezorama, Madrid. Awesome. This is cloudy and gold with a thin head. Carbonation is quite high. Sourness is medium to high. Aroma is citric, pinneapple, fruits, brett and cheese.
SlovakSniper (2749) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un verre de 25 cl. Un liquide couleur or avec une mousse blanche qui se détache rapidement. Un nez de bois, de cuir citronné et de fleurs légèrement poussiéreuses. Une bouche acidulée, aigre, fruitée et rafraîchissante. Un coprs qui, dès le départ, est très pétillant. Une accalmie bienvenue en cours de route. Une finale qui a la gueule d’une gueuze. Je félicite le Saint-Bock pour cet ajout sur son tableau qui, au demeurant, n’est jamais médiocre.
maneliquor (2717) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at CBC Clerkenwell cheers to Ben for the dram! Pretty much as good as it gets. One of my favourite lambics going around. As good here as it is in the bottle. Fantastic stuff as always by Tilquin
BRW (574) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Golden-orange colour whit no head. Fruity, grape and citric aroma. Sour, fruity, acidic taste. Also citric, with some apple and grape. Medium body.
BenH (1917) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Craft. Amber with no head. Funky lambic aroma, sharp and musty. Taste is similar, funk sharp musty. Sour. Delish
glennmastrange (2114) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Moderate grain for the malt, lemon peel and herbs for the hos, heavy soap for the yeast, with dank musty basement smell in the background. Head is average size, creamy, white, with no lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is murky amber/yellow. Flavor starts heavily acidic and sour, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter and a bit salty. Palate is light to medium,, dry with a fizzy carbonation and a clean finish. These Gueuze beers are still not my thing, but I had to try it on tap while I had the oportunity at Le Saint Bock. Let’s say I get it but I just can’t get into them. I did like the mouthfeel of this one though.
ClarkVV (3734) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask engine at Lord Hobo, 1/26/14
White head is fluffy and well-retained, atop a bright orange/gold body with light carbonation. Clear.
Plentiful orange and light acetic acid in the nose. Touches of sulfur and a hint of sweetness. Tons of brett (band aid and light green apple).
Cantillon similarity in the flavor, of course, but as Joris points out, it ends a bit abruptly (the flavor). The sourness and tartness taper off in to just a lingering acetic-like acidity on the palate. Watery, as would be expected, and very drinkable. Nothing particularly different from the bottled version. Just a little lighter and with less funk/depth. Pretty standard for most draught gueuzes I’ve had. Admittedly, a very uninspired rating here, but having just reviewed the bottled version, I don’t have much to add.