FlacoAlto (3506) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Of Love & Regret - Pub & Provisions; January 2013
The beer arrives from the tap with a lightly hazed, gold color. It is topped by a pale, head. The aroma smells tart, with lactic acid notes, and with touches of urea. There is quite a bit of fruit character in the nose as well, and this is backed by an earthy grain character that has notes of dried straw / hay to it.
The flavor is not nearly as sour as I was expecting; there is a definite tartness here but it is fairly soft, especially for a Gueuze / Lambic. This has a hay like grain character to it and it is lightly funky with an earthy, sort of musky character to it.
This is definitely quite a bit different from the bottled product; it needs more sourness, but it is still quite good in the end. It has more of an earthy & funky character to it than biting tartness, but in honesty, even the former is held well in check; clean, would be a good way to describe this. Somehow comes off as being a bit like a tamed Gueuze and I wonder if not being bottle conditioned has an effect on this (but I can’t see that being the total explanation here).
Christian (9845) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with a small white head. Lovely aroma of funk, wood and grapefruit. Dry and mild tart flavour with funk and grapefruit notes. A bit thin in the mouthfeel
pdx77 (399) - Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Apex. Murky golden color. Aroma of sour apple and funk. Fruity sour taste, with intense lambic features. Ticklish finish.
savnac (2126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Delirium Café Brussels. Clearish golden yellow with a frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, funky barnyard, wood and vinegar. Flavor is tart, acidic and citrusy with mild hop bitterness. Light body with a dry mouth feel. Excellent beer, very light but lots of well-balanced sour and tart character.
Nekronos (3231) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Veyr good and sour. I liked it and was in a glass. GOlden features and crafty character had also.
jfb (2633) - GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of lemons and light peaches, with a hint of black pepper, dandelions and banana. flavour is mostly heavy lemons and white bread, with notes of strawberries, bubble gum and a slightly minerally finish. light-bodied with lively carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (3387) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, 29/04/13.
Clear golden with a good sized white head.
Nose is grass, farmy notes, citrus, wood, light smoke.
Taste comprises neat lime cordial, grass, lemon, light funk, touch of sugar, barn door.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
Cracking revitalising stuff!
Markkind (14) - - MAY 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tart nose, some mustiness. Good fruit flavor (tangerine, lemon, tarts). Not too tart but still dry. Zero bitterness, great carbonation.
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ThirstyBird (429) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Moeder Lambic. Pours a near clear golden color with a lofty white head that falls to a fluffy blanket. Smell is pungent lemon, tart funk on the nose. Taste is nice lemon, tart mild funk, finishes tart and dry. Light body and slightly below average carbonation level.
mcberko (4145) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of mild horse blanket and moderate barnyard funk. Flavour is similar, with moderate barnyard funk, horse blanket and some subtly tart notes. Moderately funky, with medium horse blanket notes. Excellent stuff.
thewolf (9992) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ ZBF 2013.
Pours hazy yellow with a big, creamy, white head. Aroma is nice, citrus, apple, funk and tartness. Medium to low carbonation, fine light mouthfeel. Flavour is sweetish tart, citrus, clear lactic. Slightly metallic and lingering mild tartness.