Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2014 Blend of wort from other lambic brewers (Hanssens doesn’t make lambic wort themselves) fermented at Hanssens and the basis of their kriek and geuze. Warm orange golden colour, quite ’neig’ character, very estery and fruity, lemon, orange, vinegar acidity, sharp but refreshing with a long finish.
tom10101 (2760) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At WE of Spontaneous Fermentation 2014. Hazy yellow with a small off-white head and a light ring of foam. Aroma is buttery with some white wine, hay, grassy and cheesy. Taste is also of hay with light funky, buttery notes, some residual sugars, grapes and grassy notes. Light body. Flat. Dry finish. Decent unblended lambic, but a tad too buttery for my liking. Still quenching.
JulienHuxley (3046) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bag in a box at WoFS 2014. Hazy flat yellow pour. Cheesy aroma, grapes, really fruity/winey, grassy notes. Taste is tart, malty, funky, lemony, light gastric notes. Palate is light, almost watery. Good.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the barrel @Hanssens Artisanaal. Hazy golden body with some fine bubbles. Low fully diminishing white head. Lemon- and tropical-fruty acidic aroma with notes of barnyard, wet grass and cellar.
Clean flavor. Sour-fruity with lemon zest, unripe apples and grapeskin. Bone dry sour-acidic bretty fruit ending. Very good. [Toer de Gueuze 2013]
Travlr (11827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the foeder, 12 months of age. Hazy yellow color, big fluffy white head that settles quickly. Aroma of dusty apricot, peach. Taste is bright citrus with abackground of subtle barnyards. Delicious.
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange golden colour, white dissipating head. Aroma of citrus, light butter, peach, light sour touch. Light sweet, light sour flavour, tart, lemon acid, lemon peel and floral notes. Light carbonation, tart citrus finish.
(Draught -straight from the cask- @ the brewery, visited during Tour de Geuze 2013. Age was stated to be almost a year old)
77ships (3763) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Straight from the barrel @ Tour de Geuze. Lightly hazy orange lambic with some white bubbles for head. Lightly fruity sweet with a touch of mustiness lambic with some flowers, mild mellow,…. Fruity sweet, very round & mellow lambic with light moldiness, lowers, light peach, old hops and light herbal touch. Flat, touch fuller body, outstanding, much better than the messed up old one I have had before.
cucuma (89) - kontich, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
had it on the tour de geuze ’11 from the barrel.
Plenty of aromas and taste of citrus, bit of almond.
popery (1418) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at City Beer Store. I was told this was the Jonge, but I’m not entirely sure. It was quite cloudy but had little head - possibly in between 6 and 12 months old. Wonderfully tart with some good funk. Acidic, lemony, yogurty, bracing. Had about four glasses and was definitely feeling some stomach burn. Nearly flat. Great pucker. Some horseblanket, cheese. A delicious young lambic with a sourness that forced me to sip slowly. I would love to have another shot at this one.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Max’s. Mostly clear, light amber body with no head. Funky nose with light horseblanket, some pineapple, light grapefruit and a touch of yogurt. Moderately tart taste, lightly sweet, citrus juice, grapefruit rind, cherry, light honey sweetness and a bit of lemon zest. Medium body is soft with no carbonation.