DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 vintage, lists 7.9% abv. Cages cork top. Cork slides out easily, but the pour still has some fizz, so I hope it’s still okay. Shows a slightly ruddy and brassy yellow, with lots of bubbles clinging to the side. Smell has a little sweetness to it, then the tart and barnyard smell of a lambic.And, somehow, a bit "dusty" perhaps this is the impression from contact with the cork (though I’ve kept it upright all this time). Taste is kind of cheesy and again "dusty." Carries much more gueuze character than mead. I have to admit I have not acquired the taste for this—and no need to since they stopped making it—but it’s still somewhat pleasant and I may be happier to say I’ve had a chance to drink one of these than yet another overbearing barrel-aged imperial stout.
SaintMatty (4501) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Honey, maple syrup and apples in the aroma. Honey, apples, sticky toffee and some tart hints. Very tasty and enjoyable. It has aged very well.
skoisirius (1442) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Didn’t know they stopped making this! Tried it many times back in the BW days when we carried it. Nice subtle lambic tones with really well hidden sweet honey mead flavors buried in between in a polite manor. Blends rather swell to be honest! Wish I would’ve saved a few bottles!
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle (9%). 2006 vintage.Thanks lusikka!
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Aroma of earth, sour fruits, some rose hip and mild goose berry bush. Flavor of earth, sour fruits, some hints of honey, grapes, goose berries and some grass. Some white wine notes on the aftertaste. Quite dry. Nice.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle. 2006 vintage. 9% ABV.
Pours a golden colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of ripe apricot, syrup, hay and blackcurrant. Flavour of tart ripe apricot, some alcohol, white grapes, blackcurrant, syrup and rough grassy notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a mouth-drying, sharp, sweetish finish. Some similarities with white wines. Very unique and tasty.
laiti (4800) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle vintage 2006 (9%) @ lusikka
Aroma has mead‐like honey, some moldy cellar, hints of root beer and grapefruit. Flavour is sour with grapefruit, green apples and earthy notes typical to gueuze. Also some honey and white wine. Dry and quite unique; smells like mead, tastes like gueuze.
tiong (2952) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 vintage - Pours clear golden with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of cellar, stingy tartness, dry fruits, sweet meady notes and hints of honey. Taste is dry, tart and slightly sour with notes of sweet honey, mead, hints of cellary yeasty notes. Finish is vinous, sweetish, slightly sour and tart with notes of dry fruits, honey and yeast. Okay, quite unique mix of a mead and gueuze.
tgncc (2616) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From ZDK’s tasting. Strange beer. The aroma is sweet, honey, fruit. The appearance is slightly hazy amber, off-white head. The flavor is sweet, honey, funk. The finish is a bit sour, fruit, honey. Medium in body. Good overall.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting at Matt’s place. Pours a lightly hazed amber brown with a thin white head. Loads of oxidization and old plums, candied prunes and soft sweetness. Raisins, plums, sweet and tangy. Long tart oxidized finish, old plum candy, light metal.
jtclockwork (6924) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Puzzl at Zach and Matt’s 4/20 tasting. Pours dark caramel. No head. Nose and taste of caramel, candi and dark sugars, sock fermented old fruit, honey and dirt/earth. Medium body.