Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Cafe Bar Le Duc ’s Hertogenbosch (NL). A hazy yellow/golden colored beer, with a nice, small but fast white head. This stays very long. The aroma is woody, sour. Also fruity with some bitter. The taste is sour/biiter, but it fades to gentle sour/sweet. It’s a fresh beer. As aftertaste the sour with sweet stays for a while. Another very good geuze
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old review from 2006, need to re-rate this.
Poured a cloudy yellow color, leaves a light lacing around the glass. Smell was sour and funky, definate barnyard smell. Taste was sour and reminded me of a horse in a barn eating rotten fruit. Average carbonation and light bodied. I couldn’t drink all of mine, I just didn’t care for it.
Additional info: I’m sure this is spot on for the style, but this was my first try at the style. I didn’t seem to care for Oud Bruin’s the first time I tried them, but I love them now. So even though this won’t be given high scores from me, I definately think it’s worth trying and I will be trying it again, hopefully enjoying then.
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darker orange like color with a foamy white head. Dry and thinner palate. Smell is little grain, fruits, and tart. Taste is super sour, a good fruity tartness, and acidic. Long lasting taste. Good.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2008 Bottle from wonderful Southern Season sale. Beautiful golden orange hazy pour. So bright it almost seems glowing. A little hay/barnyard and yeast and funk as well as loads of brett and lemony granny smith apples, orange and grapefruit zest, and peaches on the nose. Lovely complex taste, going through all kinds of stages quickly--sour lemons, wood, must, vinegar, some kind of tropical fruit, a dash of creamsicle, a big hit of fresh peaches, and a crisp, dry finish. This is a truly lovely beer. Can’t wait to age a few and try again in a few years. Simply great.
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with a medium head. Some sediment on bottom. Aroma of brett and sourness. Similar flavor with some apple.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Pours hazy gold with a huge whitish head. Aroma is initially straight brett, with a little bit of sour apple, and a whole bunch of barnyard funk. Flavor is quite sour and tart, with the granny smith apple flavor coming through. Tons of yeasty funk, and a bit of earth and oak contribute to the awesome flavor of this beer.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 Bottle: Pours crisp orange with some clarity and a creamy white head that lasts. Acidic aroma. Funky horse blanket, cobwebs, lemon juice, cork, dried wood, vinegar and even more. Creamy and crisp feel with a sharp acidity. The flavor starts off with a touch of honey-like character, which leads to the funk of damp wood and sharp cheese. Has a very assertive lemon juice-like acidity, a bit vinegar-like as well with some sharp passion fruit, leather, rose petal, and residual oak tannins into the acidic finish. Bone dry and complex. A nice one.
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to my bro for sharing this. Pours a hazy straw color with thin white head. Aroma is the classic lambic components: yeast funkiness, horse blanket, mild strawberry notes, toasted grain flavor. Taste is light strawberry, intense yeast and horse blanket and light wood notes.. Palate is very acidic and sour, but fits this brew perfectly. Excellent lambic.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear crisp golden color.with a thin foamy white head. Aroma is very strong and tart. Taste is the same with great tart and sourness with a hint of oak. The palate is a bit flat and metallic, though.
BelgiskOlklub (1050) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 37.5 cl. Large creamy white head with good lacing. Sparkling and hazy orange body. Aroma of basement, earth, apple and cask wood. Medium body, thin texture and average carbonation. Light sweet, heavy acidic and light bitter flavor. A very nice gueze.