nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from K&L. Pours a bright but slightly hazy golden color with a nice lacey one finger white head. Great aroma, big and funky with pale malt notes, quite a bit of barnyard. Pretty nice gueuze flavor, nice pale malt base with big barnyard funk and average sourness. Just a hint of sweetness to it. Nice mouthfeel, medium bodied and very tingly with high carbonation. A good gueuze overall, and the best I’ve had from Hanssens.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is dark gold, clear, little head. Aroma is sour hay, green apple, and lemon. Taste is quite sour with funky hay and apple notes. Body is medium, sticky, highly carbonated, and somehow a dry finish. Overall, this is middle of the road as far as lambics go, I’ve had better and I’ve had worse but I have a definite soft spot for this style.
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold, white vanishing head. Aroma is sour, sewage, and funk. Body is very light, crisp, and carbonated. Flavor is very lactic and sour, no hop bitterness, slight apple. tasted side-by-side with Oud-Beersel and Cantillon Guezes. All three had the same appearance, this one had more funky/sewage notes, less fruity notes in the aroma, and less bitterness in the flavor, although it was amazing how similar they tasted.
tmongoose (1029) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft cask condition at the thirsty monk. copper color no head, sour, wet wool, lemon grass, dirt, earthy rolled into one for a complex tasting beer that is tart on the front as well as the end. very rich in flavors. first time trying this one and very happy that i did.
Strykzone (4383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. No head on this one and the beer is hazy, dingy and golden. Flavors are nice fruit, yeast, barnyard funk, and light vinegar. This was nice.
jaymobrown (1606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2000: Nice light appearance. Slight taste a mash, or maybe mulch.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden, sour aroma. Not as good as I recall. The right parts are there, barnyardy aroma, strong sourness, but not particularly bright on the tongue as I remember. I will revisit, though.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first experience with this style...I guess I'll need more, I don't see the big deal. Light appearance, minimal head. Smells of stale pork chops, peach/nectarine fruity taste. I'll have to try more of these.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 Battery Acid meets Champaigne, in a good way. Also notes of Hay, grass, Lemon. Limes, and green apples. Thin Bodied and very drinkable.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 This is a very powerful lambic. My buddy (DavidP) was drinking his six feet away and I could smell it. The aroma was very strong, and not too pleasant (though I did get used to it). Head is white and creamy. Body is a rich gold with a little haziness in it. Initial taste: WOW. Its taste was completely unexpected. Tastes like lemon champagne or something. Initial flavor is very much like sour lemons (as opposed to the sweet ones). It lightens up after that, and becomes more pleasant. The lemony flavor makes me think the aroma is like rotten lemons.