ContemplateBeer (1878) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One year old lambic on tap at Holy Grale; had a few sips of this from my mate, Ryan. Aroma: Acidity rules out over lighter funk notes; some apple or lemon-like fruitiness hangs in there. Appearance: Clear, coppery yellow with streams of light carbonation holding up a skin of white head. Flavor: Acidity is not mouth-puckering, but it’s the most prevalent flavor here; fruit dries up a bit more and carries through to the finish, which still holds a good amount of tartness. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Had pretty high expectations, and this was quite good, but wasn’t a world beater for me.
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft->snifter. Dark gold with no head. Tart citrus, funky grape must, barnyard notes. Really good.
Jow (3037) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Torst the unblended gods have been smiling upon me as of late. Octopoda orange pour small soapy head not as still as previous unblendeds. Nose is acidic citrus and some funky cheese. Tastes of orange citrus, oak, yogurt, light cheese. Very tart palate. Very tasty.
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Apex, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out notes of leather, horse blanket, and citric notes - in typical unblended lambic fashion. Flavour is tart and citric, with notes of leather, light-to-medium funk, and quite tart citrus. Complex and fairly highly carbonated for an unblended lambic. More citric and tart, and less funky than most others. Really excellent.
Ferris (9777) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 Draft - Cherry, petroleum and tart notes. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Fruity Berry, rubber, well balanced and very drinkable. Great.
GenDV138 (4588) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Golden brown. Aromas of funk, lemon lime, tart acidic notes. Tastes of tart acidic notes, stone fruit, grapes, white wine. Light body with a dry finish.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler - Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of lemon, old wet moldy wood and bread mold - medium body.
vtafro (5539) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fliptop growler. Light golden pour with no head. Earthy, herbal, sour, normal Lambic funk aromas. Natural sours, horse blanket, funky tones, and a off tone.
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
actually liked this one a ton, Strong tartness, moderate vinegar and loads of funk and farm flavors. barnyard is big. Intense and immensely complex.
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 draught at OEC SourFest, 8/15/15.
Good clarity on the bronze-golden body with a smattering of rapidly fizzling white clusters of bubbles.
Lovely stinking cheese, unripened limeskin, hickory nut skin and fairly strong lactic acidity in the nose are all delightful and well in-tune with what I’d expect from a piece of Hanssens Oude Gueuze (the dry, fruity citric elements are very characteristic, as are the more reserved funk and some light green apple (not acetyldehyde)). Really nice, sniffable stuff with no flaws, alcohol or any thing I have to complain about.
In the mouth, it’s actually lightly carbonated, though from some refermentation I’d imagine, as the carbonation is tight and natural-seeming. Light oak can be picked out, while plentiful lactic elements display various notes of cheese, grapefruit rind and yogurt. Not tremendously sour as the sourest of lambics, but certainly nothing to scoff at. Malt and wheat add light flavors and good texture and the fruity tartness and pleasant acidity lingers on. Delicious, though I was kind of hoping it was flat...