Drake (9967) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Alexsdad06 at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy peach color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Tart, dry and musty aroma with sweet berry-like fruit notes and citrus. The taste is berries, cherries and a slight musty note. Medium bodied. Very nice.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2010 Sampled at the RBSG Summer Grand Tasting (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours nice glowing golden yellow, a touch of orange murky with nice white head that dies to a good lace. Aromas are big tartness, lemon and orange mix with with sour bretty funky, dust, lemon zest, dust, sour wheat. Initial is similar, lighter bodied with sour wheat, lemon rind, sweeter bready malts work there way iin, touch of vanilla, with lemon fruit, citrusy spritz, a sweeter malty finish, lingering dust and lactic acid. A very nice lambic, a nice balance but a bit light on sourness for me. The ability to blend so many barrels probably played into it here, with a touch more sweetness than I’d like. Still, very quaffable.
callmemickey (3250) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 2009 vintage opened July 2010.
A: Slightly hazy golden body. Moderate sized head comprised of tiny packed bubbles. Slight lacing.
S: Subtle lactic funk, good citric zip cuts through a musty farmhouse musty complexion throughout.
T: Musty with a cutting lemon flavor as hinted at from the nose. Not particularly tart, but nice and funky.
M: Solid carbonation keeps the medium body moving from sip to sip.
O: A nice gueuze. My only real gripe is the price to quality ratio. The regular offerings from Cantillon, Girardin, and Drie Fonteinen are superior in nearly every facet
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2010 rate. Thanks to whoever brought this. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. The aroma was funky with straw, earth and some mixed sour fruits. The flavor was funky and spicy with thyme, lemons, white pepper, wood and sour grapes. The palate was slightly thin with soft carbonation. The finish was medium in duration and funky. Overall: I enjoyed this very much, it was a nice deviation at the tasting.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy golden/orange colored beer, with a big white head. The aroma of sour and fruits, dry with wood. The taste is nice sour woody and dry. The is fruits like citrus and grapes. The aftertaste is mostly sour with hints of sweet.
finol (2301) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a big head.
Fresh and nice acididty. A bit to controlled and simpel
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle shared with urbeer, BigMomma and Owen. Bright golden color, huge white head, massive lacing. Aroma is sour, acidic, lemon peel. Taste is grapefruit, very dry and sour. Tasty.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at WSF. I guess it’s no surprise that this is mediocre, considering how half the lambiks in here are junk, and one is forced into the difficult situation of using all 8—something not normally done by blenders.
The aroma of this one is very perfumey, peppery, slow and plodding, with notes of pudding. What kind of pudding is anyone’s guess. Rye bread and crackers make an appearance. Extremely intense carbonation here, burns the lips, with the flavors of flower, cracker, lemon, orange zest and orange pith. Not the best gueuze.
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2011 75cl bottle shared by Travlr with Urbain and Owen at the Struise farm. 2009 bottle. Cloudy dark golden with a good white head. Lots of carbonisation. Aroma of dust, tart and sour. Taste is sour, tart with citrus and peaches and a dry aftertaste. Good geuze.
hirigalzkar (2404) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle. Pours orange, hazy, big white head. Fresh and young aroma. Notes of a summer garden, including elder. Taste is fruity with notes of elder and blackcurrant seeds. Some serious sourness and some funk in the aftertaste. Easy to dritnk and quite simple, but young and refreshing gueuze.