The_Osprey (5950) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016
Dec 2015 - 750ml cork and cage bottle at home, as ’HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend’ 2013 vintage bottled Oct 2012, #13040, 7%. Hazy vibrant orange, lightly sparkling, compact foamy white head. Aroma is sherbet, plastic, dirty russet apples, coriander, toasted bread. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is semi-sweet, vanilla, lemon zest, dried apricots, more sherbet, lightly sour, fruity white wine. Excellent. (4.4)
Apr 2016 - Another 750ml bottle, and there will be many more. At a meet-up with old friends, but I smashed this back myself. This stuff is at its best when you’re savouring the last 200ml. Punchy crisp sour fruit. It has to be one of if not the best of the (relatively) easy to get lambics. (4.2)
MelvinKalksma (868) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malts, sweet, fruit, wheat, slightly sour, wood. Really complex and hard to put in words.
Turbid golden/amber beer with a slight white head.
Slightly sweet and medium sour from the beginning till the end.
Lubiere (12769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lightly hazed golden Gueuze with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet mineral malt with light lactic notes, Epsom salts, light Brett, light horse blanket, very nice. In mouth, a nice mineral sweet malt with light lactic notes, light Epsom salts, light horse blanket, complex and beautiful. 2013 bottle at Montréal Xmas gathering 2015.
angel77 (2347) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella 75 cl tomada en el momento en Cimmeria. 25..11..2015. (459). Lote 43041 hasta 31..10..2034. Color amarillento tostado con espuma blanca. Aromas y sabores cereales suaves y maderas con toques a cavas y vinos espumosos. Gran combinación donde nada resalta demadiado y todo está fino y equilibrado. Gran cerveza en su estilo. Bastante buena. Para repetir sin duda.
Muggus69 (2035) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 vintage. 750mL corked & caged Champagne bottle from Beer Cartel. BB 31/10/2034!!
Effervescent hazy orange-gold body, dense white head persists.
Doesn’t give away much at first, but opens up with warmth (and air) - hay, apricot & peach, grapefruit, white grape, touch of old oak, lees, faint hard cheese & horse.
Lots of structure on the palate - lengthy acidity, some tannin, lively creamy carbonation.
Juicy body, full of character - unripe peach & apricot & grapefruit once again, grainy malts, light herbal/floral quality, subtle oak, cheesy finish with a touch of acetic & citric acid lingering.
Refined & complex; lovely.
Maakun (3618) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at home. Clear orange golden with fizzy white head that leaves a nice ring of little bubbles. Lots of funk up front, hay, apple juice, champagne, light burnt rubber, grains and some dough. Nice grassy and soft flowery notes in the finish. Under medium sweet and sour with a light rubbery bitter finish. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Very nice.
BuckeyeBoy (5796) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours out a hazy golden topped with a white head. Nose is great super buggy barnyard horse blanket notes. Taste is more of the super buggybbarnyard funk. This is great.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 vintage. Pours a very hazy, bright golden orange color with tangerine hues and a frothy, two finger, pillowy white head. Good retention, only slowly setting into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Musty aroma with lots of earthy barnyard character along with lactic funk, damp oak, hay, light fruit and acidic acid. Subtle acetic character but it’s not solvent-like or overly vinegary. Oak tannins along with musty bugs, horseblanket, lactic funk, grass and straw. Some light fruit in there as well, notably apple and pear complimenting the lemon acidity. The nose on this beer is pretty complex with plenty of earthy funk.
Full bodied with soft carbonation and tart, puckering sourness that lingers over the barnyard/ lactic funk flavors, oaky tannins, light fruit and citrus acidity into a tart, dry finish. Very nice sour element by not harsh or overly acetic. Crisp citrus/lemon juice acidity countered by earthy oak and lactic cheesiness. Sweaty with dry, funky bugs, lemon spritz and a lingering soft acetic flavor that makes me drool for more. Very refreshing and easy to drink considering the complexity and level of sourness.
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
smells of vinegar, cloudy amber gold colour, tastes of sour apricot goodness!
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle brought home from Weekend Of Spontaneous Fermentation. Shared with Rachel & Nick. Pours hazy Golden Amber with a short, White head. Aroma of funky Brett and vinegar. Taste has loads of that good, good funk and some citric tartness. Unusually potent for a Geueze. I loved it.