otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: browns with deep garnet highlights along the edges. A tan head fades into a creamy layer with scattered bubbles along the edges. Swirls creamy and thick.
Nose: sour with sweetness along the edges. Soured burgundy wines and old leathered wine sacs. Musk – browned apples and pears with a touch of funk. Plums and grapes with skins and seeds for tart, tannic, sweet, and nutty. Whispers of brown sugar covered dates.
Palate: tartness skirts along the edges then slams the middle of my tongue, never letting go. Leathery and creamy and supple with red wine tannins and whole wheat breads. Grape and plum and more leather. Funk in the breath with horse and orchard musk. Old earth in the back. Brown sugar and dates comingle in the middle. Black breads.
Final Thoughts: at first a bit unassuming, but with each subsequent quaff, layer after layer of flavorful personality unraveled for my eager tastebuds to enjoy. Between the Cuvee Brut and Goudenband…I can’t pick a winner. Instead, I’ll pick both so that depending on my state of mind, I can have one or the other and come out a winner on both counts. Delicious!
Cristobal37 (168) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1996 vintage bottle. This sour lambic style is really not my favorite. I enjoy some cherry lambics but this vaguely sweet tart lambic style just isn’t my thing. That being said, you get something all together different with this one. Initially quite sour, it becomes sweeter with time, like brown sugar or candy. Not much head, although not flat at all. Some dark sediment. Enjoyable.
Haslinger (799) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared at the end of tour at Ommegang brewery in Cooperstown, really good sour bit but not too overpowering. Very deep rich taste with an awesome finish. For a guy who doesn’t like sours this one is super tasty.
Tomy63 (136) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ans le style de la Rodenbach GC (oud bruin parfois classée dans les "Sour Ale" également), très aigre, plus puissante que la précédente, encore plus fruitée (prunes cuites, cerises aigres). A peine plus de longueur.
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was fantastic. Big yeast, sugar and fruit in the nose, but tasted sour and a bit maltish in the taste. Long mouth feel with big flavor.
harrymel (419) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark brown with cherry hues and some surface etches. Smells of cough syrup, cherries, some oak, some alcohol, some peppercorn, some grain. Flavor is sweet, balsamic, cherry, oak, sweet syrupy, some acetic character, like old school black sweet and sour with more complexity and nuances. Medium bodied with moderate on hi carb and an off dry finish. Decent example of the style, a little on the sweet side, but nice spiced character.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Reddish/Mild Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Plums, Apples, Cherries
T: Mildly Tart Cherries, Sweet Bread, Red Plums
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Sweet
Overall, I dont like Liefmans at all but Goudenband is a great beer.
Digzis (23) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe brun rouge, assez sombre. Une belle acidité, des notes de fruits rouges, de vin rouges, de malt grillés sans être trop sucrée. Une belle complexité des parfums, qui donne une ensemble très agréable sans être trop lourd.
mikesaum (519) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a VERY dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma is leathery and over ripe fruit, different from what i expected. Taste dark fruits, rich berry notes, leathery, slight tartness to it. Good brew.
culchiem (2032) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown with a small white head. Aroma is grape. Flavour is dry cherry, grape, dry berries. Finish is dry alco.
ValeriaRoma (8) - Roma, ITALY - NOV 4, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown coloured beer with small brownish head and medium carbonation visible. Sourish fruited aroma. Medium sour hinted palate.