Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed from a 750ml bottle in a wine glass. The beer pours a deep dark brown, with a low light tan head. The nose shows tart characters, along with deep and rich malty character; betraying the beer’s origins as a blended brew. Sour brett notes mixed with caramel and toffee. The palate shows a beautiful complexity; pleasant raison malt character malt and slight ester notes up front, followed by an assertive sour note. The finish leaves a very pleasant dry and sour note. Overall, a splendid oud bruin, showing the best qualities of lambic, along with that of a residually sweet Belgian ale.
Garlic_of_Doom (307) - SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage that pours murky brown/red with a small khaki head.
Caramel malt, faint raisins, red currants and soft red vinegar in aroma.
Taste is tart with red currants, dry cherries, stones from fruit.
Dry mouthfeel, high but soft carbonation.
Dry, woody bitter after taste that lingers on for long.
VinegarStroke (111) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (1P 9.4 FL OZ): Vintage 2010 Clear, deep brown, dense white head. Sour, red fruit, citrus, pomegranate, cherry, chocolate caramel. So fresh and clean for the style. Layers of flavor. Dry, sour, not bitter. Rich. Fresh but sweet fruit. Wine like. Long, elegant. Extremely clean for style. Citrus, coffee, sour red cherry. Balanced. Deceiving alcohol. Much fresher than 8%.
Truly wonderful. All class. Another great example of a sour that’s clean.
tiong (2783) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle @ Pikkulintu
2007 vintage? - Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of grains, tartish berries and malts. Taste is grainy, earthy and malty with hints of tart berries and sourness. Finish is smooth, grainy and earthy with mild sourness and lactic notes. A bit unbalanced.
Cristobal37 (170) - 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 (804) - 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 (137) - 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 (516) - 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 (1471) - 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 (28) - 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.