wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Barleycorns, Nantwich. Quality label. Poured a hazy orange with a disappearing white head. Aroma packed with apple; citrus, haybale and champagne notes. Beautifully balanced sourness in the flavour which started fruity and tart then mellowed in to a soft dryish finish. Cabronation quite lively but not overpoweringly so. Worked well in the context. Fair bit of lingering sediment. Need to lay a few of these down in the cella. A class act.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured hazy orange/amber with loosely packed white head. Nose is super funky, indicative of the style. Dry grass and hay with some flinty tones. Palate is somewhat surprising compared to my previous lambic experiences. Most notable is the broad flavour profile. Its much the same as the nose but quite tame tartness gives the impression of being fuller, with a long, flavoursome finish.
nuplastikk (5615) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2010 750ml corked bottle, 4 years old or so in the bottle. This is an excellent example of a Lambic. Murky, orange-amber color. Sweet, tangy, and tart flavor. Funky farmhouse hay and brutal green apple sourness. It has mellowed in some respects, a little more creamy, but is still in absolute top form and could be aged for several more years. Cider like in some respects. Tons of intense citrus flavor notes. A classic.
Addendum-2003 bottle opened 1-13-10. Wow! This beer aged magnificently. Some light doughy, creamy, malt tones have emerged. The sourness is still present, but calm, displaying lots of intricacies and depth. Wow.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour gueuze, hazy, good head, good brew
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 [Bottle] Pours a hazy straw gold with a large off white head. Aroma is tart apples, barnyard funk, and a little vinegar. Flavor is very, very sour. Some typical lindemans sweetness, apples, and a touch of lemon juice. Very good.
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange with large fizzy head in tulip glass. Aroma is outstanding,sour and cidery with some yeasty, earthy tones, and perhaps some of the fruitiness of a tripel style ale. Flavor is striking, cidery and vinegar sourness, with bright carbonation. A bit overwhelming at first but with small sips, the beer can be appreciated, especially the pleasant long cidery aftertaste. The mouthfeel is well balanced between carbonation and creaminess. Not a daily drink, but well worth a try.
travita (4754) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange color with a light hazy white head. Hazy look as well. Smell is tart, fruity, good funky sourness in the aroma. Taste is less sour, missing some complexity. Still nice and dry and a good beer.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
There was some small floating sediment. The color was light orange. The head was thin, fizzy, and white. The aroma was sour, light lemon, citris, and muscadines. The palate was medium-bodied and lightly carbonated. The finish was tart.
CH-303 (1887) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Appearance: Cap&Cork. Dark yellow. Lots and lots of thick head. Cloudy. Some sediments.
Aroma: Sour, winey. Lemons. Cork.
Taste: Sour, lemony. Quenching. Dry.
Info: 750ml bottle, 11/4-2007, 167/500, 15/300M
As you can probably tell, I am not a big fan of Gueuze/Lambic...
BritAlesRule (215) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 Looks like a glass of cider, no head. Smells of a drainpipe with sour candy and a night in the city, no kidding. Or alternatively, the ocean, if it could take on a clean sour appley smell. I get an impression of city streets and their dark underlying scents, but also of an orchard with green apples rotting about the ground. Very spritzy mouthfeel, all kindsa tart goodness going on if you’re into this thing. Seem to be left with just a ring of tart candy and cider vinegar on the back of the tongue. Can’t imagine a better palate. Terrific.