Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden bronze color. Smell and taste is reminiscent of a champage with sparkling grapes. Finish is sour/tart and somewhat try. Refreshing and delicous!
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 4/5/2007
750 ml bottle at The Rover, Göteborg.
Shady apricot color, white head. Sour but also sweet a bit spritzy scent. Some stable and horse blanket. Sour spritzy taste, the aftertaste dies a bit too fast. Mothpuckering sour mouthfeel, low bitterness.
375 ml bottle, thaks rickgordon!
On March 14, 2008.
Shady orange color, big white head. Acidic, sour and sweet taste. Sour mouthfeel, low bitterness.
75 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet, sampled on September 23, 2014 in Ludvika.
Hazy golden color, white to off-white head. Acidic to sour, berries, rubber scent. ery acidic to sour, dry, highly attenuated taste. Dry, sour, currant peels aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, no bitterness. Tart finish.
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy yellowish orange. Acid, sour and fruity aroma with tones of wood, rhubarb, lemon and lime. Fruity, citrusy and full acid flavour with notes of wood. Dry and tart finish. Medium body. Refreshing.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2009 1994 bottle, poured into Lindemans flutes. Hazy gold color, with ample white head. Very tart acidic nose. I thought i smelled cork and was initially worried about the quality of the beer. fortunately i did not pick up any corky flavor. Very tart and acidic with earthy barnyard flavors. Very effervescent. I had a bottle of this almost 5 years ago and couldn’t handle it, but I’ve since fallen in love with sour ales, so this was right up my alley. Delicious.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1994 vintage, courtesy of Brigadier.
Semi-hazed and dusted orange with icy white bubbles hugging the side and bubbly glaciers convening in the center. Wonderfully careening tartness strikes the nose. Perfume essence perpetrates greatness. Balsam and tart cranapple slide down porous cedar. Sweetness settles under a pond-like mineral water element. Lemon shortbread with sweet, tart icing. Supple carbonation aids the clean, craving, cleansing trifactor. Sulfurous mandates and tart coalescence linger on the tongue long into the night.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2002 bottle. Pours gold with a dissipating white head. Smells of perfume, wild meadows, some tarte sourness and slightly sugary with some woody qualities. Tastes initially sweet with some nice subdued citrussy tartness and some acidic notes as the beer continues to breathe. Palate is soft but not as delicate as Cantillon and 3 Fonteinen’s examples I’ve had. Mouthfeel is tarte and light with a sour sugary finish.
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle (1994 vintage)
I found this on the short drive from Three Floyds to Flossmoor at a hole in the wall liquor store. It was a bit a surprise to find which is why I could not pass it up. Since gueuzes don’t always agree with me I brought it to the tasting at Sombeast’s house. It seems to have held up well which makes it an even better find. I can’t wait to crack open my 2005 vintage, especially since I know it will last for the next ten years.
Aroma / Appearance - The clear bronzy body had a thin oily head which was quick to fade. The nose was a strange combination of cherries, olive oil, sourness and a trace amount of fruits. It was very unusual but tempting at the same time.
Flavor / Palate - Sour lemon drops form the main taste of this beer. Orange peels blended with sour patch kids dry out the throat slowly. Instead of attacking the senses it chews at them methodically. I was only able to drink about five ounces before it overwhelmed me. The dryness was still in my mouth on the drive home 30 minutes later. My other bottle will be for a special occasion or when I am in the right mood. Based on this it will take a long time to finish off.
patrick767 (3799) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 bottle - Pours hazy light orange-yellow with a moderate sized head. It has a very substantial aroma of tart fruit and lambic funkiness. The flavor has apples, some citrus, and lots more funk. The wild yeast strain is strong in this one, but good. Medium bodied, it has a sour, dry finish. This brew is more of a true lambic (to the purists) than the other Lindeman’s lambics I’ve tried, which tend to be pretty sweet.
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Consumed at the Pewaukee tasting, . 1994 bottle with a 8 badly written in
Sharpie over the 4. Consumed at the Pewaukee tasting. Wonderful sour barn-yard aroma. Unclear apricot color. Tart, sour, dry. Balanced and desirable - I
could stand to drink more of this.
Ughsmash (7424) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1994 bottling (we believe). Poured a slightly hazy medium caramel with a light cap of dense white head. Aroma picked up lots of lovely, hefty vinegar and barnyard sourness and funkage.. lemon zest provided an accent. Flavor found vinegar and lemon tartness at the forefront.. musty old barn, horse blankets, and dry dust round out the back-end. Tart and acidic, but never oppressing.. dry and refreshing. Very good stuff!