BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle graciously shared by Anders. Pours with a murky yellow hued body with relatively low carbonation. Aromas are musty, strawberry, rich funk, medium acid. Flavors are estery, strawberry, musty, lightly sweet, decent acid, cobwebs, funk. Lower carbonation. Feels quite old and delicate.
Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2000 bottle at DHVL. It pours clear amber, with a fluffy white head. The nose is pleasantly sour, ice tea, apple, pear, melon and light vinegar. The taste is puckering tartness, sour lemon, faint ice tea, floral, Assam tea, undertone of earthiness, white grape skin, apple and pear, with a tart finish. Medium body and no carbonation. Nice level of complexity and soft mouth-feel. Smooth, well balanced and highly drinkable. The best beer Lindemans have produced hands-down.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
May 13, 2011 - with blankboy, jerc & mabel. J&K’s green corked and caged 750ml bottle. Hazy/cloudy amberish gold with smallish frothy white head. Dry and funky acidic aroma, a real nose hair curler - barnyard, wool, dessicated oak barrel and lemon juice with lemon drops in the background - ymmmm. Taste - wowzer, so easy to drink, a great sweet/sour lemon acidity, not too aggressive, dry and only slightly alcoholic - simple, very nice. Still mouthfeel, acidic, sticky, tingly in the finish - it’s mellowed out nicely and so, so easy to drink. Sure wish I had more of this one.
douglas88 (6837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle thanks to my Belgian hookup Ayrton! Many thanks man. Pours a super cloudy orange color with a small white head that is persistent. Lots of caked yeast on the side of the bottle. The cork was quite solid. A rich superb dusty aroma of pure dusty gueuze with loads of cobwebs and lemons, oranges. Not quite as deep as Millennium but damn awesome. The flavor is more sour and fruity than dry and funky, a thin palate, zesty at times, loads of life in this brew. Lemons throughout, lots of wood and hints of lactic tartness. Very good, excellent in fact. An honor to try!
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a great surprise pour at Woodshop. Hazy apricot colored pour. Aroma has lots of tropical fruit, mango, melon, dry yeasty notes. Lots of tart stone fruit in the flavor, sour, fruity, wonderful!
bierkoning (10867) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ De Heeren van Liedekercke. Blonde. Honey, dust, apple and mango in the aroma. Remains of oak. Sweetish flavor with some lemny sourness and oak. Granny Smith apples. Has thinned over the years. Pleasant sour aftertaste with pineapple and mango.
caesar (5595) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Edo at the Heeren van Liedekercke. Clear golden color, no head. Aroma of barnyard, hay, some residual sweetness. Relatively sweet for a lambik (ofcourse, it’s a Loerik), yet again good lambik qualities of barnyard. I don’t prefer the sweet tooth in a lambik, but it suits the beer fine.
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL shared at Woodshop 7 thanks to anders37. Huge whale thanks for this gem. Thank you Anders! Pours a deep, full haze orange. Minimal foam. Nose is sugary melon, cantaloupe, durian, jackfruit. Taste is very light and super clean like Girardin Fond Geuze Bierpallitiers. Heavy nectarine skin, tannic fruit skin balance peach and apricot sugars. Finish is mega zippy, lactic, and tartaric. Very quenching, refreshing. Delicious. Delicate rather than aggressive. Loved it.
KyotoLefty (7175) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Woodshop 7, from Anders. Very interesting fruity nose, with pineapple, peach and almost tropical fruits. Very funky flavor, not so sour, with very nice fruits again approaching tropicality. Very nice, and quite unique fruit flavors for a lambic.
callmemickey (3422) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 2000 vintage 750ml bottle shared with shadesofgray and bucketboy + friends at Capones... thanks to Wim for the bottle - June 2, 2012
A: Murky orange body, no head, just a few stray bubbles around the edges. A few stray streaks of film left after each sip.
S: Delicate, aged lambic profile: must, oak, wet hay, cheese, and sweat. Didn’t really have any citric character. More of an unblended lambic than a geuze.
T: Like the nose, a deep funky character with all of the expected funky notes of a decade+ old lambic. The dominant note is a wet, musty woodiness. Rounded out by a touch apple fruitiness and trace of enjoyable oxidation (traces of cardboard like notes)
M: Medium to thin bodied, nearly still as this didn’t really pick up any carbonation. Gentle acidity, with a delicate sourness and just the slightest bit of puckering tartness.
O: Old lambic/geuze is one of my favorite things, the musty/funkiness is so much more complex than a fresher lambic, this was no exception. If this had a bit nore citric and spicy notes to it, it would have been that much better.