caesar (6686) - Bunnik/Utrecht, - 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.
ClarkVV (5868) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, massive, massive, massive, massive, etc....thanks to Brian for tracking this down and trading for it and then offering to bring it. Wow, talk about beers you never thought you’d have a prayer to try! Shared on 10/8/16.
Wonderful condition, actually showing a moderate amount of carbonation at this point, the yeast/bacteria having perked up, as it goes. Deep, copper-bronze-golden hue as is characteristic of Cuvee Rene. White head showing light retention. Good clarity.
Brings me right back to the hayday of Cuvee Rene. It’s still a good gueuze, but recent vintages are nothing like the best late 90’s and early 00’s I’ve had. This one recalls the glorious horseblanket, light cheese, big brett fruitiness and light apple, strawberry, pear qualities. Throw in some moderate lactic character, no alcohol or flaw and you’ve got yourself a beer in wonderful shape and probably easily drinkable for many years to come.
Soft, tightly carbonated texture with malt and wheat providing additional softness and light honey. The brett fruitiness outdoes the lactic sourness and there is a plethora of light band aid, horseblanket, dried hay and other various barnyard qualities. Cellar mustiness quite reserved and as it warms and breathes, the big fruitiness continues to emerge.
To me this seems like just another fine vintage of Cuvee Rene (which is, after all, exactly what it is), so nothing particularly weird/interesting/different here than if you’d opened a great 1998 or 2000 Cuvee Rene. But still every bit as nice as those.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to 4lo. Grana Padano share - pours gold white head - nose/taste of farmhouse horseblanket, orange rind, funk, lemon - medium body
Huhzubendah (3546) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by 4lo. Thanks Brian!
Hazy, golden orange body with a thin cap that quickly fades to nil. Dank, musty funk, basement. Age has served this beer well. Super silky on the palate. Notes of strawberry, lemon, and kiwi. Delicious.
ineedbeer (1861) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle at DHVL.
Aroma is very earthy and herbal with a light woody note. A light spiciness to it with moderate oak notes. Light acidity. A touch of citrus and a light cork note.
Pours a fairly clear golden color with some copper hues and some orange with a medium small, thin white head.
Flavor has a light sweetness with some light caramel and butterscotch notes. Some medium light oak notes. A nice herbal character with some earthiness and a bit of wood. Low bitterness. Medium acidity with light citrus and tropical fruit notes. Nice herbal, earthy notes that add a touch of spice.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a better beer than I was expecting. The beer is still lazy, but has great woody and earthy notes. A bit of a cork note, but not corked. Since I can’t try the Cantillon Loerik I thought I would drink this one.
deanso (9236) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Heren van Liedekercke courtesy of Kermis vintage 2000.
Very thin ring white head. No carbonation. Clear copper pour. Still quite tart
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2000 Bottle shared at DHVL. Clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is slightly floral, with a nice light dank cellar funk, citrus, tart fruits, wet dog, a little cheesy and a light minty note. Flavour is moderate sour. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
DSG (12204) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[9/20/15] Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke in Denderleeuw. 2000 bottle. Clear golden. Very oaky aroma with lemon, funk. Sour flavor, very oaky, lemony, with cobwebs, some apple, leathery funk. Quite light-bodied. Great and refreshing.
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle of the 2000 in DHVL. Clear golden with a small pale head. Aroma is baked apple & peach cobbler, plum, honeycomb, sherry. Medium-light bodied, tart on the palate with a fruity sweetness and a wood finish. Taste is sour peach and apricot, apple cider vinegar, sherry.
kraddel (6394) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark blonde, small white head. Smell is very fruity , soo much apple. Taste is rather sweet, apple , some candy. Some age signs , bu nowhere near what you think of 15 y. Only mild aspects of sourness. Beautifull, but not as sour as expected. This is hood in another way .
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(backlog) 2000 Bottle. Golden pour with light white head. Lactic, sweet, spice, leather, cheese aromas. Very low carbonation. Flavor is tart but not over puckering, nice funky and tart fruit lambic.