notalush (4178) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF2009 - man, this beer is acetic as hell - the nose is all funky, earthy, leathery, oaky goodness - but the acetone kind of takes over in the flavor, washing out a lot of the cheesy funk, melon rind, lemony tartness, tangy wheat, oak - all of that stuff is there, and it’s delicious, but the acetic/vinegar qualities are a bit too much, keeping them from shining through - still a wonderful experience, though.
Dogbrick (6065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew is a slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head that disappears quickly, leaving an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of funky fruit, hay and malt. Medium-bodied with a vinous character and flavors of funky yeast, citrus and wood. The finish is funky with a lingering zesty citrus aftertaste. Good beer overall.
crossovert (4592) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 finally get to try it after not trading for one years ago. This one has reached whale status. It is a good typical sour from LA, but with a nice bit of funk. Had it again. Lactic sourness, medium funk level, tropical fruits, a very well-balanced sour.
pineypower (2152) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out an attractive, well carbonated golden color with a small white head. Aroma is very complex, oak, funk, lemon, tart sourness, light fruit and damp basement make up the aroma. Taste is as complex as the aroma if not more, oak, nice tart funkiness without going too overboard, light sweet fruity notes, barnyard, tart sourness, hay, lemons, and more funk. Wow...this was good.
NobleSquirrel (3313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a stiff white head. Nose is freshly acidic, lactic acid, lemons and some malt vinegar. Fruity overall with some peach as well. On tasting, big bitterness, earthy and grassy. Strong vinegar notes on finish. Lemon skin and tart, dry finish. The vinegar notes make me a bit sad as I’d love if this were dryer and more lactic overall. Still, a very interesting beer overall and glad I finally opened this up.
brystmar (458) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Mike! Peach-colored body brings with it some white head which fades quickly. The fizz emits a pleasantly lemony aroma, layered with sour yeast and oak. Love the nose’s intensity; hopefully this tastes as good as it smells.
Liquid meets tongue, taste buds rejoice. Tart lemons, oak, sharply acetic, mildly barnyard-esque, plus a unique kiss of sweetness to shake things up. Lemon meringue pie in a glass.
Reminds me of Cable Car, though I prefer the blend of flavors here. An excellent American sour.
Godofthecellar (278) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle generously shared by Grumpyoldtroll, at our pre thanksgiving tasting...Thanks Mike!
I have been wanting to try this one for a while!
Poured a hazy apricot like color with minimal head. The nose on this one was amazingly tart, slight funk mixed with lemon juice.
Taste follows suit on the tartness. hint of lemon rhind mixed with sour berries. This was surprisingly dry on the palate. Smooth from sip to finish. Overall this is an amazing geuze
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle thanks to one of you. I came into this expecting a gueuze and I will review it as such. Bright orange color with almost no head at all but it is carbonated. Smells sour and a bit cheesy but i would not say funky at all. In fact this does not smell like a true gueuze at all. The taste was way too sweet and then followed by a sourness. The sweetness was almost like a pixie stick or sweet tart and I didn’t like that aspect at all.There was some citrus and fruit but to call this a gueuze is just not being honest. As a wild ale this was ok but the price was completely out of line for the beer that is in the bottle. Save your money and get a Cantillon for half the price.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-06-2011 00:52:18
JulienHuxley (1710) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thx David for sharing. Beautiful hazy bright yellow-gold pour with smallish white head. Aroma is quite acetic, pineapple fruitiness, honey, funk, light butterness, lots and lots of wood. Taste is slightly acetic as well, a bit of citrus fruit, quite american tasting for a pseudo lambic but very tasty nonetheless. Slightly thicker palate than the previous bottles, well carbed with a strong sour finish.
Minderbinder (824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml. Thx David.
Pours blond/orange with almost no head (white). Some lacing. Aroma is of fruits, pineapple, sweetness, funk. Taste is of fruits (pineapple), acid acetic, citrus, funk, barnyard. Palate: ligth-medium body. Overall: Very good and impressive. Way better than what I expected. Not too cloying acid-wise. I would gladly drink some more of this.
tom10101 (1058) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by David Paquet, huge thanks! Straw color with minimal head and little to no lacing. Aroma of wood, honey, pineapple, leather and hints of apple. Taste is acetic with strong wood notes, pineapple, grapefruit. Tart finish. Mouthfeel is dry and astringent(!). Very nice beer! Like said by of my tasting partners (didn’t remember who, Julien?), it was at his place in a lambic tasting, but also share some particularities with Saison style beers.