Tabbe (13) - - JAN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first positive experience with a lambic. Pours golden with a tart aroma. Somewhat sour - but for me it seems more tart than sour. A really good lambic that can be a nice gateway beer into the sour treasures.
GTAEgeek (1537) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by John Sukroo at Ale Alpharetta. Hazy orange, with no real head. Harsh orange peels, light funk, and horseblankets. Very dry, a little funky. Medium, hard, and salty. This is a mellow, very dry and funky beer. Not much complexity, but not bad.
Cybercat (4172) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy, nigh opaque apricot with an eggshell head. Sour fruit dominates he aroma while letting hints of malt and yeast to peek through. Flavor is quite sour, fruity with a woody underpinning and subtle malt notes. Texture has good body and plenty of fizz. More tart than sour, may be a good beer to introduce the uninitiated to sours.
Desverger (4603) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap during RBESG2015, Day 3, Copenhagen - golden pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sour fruity, grape, barnyard, light grass and floral nuances, funky, hay, musty, lactic, dry tart finish.
willisread (1100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo under the name Udagawa Spontan. Nice big gooseberry aromas with some young strawberry and grape as well. Quite tart on the palate, but not enamel-melting by any means. Creamy mouthfeel. Good tartness that lingers on the finish. Quite enjoyable. Very nice gueuze for the price.
MrOrla (1020) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
TAP at mikkeller. Pours golden with a thin white head. Aroma of tart, funk, grape. Taste of tart, grape, dust, sour. Quite bitter ending, tho refreshing.
Mikkmakk (23) - - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice golden hazy color. A very nice and easy drinking ale, smooth and refreshing. Not overly sour, very enjoyable.
beer-yum (940) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 Benchmark aroma in an alluring sparkling golden-amber pour. Taste is benchmark too - far and away the best sour I’ve had all week. Will be spending time/money trying the fruit flavoured variations now...stay tuned.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy light amber with an off white ring. Aroma of tart fruit, very geueze. Light to medium body, flavour is lightly fruity, tartly sour.
kermis (7727) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Mikropolis. Pours hazy Amber with a white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, dank cellar, slightly leathery, citrus and tart fruit. Flavor is moderate acidic. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The modern craft brewers try to master litterally ever style of beer that has ever existed it seems, and this is Mikkeller’s take on the transcendent ’oude geuze’, which, in spite of all the bold (and often successful) Anglo-Saxon attempts, is still the epitome of sour beer styles, in my humble opinion. Warm orangey gold colour, initially clear, with high, champagne-like effervescence, supporting a thin, off-white, fairly stable head. Musty and funky aroma indeed, impressions of lemon peel, lots of moist cellar and damp cloth, unripe peach, redcurrant, bitter honey, dry white wine, wheat and - excusez le mot - menure, but not necessarily in a ’bad’ way, if you see what I mean; in comparison with 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze, which I am tasting next to it as a standard for the style, it is a bit less strong and far less elegant, more ’damp’ and less fruity. Taste is vividly fruity, very estery, with a more ’dull’ and restrained but still clear citric acidity and a softer lactic acidity; less of the delicate sweetness than the 3 Fonteinen and, above all, a more forwarded bitterness, which increases a bit towards the end and which annoys me a little - sour beers have to be sour first and foremost, and bitterness should remain gentle and in the background. Mouthfeel is highly effervescent and ’champenoise’, wheat sourishness comes forward, light ’breadiness’ too; lemony acidity and the aforementioned, leafy hop bitterness struggle with each other for dominance of the finish. In all, a meritorious attempt at this enigmatic beer style, but clearly less complex, less refined and less attractive in aroma than the 3 Fonteinen; too bitter for the style as well. Still, quite well-made and credible, considering the difficulties of this particular style.