mentalmind (44) - - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost completely stale liquid that resembles more lambic than geuze. Color is indistinguishable from the genuine stuff from Belgium, and the scent has same tones as we'll. Taste is very much like young lambic, sour, citrusy but it lacks some of the more complex aromas older lambic a have. Still definitely worth a try for its curiosity value especially if one likes lambics. Probably still best to share this (75cl) bottle considering it is overpriced ~400 Swedish kronor @systembolaget
hackobock (2089) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 24, 2015. Bottle shared with tderoeck.
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with green apples, citrus, some barnyard notes, oak and bourbon notes. Taste is light sweet, some tart fruity notes, dry woody oak notes. Finish is light to medium sweet withs some dry wood and astringent orange zest. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation.
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24/I/15 - 75cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2015-101) Thanks to hackobock for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy bright orange beer, small white irregular head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: wild yeast, funky, woody, citrus, lemony, sourish. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish start, soft bitterness, very woody, tannins, funky. Aftertaste: bit lemony, bitter, dry, lemon peel, funky, tannins, pretty astringent, touch of whisky.
Svesse (6843) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 2 Oct 2014) Golden amber colour, slightly hazy, with brief head. Fruity, sour nose with unripe green grapes, grapefruit and hints of stable. Fruity, tart taste with notes of sour grapes, grapefruit, lemon, stable, cellar and a dry, tart finish. Medium body, quite dry. Possibly a bit unrefined, but a well made gueuze. Quite nice.
simont1 (364) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of faint bourbon, pear, apple, very fruity gueuze, not so much funk, but a soft acidity. Taste is quite woody with more oak and vanilla, very well balanced, and slightly lactic tartness, citrusy and grapefruity. Better than expected.
zvikar (3962) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours orange yellow with no head, aroma of brett, wood, apples, sulfur, vinegar, flavor is slightly bitter and sour with vinegar, lemon and green tea, medium bodied, Nice.
Bacterial (2065) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by JulienHuxley while at Cantillon - thanks!! Hazy amber pour with a slight white head. Slightly sweet and fruity nose. Low carbonation. Big fruity peach on the finish. Also slightly astringent on the finish.
DSG (7625) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks omhper for this bottle! Hazy gold. Sour aroma of fruits, wood, vinegar, a hoppy note and some bourbon. Sour flavor with vinegar, oak, lemon, light sweetness, a bit of hops and a light metallic note and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
tom10101 (3668) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by JulienHuxley, thanks! Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small disappearing white head and little lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla, acidic notes, citrus and light funk-ish notes. Taste is also bourbon forward (not overpowering), vanilla, oak, moderate acidic notes and mushrooms. Medium body. Low carbonation. Woodsy finish. Decent Sour… have some similarities with gueuzes. Not too complex, but decent bourbon features and quite tasty.
kermis (6550) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours hazy dark golden with a small ring off white head. Aroma of barnyard, citrus, cobwebs, dusty, fruity, peach. Flavour is moderate acidic. Peach lingering in the finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
JulienHuxley (4003) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with friends, crazy . Hazy gold almost still. Aroma is fruity, nice fruity notes, light funk, dusty, lemony, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is really fruity, lots of peach on the finish, a bit dusty. Palate is flat, a bit dull. Not bad, but not great either.