BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
38cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex and refreshing, cloudy, rocky head, nice sour brew
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: apple juice, some tartness, spices
Appearance: clear yellow, lacing, white head
Flavor: tart apples, some spices, grassiness, mediciny/band-aides
Palate: nice grating tartness with light apple bite
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUN 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at WeeHeavySDs place. Wow, excellent flavor. Sour, but not over the top. Mild aroma of some hay. Deep yellow color. Coldish. Highly drinkable.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 Bottle via trade with cgarvieuk thanks dude. 2nd beer of the tasting I hosted tonight, shared with bikesandbeer, wetherel and my girlfriend Cyn. Pours gold with an off whire ring. Nose is tart, sour and some apple and a brite nose. Taste is sweet and big tart a little strange but overall good.
daniele (8009) - ITALY - JUN 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
chiara schiuma quasi abbondante persistente note lievemente acidule poco intensa in bocca citosodina leggermente acidula limone leggero amaro ma non agressiva ne intensa
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark golden color with a small but strong head. Aroma is sour and acidic, very sour tangerines and tangerine skins. Taste is vinegar and a blanket of sour brett. The beer dries out at the end with just a bit of lingering acidity and vinegar sourness. The beer gets very acidic at its peak. The yeasty part adds a bit of sweet sourness (makes me think this would age very well).
375mL bottle from Grote, BB 05/07/2012, in a De Neve tumbler.
3fourths (9136) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 Bottle @ Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Clear amber colored body with a white head. Nose of acidic apple cider and honey, with a nearly-offensive bandaid and apple flavor throughout. Mild overall, but has some sharp and acidic qualities at times, and it finishes more bright and coarse.
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25/05 Nice, 100th rating for this beer. I had a 0.375 l bottle from belgianshop.com. It poured orange body with medium white head that went down quite fast. Nice, pretty typical good gueuze aroma, sourish vinegar with some subtle fruit, let’s say green apple. Flavor is maybe even better, sour, yes, but in very nice way, reminds of lemony and apple, but still not too fruity. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. I felt also bit of cork. Very nice, really enjoying it, finishing soursweetish as apple and orange. According to ratings here it should be just an average gueuze, but it’s best I’ve had, even comparing to some famous of the style. Great thing after many disappointing beers this night.
Marko (4948) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with and courtesy of heavy (thanks!)
Damn... forgot to check for the alcohol percentage. Opened with a strong pop. A body reminiscent of murky apricot juice with a medium to big white head that went away at a medium pace.... nice. The aroma was as good. A strong sourish vinegary/funky nose that manages to actually be harmonic. And then, the taste. Wow. The best lambic I’ve had so far. A fine lemony sourness dominates the taste supported by the subtle, nicely delicate funkiness just when it needs it the most. Notes of cork too. Astringent lemony finish. Oooh... I like this. A nice, refreshing, quality gueuze. Not mind bogglingly complex, not too rustic and you know, I like it that way.
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cork bottle 375ml, alc. 7 % (BB 07/2012)
Honey golden color, small white head. Tart lambic-nose with peach fruityness. Tart, dry lambic. Earthy notes. Lemony and fruity with a sweet edge under the sourness. Also typical lambic flavors which are like the flavor of bikecycle tyre or mango - choose one. Very balanced, crisp, refreshing. Quite splendid traditional gueze from Mort Subite.