beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A case of this just showed up on the shelves, although iím not sure if this is still made. Pours a hazy orange with a smooth white head that stays forever. Very bretty aroma, lots of dry straw, barn kinda smells and the sour acidic nose that you would expect from a geuze. The thing i really like about Oud Beersel is they donít have a overwhelming sourness, much more palatable and refreshing than others. Very carbonated and dry, with some nice tart fruit esters.
pilsnerrogge (2594) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown/orange colour. Thick head. Acidic barnyard-aroma. Well-balanced apple-sourish flavour with a nice raisin-sweetness lurking in the background.
PorterPounder (5971) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Callandro Supermarket, Baton Rouge, La. - 12.7 oz botle. Pours a murky medium golden with a long lasting fluffy, airy white head. Aroma of a bottle wine left open for a day, a bit of spice - ginger perhaps. Nice sourness, that is puckering, but in a pleasant way. Has a bit of a winey essence to it and some sour cherry notes. Mouthfeel is sour and puckering. Very decent Gueze.
marcus (7230) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This orange-colored lambic ale poured with a nice white head, eliciting a sour, fruity aroma. The initial flavor is also sour and fruity with a very dry finish. This is a perfect drink fo recuperate from yard work on a hot summer day.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy light orange color. Thick and lasting white head. Sour aroma with a hint of grapes and cheeses. Flavor is sour but not gut wrenchingly so and thereís an interesting earthy flavor in there as well. Enjoyable beer for slow drinking. Expiration date says best before 2025 so I think Iíll let a couple of these age for awhile.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Pours light orange with nice white head, made up of tiny bubbles. Aroma is very sour, tiny bit of vinegar and musty (maybe the cheesy smell people have listed. Carbonation is just right. Flavor is very sour and tart, but very dry in the finish. Some fruity character I canít pinpoint, either real sour apples or lemon peel.
Ratman197 (10720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a cloudy golden with a large white head. Aroma is sour, earthy, cheesy, and vinegar plus a few other background odors.Flavor is tart, acidic, with notes of earthiness, grapefruit rind, and grassiness.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Bottle. Sour, musty/dirt (a sandy loam)dusty malt aroma. Dark amber color - slightly cloudy with giant head that quickly collapses. Moderate tart malt flavor - not puckeringly sour - mustiness apparent throughouth with the slightest hint of sweetness. Well blended - no flavor tends to overpower this lambic. A nicely drinkable brew.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murjy, golden pour. Smells of mushrooms, earth, cheese, and other bizarre scents i canít put my finger on. Pretty acidic, and dry mouth feel. Bitter, and rather grapefruity taste, but not much of a pungent after taste. I rather enjoyed this after getting past the smell.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the new Boon-brewed stuff, which was in abundance at Supersaver, so I picked some up. Yes, I like it. I am coming to realize that my problem with lambics stems mostly from expecting all of them to be like Cantillons, and that Cantillon pretty much has flooded the market in many places. But see, I donít really like that extreme degree of sourness. I like my sour medium, mixed with noticeable malt and noticeable funk. Drinking Cantillons is a chore I donít have patience for unless Iím going slow to rate one. But THIS, this I could drink every day, and I am glad to have found a real lambic that has kicked me over my concerns about liking this style.
Pours a hazy grey-yellow with a soft yet crackly-sounding white head. Aroma of dirt, hay, stones, nuts, sprouts, and cheese. Taste a delicious mix of refreshing (not overpowering) sourness, light notes of funk, and lots of chewiness from the malt, including some ítypicalí beer notes such as floral overtones. Refreshing and delightfully drinkable.