Fred82 (2131) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Slightly hazy yellow with small foamy white head.
Aroma : Awesome citrusy tartness with light acidic notes. Light funk, light wood, light wheat.
Taste : Awesome citrusy tartness with light funk. Some wheat, light dust. A bit barnyard but rather clean.
Palate : Great mouth-filling carbonation. Big mellow bubbles that goes down smooth.
Overall : Wow. My kind of gueuze. Rather gentle and accessible. Nicely citrusy and tart with enough funk to give it some character. Very drinkable. Very nice carbonation. Awesome. I’m very curious to see how this will age.
Martinus (4352) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange golden colour, small white head. Malty aroma, slightly dusty, brett, silage, quite tart. Quite tart flavour, floral, apricot, citrus zest. And, lacking a better description, Cantillon touches. Very nice flavour, and in the mouth all comes together better than just through the nose. Finish dry, much like a good champagne. Very nice.
(From 37,5cL bottle @ home)
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
#1172 bottle; nose is mediumbroad sour, barn yard, apricot, plastic, feel is medium, carb is heavy, taste is citrus, bile, urinal cakes, later decent grapes
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden orange with a bright white head. Fruity aroma of citrus, fresh lemon zest, light wood, and a healthy dose of the funk. Acidic flavor, lemons, citric, light musty wood, funky tones, and a bit of grass. Lively carbonation. Oh boy, this is a good one.
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Head: thick, foamy, white
Colour: hazy light amber/yellow
Smell: lots of old lambic scents, bitter, tart, green apples, some yeasty smells
Taste: very tart start, lots of citric and sour flavours, then comes a very bitter fruity flavour with awesome dry "brut" end , really really good !
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours opaque gold, white head. Aroma is funky, tangy, musty, meaty. Flavor is super tangy, musty, cheesy, salty, and meaty. Delicious.
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 - 2011 vintage, 375 ml, Best Before: 15/02/2021. Served in an over sized wine glass.
A - Standard gueuze look. Bright orange amber body with some peach skin tints. Slightly cloudy with rising bubbles. Fizzy off white head that quickly dissolves but leaves some nice edging. Great lacing and retention, tight small bubbles form with a swirl.
S - Lots of brett goodness. Very nice funky aroma followed by some lemons and sour apples. Oak and some faint vanilla towards the end. Really fantastic aroma
T - Starts with the sour fruit. Tart lemons, green apples, and some peach. This leads into the funk. Its light but noticeable. The finish is sightly earthy and oaky, but sour and puckering. I’m getting just a hint of alcohol as well. Very well balanced.
M - Bubbly and highly carbonated. It has a sort of silky smooth feel to it though. Dry finish.
O - This is a very impressive beer. The aroma and flavors are spot on when it compares to cantillon and drie fonteinen. I believe this first batch is a blend of 1 and 2 year lambics, so I can’t wait to try a 1, 2, 3 year blend.
Pailhead (6273) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma consists citrus, lemon, funk/footy, and faint wood. It pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. The finish has moderate sour lemon, funk, and wood. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy orangey golden color with a thin to medium white head. The aroma is very funky, enough to remind me of some Hanssens, it’s not far from horse manure, there’s also citric acidity, the aroma is quite interesting. The flavor isn’t lacking either, it’s citric, acidic and there’s a good dose of good old funk, but the funk is less powerfull than in the aroma. It’s mildly cheesy too with a light body, a dusty, somewhat oily texture and medium carbonation. This new player in the lambic game has to be considered quite seriously, I look forward to try this gueuze agin.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle on christmas eve poured a golden yellow in color with a thin covering of white foam. aroma has dry lemon rind, grapefruit, pineapple, medium acidity, and some funky yeast. mouth feel is nice and light and there is plenty of carbonation. flavor is a bit more rustic, must, dry lemon, acidity picks up, and it finishes dry. still a bit sweet perhaps from being so young but the citrus and pucker factor are quite nice.