Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 Zythos Bierfestival 2012, Leuven, Belgium. Big thanks to Sebletitje for this. Sebastian ROCKS IT as usual. It pours opaque looking copper with loose tan head. The aroma offers up faint musty prunes and modest sour and tart notes moving toward some woody notes. The taste begins tart and moves into sour notes nuanced by vinegar and fruit skin like tannins. It then heads into a dry finish thinly ringed around the edges by a light sense of some sort of vague fruitiness. Could use a bit more prune influence in the taste. Good stuff nonetheless. Can’t wait to try one with a bit more cellar time. Lovely brew. I’m really enjoying this brewery.
Erzengel (3974) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth and nice, fruity plums in the nose. The beer starts fruity, fresh. Horse blanket, fresh sour plums, very fruity. Nice and deep. Fresh, lots of fruit, fresh ripe and quite plums. Smooth, easy to drink, nice. The aftertaste is long, fruity-fresh, smooth. Smooth sourness, fresh fruits. Great with lots of fruit remaining!
drowland (6259) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1/24/15. Sour Beer Day hanging out with Mrs. Owl between two trips! Crazy looking hazy, almost milky, pour, sort of an orange pinkish hue, Mrs. Owl says "opaque peach." I’m color blind, so I’ll go with that. Big aroma, funky, TONS of the barnyard/horse blanket aspect, TONS - Mrs. Owl was having memories of the farm she grew up on... but in a good way... I know, that might sound crazy to some. Otherwise there’s oakiness, a hint of acetic acid that is much welcome. AWESOME flavor, fruity, funky, awesomely tart without being overly puckering, a good dose of oak and vanilla, lingering funkiness. I don’t know if I’ve ever eaten a plum or if it shines through, but I don’t care, this stuff is legit. Delish.
Ysok02 (61) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un très beau nez qui allie des arômes de Lambic à des belle notes de pune sur un fond acidulé. Bouche à la belle attaque fraîche sur la prune, bulle acidulée et longue finale très persistante. Une très belle expression du Lambic.
Linnet (1170) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pronounced yeasty tartness, fruity, ripe, Green apples, vinegar, funky, stablehouse, earthy.
Hazy amber colour, small white head, light lacing.
Lovely but well rounded acidity, very lightly bitter, fruity and complex.
Medium body, soft carbonation, tart finish.
UXO (471) - CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy (first glass) to cloudy (second glass) reddish pale to medium amber with a short loose foamy head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is dusty barnyard funk, green apple and plums, lemon, woody and vinous notes. (9/10) Taste is mild to moderate sweet, strong tart, mild funk. (9/10) Light body, prickly to moderate carbonation, very dry tart funky finish. (4/5)
Wow. The first sip of this brought me back to childhood, eating damson plums (quetsche) we stole from the neighbour’s trees. Intense plums, piled on top of the beautiful tart and funky flavours of the base lambics. Every sip reveals new aspects and the lovely dry finish leaves you ready to take another fresh crack at it every time. That’s not to say this is hugely different that the Oude Gueze - it isn’t - but the plummy stone fruit aspect is an interesting variation on that theme (even if it does make for a pretty murky brew towards the end of the bottle!). (19/20)
NBird (424) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks..Very murky dull orange .. Sml head.
Smells..lemon citrus, lambic danky, unripe green apples some stone fruit if I try really hard.
Tastes..sour green apples, lemon and hint of the plum skin maybe.. Some oak at the finish too.
Vestergaard (477) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. Pours hazy grape fruit reddish with a small, white head. Aroma has tart grape fruit, lots of leather, citrus. Very dry. Taste has more plums. Unripe plums peel bitterness that is. Citrus peel, slight fruit sweetness, dry leather. Medium carbonation.
jphartley (36) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5CL bottle 2013 Edition
Colour is a somewhat muddy pink grapefruit. Nose classic Geuze with a hint of fruit. Flavour is sour, but not astringent. Quite full bodied. I don’t taste much fruit, but this is really good stuff.
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by a friend during the Christmas Movie Marathon on 12/20/14. Clear amber pour with a medium white head. Aroma of sour citrus and peppery yeast. Stone fruit flavor with peppery yeast before a sour citrus finish.
Homer321 (2211) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Clint. Nose is fruity with a bit of funk. Taste is moderately puckering. Fruit forward. Very well balanced.