BMan1113VR (7688) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a best before of 29/01/2023. Pours with very low carbonation, no real head formation. Deep strawberry hued body with medium-low clarity. Aromas are of plums, jammy, medium vinous, wet wood, rhubarb pie, mild brett, earthy, musty. Very fruit forward, mild skin tannins. Flavors are very tannic, huge jammy fruit, plum, light baby food. Acidity is medium and about as strong as the tannins. Medium funk, wet hay. Juicy. Low carbonation. Mild cheesiness. Lots of tannin, thicker body for a lambic. Could use quite a bit more carbonation to help with brightness and carbonic acid. Good, but I’d take the gueuze over this any day of the week.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy apple cider color with light, frothy, white head, light lacing (barrel aged?) / Stylish, sour, earthy nose of orchard fruit, wood, foul funk / Light to medium body, sour, fine hoppy balance, with tart finish / Flavors of sour gingko, light plum, apple, lemon, caramel, chrysanthemum, leather, oak, horse blanket, manure / Outstanding, what a geueze should be.
Lupulucid (164) - - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oude Quetsche is pretty amazing. Although not exactly a palate bender, it is intensely sour with restrained fruit and a delicate sweetness that strikes a note on the finish. There is some complexity but I would expect more to emerge if age mellows intensity. The finish and lingering sourness are extremely long.
EdKing (1545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co with Paul Unwin. Colour is hazy reddish brown, almost no head. Nose is sour, tart umeboshi (Japanese pickled plums), apricot, lemon and orange citrous peel, Brett yeast, apple sours, light farmyard. Taste is tart sour, tangy plum skins, farmyard, raisin sweetness. The sourness is clean and crisp with a lot of fruit tanginess.
TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pinky flavor, no head. Earthy grassy lambicky aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity, almost strawberryish, tart. Long lingering sourness. Another good one.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy golden amber color, dense puffy cream, large and lasting. Incredibly musty nose, lots of sawdust, fruit skin gives it a floral tone. Plum much more noticeable in flavor, cuts the tart citrus notes all over, less must than nose and sweeter than most lambic but still very balanced (don’t think Lindemans). Bit more bubbles would elevate experience. Incredibly balanced if sweet, perhaps the best intro- lambic, certainly the most palatable.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 bottle @the dmac Monmouth Park Horserace Gathering-thin offwhite-cloudy gold/pink. A-fruit, vinegar, lt malt. T-wood, fruit, vinegar, funk, lt malt.
TheJestersBeer (1872) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle, 2012/2013 vintage.
Pours a cloudy deep orange, with a white head.
Funky, fruity aroma, apricot, yeast, Brett, citrus peel, dried fruit, hay, wood.
Dry, medium bodied, low bitterness, marked acidity, balanced CO2.
Complex, sour, funky taste, dried fruit, plums, apricot, lemon peel, earth, hay, some winey elements, honey.
Long, acidic, aftertaste, where the fruit really shines through, Magnificently balanced, lovely complexity. Awesome! (2013-11-16)
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky copper, minimal white head.
Smell big fruity lactic.
Taste funky and complex, big oak on the aftertaste. Red fruit, juicy.
Lighter to mid body.
Very nice, gets better as it warms
dEnk (3102) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big bretty funk, red fruits. tangy sourness. Flavour is quite sour and tangy with (red) fruits, raisin and plums. Dry and quite lactic.
teorn88 (1603) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, Tilquin meet the brewer event. It pours a light orange/reddish with a small white head. Smell is tart ripe plums, farmyard and citrus. Taste is sour with notes of tart fruit, berries, barnyard and citrus. Finish is sour, slightly sweet. Very good indeed.