JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, - NOV 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small, but relatively stable yellowish-beige head over fully cloudy orange-ochre beer. Farmyard odour, hard leatherfat, citrus (lemon especially); only very faintly fruity, all the more gueuze-y. Sharp lemony flavour; flowery, fruitzeste, again - if restrained - leatherfataroma as a flavour. Finish is rather abrupt, just the lemony sourness tangentially fleeting. Sharpish, very tart, dry-out effect to quite some extent. Maybe medium bodied still. Phenomenally refreshing. Just as experienced with other (non-lambic) quetche beers, there’s not a very distinct, recognisable fruitflavour. What remains is a superb lambicbeer... bettering all the time @ Tilquin. Grand merci à Jean ML
Pyrmir (2420) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 ml bottle. Cloudy deep amber with little head. Aroma of grapefruit, blood grape, raspberry and vague plum notes. Taste is sweet and tart, sour notes, blood grape, lemon with lingering sour finish
patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quetsch has a light golden amber body with a hazy appearance. The head is off white and puffs up while and pouring into my glass although it later settles down a bit. The nose is very musty and barnyard-esque with notes of hay and sawdust. A mild fruit aroma on the nose accompanies a mild tart and sour funk. Taking the first sip I note a mild floral flavor with a tart plum and citrus taste. The flavour profile has considerable less must and dust notes that the aroma with a sweeter flavour than most lambic beers. So far I note that Quetsche is incredibly well balanced and although not the sourest or funkiest of lambics a great brew. The plums are not exactly the star of the show here but give enough sweet fruit notes to not blow the balance out of proportion. The only drawback to this beer is that I can’t get any more.
daveddec (4) - - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with little head, and has a cloudy dark golden colour with a tinge of red/pink hue. Has a sour smell and taste, with some carbonation, and a tart aftertaste.
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 (168) - - 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 (1556) - 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 (11281) - 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 (10726) - 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 (1875) - 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)