neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml 2013 bottle, lovely share from a good friend!) Pours very hazy orange with a tiny ring of white bubbles. Lots of lemony yuzu peel and a bit of flesh, super intense on the nose. Also lightly sour/lactic smelling, quite herbal, a little woody, with a dusty sort of funk. The palate is really loaded with yuzu character up front - lemon/grapefruit/orange pungency and a little pine/menthol. Some acidity like yuzu juice too, softly lactic as well, very softly sweet underneath. Citrus peel and dried herb bitterness builds in the middle, touch woody, but very little sourness. Finish is dry and lightly bitter, lingering yuzu, herbal, softly funky. Moderate body and soft carbonation. Wow. I love the smell and taste of yuzu so this was right up my alley, very very unique lambic with so much citrus and a reasonable helping of bitterness. Definitely not the most sour lambic, but really drinkable and even quenching. Could be more funky, then it would be world beating.
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(from notes) Bottle shared by t0rin0 at the Stuffed Sandwich last week - thanks Bobby! Hazy yellow pour with a slight white head. Massive citrus kumquat nose. Fruity. Slight rind bitterness. Citrus funk. Really nice, though a tad soapy on the front end.
Ysok02 (180) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un magnifique Lambic qui aliie une belle note citronnée à la fraîcheur et l’élégance du Lambic, la bouche est parfaitement équilibrée, longue et harmonieuse. Un régal pour commencer la soirée.
hammerhead01 (62) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle, vintage 2013. Pours golden and clear (poured carefully leaving the sediment in the bottle) with a thin head. Aroma is a lot of citrus: lemon peel/ grapefruit and some mandarins. Taste is very fruity: citrus, and woody. The sourness is quite nice and not overwhelming, the fruitiness tones the acidity of the Lambic down. Light carbonation with medium mouthfeel. Nice Fruit Lambic.
sebletitje (7134) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 37.5cl, BB 20/09/2015.
De couleur brumeuse, col fin blanc. Pas mal de sédiments qui se mettent en action dès simple manipulation de la bouteille.
Arôme offre ce bouquet agréable et distinct d’agrumes - yuzu. Petit côté lambic rustique - grains.
Palais garde ce profil classique de lambic qui reste plus en retrait sans vraiment contribué à une complexité d’un lambic fruité, surtout pour le prix demandé. Le tout est accompagné d’un boisé modéré et de notes fruitées qui font la part belle aux agrumes avec une note d’ananas, presque de mangue voire abricot.
Nocturne (970) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Slight hazy golden shade. Aroma is grassy, peppery, menthol, and with nice yuzu character shining. The acidity of the fruit tempers the sourness. Quite a chewy, slick mouthfeel that the fruit contributes to. Dry finish. I really enjoyed the fruit character here even if it was lacking the wildness I’d like.
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by mathieuc, many thanks bro! pours hazy almost cloudy pale yellow with a small yet persistent white cap, some lacing. funk, candied lemons - pledge*TM-like, bitter lemon peel, dusty and floral, welcoming wood with its tannins, pleasant and complex acidity - light to medium. bright carbonation, light body - oily, very astringent and dry citric finish. tasty and unique lambic.
Minderbinder (2218) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy blond with low white head. Aroma is of citrus, floor wax, lemon, ginger. Taste is of citrus, mandarines, sourness, wood, ginger, lemon. Palate: Light body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Very good. Refreshing. The lemons are just outstanding.
Joakgust (1044) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden beer with no head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, yeast, wheat, grains and wood. Flavor is sour with notes of wood, citrus, yeast, funky wood and herbs. Very soft carbonation.
mathieuc (1730) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Pours a hazy golden and is topped by a small white rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is really funny and reminds you both of lemon pie and floor cleaner. It was definitely a discussion item. Anyway, weird but good. Taste is of fresh lemons, limonata, oranges and a little funk toward the end. It is moderately tart and really refreshing. There was a slight bitter ending to it that must be from the fruits themselves. Body was medium, carbonation low but still present and texture oily. Overall a nice fruited lambic, I just wish the yuzu was a bit toned down but it made for a fun tasting.