palner (7) - - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks like unfiltered apple juice, smell of tropic fruits with a fermented fruity sour taste, not mutch oak. A great lambic.
Ernest (6484) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (750mL, batch 3, 2014, bottle 1556).
Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, white, fully lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of lemon zest, oak, sour apple skin.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
I wouldnít really call this a lambik just as far as how it looks, smells, and tastes, but itís an enjoyable sour ale nonetheless. Sadly, thereís not a lot of aroma, and it has a rather "fresh" quality thatís somewhere between a Belgian blond and a generic sour ale. In the mouth thereís a fair bit of bitterness to match the sourness, so itís quite dry, but thereís just enough residual sugar to keep it drinkable. Big frothy, lasting head looks nothing like lambic, but I canít deny itís beautiful. Nice mouthfeel too, very velvety, not as fizzy/crackliní as most lambic. So, yeah...on the fence about this one. Quite nice, but not worth the price.
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in the Zwanze Day line shared by ruckusdu. Thanks! Pours a cloudy yellow appearance with a big, off white head. Pretty funky nose with some barnyard, hay, lemon, coconut, and oak as well. Moderately low sweetness and bitterness. Moderately sour flavor that has a bunch of funk, lemon, wet paper, and herbal hops. Drinks pretty good.
Steve_0 (2971) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Zwanze Day 2014. Pour is hazy orange with a frothy white head and good lacing. Big funky, stone fruity, peachy, grassy, some cheese and lemon in the aroma. Taste is barnyard, apricots, light urine, wood notes, some oranges, grassy, and herbal with a semi-sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Great balance of funk, sour and drink-ability. Tasty stuff - would love to revisit, but seems a bit pricey.
666ale (73) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good oude gueuze from Italy. Complex aroma that introduces a nice sour taste with flowery and wild fruity notes.
deekyn (1304) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours a clear gold with a tight off white head. Great lacing. S- white grapes, Brett, apples, lemon must and oak. Not overly complex but enjoyable. M- light to medium body with a light tartness. T- strong mineral tastes rolls through the mouth somewhat abruptly with a dry and zinc ending. Lemons, Brett, vinegar, white grape skins and tannic quality. Some earthiness and oak.
PhillyCraft (3570) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Ryanís, pours Hazy golden, notes of chlorine, amaretto, biscuit, watery funk. I like the finish on this one. Ligh pucker. Light to medium in body.
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours cloudy and golden with a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The nose is citrusy, woody, funky and acidic with a lightly-spicy clove phenol. Medium-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is tart, citrusy and lightly spicy with a tongue-numbing finish. By "tongue-numbing," Iím not talking crazy-bitter or crazy-sour. Iím saying it numbs my tongue like a topical anesthetic. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brew, though quite expensive for "nice". notes of barnyard, lemons, and oak. Medium sour and fairly tangy and dry. A little high on the carbonation, but otherwise pretty dang good. 6.5% batch #2."
callmemickey (3163) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden colored body, thin white head, and soapy lacing. Oak, lactic, floral funk, must, a bit soapy, toasted malt. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, lively acidity, lingering finish, fairly soapy/chemically in the back half.
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a very cloudy orange with a resilient white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, oldish. Flavor is fruity, peach, pear. Finish is tart, unripe fruit. Medium body, overly carbonated.