jacobwennbom (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very special. Hazy, golden, white head that does not linger. Smells like marzipan. Taste is fruty, citric and acidic (though not to the extent that some other lambics) with more marzipan. Quite unusual really.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
<i>Bottled at Bruxellensis</i> Hazy, blond body. Off-white, creamy head. Soury, aroma of citrus/oranges. Nice, well balanced aroma. Moderately sour, lightly sweet flavour (again fruity of citrus (orange/grapefruit) and grapes). Great, refreshing beer, but not too sour.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Bruxellensis. Hazy yellow color. Nose was tart and lemony, lightly musty, with an odd floral-herbal tinge to it. Tastes tart, lemon-zesty. Still there’s that herbal edge and a slight bitterness that don’t fit the picture somehow. Nice, interesting and surprisingly easy-drinking though.
JorisPPattyn (7679) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stupendously huge, fne, off-white head over light hazy yellow beer. Blackcurrant leaf, valerian, very outspoken touch of mint. Very fresh smelling (lemon rind). Lemony taste, with a spicy flavour on the palate. Very slight Bretty. Very sparkling, light body, but falling a bit dead flavourwise at the end. This is a " cousin Germain " of Isabelle Proximus. It seems all the plambics of the world are evolving in this direction. This is the first batch, consequent batches being pretty different! Mille grazie, Monica & Davide!
OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Big fluffy white head, mostly diminishing. Cloudy straw-yellow. Aroma of sour green apples, strawberries and mouldy cellar. Fruit-flavored; tart, acidulous, sweet and sour. Quite rounded, actually. A fresh grassy bitterness is lurking under. Spicy tones. Filling. Nice tart, fruity-acidic ending. I like it a lot.
Skinnyviking (6287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing white fluffy head. Hazy yellow thick looking boldy. Dry dusty fruity aroma. Strong fruity lemon grapefruit flavor but without the very vinegar taste of some Belgian lambics. Low carbonation, short aftertaste.
tashi (32) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very interesting bottle from GBBF. Good strong lambic flavour with a musky edge. Really nice soft palate.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden with almost no head. Cellar character, orange aroma, farmyard, horse blanket. Salty, bitter, sweaty flavours blending with orange zest. A beer that will divide the community- some will love it, others hate it. I think I like it after a while.
MiP (12989) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Funky aroma, slightly citric. Orange juice colour, stable white head. Citric flavour, some lemon. A very nice, refreshing beer for a hot day.
Marsiblursi (2975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is medium yeasty/tart/acid, light to medium malty and light to medium hoppy. Tones of moldy basement, wet concrete, horse blanket, fresh broken wood, tart white Riesling grapes, salt water/light sweat, sweet and sweaty cheese, toasted white bread, unripe green berries, spicy grass, raw nutmeg, hay and light pineapple-ish alongside some notes citrus fruits like grapefruit, lime and lemon. The nose is bretty but in a quite unusual way. The flavour is bretty, white wine vinous and citric with undertones of moldy basement, grass, hay, toasted bread and wood. The mouthfeel is soft and dry. The finish is citric, dry and tannin-ish with a hay-like malt backdrop. Medium acidic, light sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied. Very special yet great sour ale.