Veer (362) - Landskrona, - JUL 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: sour, pear, lemon, hops (acrid, soapy), strawberry.
Flavour: very sour, wheaty, musty in a weird old-leathery way, leaves. Rotten fruit...
Palate: sandy, acrid, very weird...
Appearance: ugly sand yellow. Totally turbid with some bizarre white foam.
Nocturne (554) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. At least a few years old as far as I can tell. Pours a murky orange shade with a fleeting ring of bubbles. Really interesting aroma. Big white grape, perhaps even red grape, along with green apple, light floral and spicy hints. Quite a greasy, resinous taste of sour citrus and again a spicy floral undercurrent. An interesting one, complexities are a little buried but there to be savoured.
Theydon_Bois (5308) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from the De Molen Shop, 16/11/13.
Hazed golden orange with a good sozed off white head that retains well.
Nose is musty, grape skins, funk, dry rot, lemon rind, dank straw, pissoi, sour gooseberries.
Taste comprises, lemon rind, funk, dank straw, musty, lick of honey, cobwebs, decaing melon, sour bread dough.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying tarte finale.
Decent unblended Lambic.
lusikka (4993) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. 2010 vintage.
Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a white creamy head. Aroma of white grapes, fern, champagne yeast, some wood and lemon. Flavour of strong tart white grapes, apricot, wood, dust and some cellary notes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Not overwhelmingly tart, but quite refreshing. For someone who likes white wine this would be a treat.
RichTheVillan (1629) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy golden amber pour with frothy white head, grassy sour aroma, taste us funky a bit of chlorine, lemon zest a bit lip puckering and termagant carbonation.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruit say lemons and milk. Clashing flavours sweetness and bitterness collide. Earthy finish
thornecb (3977) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Bright white head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Grapefruit and hay aromas. Sweet caramel and grapefruit front to back and into an abrupt earthy pith finish.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a strange one and not what I expected, Quite bitter but once your tastebuds adjust to the unusual flavours its not too bad. Drinking it was an experience but not one I will do again.
Lilja (1221) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av jäst, gröna äpplen, vitt vin, gräs och örter och toner av aprikos. Frisk och syrlig.
tommann (2295) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Pours gold with no head. Aroma is sweat, cheese and lemonade. Taste has lots of lemon, flat lemonade and mild cheese in the lightly sour finish.
Countbeer (3668) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lively, medium sized, white sparkling head, disappears within 10 seconds.
Leaves a headless clear yellow colored beer with some slight tints of orange.
The aroma is strange: champagne, apple juice, nail polish remover, hint of sulphur and yeast with a touch of something light light hoppy.
Flavour is a mix of yeast, hint of apple juice, chalky cellar, something nasty like nasty malts, strange yeast, alcoholic, light sour and this all causes an unbalanced mix... There’s some more strange things but these prio aroma’s and flavours make or break a beer, this one is on the edge of break!
Aftertaste has quite some nasty malts and yeast, with some bitterness, dust and light sour cellar notes.
Medium to fuller carbo, soft but sparkling mouthfeel, medium body and a thick watery mouthfeel.
The last part of this bottle is full hazy to murky an does taste a tiny bit better. Still strange though.
There is something strange with this beer, something alcoholic while it is only 5,5%ABV. But than again, with such low ABV it is quite remarkable that it’s close to champagne.
This is something different than a Belgium Lambic!