julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Appearance is murky yellow in color with minimal lacing as the carbonation is nearly non-existent. Strike one for a "gueuze-style ale". Little to no head and zero lacing. Aroma has a bit of citrus, in the form of lemon/lime but this is quickly squashed by the abundance of acetic acid and its dominance on the nose. Taste follows suit. It’s quite tart but not in a complex, funky, traditional gueuze style way, more in a "oops I just squirted vinegar in my mouth" kinda way. Mouthfeel has an unusual oily papery feel. That’s the best way I can describe it. Nothing about this is "gueuze-style" in any way other than it was a blend of 3 different barrels. This was a drain pour. One of very few in the past several years (the last one was also a Bruery beer). Overall, I was less than impressed with this beer or the price tag it demanded. This is yet another overrated, sad failure of a beer from Bruery. They, as of this writing, will no longer be getting any of my business.
umich03jm (2476) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Hopcat Detroit. From notes 2 months ago. Mostly clear gold pour with a small foamy head that fades to a ring. Aroma is mostly sour lemons and vinegar with some light hay and grass. Tastes very sour without much flavor really. Lemons, grass, and light barnyard. Not nearly enough funkiness to make it stand out. Very acidic too which I don’t generally enjoy.
drsandman (537) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ blind tiger. Pours a hazy golden orange, no head. Aroma is full of lemon, sweet tarts, green apple, mega funk. Flavor is heavy lacto, Brett, heavy sour, basement funk, apples, lemon lime tart. Med body agro sour, harsh sour finish. I dig.
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Found back notes. Shared with Mathieu87 at home.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: lactic, sour, fruity, nice.
TASTE: lactic, soft, fruity, oak. Glad to drink something from the Bruery that’s not an alcoholic stout and not a weird herb like beer :p
Calisky (1419) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur orangée, mousse qui disparait. Nez fort acidulé, brett, pomme verte, raisin, sarment de raisin, boisé. Gout suret, fruité (pomme verte, raisin) et boisé chêne, note de paille. Bon corps, petite carbonation. Fin longue aigre fruitée et boisée. Superbe
tastybeer (1831) - Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2014 ed. Pours mostly clear gold, big white head. No retention/lace. Aroma of barnyard, dust, lemon, tropical notes. Taste is tart, lightly acidic, pineapple, saltwater. Palate is average carbonation, slick, tart finish.
Zita (5299) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light barnyard aroma,yellow,hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium sourness, light body, sour and nice harmonic finish.
dogfishho (645) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely balanced. Mostly tart citrus notes, but there is some "funk" in there as well that makes for an interesting drink. One of the better commercially available lambics out there... especially from the U.S.!
Emeister84 (1407) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very lemony aromas, some farty funky notes, bile. Hazy straw with a mostly fading white head. Very dry and tart, pretty funky. Light-medium bodied, very acidic.
Beermack (712) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a bottle in NYC. Fairly clear gold/orange. Nice apricot, mustiness, and light citrus on the nose, alongside a bigger more cutting lemon funk. Taste gives bright apricot and orange, alongside mustiness, apples, lemon juice, and light funk. Medium to high acidity. Lingering spice, lemon and funk. Nice sharp finish. Very good.
Hansen (7261) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Acid, fruit, berries. Heavy acidic flavor, no sweetness, faint vanilla.