DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Aroma is serious lemon, a bit sweet and if you serch long enough some geuze stink. Taste is similar very light but too sweet to be good. RERATE: On draft in the rake. Numerous samples. Alright fair do’s this is not straight lambic and fair enough its sweetened, but may god its soo much massivly better draft than bottled. Lambic sourness, acidic lemon, bit of sherbert from the wheaty sweetness, sharp, massivly drinkable, like i did a pint in 5 mins and really wanted more but had to head home. Really suprised and will be loking to get it in again on draft.
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, sugar, yeast. Flavour is citrus, sweet yeast, sugar, spices.
yngwie (13198) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Light yellow, almost clear beer with some floaties and a small white head. Citric and lemony nose with some medicine and metal. Lots of lemon in the flavor, with a good deal of sugar as well. Almost sodapop-like. Sweet, lightly astringent and soapy mouthfeel. Very lemony finish with some hints of hops. Strange brew. (060810)
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured with a small head that grew somewhat in the glass. Very light, with mostly bitter apple taste. Clean, easy to drink. I liked this one very much. Nice and refreshing.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colour with a small thin white head. Wheaty sweet aroma with notes of fresh apples and vague hints of yeast. Fresh apple sour flavor with a light wheaty sweetness. Refreshing.
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly hazy, very pale straw coloured body with an average white head. Some citrus notes on the aroma. Taste is drinkable, light in body, some sweetness hanging around after swallowing but it is pretty lacklustre. Just doesn’t seem to know what style of beer it wants to be.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2006
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BBE Aug 07). Some citrus, slight spice and vegtable water. Really quite sweet despite the light tartness. Some fruitiness which combined with the almost artificial sweetness creates a bad impression. I couldnt really find much of the lambic about this but even then its one f’ed up wit.
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of fruits with a very balanced sweet- and sourness.
Light acidic flavour of fruits and wood.
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I got this bottle at a Geuze and Lambic festival in Lennik, Belgium. It pours a very bright golden yellow with a tall bright white fizzy head. Bubble in the head stick together very well but leave almost no lacing. The smell is very interesting, woody, apple yeast and a little dust. I expected it to be very dry. The initial taste is sweet, full of apples and sticky yeast, but finishes with a mild sour bite that is very dry and short lived. Definitely had faro characteristics, with slight lambic undertones. Great summer beer on a warm day.
ALLOVATE (2350) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Is it a lambic - a style I love - or a Witbier - a style I loathe! Just didn’t work for me and after tasting the tasty Caveau Gueuze I’m left pondering whether it even came from the same brewhouse. Tasted from the new retro labelled bottle and poured into a stumpy chalice. It was honestly good to look at as it leapt from the bottle’s brim filling the glass with a fifty-fifty mix of creamy white froth and opaque pastel yellow-gold body of beer. Carbonation was well conditioned, almost microscopic and kept the head in place for the length adhering daubs of foam to the sides of the glass. Aroma was unusually musty - and I do mean musty - with notes of driftwood, dank, stone-cellars and stale, mouldy beer dregs. Undertones of spicy white wine, mushrooms and sweaty sock made it more interesting but not for something to drink. A hint of oxidation in the mouth concluded maybe this one wasn’t in the best shape. Yet, it was tangy wheat that dominated in the mouth giving it a pasty mouthfeel and just a touch of lemon cordial, clappy cloves and pine nuts added to the otherwise bland palate. Finish drops off quickly with just a little flavourless tang lingering in the mouth between swallows. Body is quite light and its rounded enough but it just became flat and lifeless somehow. Don’t remember at what point but it just did not excite. It really lacked definition; the aroma so awfully intriguing and yet the palate was pushed some lengths into boredom halfway through. Despite being a little funky, I can’t see this improving too much with a better sample. Not my thing!!!! (33cL, scratched ’07 on label [no date?], Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)