ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, - JAN 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml bottle. Pours a clear light gold (the E150 colouring apparently hasn’t done a whole lot), with a tiny and rapidly vanishing white head, which leaves no lace. There are some pleasant sour, musty and woody notes in the aroma, but the added apple juice gives an artificial feeling to it. A fairly pleasant sour flavour up front is again spoilt by an artificial apple taste. Some sourdough flavours come through in the middle, with a crisper sour finish. This is not a terrible beer by any means, but I get the sense that it could have been a whole lot better without the apple juice, which is very intrusive, and the unnecessary E150 and E300 additives.
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of the so-called ’capsulekensgeuzes’, the industrial, sweetened and compromized interpretation of a great style; like its congeners, this reminds very little of actual lambic. Clear golden blonde colour, off-white head, sweet aroma, a bit sugary, sourish touch, apple, smooth and somewhat thin mouthfeel, sweet with a lemony acidic touch but none of the lambic funkiness. Completely redundant.
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Nissa, Hebden Bridge. Golden, no head. Has a light carbonation but feels more active than this in the palate. Its sweet taste (and texture to an extent) makes it feel somewhere between a cider and a white wine, with apples certainly involved here. Quite sour in its finish though.
kermis (5694) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark golden with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of faro like sweetness, some fruitiness, candy and light mouldy and dusty notes. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate acidic. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.
czar (4676) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle shared by/with friends. pours clear bright yellow with a small white cap showing minimal retention and lacing. sweet pils, fruitiness - sweetneed apple juice and white grape juice, light lactic acidity, old grassiness, honey and plain sugar sweetness, pepper. not much else. average carbonation, light body - oily, bland herbal-grassy finish. blah.
Minderbinder (2004) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with very low white head. Minimal to no lacing. Aroma is of caramel, candi sugar, metal. Taste is of candi sugar, very slight acidity. Palate: Medium body. Low carbonation. Overall: Not too good. Sweet. No complexity.
mathieuc (1491) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by JulienHuxley, thanks a lot! Pours a clear golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of sour hay, some green apples and apricots. Taste is lightly sweet, offers more granny smith and is moderately tart. Body is light to medium and carbonation medium to high. Finishes pretty dry so it is not too bad. Overall, yes it is a bit sweet but I at least didn’t despise it as much as my other tasting partners. It is not as bad as let’s say St-Louis Gueuze when it comes to sweetened gueuzes.
tom10101 (3074) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (375 ml). Shared by JulienHuxley, thanks! Clear golden/amber with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is sweet with light raisins, caramel, grains... no funk here. Taste is sweet with raisins, caramel and apples. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Pretty bad sweetened gueuze.
JulienHuxley (3427) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear gold pour with white head. Aroma of sweetened lambic, old apples, dusty. Taste is sweet, apple, light grainy notes. Palate is med-light bodied, light carbonation. Pretty bad.
chirolante (11) - ITALY - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Una lambic dal forte sapore di limone? Acida quanto basta, ti ripulisce bene il palato!
MarcoDL (2377) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A lambic for starters. It has some sourness and tardiness, but not nearly as much as a real lambic beer. This is boring and watery, especially if you like the real thing.