Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle
This was the first time I came across an Upland lambic that was not that good. Uncarbonated and not very tart it has very few redeeming aspects. More time is not to going to improve this in my opinion; you might are well drink it as soon as you can.
Aroma / Appearance - Flat with no head the carbonation was as minimal as it could be. The golden orange body sat lifelessly. Only slightly sour it is not as sweet as Lindeman’s or as intense as Cantlllon. The only positive is that it smells more like freshly squeezed peaches than canned fruit.
Flavor / Palate - Peach with a tartness more like a berliner weiss than a lambic it fades quickly. Not nearly as good as the other Upland lambics that I have tried this is hopefully just a dud. Maybe next year’s release will help them step it up.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Slightly hazy golden with a tiny off-white head. Light Brett aroma and a distinct fruitiness. Light body, a little watery, carbonation is almost flat, magnificent and fresh fruitiness - apricots and a little vanilla. The finish is vaguely tart. 290509
Ungstrup (32955) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt and fruit and light notes of spices. The flavor is acidic with notes of malt and lighter notes of brettanomyces, fruit - especially peaches and oranges, leading to a dry finish. The body is a bit thin.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind tasting at Papsø’s
Cloudy deep blond color. Sour aroma, with lemon and tangerine, light malt, very light flowers too; interesting. It has a medium body, with light malt flavor, the sourness is not too strong, there is a fruity touch that reminds apples, along with the citrus fruits, and, mostly interesting, a delicate hazelnut touch. The final is delicate, lemony. Very good.
Theis (14940) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
#06 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 29-Maj-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. Cloudy amber - white head. Fruity, brett, wheaty, acid, lactic, apples, orange, peach, vinegar, low carbonation, sharpness - halsbrænd.
Grovlam (4198) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. [Papso Shady blind Tasting 2009] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Cloudy amber color. Aroma of vinegar, acetone, barnyard, sour fruit, citrus, wood like notes. Over the palate came a smooth vanilla like feel mixed with the sour fresh fruity and dry wood like notes. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and dry texture. Moderated acidic and sweet flavor. Sour fruity finish. 8 / 3 / 8 / 3 / 16 = 3.8
joergen (25196) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #6 at Papsø’s blindtasting.
Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head.
Fruity and light acidic aroma of oak, vanilla and brett.
Fruity flavour of vanilla, brett and oak with notes of peaches.
yespr (38618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle, blind #6. Pours hazy yellow with a fully gone head. Orange fruity and citric aroma, light barnyard note. Medium dry and acidic, smooth orange fruity, light malt flavoured and with a light spiced note. Vague acetone and spiced flavorued on the back of the tongue into a medium dry finish. Vague vanilla touch.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glad I have another bottle of this. The one rated did not have much carbonation but I liked the flavors. Sweet and sour with peach an skin. A little acidic but I think it will age well.
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Poured a hazy orange body with no head. Sour, tangy aroma of peaches, hay and old gym shoe funk. Mildly sour fruity flavors with wheat malt. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Somewhat tangy finish. Could have been better (too young?), but was nonetheless a fun beer to drink.