pushkinwow (3504) - Ottawa, CANADA - AUG 6, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2019 Bottle enjoyed at DVHL on our 2019 Never to be Topped (challenge to forever do better) Belgium trip with Ian, Jason and James, with Matt and Adam as well. Definitely some bias attached to having this bottle...long-time want that I never thought I would get to try, and considering the model served us with his wife telling us some stories from the wedding and how things happened while eating her lunch beside us on her break...well needless to say hard to find a better setting. That being said given the prices per glass and how old the beer was, we were all excited but realized it might be a disappointment. But opened up with quite the pop, clear golden pour with a frothy white head. Still seems quite bright and fresh with an amazing barnyard funk, grass, hay, lemon, epson salt and nice mineral character, musty, delicate and a moderate+ carbonation and full body, long complex finish with more funk and barnyard, dry and somewhat fruity, keeps on going. Also loved chugging the dregs...what an experience and overall one of the best beers I have ever had, albiet knowing the bias I went in with. hallinghansen (4498) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2019 Bottle @ Ulfborg Semi White Whales Tasting 2019. Clear golden body with a large white head. Funk, citric, apples, smooth, stonefruits. Lovely. Guruhso (1782) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2019 Bottle @ Ulfborg white-whales tasting. Aroma of citrus, aples, gooseberry, oak, barnyard, funky. Moderate zesty sour with lingering fruity acidity. light and juicy. High carbonation, fizzy. Great! Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - OCT 20, 2017
OldMrCrow is a merry old soul,OldMrCrow (2561) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2017
And a merry old soul is him;
Smart as a whip, with quick wit calls bullshit,
We'd have pints at the Fiddler's Inn.
Many beers he did have in his cellar,
That he's shared with me so graciously;
Nothing compares to lambic so rare
With Old Crow, followed by amari.
Bottle shared with Prufrockstar to celebrate his return to the Pacific Northwest.
Abundantly carbonated, white head over deep golden pour without much sediment. Profoundly cobwebby nose. (Is cobweb the right descriptor? It’s basement, but wetter than dust and drier than must). Some leather, of course, minimal acidity from the aroma. Flavor was dry and again not aggressively acidic or sour. Rather, that deep leather, rounded by oak, a gorgeous beer for slow slipping. Wonderful.
The_Osprey (10532) - WALES - APR 12, 2017
March 2017 - Cork and cage bottle shared at Leighton’s Hackney Gaffery. As ’3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze J&J Blauw’, 6.5%, 2003 vintage. Big thanks to the team via Tom Cadden for this one. Pours dark amber, sparkling, foamy off-white head. Aroma is restrained apple cider, oaky, musty cupboard. Body is light with tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is rounded and flavourful, lemon juice, gooseberry, straw, peachy, apple. It’s an absolutely lovely beer. Has quite a similar profile to Horals Mega Blend. (4.3) mR_fr0g (19452) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle shared at Leightons place 27/03/2017. Huge thanks to Daniel cad for this one. A hazed onion skin orange coloured pour with a a sticky off white head. Aroma is musty sour white wine, plastic, gooseberry. Flavour is composed of sour green apple, gooseberry, musty white wine, spicy vinegar, musty, depth, complex. Palate is sour, frothy, musty, . Really good. Theydon_Bois (27913) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle split at New Bespine, thanks to a team split, 27/03/17. 2003 Vintage.
Hazed golden amber with a well appointed off white covering.
Nose is damp wood, funk, barnyard, light diper notes, brett tinged, apple core, dirty citric scrub.
Taste comprises Wycombe back alleys, damp wood, herb, spice, musty balsa funk, basement, dried citric peel, green apple,
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with a good funky lick. WingmanWillis (793) - Croydon, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle shared at Leighton’s. A group share effort. Pours hazy orange with head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a little musty, sour funk. Taste is green apple, sour funk, a little gooseberry. Really nice and mellow. Great stuff. sound67 (776) - Offenbach, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2017
7.0% gueuze. From the bottle at The Derby Winter Ales Festival, Feb. 16th, 2017. Hazy orange with a big white head. Dry sour orange, yeast in the aroma. Along with some herbs and spices. Very dry, very sour at the start, orange zest and yeast, with herbs in the background. Even more herbs in the middle, while the finish is sour, tangy and dry. Long citrusy ans bitter aftertaste.