Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Subtle and rather sophisticated Brett aroma, not too tart, not too farty. Medium body, a dry and almost crisp tart fruitiness again with subtle Brett. Tart alright but very easy going - almost smooth. 080512 Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Bottle at the East Croydon Beer Tasting. Scopey quickly becoming legend. Pours cloudy gold with a delicate, white foam head. Rich grass aroma with leather and faint lemon. Flavor is quite exquisite, extremely clean and fresh, lots of grass, sour, modest zesty lemon. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Super clean finish, more grass, some tart citrus, low acidity, hints of white grapes. Just incredibly drinkable, grassy and fresh with cleansing sourness. Superb. (4.7)Rasmus40 (21988) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle at RBWG. Brad is the man. Yep, as good as last time. (4.7)
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with a big off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, grapefruit and rather sour. Flavor is medium sweet and rather acidic. Bone dry and rather acidic finish. 270112 Koelschtrinker (21489) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 21, 2016
Vollmundiger, zitronig säuerlicher Antrunk. Weiche Noten, etwas Getreide, erdig. Sehr süffig, die Säure fährt deutlich zurück. Komplex, mild fruchtig, intensiv. Langer Nachhall. Super! 12/13/14/14/12/14 fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2016
Corked and caged
Theydon_Bois (20621) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Cloudy orange color, sparse bubbles rather than full head. Cobwebs and a hint of cheese, feet in the aroma, deep, rich; some bitter orange peel, properly aged Italian salame. Good body, astringency dominates, cedar peel flavor, some cobwebs.
Bottle at home on my lonesome, from an IP trade at Borefts ’13, 25/06/14.
Very lightly hazed golden amber with a well appointed eggshell white head that retains well, carbonation evident.
Nose is citric tinged straw, dry rot, dank woody notes, must, rotting apple core, funky dogs collar, dried out back of the cupboard lemon.
Taste comprises tangy/tarte white grapes, musty orchard wood, bitter lemon rinds, funky, grandads shed - 3rd draw down the little damp patch, dank citric tinged straw, burnt grass.
Medium bodied, fine massageing carbonation, dank orchard rinse in the close.
Top draw Gueuze - great balance, great depth of flavour. saxo (19522) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are leather, stable, brett, malt and fruits. Nice gueuze. harrisoni (19332) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle @ RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift. Hazy gold orange colour with lasting beige head. Aroma is pretty stunning. Leafy funk. Could smell this all day. Biscuit in mouth. Quite complex in mouth. Good sourness on end. It’s pretty good, but I think I preferred the Tilquin before it. It’s pretty good though. mcberko (18956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2016 First rating: Nov. 10, 2012. 750mL bottle, pours a cloudy dark golden orange with a big off-white head. Aroma of dry barnyard funk, leather, dry & stale hops. Flavour is full of barnyard funk and leather, pronounced more toward peppery spiciness and is more dry. Compared to Winter, it’s much spicier and dryer. Excellent gueuze, only inferior to Winter in the series. 9 4 8 4 17, 4.2 / 5
Second rating: Nov. 1, 2016. 750mL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn (thanks Alex!), pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out a lovely barnyard funk, with lots of dry leather, and a bone dry citrus quality. Flavour is bone dry, with a lovely dry wood quality, medium-high barnyard funk, a touch of citrus, and leather. Amazing depth, with a citrusy finish. Fantastic. 9 4 9 4 17, 4.3 / 5