jerohen (2222) - Bussum, - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Hazy golden colored, small white head. Very nice lambic nose, fruit, wheat, horseblanket. Sour and tart flavor, but not overly, fruity notes less apparent than in aroma. Dry finish. Not as intense as i thought it would be. Overall a well balanced gueuze. The beer itself is definitely not worth the price tag (39 euro), but it’s a good way of helping out a brewery in need.
RobertDale (6011) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at RateBeer Best. Pours a hazy, dark golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and funk. Taste is lemon, orange, stone fruit, spice, and funk. Excellent.
ClarkVV (6213) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2017
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Nelson at Akkurat on 11/29/16.
Very light-colored body and gushing with a white head atop. Clear.
Wow, what a nose. As I mentioned in my Winter review, what this lacks in the sheer unique complexity of the Winter (strange fruits, must, cellar, mineral), it close to makes up for in just pure, unadulterated, bright, lambic goodness. Brett and lactic acid are intensely vivacious here, with lemon, tangerine, lime juice and hugely soft minerality on the back end, bolstering the aroma.
In the mouth it’s just about as good, with a proper attenuation and carbonation and good pucker on the end. Apples, tangerines, lemons and lots of honey, with boisterous but not too intense lactic character, adding a good deal of sourness. I can see why this one is the favorite but I think I like the Winter just a bit more on account of its mysteries.
gephross100 (666) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours hazy dark orange with a thin white blanket of head. Peach, aged sharp cheddar. Good
Boutip (6130) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty golden color Lambic with a medium head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of funky barnyard notes with some tart notes also noticeable. Taste is a good mix of funky barnyard notes with some tart notes and light acidity also discernable. Body is full with good carbonation. Super easy to drink with good level of complexity and well balanced acidity level.
Scotty001 (563) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share. Poured a dark golden with a small white froth. Aroma of tart citrus. Medium body, flavour is a bit bland. Disappointing.
ThirstyBird (2755) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber with a light haze. The smell is mineral and funk. The taste is pepper, barnyard, some fruit with a tart ending. Fine structure and elegant carbonation.
rejtable (2408) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Xmas 2016 gathering, merci Phil! Pours plum, no head or lacing. Notees of plumb, some cereal, vinegar. Taste medium tart, light sweet. Light body, lively carbonation. Awesome.
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazed dark golden Gueuze with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, intense Gueuze with intense tart cherry, light Brett, light lactic notes, horse blanket, very wild. In mouth, a nice tart Gueuze with light cherry notes, light Epsom salts, light Brett, light lactic notes, horse blanket, very intense and beautiful. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2016.
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked and caged
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.
fiery_1 (580) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle @ Alex’s. Pours a hazy copper orange with a thin off-white head that dissipates. Nose is complex funky notes, earthy, hay, a hint of acidity and light fruits. Flavour is a lot of funk and up front tart bite, smoothing out and with the carbonation mouthfeel creates a creamy like texture. Beautiful... Thank you Alex!