MartyW (278) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2017 ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL bottle, Feb 23 2006, drunk from a Duvel snifter on Bastille Day 2008.
A surprisingly dark color for a gueuze, with deep orange and tangerine shades playing about a strong copper background. Sparse bubbles appear on the very edges and the clarity is medium-high, leaving the sediment behind, as always.
Heavily lactic in the nose, with light mushroom suggestions and less tartness/sourness than I would expect. I must admit to reading David’s review before trying this and some residual sugars, that he mentions, certainly seem to be prominent in the nose, for a gueuze. They somewhat dull the resulting phenol bouquet, but I’m still hopeful for the flavor....
Hmmmm, very sweet for a real lambic, and without as much of the dry, oily woodiness that is presented in the Grand Bruocsella. Not to say it dosen’t taste mostly proper for a flat lambic, but there is a quick transition from sweet malts to a watery, overly loose finish. No flaws though, I don’t even get any obnoxious rubber or sulfur. Could just be my tolerance to it though. You want to score this one high, but it just dosen’t seem to be nearly as complex as, say, a 2001 oude gueuze or any Cantillon Gueuzes. More sourness please.
Will compare this side-by-side to a Loerik after a few more years. Loerik has the last word on lazy gueuzes, at this point.
Bottle from 3 Fonteinen. Golden honey colour with no head. Strong Aroma of horse blanket, funk, light to moderate sour with a dry aftertaste of barley. Iphonephan (6987) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2017
From a 375 ml bottle, vintage 2009, courtesy of Kermis. Thanks, Chris! Pours a cloudy copper with a feint head. Aroma of dank hay and caramel. Flavors of apple and white grapes, with only a hint of lambic funk after 8 years in the bottle. Crisp, slightly acidic finish. Very nice. anstei (2247) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Pours cloudy amber. Aroma is funk, farmhouse, stables, oak, leather. Body is medium, funky and tart, quite intense and leathery and fruity, soft to low carbonation. Dry sour brown palate. Good! imperial_suchy (212) - Rybnik, POLAND - MAY 17, 2017
Kolor jasno bursztynowy, klarowne, uboga piana. W zapachu octowe, białe owoce, stajnia. W smaku mega kwaśne, czuć delikatną stajnię, cytrusy, na finiszu gorzkie. Bardzo niskie wysycenie, dobrze się pije. Fajny lambik. rayaron (1836) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle at Struise Brugge Beer Shop. Thanks to the nice guy who shared it. Slightly hazy golden with white head. The aroma is funky and yeasty with some fruitiness, white wine, grapes and citrus. Sour flavor with notes of wood, funk, white wine, alcoholic, dry. Medium-bodied.
CraftBeerNick (2553) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle at home in garden, 14th May 17. Pours rich orange and clear, no head. Aroma is tart Apple, cider, funk, blanket. Taste is tart Apple skin, sour fruit, gooseberries, refreshing, very dry, cider. Tasty, but not my favourite from these guys. Arcanor (421) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017
750ml bottled 2006-12-07, kept in a light and temperature controlled environment. Pour clear orange no foam. Aroma of citric tart, wood and acid fruits. Taste is earthy, barn and tart fruits. Medium body and low carbonation. Long gueuze tart style. Not as good as other 3 Fonteinen products, but still, it’s a real gueuze not another wannabe. zvsn (2092) - ISRAEL - MAY 11, 2017
Bottle at Struise Bruges Beershop. Hazy orange. Aroma of barnyard, funky with Brett and oak in the nose. Sour, flavors of green apples, oak, citrus, herbs. Light-bodied, fizzy. Great. pjotrapostou (252) - POLAND - APR 20, 2017
Bardzo stajenny, kwaśny, wysycenia praktycznie nie ma. Dużo mokrej, zgniłej trawy, duża intensywność. Noform (86) - Tarnowskie Góry, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
Bardzo fajnie skórzane i brettowe. Kwaśność cytrynowa delikatnie zwiększa sie z czasem picia. Czuć też fajny ser dojrzewający