lgklotet (437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Bottle at SBWF 2007. First off, huge thanx to Duvel Cafe for the opportunity to try this! The aroma on this beer is simply amazing, so complex. There’s the usual house notes of Drie Fonteinen, the funk and the Brett - but there’s more - an odd citrusy note that I’ve never sensed in a gueuze before. Of course, the taste ain’t bad either... A true once-in-a-lifetime experience.. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Huge thanks to daknole!! Bottle pours hazy orange-gold with a white head. Aroma is tart and musty funk, just the way I like it. Unripe stonefruit, lemon, grapefruit, cobwebs, leather and light barnyard. Flavor shows the same with the oak becoming more present as well as a touch of white pepper. Overall body is moderate and soft with crisp acidity. This thing is holding up amazingly. I’m in love! MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 Heavy yellow gold with the standard rocky, spidery white head from aged Drie Fonteinen, reduces to a thick ring. Nose is more Drie Fonteinen than anything I’ve smelled before. It shows all the standard excellence, lactic sourness complimented perfectly by the cobweb and horse qualities, so incredibly dusty, leather, and some hay fold out in waves, lightest touches of salt and rind that remind of Blauw. Then an herbal mint emerges, almost ouzo-like, adding a lightly balanced sweetness. Yeah, that’s just the nose. The flavor is a small step down, still all the usual characteristics as mentioned above, very soft and subtle, integration sublime. Wheaty and sweet, even caramel-heavy compared to Blauw, more dusty and complex, less singularly citric than Millennium. It’s not as crazy as Blauw once was, but I prefer the complexity, refinement, and cobweb brilliance. Tried two bottles on a trip where we sampled 60+ lambics, all the classics included. This was the best of them all, and the first bottle we had is the best beer I’ve ever tasted. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
bottled 1998 opened by dak on 10/16/10!
hazy honey colored body with a big ’ol head... beautiful aged champagne-like.
amazing aroma and flavors... peachy, malty, slate, dust, wheaty, a bit of sulfur and aged hops (even after all the time?). it kinda reminds me of very good fresh chevre and burgundy... amazingly balanced, quite feminine and very elegant. words are hard to describe...5+
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Drank at Akkurat on the longest lambic binge I could endure. Had with many of the classics and enjoyed this beer twice. The one bottle was the best beer I have ever had and was absolutely perfect, reviewed based from that. Pour is a hazy golden amber with tight fluffy white head. The nose has a rindy cheese to it, light dusty paper quality as fruits are unfolded. Lemon rind, hint of mint, bright ripe tangerine and peach notes. The taste has slightly less chessy find and a touch more dusty paper, the fruit flavors are even more bright and take stronger hold on the presence of the beer. more peaches with a little less of the tart lemon than I anticipated as the sourness takes hold and adds to the overall awesomeness and complexity of this beer. The body is extremely light, lovely effervescent feel, high crisp carbonation and just enough driness. Mid to late bottle pour is more funky, early pour is more fruity. Absolutely perfect!