Beer5000 (6544) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2017
750ml bottled 2011,sampled 2017. Unclear golden orange body with a fine off-white head. Delicate aroma, smooth funky with distinct cellar notes and hint of acidic lemon. Flavor is very nice and complex, well balanced smooth funky, farmhouse, wood, cellar, lemon acidic and feels a bit bitterer than the regular oude geuze towards the end. Perfect body and long lasting aftertaste. So nice, so complex, so well matured, it’s very close to perfect. neongolden (1665) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2017
(750ml bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen, July 7/17) Pours a lightly hazed amber colour with a big white head that settles to a ring without lace. Aroma is strong in all the components - fruit, wood and funk. Notes of mixed citrus peels, a bit of zippy lime, orange and yuzu acidity, a little apple, tart peach, lots of floral notes, basement floorboards, lots of horseblanket funk, hay, a bit dusty and musty, with lactic touches giving a little bite. Flavour is again a lovely balance between components, juicy orange, nectarine, red apple, mixed citrus peels, a light lemon-lime bite, cracked grains, moderately tart with a bare hint of malt sweetness, old boards, a little leather, musty cellar, horseblanket more toned down than the nose, replaced by more cheesy lactic-supported funk, herbal and lightly floral, some hay, peppery yeasty notes in the back end with more citrus peel and lots of wood. Medium-full body for style, slick, set off by rather aggressively effervescent carb (a little exploded over the server who opened it). As expected from 3F, a truly beautiful blend, as I’m usually a fan of the characters 4yo lambic imparts. Armand’s own lambic is always a treat and the Boon is used quite well here. Perhaps slightly over-carbed, that’s the only knock. I’d love to drink this again, but am very happy I got to once! Werckmeister (3227) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 1, 2017
0,75l from bottle at Himmeriget, shared by an American guy, big thanks for this one. During Mikkeller Beer Week, 10.05.2017. Amber cloudy, small white head. smells cheesy, bit grassy, light funky, wood, spices, peppery. very nice smell. Medium Body, soft carbonation. slick mouthfeel. tastes grassy, peppery, cheesy, spices, light funk. finishes lightly sour with notes of grass, funk and some cheesy notes. very nice one. SinH4 (4938) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle, Geuze #50, many thanks derA! Huge pressure, but no gusher. Aroma is peach, citrusy, woody, minty, starfruit, kiwi & gooseberries. Taste is woody, earthy, bready. Soft carbonation. Amazing Geuze, worth all the praise! FinnIckler (569) - GERMANY - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy orange. Nose is horseblanket, grapes, wood, apples,bread. Palate is bitter and sour grapes, apples, spicy and grapy finish. Very good geuze
Ritzn (1534) - GERMANY - JUL 29, 2017
Amber with little white head. Aroma is peach, flowers, lime, lemon, some plastic, bread, a bit perfume. Taste is full complex sour and decent bitter. A bit alcoholic and spicy but mostly acidic. Good. anstei (2358) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a decent head and a good retention. Aroma is soft funk, barnyard and stables, star fruit, kiwi, very very slightly metallic. Body is medium, strongly carbonated, with some lemon and mint, some bread, funky and sour and tart. Dry fruity funk palate. Great balance and drinkability without compromising on complexity. Outstanding! Clownoisseur (485) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle at Himmeriget. Pours a honey golden color...it was dim in there, so the color was hard to tell, exactly. Lively carbonation gives a fast rising head of foam. Settles to light lace. Aromas is extreme funk! Wood with a nice basement, cobweb, horse blanket. Light floral, light hay. Taste is better than the nose! Great balance, low acidity. All the nice interplay coming together with waves of funk throughout. Finishes dry with a tart touch. Incredible. dogfish120love (1331) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2017
2011 Pours orange. 2011. Leather, Horse blanket, dries leaves earth and vinegar. Incredible MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Firm and bubbly, this Lambic showcases citrus fruit and apples alongside just enough funk to keep you reeling with every sip.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the misty golden.
-The dryness and tight, prickly carbonation make for a refinement mouthfeel.
-Drinkability is surprisingly high. This isn’t a wild yeast bomb.
-The citrus fruit character is truly compelling.