gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle 1999. Holy! What a treat! POured a hazy yellow orange. Nose is funky, cheese, sweat, sour apple, cider vinegar, musty basement and wet animal. Flavor is a puckering lactic sourness, notes of clean tartness mixed with complex wood and earthy vinegary, sweaty funky cheesy ridiculous sour. One of the best sours i have ever had. austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2008
1999 Bottle, EBF. Hazy golden, no head. Nicely cellary, tart aroma, rotten apple, berries and little mead. Sweetish and tart, very fruity flavor. Citric fruits, apple juice, little cellar. Nice and crisp tart finish. Amazing, very stylish ageing. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 7, 2007
99’ bottle- I’m not going to go over the appearence, if its important see the above photo. The aroma and flavor are unrivaled by anything I’ve drank. The aroma is vinegar, sour apple, a beautiful combination funk and fruit. The flavor is sour. This brew is 7 f’in years old and I can only imagine what it tasted like fresh. This sucker is mouth-puckering sour funky goodness. F’in deliciousness as my friend would say. The finish is perfect and rounds out a beer I feel incredibly lucky to try. I think the funk is finally loving me back. orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Thanks to Kramer for bringing this one to our recent gueuze tasting. 1999 bottle.
A - Pours golden orange with a small film of white head, dissipating down to little to nothing, leaving little to no lace down the glass.
S - Smells of strong vinegar acidity, light barnyard funk, citric fruits, sour apples and quite a bit of earthy oak tannins. I can already tell this one is going to be one sour beer...
T - Starts off with what can only be described as pure acidity that threatens to melt the enamel off my teeth. Once the acidity dies down a bit you get hints of citric fruits, light funk and even more vinegar acidity. Finish is bone dry, lingering long after the finish.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The pucker was INTENSE, it feels like it burned a hole in my stomach, leaving the pallet bone dry long after consumption.
O - This is easily one of the most sour beers I have ever had. Even with all of the acidity this one was still really interesting to finally try. For being this old I was pretty impressed. nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2007
CT7 Bottle shared my sliffy courtesy of madsberg. Orange-yellow pour with no head. Aroma of sour, brett, some vinous notes and light funk. Intense sour in the flavor, some wood character and light malt. Light bodt sour/dry throughout with a super sour/dry finish. Awesome stuff!
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2007
Much thanks to axilla for opening up this oldy but goodie. Bottle is from 1999 and is # 06660...
Appears a hazy orange with tiny CO2 bubbles rising to the tip of the faded white cap. Minimal lacing is left around the glass but manages to slide back in to the collar.
Smell is of sweaty sock, tart apples, barnyard funk, horseblanket, light oak, and brett.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with highlights of citrus, tart apple, funkadelic wildness that seems to fit nicely with what they were shooting for.
Mouthfeel is sweaty, tart, salty, vinegar, brine, medium bodied. What a nice treat.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 Bottle at WSF. 1993 vintage. Pours hazy orange with no head. Aromas of wood, matured beer, fruit and earthy notes. Tart and dry flavour with notes of balsamic vinegar, dust and matured beer.
dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
8 - 2 - 7 - 2 - 15 = 3,4
Bottle at DHVL. 1999 vintage. Pours slight hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Aromas of balsamic vinegar, wood, musty basement, honey, bees wax and grain. Spicy and citric flavour with notes of vinegar, red currants and funk.
9 - 3 - 9 - 3 - 17 = 4,1
Bottle, shared at WeeHeavySDs 2000th rating party, thanks Jon! Pours a clear deep orange. Rich sour aroma, of malt, citrus, cherry, and peach. Taste is very sour, lots of under-ripe fruits and funk. Lingering clean sourness. Nice carbonation. Wonderful. ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Huge thanks to miketd! Pours a somewhat coppery color, with a thin beige head. Aroma is vinegar, marashino cherries, funk. Flavor is tart vinegar, again those maraschino cherries, hint of musty cheese, vanilla. Palate is medium to light bodied, mild carbonation, finished refreshingly tart. Great! MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2010
[1999 Bottle] shared by BDR at WtWBA ’10. Wow, raising the bar for the event this year! There’s a slight pop as the cork is removed, the bottom of which is covered with a millimeter layer of sludgy black mold. You know this is going to be good. Pours a clear gold with a thin ring of white bubbles. Aroma is hugely lactic and quite funky, lots of minerals as well. The flavor is insanely sour lactic acid, lemon and other citrus, and a bit of barnyard funk. The mouthfeel is just super lively - like drinking liquid crystals. Super bright and sparkling in the mouth, this is a superbly aged bottle. Absolutely bone dry.