Sissio (1642) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 9, 2017 FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A soft, steady pour produces a ½-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a pale amber / gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, full gold color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of light, not quite faint, lactic acid, funky phenolics & musk, perhaps a hint of citrus, lots of dried-grass / hay like graininess, a touch of medicinal notes.
Nicely tart tasting, it manages to have a bite without being overly sour. There is a spicy, bitter, sort of herbal bite to the finish that melds with a rounded, pale malt and grassy grain character. There is a certain lemon like character to the acidity towards the finish, this seems like a departure from a typical Lambic contribution. Light bodied and quaffable, but it has a soft creamy texture to it, despite having some prickly effervescence; light but with some palate presence. Earthy spice notes mix with hay / straw like grain notes to produce something that I imagine to be a dried field of weeds / wildflowers. Hints of medicinal notes (both herbal and Lambic in character), some lightly musky notes, and a definite mustiness come out more as the beer warms up.
A really nice blend of Saison and Lambic; this plays out as such as well, with noticeable components of each; I like the soft herbal affects, and the Lambic notes certainly bring a lot to the profile of this beer.
bottle @ home
light hazy blonde orange, flat
sour, canteen, cream, light citric, basement, wood barrell, yellow prunel
light carbonation, very drinkable, light bitter and sour
mrol (327) - - JUN 19, 2017
Pours clear orange with a nice, big white head. Aroma is sweet, citrus, light lactic, funky. High carbonation, nice dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is light crisp and sour. Good balance with good tartness. thellgren (1058) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2017
0.75 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki (tasted May 2, 2017). Aroma has rhubarb, lemon and marmalade. Appearance is golden, cloudy and still with some bubbles. Taste has citrus fruits, especially lemon. There’s also lemongrass, cardamon, rhubarb, pepper, well some spices. The actual spices are not the same I thought I tasted. Well, this is nicely sour and spicy in a refreshing way. rayaron (1830) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2017
Toer de Gueze 2017. Bottle at Oud Beersel brewery. Muddy orange with white head. The aroma has notes of almonds, ripe fruits and raisin, very floral. Sourish and bitterish flavor with notes of citrus, flowers, lemon, some acetone, wood, apricot, spices and herbs. Light to medium-bodied. zvsn (2092) - ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle at Oude Beersel brewery during Toer de Gueze 2017. Cloudy orange. Aroma is very fruity with notes of apricots, peaches and wood. Sour, tropical fruits, white wine, oak. Medium-bodied, silky smooth. Great.
italianjohn (3130) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Pale golden orange pour with a thin white bubbly head and light sticky lacing .... aroma of spices coriander, pear, barnyard, cinnamon and floral ... taste is funky and sour, light and of cinnamon, apple, pear, dry oak, barnyard and earthy .... has a really nice fruity floral bouquet .... sour and a bit tart .... very drinkable ... finish is spicy and tart with lingering sour funk, dry oak and a fruity pear/apple combo ... really tasty and fruity brew .... loved this one The_Osprey (7980) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
hman43 (1586) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2017
April 2017 - 75cl squat bottle as Birrificio del Ducato Beersel Morning, 6.2%, 5 years aged. Bottle says "So happy just to be alive, underneath the sky of blue", and it happens to be a beautiful sunny day here in Richmond. Pours with a glug, glug, glug due to the bottle shape. Clear, sparkling, golden orange with a small but lasting head. Aroma is cider, rubber, peach, wet wood, polished metal, lemon pie and all that musty lambic goodness. Body is smooth and rounded with a subdued tingly to soft carbonation. Taste is not that sour, has a toffee sweetness with gooseberry, lychee, gose and lemonade. Very soft oak and acidity. Smells like lambic and tastes like gose (but better). Really drinkable and I like the subdued carbonation. Very tasty stuff, though there are similar options that cost less. (4.1)
It has a good earthly sour aroma to it. The flavors are highlighted by earthly elements with plenty of tartness. There is also a strong vinous element as well. VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAR 26, 2017
Pretty sure I bought this back in 2012 and it’s sat in the same spot since. I’m not gonna put the aroma as upper level stuff but the taste is pretty damn fine. Citrus, dust, honey, yeast, barnyard on the end of the nose. Super tasty stuff - sourness is very manageable, honey, leather, super sharp citrus, leather, barn, nothing overpowering. Amazingly refreshing. It would appear that an even lengthier sit would not have hurt this in the slightest. Excellent. SeniorZozo (1843) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 17, 2017
Sweet and sour aroma with white grape, a little burnt match, and lots of sour cherries. Clean. Hazy yellow under a lasting white cover and lace. Quite sour flavour, clean, and with cherries and white grape. Not overly complex.
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