Kavu (5133) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
Pours amber with a high head. Aroma is sour grapefruit and a hint of malts. Flavor is pretty similar to the aroma. Great Lambic. Kunstemaecker (68) - Nieuwpoort, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2011
I love geuze, I really do. I was looking forward to tasting this one, especially since everyone here at Ratebeer gives Mariage Parfait a near perfect score. Sadly enough, I found this beer not too exciting. It’s a great geuze but it’s just not as good as everyone rates it. Rune (13510) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
Poured from a 2006 vintage bottle at the brewery and shared with other Norwegians at Toer de Geuze ’11. Decent off-white head, amber coloured body. Dusty, hay-like to the nose. Herbal dryness in flavour added by cheese and with moderate tartness. Rounded on the swallow. Pleasing (Lembeek, 01.05.2011). jesperhammer (4927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
27-MAY-2011,bottle @Copenhagen Beerfestival.
Sour nose with some brett and an almost milky note.
High carbonation but really pleasant.
Long sour taste with lemon and brett.
Very mellow and a bit thin.
Not really complex enough for me but really nice. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2011
04 bottle... Clear gold, great carbonation, off white head with great retention... Really nice nose, hay, musk, funky, but not overly a bit of sweetness... The taste is a bit to musky, almost tastes dusty, don’t like the finish... Good not great
Martinus (4703) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2011
Slightly hazy orange yellow colour, thin white head. Yeasty smell, tart apple, lightly citric, wood, musty cellar, yoghurt and some honey. Both sweet and sour notes. Flavour is slightly sweet, slightly sour, lactic acid, apple, wood, hints of earth. Quite malty. Dry. Tart, but rather restrained. Dry and acidic aftertaste, quite long finish.
(From 37,5 cL bottle) dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Shared by Dosbeerigos, thanks my friend. Hazy and cloudy with a thin head. Funky fruity aroma. Flavor was tart and semi sweet. A great sour. Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2011
Curk flew some 7 meters in the air, no gusher but a big clean plop.
Big vast white head on top of a clear dark yellow/orange colored beer.
Smell yeast, light citric, (ripe) yellow fruit, wood, hints of barnyard and sweets.
Taste yeast, light citric, yellow fruits, sour, sweets, earth, herbs, hint of alcohol.
Aftertaste of sour, yeast, herbs and some yellow fruits.
Medium carbo, tingly mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a nice sour texture. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 16, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2016 Re-rate: December 2016. 37.5cl corked and caged bottle at La Cantinetta. 2012 vintage. It pours a clean golden color with a large white head. Aroma is well rounded with notes of tart lemon, dry grass, funky dust, sweet barrel.Taste is also similarly well rounded and rich, with notes of light wood, grass, hay, lemon peel, funk, basement, light cognac-like sweetness. Rich body with good carbonation. Overall, very well rounded and complex, nice. Score: 8-4-8-3-17
Original rate: May 2011. 37,5cl bottle. Vintage 2004. Pours hazy light amber with a nice white head. Good lacing foam. Aroma is simply stunning: strong fruityness and funkyness with some spiciness. Nice acidic notes, recalling the classic cheesey and horseblankety notes. The taste is as complex as the aroma: strong funkyness and tartness sorrounded by some maltiness and a touch from the hops. Again, there’s a nice acidic presence here. Fruity and grassy notes in the background. Mostly dry finish. Palate is full with good carbonation. Overall, really a great brew. Definitely not as acidic as Cantillons, but great as weel. The high ABV probably helped pumping up flavors... Score: 8-4-8-3-18 Scopey (15753) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
2006 vintage. Bottle at the Rake. It pours hazy orange-amber with a thick fizzy off-white head and high carbonation. The nose is sour melon, red apple, lemon and floral. The taste is hay, grass, sour white grape, tart lemon, melon, red grapefruit, green apple, biscuit, elderflower and chamomile. It is perhaps a bit too sweet to be spectacular, but is enjoyable nonetheless.