pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2009
750ml shared by Andrew. 2003 vintage... Pours a semi-transparent orange brown with a milky wheat head... Aroma of a nice gueuze with solid sour oak notes and funkiness. Solid aroma that’s for sure... Flavors are a little bit lacking and don’t live up to the nose. Very lightly sour and tart that quickly dries up soon after consumption. Very drinkable even despite the high abv (8%) for a lambic. theisti (4176) - Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2009
2003 Vintage, 750 ml bottle purchased mail order from South Bay in Imperial Beach, California. Best before 07.02.27 marked on the label. Paired with mussels. Pour is orange golden almost clear, with a nice white head. Became a bit more hazed towards the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is immediate barnyard, which clears pretty quickly. After it opens up, funk and light orange citrus tartness takes over. Soft and balanced nose. Taste is earthy, funky, tart, softly sour and lactic vinegar. Very complex, yet nuanced. There is a ton going on, but no of the flavor jumps out or is too aggressive. Just softly tart and lactic - just perfect with mussels, tart. The brett shines nicely in the back. Palate is effervescent, light bodied super smooth and balanced. Just crazy drinkable. I loved this. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Golden and cloudy with a large ivory head. Aroma is barnyard and light grains with a sour aroma. Taste is sour and grainy. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2009
2003 bottle, sample #10 at 1st CST. I’ve purchased 3 or 4 of these bottles without really getting an accurate rate. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a thin frothy white head. Aroma is dusty funky cheesy sharp tart acidic. Flavor is somewhat cheesy, tangy metallic bitter, noticeable alcohol for sure. Not as good as I remember it. Watery body, sparse but sharp carbonation. I remember this being better. cederdorff (15) - holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 light,citrus, grapegolden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, vinegar, medium body, dry, fizzy, bitter, long finish, I will drink it with everything
gyllenbock (9704) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle, 2004 vintage.
Sour aroma with hints of lemon, earth and oak. The taste was tart but not extreme in any way.
Lemon, grapefruit, wood and some grass in the taste. The ending was very dry where funk was clear.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2009
375ml Bottle. 2005 Vintage. Pours hazy light amber with a bubbly white head. Nose is pleasantly tart and slightly vinous and has aromas of apples, citrus, earth and oak. Flavour is similar with elements of cider, lemon, grapefruit, earth, grass, wood and mineral water; also the sourness, while still very present, is not as extreme as some other examples of this style. Dry mouthfeel is followed by a long bitter/sour finish and the alcohol is very well hidden. A great beer, one that I would love to try after aging for ten years or more. Stew41 (2066) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 19, 2009
2005 Vintage: projectile cork and massive fizz is not a great start to quite Monday night beer! Big white fizzy head that just won’t quit. Orange / pricot body is slightly hazy. Nose is fresh and grapey, and plenty of mineral and tangy cut stone. Lots happening. Surprisingly soft to drink and not at all aggressive. I suspect the didgy cork might be at play as the fizz was a bit lower than expected and the flavour intensity not at ’11’ as I might have expected. Sour fruits and a stone fruit finish, although it all falls a bit flat. Will try another soon. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2009
2003 750 ml. Light yellowish amber pour with moderate hazyness. Aroma is quite tart and funky with heavy acidity, cider, and typical barnyard aspects. Flavor is very acidic with some fermented light fruit and sugar notes, though its mostly attenuated and dry. Quite tart, though not bracingly sour. A very slight acedic acid vinegar note in the middle, but barely noticable. Palate is effervescent, full and wholly dry. Very impressive. sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is light malt, acidic, brett and apple. Flavour is light malt, acidic, brett, apple, and light bitter.