caesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle @ Benzai is uitgepierd tasting, 10 cl sample. Slight hazy golden color, short frothy head. Beautiful fruity nose, apricot, leach. Soft sourness in taste, funk. Usually American sours or lambics are pure nailpolish and absurdly sour, but this one is exceptionally well made. Wonderful. Benzai (15711) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle @ "Benzai is zo dood als een pier tasting". Clear apple juice like golden orange color, average to decently sized white to off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is lightly sour with sweet peach and apricot. Very nice! Taste is moderately sour, peach, apricot, dry, lingering sour fruitpeel bitter but somehow in a nice way, and continuously sweet peach coming through. Suitable body and carbonation. Very nice indeed!! DutchDrebus (6030) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Smells sour, dusty, apricot, fruity, nice. Tastes sour, very fruity, apricot, slightly dusty. Absolutely amazing. Medium body, nice carbo. Great stuff. j12601 (12601) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2017
RBSG16 Grand Tasting. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Big musk and funk on the nose, soft and funky. Wood, soft malt. Medium bodied, tangy and funky, wood. Long funky wood, musk, funk.
GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2017
750 ml bottle shared. Mostly clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of pungent funk, oaky notes. Tastes of funk, oak, stone fruit. Light body with a dry finish. Okay.
JorisPPattyn (10024) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2017
No head; ochre-orange, clear beer. Lambic-like nose, with horseblanket, sour grapes, lemonpeel and toilet soap. Horseblanket, sweet woodruff, garden herbs, turmeric; spicy, yet sweet. Lipstick in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, quite slick, and apparently a bit of oxydation. Not half bad. But whatever American raters may think of it, this ain’t a gueuze, sorry. ctipping (2107) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2017
750 mL bottle. Batch 1, originally reviewed 11/3/2014. Hazy deep orange body. Big white head and great retention. Smells fantastic. Herbal. Very oaky. Light lemon citrusy acidity. Smells kinda like Mamouche. Has that peppery characteristic.
Tastes of orange and lemon. Lightly tart up front. Has that peppery flavor again. Accentuates the orange. Pale malt. Dry grass. Woody in the back end. Fantastic.
Medium carbonation. Moderate sourness.
Well damn this is good. Truly impressive. Challenging the standards of great lambics in complexity.
weihenweizen (3881) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Refrigerated 75 cl May 2015 brown bottle poured into a Teku. Clear deep golden with small white head. Aroma is tart, light body, medium carbonation, and god small-bubble lacing. Taste is delicate tart, oak, white grape, some funk, and easy drinking. Very nice geueze. DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2017
750ml corked and caged -> tulip. Slightly hazy lite copper with small frothy offwhite head. A: tart and funky with grape must, hay, barnyard, citrus. T: tart citrus, less funk but still present, with more hay than barnyard. Good, but bit too acidic. jc1762 (1471) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Thanks Huhzubendah for sharing the bottle! Poured into a taster showing well filtered honey with no head.
The nose shows very strong and horse blanket with an old oak barrel.
The palate is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Lightly tart with a moderately strong oak forwardness and a white wine bitterness on the finish. Lacks enough tartness to really elevate it to a proper gueuze.