potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Also at mouder lambic. Much as M. Jackson always says, "the seduction of the presentation of Belgian brews" the unwrapping of the bottle, the basket, ooo yes. Smells bitter and of citrus fruits Flavor is sour but very dry and hoppy also. Complex. Pairs well with the dank cheese. Hops and lambik, an American beer lovers dream when traveling through Brussels. Backdoor dry but also starts dry. The middle gets lambik tartness on the tongue. Odd and excellent crossovert (14359) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2011
750ml bottle bottled in April of 2008. Best before 04 2013.
It pours into my 25cl geuze glass a clear gold with hues of orangeish amber and a fizzy white head that leaves a bit of lacing. It certainly looks drinkable.
The smell is quite geuze like. IT has some intense apple notes, some sour apple, lemon, and other fruit. There is a slight hint of caramel form the malt. It also has some acidity and the oft noted barnyard funk, though the funkiness is kept pretty much at bay in the smell.
The flavor is tart and sour. It has some really strong green apple and lemon flavors. Just a nice tart acidity, almost like licking a lemon then eating a granny smith. It has a sweet initial taste but ends with a dry pucker.
This is a really nice beer, a refreshing one despite the higher abv.
Diogène (1214) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle. Very hazy beige yellow with a thin white head and poor retention. Aroma is sour, vinegary, green fruits, a hint of sugar and grains. Flavor is sour, acidic, barnyard, leather, hay, green apples, sour grapes and grains. Medium body, lively carbonation. JB84 (652) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
Pour straw golden with minimal white head. Aroma funk, sour, tart, straw, vinegar, white grapes. Taste sour, barnyard, straw, funk, planty taste, citrus. Mf crisp light body fine fizzy carb. Well done very tasty and quite funky excellent brew. aasher (113) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Some beers have the perfect description to pull you in. This is one of them. It poured a very nice orange in color with moderate turbidity and a half finger off white head. It almost smells like a gueuze yet also has a light sweetness to it. All I can really get from it is peaches, apricots, and fruit juice. It’s very appealing on the nose. The flavors are surprisingly VERY sour and tart. I expected it to be sour, just not this much. It’s very impressive. It is straight fermented sour peaches and apricots. It has a dry and almost bitter finish which is the only detractor but it drinks really well. To me, this drinks like a medium bodied gueuze with more carbonation than average. I really enjoyed this one, it’s a very nice beer.
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2011
Hazy golden with a small white head. Nice tart beer with horseblanket, hay, pear, vineager, soil, orange, lemon. Fairly dry bitter ending. dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2011
(750ml bottle from Bruery Provisions store). Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a thin white head. Small carbonation bubbles. Aroma has funk, grape, barnyard. Taste is sour, with some vinegar, and a touch of sweetness. Fruity notes also. Medium bodied with a dry, puckering finish. This is a very nice sour beer that really has some nice subtleties about it. jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle thanks to phaleslu. Thanks Peter. Pours cloudy and golden with a small white head. Aroma is oak, funk and tart fruits. Flavor is tart, oak with hints of alcohol. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. phaleslu (11071) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2016 750 ml bottle via trade with michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Another beer opened in the box and destroyed the bag this came in, so without a label underneath I had to make my own. Looked like homebrew in a dark green bottle. Best by 4/2013. Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a small white head. Aroma of tart fruits, white grapes, lemon, oak chips, funk, and yogurt. Flavor of oak, lemon, dry grains, herbs, cedar, and a little bit of alcohol shows up. Medium-bodied, with a tart, herbal, funky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Incredible smell on this one. Great Belgian sour, and such an interesting blend. tiong (7900) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Bottle @ Gloria, Kuopio. Originally rated on 11.7.2009. Extremely sour, but still enjoyable and quite well balanced.7-4-7-4-14 = 3.5
Re-rated on 21.12.2011 - Slightly more balanced than the previous bottle I had. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma has notes of berries, spices and yeast. Taste is slightly sour with notes of berries and fruits. Finish is dry and fruity.