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Brewed by Brouwerij Loterbol (was Duysters)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Diest, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mix of strong tripel-like blond topfermenting ale, brewed at Duysters, with lambic from 3 Fonteinen. 2012 version has 10.6% ABV, earlier versions have 11%

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle shared by Alex (MasterSki). 375ml bottle into Bells tulip/snifter. A - Woah, this one is interesting. Looks like Mellow Yellow with a hazy filmy residue on top. Little bubbles here and there. Not much to look at here. Oh well, lets move on... S - Funkity funk funk, subtle sweetness, farmers hay. I can pick out both types of beer in this one very easily, which is cool. I cant say Ive ever had a similar nose on anything else Ive ever sampled. T - Not near as sour as the nose. A mix of wheat, slight funk, herbal bitter finish. Def something that wont ever be replicated by another brewery, very unique. M - Light bodied, slight carbonation, dry finish. D - Not quite sure what to think of this one. Def a unique experience and really glad I was able to try it. Interesting, to say the least. Would I try another bottle? Sure. Tonight? Uh, no.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Geuzelambix (243) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2010
I was genuienly dissapointed by this beer. The intention is good and I have had good ones elsewhere (de la senne), but this was too flat and had a lurking taste of something unpleasant. The two beers didnt bled too well and created two very different glasses (even with the yeast divided evenly). Turn the bottle around a couple of times before pouring. The strong alcohol isnt very appearant. Ill have to try it again to give it another chance I guess...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (41351) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2009
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small and fine white head. Aroma is orange fruity and classic barnyard, fresh hoppy note too. Crisp citric and dry brett flavoured, light fruity note - towards orange fruity. Crisp hoppy and dry finish with a nice cleansing dry and citric finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bontus (774) - Flanders, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle, Alvinne proefzolder. Almost carbonation free, pours straw yellow, no head. Aromas: peaches, apricots, lemonbiscuits, quite tart. Very subtle wethorse aroma. Sour flavors but well balanced thanks to a malty backbone. Good beer, but not better than unblended 3 fonteinen imo.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2009
(Bottled, 2007 vintage, 10.5% ABV) Hazy golden with a very small head. Dryish, tart and fruity apricot and strawberry aroma. Flavor is tart, dryish, yeasty and cellary, pale-grainy-malty and very fruity with apricot and some green apple sourness. Medium-bodied, slightly fizzy-carbonated, hides the ABV completely. A really refreshing, light but strong ale with pleasantly tart and fruity, white-vinous character from the lambic. Reminds me of the very good Lind Gewrztraminer Trocken Sptlese white wine - only this is even more complex. Good stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deflagro (106) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
Yellow, cloudy liquid with a small head. Smell almost like a lambic; sour and musty with notes of apple peel. Taste has notes of yeast, orange peel and some bitterness like a tripel, but also a distinct sourness with musty notes of apples like a lambic. Aftertaste is quite weird with a yeasty bitterness combined with the sourness from the lambic. Interesting, but not completely successfull blend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Finally found a bottle of this on my Belgium trip at the Alvinne bottle shop. 2007 A - Pours a slight hazy golden color with 1/2" white head that recedes to leave a web, then hardly any carbonation at all. S - Funk, bready yeastiness, and sweetness from the blonde it was blended with. T - It gets pretty interesting here. Starts with sour and vinegar that evolves into a dry sweet taste that stays with you for a second. Definitely not like any other beer Ive had before. It gets a lot better as it reaches room temperature as well. M/D - What an awesome blended beer. Incredably drinkable for a 10.5abv "sour", much more than a bottle of Vin De Cereale. The lambic blends perfectly with the blond creating something that I wish I bought more of!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 10, 2009
Botella, thanks to Skinnyviking. Hzy goldenish colour. Sweet pleasant mild fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet and fruity with a pleasant mild sourness and bit of spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (9111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle. No head. Hazy light yellow body. Grapefruit acidic straw alcohol aroma. Relatively sweet and yet acidic fruity flavor. Relatively mild and the alcohol is well hidden. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7928) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle. Unclear yellow with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of citrus, light acid and fruit. Flavour is sweet malty with lots of fruit and a nice balanced souness. Alcohol is very well hidden.


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