Garrold (5503) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2017 FlacoAlto (4216) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Of Love & Regret - Pub & Provisions; January 2013
The beer arrives from the tap with a lightly hazed, gold color. It is topped by a pale, head. The aroma smells tart, with lactic acid notes, and with touches of urea. There is quite a bit of fruit character in the nose as well, and this is backed by an earthy grain character that has notes of dried straw / hay to it.
The flavor is not nearly as sour as I was expecting; there is a definite tartness here but it is fairly soft, especially for a Gueuze / Lambic. This has a hay like grain character to it and it is lightly funky with an earthy, sort of musky character to it.
This is definitely quite a bit different from the bottled product; it needs more sourness, but it is still quite good in the end. It has more of an earthy & funky character to it than biting tartness, but in honesty, even the former is held well in check; clean, would be a good way to describe this. Somehow comes off as being a bit like a tamed Gueuze and I wonder if not being bottle conditioned has an effect on this (but I can’t see that being the total explanation here).
Tap. Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Orange gold. Slightly murky. Thin, dense, white foam. Nose has cut oak. Some preserved lemon. Soft, cheesy funk. A bit sweaty and grubby. Taste is tart and fruity sour. Clean mouthfeel. Some astringency. Funky and tart fruitiness to finish. Great stuff. Betta (15) - ITALY - OCT 15, 2017
bevibilissima. Odore tipico, selvatico, poca schiuma poco persistente, bollicine non troppo spinte, palato leggero, acido ok Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2017
On tap @ Bells & Whistles. Hazy, amber, frothy head. Leathery rich aroma with horseblanket. Super leathery horseblanket. Moderate tartness. Dry finish. Really like this one. BVery (11209) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Tap at Grizzly's. This is terrific. Mostly clear light gold pour with a white head. Grapefruit, grapes, funk. Bright, lively carbonation. Love this. explosivedog (1504) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2017
On tap at Carwyn Cellars. Pours orange. Grapefruit, biscuit, toast, orange, floral, tart, rosewater, intriguing perfumed finish, an umami salinity. Complex, fizzy and tart. Delicious.
moldovan9807 (464) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 17, 2017
Aroma of dry yeasty funk . Aroma is faint sweet and light bitter,white grape ,funk. Ysok02 (1763) - Mons, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2017
Une très belle gueuze typée pour finir en fraîcheur la soirée, elle allie les notes boisées, fruitées, levurées au nez et la bouche allie ampleur et tension, fruit, bulle acide, équilibre et harmonie. Très belle gueuze d’un équilibre parfait. martjoobolut (4947) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 25, 2017
Tap at moeder. Pours golden with whiteish head. Aroma is sour, funky, fruits. Flavor is sour, fruity, funky, some vinegar. Finish is fruity and dry. Overall: very good sokuzs1 (1519) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Brussels Trip. Backlog. Cheese, wet rag, gooseberry, herbs. Light sour, watery. jjunghun2 (21) - - AUG 8, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2017 Draft at Moeder Lambic.
Golden yellow. A bit hazy. Thin head. Citrus sour. Not too strong. Very drinkable.