thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with white head that fades to foam and leaves a little lacing. Smell is barnyard, hay, horse blanket, tart lactic, and musty grain. Taste is musty dirt and grain, lemony tart, and slightly sweet, underripe green apples. Extremely dry, fizzy carbonation. Great ( yet sadly only real gueze or lambic in Texas).
m4rest88 (389) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with an average sized head with a white coloration. The head longevity is mostly diminishing and the body clarity is cloudy and murky, while the body hue is yellow.
The beer smells grainy with a mixture of grass and wood - strong barnyard aroma.
The beer’s initial flavor is moderately sweet and the finish is lightly sour - a pretty clean tasting finish. The body feels light and dry to the palate and has lively carbonation. Overall a pretty good Lambik!
kopher (593) - New York, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright cloudy gold, thick white foam. Aroma of vinegar, green apple, pear, and some farmhouse grass and dirt.
Taste is not too pungent for a gueze, though still very tart, some fruit comes through, and has a fairly dry finish.
Interesting, but nothing too crazy.
WeeHeavySD (3383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bikesandbeer and I bought together aways back, shared with him and dalekliz and my gf cyn. Pours orange with an off white head. Nose is lightly funky and sweet. Taste is pretty guezy with a nice lingering sour aftertaste. Overall a good gueze, not quite the depth of a greta gueze but a good one none the less.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy dark yellow colored beer, with a small wit head. It disappears very soon. The aroma is very good, acidulous, woody and some bread. Notes of fruit. The taste is light sour, oak wood, fruity of grapes and some bread in the back. The aftertaste is light sour and lingers for a while. A very good geuze
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Barleycorns, Nantwich. Quality label. Poured a hazy orange with a disappearing white head. Aroma packed with apple; citrus, haybale and champagne notes. Beautifully balanced sourness in the flavour which started fruity and tart then mellowed in to a soft dryish finish. Cabronation quite lively but not overpoweringly so. Worked well in the context. Fair bit of lingering sediment. Need to lay a few of these down in the cella. A class act.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured hazy orange/amber with loosely packed white head. Nose is super funky, indicative of the style. Dry grass and hay with some flinty tones. Palate is somewhat surprising compared to my previous lambic experiences. Most notable is the broad flavour profile. Its much the same as the nose but quite tame tartness gives the impression of being fuller, with a long, flavoursome finish.
nuplastikk (5960) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2010 750ml corked bottle, 4 years old or so in the bottle. This is an excellent example of a Lambic. Murky, orange-amber color. Sweet, tangy, and tart flavor. Funky farmhouse hay and brutal green apple sourness. It has mellowed in some respects, a little more creamy, but is still in absolute top form and could be aged for several more years. Cider like in some respects. Tons of intense citrus flavor notes. A classic.
Addendum-2003 bottle opened 1-13-10. Wow! This beer aged magnificently. Some light doughy, creamy, malt tones have emerged. The sourness is still present, but calm, displaying lots of intricacies and depth. Wow.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour gueuze, hazy, good head, good brew
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 [Bottle] Pours a hazy straw gold with a large off white head. Aroma is tart apples, barnyard funk, and a little vinegar. Flavor is very, very sour. Some typical lindemans sweetness, apples, and a touch of lemon juice. Very good.