MrOrla (3454) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle @ dhvl. Pours clear golden/Cooper with a white head. Aroma of vinous grapes, dust, cheese, slight Apples, wet hay, slight note of Glue. Taste is sour, light sweet, stonefruits, vinegar, some wierd cheesy - hay alike notes, along with a barnyard thing which was a bit odd. Good condition and good beer. Rasmus40 (21463) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle @ De Heeren van Liedekercke. Vintage 2000. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, barnyard and lemon. Flavor is medium sweet and rather acidic. Dry and rather acidic finish. 190317 teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 8, 2016
75cl bottle to cap the DHVL visit. 2010 vintage. Not the easiest of beers as body is oily and flat and flavours are complex and musty. It pours a clean rich golden color with no head. Aroma is musty and sweet with some oxidation, notes of basement, mold, complex. Taste is semi-sweet with notes of red berries and mostly strawberry jam. There’s also the same basement and mold funky notes as per the nose. Some caramel sweetness and leather notes, too. Overall, very interesting to try, but I would prefer the regular Gueuze to this Loerik version ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle, massive, massive, massive, massive, etc....thanks to Brian for tracking this down and trading for it and then offering to bring it. Wow, talk about beers you never thought you’d have a prayer to try! Shared on 10/8/16.jtclockwork (16855) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Wonderful condition, actually showing a moderate amount of carbonation at this point, the yeast/bacteria having perked up, as it goes. Deep, copper-bronze-golden hue as is characteristic of Cuvee Rene. White head showing light retention. Good clarity.
Brings me right back to the hayday of Cuvee Rene. It’s still a good gueuze, but recent vintages are nothing like the best late 90’s and early 00’s I’ve had. This one recalls the glorious horseblanket, light cheese, big brett fruitiness and light apple, strawberry, pear qualities. Throw in some moderate lactic character, no alcohol or flaw and you’ve got yourself a beer in wonderful shape and probably easily drinkable for many years to come.
Soft, tightly carbonated texture with malt and wheat providing additional softness and light honey. The brett fruitiness outdoes the lactic sourness and there is a plethora of light band aid, horseblanket, dried hay and other various barnyard qualities. Cellar mustiness quite reserved and as it warms and breathes, the big fruitiness continues to emerge.
To me this seems like just another fine vintage of Cuvee Rene (which is, after all, exactly what it is), so nothing particularly weird/interesting/different here than if you’d opened a great 1998 or 2000 Cuvee Rene. But still every bit as nice as those.
Bottle thanks to 4lo. Grana Padano share - pours gold white head - nose/taste of farmhouse horseblanket, orange rind, funk, lemon - medium body
AcctError96987 (3722) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle shared by 4lo. Thanks Brian!
Hazy, golden orange body with a thin cap that quickly fades to nil. Dank, musty funk, basement. Age has served this beer well. Super silky on the palate. Notes of strawberry, lemon, and kiwi. Delicious. ineedbeer (2205) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Poured from a bottle at DHVL.
Aroma is very earthy and herbal with a light woody note. A light spiciness to it with moderate oak notes. Light acidity. A touch of citrus and a light cork note.
Pours a fairly clear golden color with some copper hues and some orange with a medium small, thin white head.
Flavor has a light sweetness with some light caramel and butterscotch notes. Some medium light oak notes. A nice herbal character with some earthiness and a bit of wood. Low bitterness. Medium acidity with light citrus and tropical fruit notes. Nice herbal, earthy notes that add a touch of spice.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a better beer than I was expecting. The beer is still lazy, but has great woody and earthy notes. A bit of a cork note, but not corked. Since I can’t try the Cantillon Loerik I thought I would drink this one. deanso (10178) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 9, 2016
Sample at the Heren van Liedekercke courtesy of Kermis vintage 2000.
Very thin ring white head. No carbonation. Clear copper pour. Still quite tart kermis (14182) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2016
2000 Bottle shared at DHVL. Clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is slightly floral, with a nice light dank cellar funk, citrus, tart fruits, wet dog, a little cheesy and a light minty note. Flavour is moderate sour. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation. DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/20/15] Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke in Denderleeuw. 2000 bottle. Clear golden. Very oaky aroma with lemon, funk. Sour flavor, very oaky, lemony, with cobwebs, some apple, leathery funk. Quite light-bodied. Great and refreshing.