callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 2000 vintage 750ml bottle shared with shadesofgray and bucketboy + friends at Capones... thanks to Wim for the bottle - June 2, 2012Macegan75 (845) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
A: Murky orange body, no head, just a few stray bubbles around the edges. A few stray streaks of film left after each sip.
S: Delicate, aged lambic profile: must, oak, wet hay, cheese, and sweat. Didn’t really have any citric character. More of an unblended lambic than a geuze.
T: Like the nose, a deep funky character with all of the expected funky notes of a decade+ old lambic. The dominant note is a wet, musty woodiness. Rounded out by a touch apple fruitiness and trace of enjoyable oxidation (traces of cardboard like notes)
M: Medium to thin bodied, nearly still as this didn’t really pick up any carbonation. Gentle acidity, with a delicate sourness and just the slightest bit of puckering tartness.
O: Old lambic/geuze is one of my favorite things, the musty/funkiness is so much more complex than a fresher lambic, this was no exception. If this had a bit nore citric and spicy notes to it, it would have been that much better.
Share of a Bottle at Capone’s. nose is mild with acetic acid , brown malt and funk, first sip is very similar, finish is not as tar as expected but amazingly smooth omhper (25154) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2012
Bottled, at tasting at _angst_. Hazy pale amber, small head. Distinct acetic sloeberry and cobweb aroma. Some sweetness, concentrated vinegary acidity. Medium bodied and very soft with low carbonation. Intensely flavourful with sweat and old raspberries, cobwebs and vinegar. Light salty finish. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pour is a golden apple juice color with a creamy off white head. The nose has a faint dusty brett note, some apple juice like aromas and sweet apricot with a bit of syrup in the nose. The taste has dusty cob webb, light cellar musk, very juicy and a bit syrupy and sticky. Apricot, peach, rather sour in the finish. Fruits are tight and bright, light body, soft on the tongue, gentle carbonation, semi dry and puckering sourness. _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
750 ml bottle courtesy of omhper. Shared at epic tasting on February 11. Pours golden with a fluffy white head that doesn’t leave any trace worth mentioning on the glass. Smell is sour and funky with lots of hay, raspberries, citrus, sweet apples, farmyard and leather. Taste is very sour with tons of raspberries, hay, grass, green apples, lemon juice and clear farmyard notes. Mouthfeel is intense and tart. Finish is tart with fresh raspberries. If this is Cuvée René that failed to undergo a second fermentation I wonder where all the raspberries came from. Intriguing and very very good.
tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
Courtesy of omhper. Pours cloudy copper amber with a nice bubbly off white head. Aroma is sour, raspberries, cellar, stable, sweet, so well balanced snd good. Flavor is sour, cellar, unkel, raspberries, dry, fruity, tart as hell. Excellent. Finishes sour rart and fruity. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
big thanks to Alex for sharing. Pours gold with white head. nose funky geueze, vinegar, hay. flavors are really funky, lemons tart but
easy drinking, good stuff, smooth and holding up well. awesome surprise. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle, DHVL. Pours a clear dark gold body with a small froth of white foam. Not quite still looking. The nose is all funk and cobwebs with almost zero acidity, some slight cheesy notes. The flavor is very nice, super funky and dry with a bit of hard minerals, incredibly dry on the finish. Still a nice body with just a light touch of carbonation, bone dry. Very nice beer, in an even nicer place to partake of it in. traPISSED (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 31, 2011
75cl bottle at DHVL vintage 1996. This was the first bottle me and oj83 ordered and it didn’t let us down. Poured with a one finger head. The beer was light golden in colour and very light on the palate. Just a hint of carbonation! The taste was slightly oxidised but it was nothing major. Lots of fruits and citrus going on. This is a very easy drinking beer that would be enjoyed by most. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2011
1996 lindemmans loerik. Thanks to alex for sharing. 750ml vessel.. Pours a semi murky cinnamon orangey brown with a thin film of solid white head that concentrated at the edges of the glass, er cup... Surprisingly very vivid and vibrant lambic goodness with a funky supporting profile...
Flavors are much of the same with a nice solid genuine lambic base, a light green apple and grass come through towards the finish. Light on the carbonation.