kermis (14190) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016 ToolHead (266) - København, - DEC 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
37,5 cl. bottle. Bottled June 2007. Rated 3.12.2012.
Dusty gold w/ decent, persistent head. Moderate gushing at opening.
Intensely funky, aromatic, complex and harmonious. Fruity, dry and tart w/ the edges nicely sanded off. A beautiful, perfectly mature funky ale.
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. Cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of Bretty funk, citrus, mineral notes. Flavour is above light sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation. I’m sure it was better fresh but it certainly wasn’t ruined by age as I feared. [17-09-2016] rouhlas (3665) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2016
375 ml bottle shared at the original Chez Moeder Lambic’s cellar. Hazy golden orange color with off white head. Light malty, hoppy, and yeasty aroma, funky, bretty, wood, grass, floral and citrus notes. Light sweet, light acidic and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. 77ships (10455) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2016
Extreme & manifold thanks to fonefan!!! Hazy orange. Nose is walnut oxidation, sweet with low yeast, faint sulfur / grape note, barn. Nose is pretty lovely, kept well. Taste was a bit too yoghurt, yeast forward, sugar, yeast dominates, hay, bit yeasty sweet, oxidation, grapes are gone, low funky barn. Yeasty body. Must have been quite something way back but too old I figure now to really shine. kraddel (8584) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
@ A day to sink all seasheppards. Thnx for sharing, everyone !! pours unclear yellow, nearly no head. Smell is dry, sour, funk. taste is intense, sour, dry, mild fruits. Sharp. Not bad. Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Thanks Mike, never thought id try this sean hill pre HF whale! Hazy orange appearance, with a ridiculous nose filled with stone fruit. Slightly over carbed, less fruit in flavor but delicious never the less
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Coconut pineapple dusty lemon tartness with funky yeast barnyard notes. Golden hazy yellow pour with a soft foamy top. Dusty musty wheat and hay w white winery notes tart barrel white wine tang lingering barnyard friendliness. Interesting, and rare. Scopey (15264) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle via trade. It pours hazy golden orange with a small white head. The nose is golden delicious and granny smith apple, hay, melon, subtle orange, tangerine, spice and damp wood. The taste is soft orange, tangerine, Granny Smith apple, faint spice, hay, floral, pleasant tartness, sherbet and damp wood with a dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. The Drie Fonteinen lambic has definitely taken hold! Great depth of flavour, yet remains delicate and very drinkable. jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Thanks to Paul for finding this ghost bottle! The pour’s a slightly hazy light amber color with a small white head. The aroma’s very gueuze-like. Light citrus, rustic farmhouse. Light brett. Animal fur, a bit of unwashed armpit. Dry, woody attic. Hints of sweet orange and cheddar. The taste is dried cork. Lemon/lime citrus sorbet. Some dried herbs and leaves. Farmhouse yeast. Slightly dry bretty tang. Old sweaty sock. Really complex flavors. Effervescent, light gueuze profile. Slightly chalky. Overall, a really interesting beer. Thought-provoking stuff. Leighton (21839) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Bottle at Bruce’s, London - big, big thanks to Paul. Pours hazy gold with a fine, creamy head. Great nose, lots of grass, old wet wood. Light to medium sweet flavor, some apples, light peppery spice, mellowed grassy bitterness, dank wood. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Light tangy finish, moderate grassy bitterness, light tartness, wood, faint tangy lemon. Nice stuff overall, good nuance.