AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
adamjackson (1304) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 12, 2013
Bottle from Reserve Society shipment. Enjoyed at 50F in a wine glass.
A- Bright hazy orange / gold. Poured flat with a small head forming.
S- I can smell vinegar from 2 feet away. Sigh. It has this faint peach/oak/honey nose that you get from a Gueuze. It really is reminiscent of 3F’s Oude Gueuze but the acetic cider vinegar is pretty apparent.
T- HOLY JOLLY RANCHER. Up front, incredible sour, so simply just a big vinegar bomb but then that fades away revealing a sauvignon like dry grape tannic taste with some oak and grape skins. I get a full peach taste but still too much vinegar for my liking
M- Thin, oily and dry
O- This is no beatification and especially no gueuze but it’s pretty good. I can drink a 75CL bottle of 3F Oude Gueuze by myself. This 75CL bottle is going to take a bit of work. The sour is wearing on me after just a few ounces.