Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Beer Review: Sleedoorn

Reviewing Sleedoorn, a gueuze from Uli/Huisstekerij H.ertie out of Germany. This gueuze is a blend of different lambic from Lindeman's Drie Fonteinen, Oud Beersel, Girardin, Hanssens, Boon and Cantillon.

Score: 90

Bottled 02/01/13. Served in a Drie Fonteinen "3" tumbler and enjoyed on 01/12/14. Huge thanks to Paul for sharing this treat with me.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy pink grapefruit color with a darker center. No head, lacing or retention to speak of, but what a lovely color! 4/5

Smell: Has that traditional slightly funky, lemon zesty and oak Drie Fonteinen gueuze aroma with an overlying berriness that I cannot quite pin down. Nice young funk, lightly dank grassiness. 4.5/5

Taste: Zesty berry with a lightly dank, young funk. Lacto-y finish. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, virtually no carbonation despite an effervescent pour. Surprisingly acidic with a pleasant tartness. 3.5/5

Overall: Good, not great lambic. Not one of Uli's better blends, but still pretty tasty.

Cost: Unknown for a 750 ml bottle.

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