Tuverbol - Café-Brouwerij Loterbol
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3.69/5 rDev -4.7%
First had a bottle shared at Stone Soup. This review is for a recent tasting of a '12 bottle from my cellar.
Poured into a Drie Fonteinen "3" wine glass. Cloudy golden-orange with a finger of foamy white head that receded to a collar, lacing the glass nicely. Musty aroma, Belgian yeast, spice and banana esters, grassy funk. Similar taste, a good blend of Belgian ale and gueuze, musty and funky, grassy, spicy yeast, light fruit notes--banana, lemon, peach--cobweb, cork; alcohol was decently hidden, but some fusel flavors came out as it warmed. Medium body, medium-low carbonation, easily drinkable. Good overall, but I prefer a straight-up gueuze to this.
01-26-2014 00:53:15 | More by Rifugium
3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
Notes from Brugge. Found in a bottleshop in Antwerp. Never heard of it, so I bought it. Blend of Loterbol Blond and Doesjel. Vintage 2012. 375ml C&C bottle into a Jupiter Tumbler.
A-Orange/Yellow haze with real thin white head.
S-Tons of funk and earthy aromas. Light sweet blonde notes mixed with sour gueze notes. Light apple/lemon/green grapes.
T-Light sour mixed with malty blonde. Yeasty and meaty with grassy characteristics.
M-Ample carbonation with lighter body. Lighter body. No hints of its 10.6% ABV.
O-Interesting beer. Smell alone, I would assume it's an intensely sour gueze, but it's very mild.
10-09-2013 17:55:12 | More by Seanniek91
4.33/5 rDev +11.9%
This was clearly brewed or blended by Drie Fonteinen, even the cork says so, so not sure what the whole story is. Brought this back from Belgium and shared with rudzud. 2012 vintage.
Light fizzy head fades quickly bit the head covering sticks around much for a while, semi clear hazy golden orange yellow colored.
Nose is awesome, pure Drie Fonteinen awesomeness, light Wild funk, great lambic sour like fruit and sour, light grassy lemon aromas, great tartness, good funk.
Taste start with Belgian golden malts, almost like tropical Belgian golden ale, then sourness kicks in, lighter than I expected, but of funk, light acidic phlegm, touch of bready malts. Finish is dry slight bready malt, nice lingering sour lambic funk, light acidity.
Mouth is med bodied, lighter carb, booze hidden well.
Overall great, like a good Belgian single ale blended with a nice lambic , and booze hidden very well.
06-10-2013 13:23:26 | More by jlindros
4.41/5 rDev +14%
Shared by JLindros, he bought this while in Belgium, 2012 vintage.
A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy golden hue with a nice light thin blanket that leaves nice lacing and good retention.
S - Aromas of nice, strong barnyard funk and horse blanket, faint citrus and alcohol.
T - Taste is quite sour, yet nice caramel and funk. Very strange with how much caramel is in this beer. Alcohol is hidden masterfully would never believe this is almost 10%. Delicious.
M - Mouthfeel is nice and lightly carbonated, dry, not boozy.
O - Overall I enjoyed this beer immensely. Presumably it's was rare and hard to get, very nice.
06-09-2013 03:17:50 | More by rudzud
3.68/5 rDev -4.9%
375ml into a 3F tumbler. The brew appears a pale golden color with a white froth that sits atop for a rough pour and receeds down to a thin film. Some alcohol legs stick to the glass when swirled.
The smell is musty with earth and herbal components along the lines of moist wood, cork, leather. Some fuity citrus rinds blends with a tropical note. The rindy element is like oranges/grapefuit pulp.
This is quite earthy in flavor with rinds like grapefruit, lemon and mild tropical pulp. Alcohol is there but not as exaggerated as expected, more warming than anything. However, as it warms it has a solvent kick of alcohol that comes out almost like vodka, very spirit reinforced and a bit out of place for the style.
The feel of this brew is medium bodied with a light tingle of carbonation. It starts off very musty and earthy with bitter fruity rind elements and turns weird fast with its alcohol burn. Not bad brew and certainly worth a try but this is not something I would crave or go out of my way for again.
08-21-2012 12:30:24 | More by stakem
2.75/5 rDev -28.9%
37.5cl (corked and caged) bottle poured into 3F geuze glass
A: Apple juice amber. Zero head on vigorous pour.
S: Smells of horseblanket, funk, must, lemon zest, cracked wheat and aged cheese. A decent nose, but it all goes...
...downhill from here...
T: The taste is quite empty and lacking any sort of substance/backbone. Mild hints of funk/must, but it simply tastes like sweet apple juice with a touch of lemon, dash of Belgian yeast, and loads of booze. Unpleasant and disappointing.
M: Light bodied with zero carbonation.
O: I was really excited to try this beer, but I think it's a big letdown. Smells good, but the taste doesn't follow. I realize this is a blend of lambic and strong tripel-like blond topfermenting ale; however, it just wasn't enjoyable at all.
07-24-2012 16:49:55 | More by spdyfire83
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
Bottle pour courtesy of mrbubbler at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.
Pours a murky yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some grain, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight acidic quality on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell but the flavor just doesn’t quite match up to it.
07-24-2012 01:47:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
Pours an apple juice color, maybe a bit darker, with an off white thin head. Light notes of dust and some leathery brett in the nose, spicy pepper and orange citrus in the back. A little sweeter in the flavor and less funk, still some dusty leathery brett but very faint. Overly sweet, zesty orange, very juicy with a light peppery spice and hop bitterness in the finish. Creamy feel, medium body, light carbonation.
06-29-2012 15:43:51 | More by cpetrone84
3.63/5 rDev -6.2%
2007 vintage, corked and caged 375 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottle opened completely silently. Its interesting that they used drie fonteinen corks here. ABV on the bottle is listed as 10.5%.
A - Light amber/dark yellow hazy body. There is no head to speak of, just some light bubbles form and lace the glass when given a swirl. Completely still. Bottom of the bottle was quite yeasty.
S - Very gueuze like aroma. Bright lemons followed by some brett funk. Very earthy and tart with just a hint of saison like malt and spice. The finish is also a bit hot from the alcohol.
T - Sour lemon, leather, sweaty sock, biscuity malt, and some belgian yeast and spices. This flavor profile is really subtle and tame, probably due to the thin body. Its pretty tasty, but I was expecting something as bit more intense and flavorful. Alcohol becomes noticeable as it warms up. Mouth feel is obviously flat, with a light to medium mouthfeel.
O - A weird beer for sure. It has some aromas and flavors of a lambic with just some faint tripel notes in the finish. Its also way too boozy. I can drink flat and unblended lambic, but when its 11% abv it becomes a bit distracting. Not worth the price I paid for it.
02-27-2012 00:52:21 | More by davey101
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