Bottle shared at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma is extremely funky, barnyard, earthy dusty cellar, cobwebs, tart lemony, citrussy, sweet orange, forrest floor, minty, spice. Taste is citrussy, funky, barnyard, tannic, sweet orange, tart lemony, minty, subtle oxidation.
Corked bottle. Oak, grapefruit and bubblegum in the aroma. Oak, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, honey and bubblegum in the still quite complex flavor. Rubber and plums in the aftertaste. Millennium shows signs of old age and tiredness, but nevertheless remains a great beer.
Bottle, many thanks Koelschtrinker! Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is light böckser, peach, lemon rind, moldy basement. Taste is moldy basement, lime, horseblanket, peach, oxidized indeed. Silky mouthfeel with high carbonation. Already quite old, but it is still good.
This bottle has been sitting in my closet for over 16 years, so it was about time...As promised long ago, shared with de Rooie Dop crew (NoiZe, Caesar & Skortila) & Bierkonijn. Cork comes out easily with a good pop. Pour a hazy golden yellow color. As good as white head, firm, a bit frothy. Delicate geuze aroma’s: sourness, ripe apples, wood, a hint of sweetness even, light cork and fortunately not much brett funkiness. Flavor is moderate to full sour, but soft, not sharp at all. Light to medium bodied. Long finish, sourness remains, along with some wood. Like I expected, nothing but a good, nice tasting geuze.
Bottle thx to Potjebier, small sample. Slight hazy golden color, medium frothy head. Aroma of mellowed horseblanket and barnyard, soft funky notes, bit cork, soft aging notes. We put a fresh 3F oude geuze next to it, which had far more green and leafy hops in the nose and was sharper and more sour in taste. Millennium was soft in flavor, smooth sourness, slight citric and slight lactic. Well balanced, and kept good for more than 16 years. Ofc extra points for lambic rarity. Thx to Potjebier for this whale!
750 ml bottle at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Unclear yellow golden color with small off white head. Yeasty aroma, barnyard, funky, wood, some tart citrus notes. Sweet and acidic like aroma. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Thanks Joost for helping me rate a very hard to find beer. You and your wife make great food and are extremely generous even to us American beer geeks. Enjoyed @ DHVL for 125 Euros split 2 ways. Actually, I poured a half glass for some Americans sitting beside me to also try...they also got my dregs which is great..this is an old beer and I’m not convinced the dregs would be any good.
A - Great color. A bronze color with a 2 finger dense cream-like head. fully carbed!!!
S - Smells pretty good for a bottle that’s so old. Aroma is blue cheese, lemon skin, a mild oak and light acidity.
T - Taste is good. Acidity and sour is very well balanced. Peach. Kiwi, tropical fruits and a solid lemon presence. For sure a 3F Geuze with a great overall balance despite its age.
M - Very sticky on the teeth. Really coats the mouth.
O - Very enjoyable! I was given the option to take this home and drink there and honestly, if you are going to rate a beer of this age, enjoy it at the cellar it was bought and stored in and kept for the life of the bottle. To take this away , ship it home and store @ my cellar and drink in a year might have significantly changed things. It was nice to have on-site with some good stew and cheese and frites. Prost.
Thnx to dennoman ! Pours clear , orange to blonde . Big , fast fading white head . Smell is pure , extremely funky , woody , 3 fonteinen . Bit of dust . Taste is fleshy , sour , woody , funk , 3 fonteinen_taste in a typical , intense yet elegant way . Very full . Very damn nice !