Category Archives: Beer Reviews

Methode Goat Barrique Akevitt

Brewery: Methode Goat
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Gueuze)
Other Notes: 2017 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) 1, 2 & 3 year old lambic aged in aquavit barrel exclusively made for Barr.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 750ml bottle at Restaurant Barr, 2017 vintage, bottled in February 2018. Poured into a stemmed white wine glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving some nice sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Funky, barnyard, apple, apple skin, citrus peel, hay and aquavit? (maybe).
Taste: Lightly sour, funk, barnyard, oak, orange peel, honey and apple peel.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Aquavit is not something I’ve tried before, but this beer has shown that lambic in aquavit barrels does work. Lots of nice funky barnyard notes are balanced with oak, apple and citrus peel.

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Methode Goat Framboos Pjassel Kriek

Brewery: Methode Goat
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: 2018 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) 1, 2 & 3 year old lambic with fresh raspberries, vineyard peaches and Gorsem sour cherries.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.6

Intro: A 750ml bottle at Restaurant Barr, 2018 vintage, bottled in January 2019. Poured into a stemmed white wine glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy ruby red colour, with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Raspberry, jammy, jello, cherry, and hints of peach.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, cherry, jammy, jello, candy, and a hint of peach.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Wonderful fruity and jammy goodness, and although the peach may have been hidden a little, the other fruits shone through strongly. Good balance and complexity that means I could just drink this all day.

Methode Goat Abrighost

Brewery: Methode Goat
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (non-Lambic Blends)
Other Notes: Lambic blended with 1 & 2 year old Fantôme Saison. 2018 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) 1 & 2 year old Fantôme saison with 1 & 2 year old lambic and 2 varietals of fresh apricots.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.46
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 750ml bottle at Koelschip, 2018 vintage, bottled in January 2019. Poured into a stemmed white wine glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Apricot, stone fruit, vanilla and oak.
Taste: Light sour, tart, apricot, oak, light vanilla, floral and slight pepper on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice apricot and stone fruit aroma and flavors are balanced by oak and vanilla.

Methode Goat Framboos Puur

Brewery: Methode Goat
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: 2018 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) 1, 2 & 3 year old lambic with a blend of 3 varietals of fresh local raspberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.41
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 750ml bottle at Koelschip, bottled in January 2019. Poured into a stemmed white wine glass.
Appearance: A very nice ruby red colour with a one finger pink head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Raspberry, raspberry candy, light funk, light tartness.
Taste: Sour, tart, oak, jammy, raspberry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very nice raspberry jammy flavours balanced with sour and tartness. Complexity may not be high, but this drinks really well and is very enjoyable.

Methode Goat Vlierbloesem

Brewery: Methode Goat
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: 2017 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) 2 year old muscaris pomace lambic with fresh elderflowers.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.9
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml bottle at Koelschip, bottled in December 2017. Poured into a stemmed white wine glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a one finger off white head that had decent retention and some nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, barnyard, wood, elderflower and light leather.
Taste: Funky, wood, elderflower, light sour, citrus, floral.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Overall, nice and balanced, but as per my norm, I’m still not entirely sold on floral beers.