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2 year old spontaneous beer, aged on local raspberries for 4 months, blended with a small portion of "young" spontaneous beer at bottling. Alc. 6.0% Vol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (280) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
@ Quintessence - Cherry-red color, small pink head. Cherries, raspberries, lemon peel, malt, nearly no funk. Taste reveals a lot more raspberries, backed up by lemon zest, Bretts, crisp mouthfeel. Acidity is decent at first, but results in a long fizzy, sour aftertaste. Light to medium body, very convincing taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
At Cantillon Quintessence. APPEARANCE: clouded red beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: cherries, raspberries, sour, fruity, pleasant. TASTE: cherries, raspberries, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (1967) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
37,5cl bottle sampled@NachtvdGroteDorst 2014. Raspberry ice cream nose. This looks great as liquid candy, but both aroma, taste and watery palate brought to mind a bag of supermarket refrigerator raspberries forgotten in the car trunk and drained straight from the bag, condense water and all, for immediate libation. Tartness is that of pure raspberries, gone on a bed of condense liquid. OK dry finish. Like many US instant sours (cf. New Glarus) this just doesn’t radiate patient craft with a backbone of tradition for me as much as the real deal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (400) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours clear red with light pink head. Aroma is fresh, fruity, raspberry. Taste is sour, fruity, raspberry with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
@ Cantillon Quintessence. Red colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Sour and complex fruity aroma of red fruit. Light sweetness, tart finish. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1262) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle sample at Quintessence 2014 - pours fresh red with a fizzy light pink head. Aroma is on the unripe red berries and lots of lime. Light crisp body but a bit too much fruity sourness. Taste is rhubarb, lemon and pure cherry juice. A bit too tart and sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4292) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
375 ml. bottle sampled @ Cantillon Quintessence 2014. About 1 year old if I remember correctly. Pour a clear copper pink with virtually no head. Nose is tart thinned, out touch acetic raspberries, reminiscent of an older Rosé De Gambrinus in both smell and taste, some lemon sour here as well with brett, little to no funk. Taste is a bit vinegar like, sour lemons, raspberry vinegar, brett, lots of pits, little funk, lingering acidity. Body is really thinned out. Quite a nice beer. This one really reminded me of an aged Rosé De Gambrinus, I tried a Rosé De Gambrinus after this one, I think that one was too young fro comparisons. Far fruitier than this one and bit more depth, preferable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suedehead288 (409) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
2014.04 - Cantillon Quintessence 2014 - frambozen - wint tot mijn verrassing met een fietslengte voor het wedstrijdje met de ’rosé de gambrinus’ van Cantillon. Verrukkelijk !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle sample @ Cantillon Quintessence 2014. De couleur acajou sur un col léger blanc. Arôme offre le bouquet enivrant de framboises fraiches avec ce léger rétro-nasal de grains et de drêche. Le tout conserve un côté boisé sur des effluves légèrement épicées. Palais offre une belle palette de framboise avec ici un fruité généreux qui restitue parfaitement le profil terreux voire légèrement picotant. Note aigrelette et surette fruitée avec ici aussi ce fini rappelant le moût et un petite touche de grains. Autant dire que cela rivalise bien avec Cantillon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2875) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2014
Sample night of the great thirst. bright red, nose was sweet, tart and savory all at once. reminds me of a handful of crushed raspberries and lemon zest. taste was light and crisp. lemon, lime, juicy cherry and raspberry and tree fruit, very dry overzealous carbonation.

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