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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1287) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1055) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3763) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suedehead288 (370) - 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 !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6678) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2598) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (778) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 26, 2014
375ml bottle (4/14 vintage) pours hazy bright pinkish red with a small finger of head. Nose is big musty barnyard funk, dry wood, raspberry, rhubarb. Taste is bright tart raspberry, dusty attic wood, barrel funk, berries, nicely balance acidity. Finish is sour berries, funk, mostly dry with occasional flashes of berry skin sweetness buried within, never jammy. Fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3107) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
At nacht van de groote dorst Smell is pretty fruity . Good carbo Taste is fruity , sharp raspberrys . very nice , fruity , tart .

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yidi (20) - okemos, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2014
Light red and orange color. Raspberry and apple smells. Raspberry and apple tasted. Sweet and tart.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
375mL bottle, sent from Gregg657 (thanks a lot, Pete), pours a cloudy dark amber / mahogany with a tiny quickly-dissipating head. Nose is super pungent, full of rich juicy raspberries, light tartness, moderate funk, and very light acidity. Flavour is super tart and fruity, much more tart than the nose suggests, with loads of mouth-puckering raspberries, moderate funk, some vinegary-ness, and medium acidity. Not as funky or barnyardy as the Coolship Cerise, but really well-structured. Finishes dry, tart and acidic. Excellent stuff.


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