Alengrin (2449) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 One of the uncompromising and creative Cantillon lambics, matured on cognac barrels for 2 years and named after the brewery’s geographic coordinates. Yellow-white, creamy, thinnish but very stable head, like the classic Cantillon Gueuze, colour also identical to the Gueuze (’old gold’ with the typical ’champenoise’ sparkling); aroma breathes Cantillon in all respects, with its characteristic impressions of wet hay, lemon juice, rancid butter, dry sherry and sour, unripe berries, but in comparison with the standard Gueuze less citric acid and more woody, more mature as it were, with a very subtle, but still recognisable cognac flavour; this is reflected in the taste, which ’attacks’ less agressively than the Gueuze (as in: less citric acid), softer, more rounded maltiness, green apple and grapefruit, sharply tingling carbonasition as in any good geuze, aftertaste woody and dry, although seemingly less bitter than the Gueuze, with again that subtle, almost vague hint of cognac. An interesting experiment and a subtle variation on the geuze theme - and considering the limitations of the genre in terms of production, any ’authentic’ and uncompromised variation in geuze is welcome to me.
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 New Rating. Bottle shared by me at Astoria share. 1st vintage. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of faint cognac, funk, oak, earthy acid and touch of sweet orange peel. Medium body.
Old Rating: Pours golden. White head. Nose/taste of funk, oak, light cognac, earthy funky peach and lemon. Medium body. 3.9
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ivorywhite head disappears immediately with big CO2 bubbles. golden colour. aroma is very fruity and reminds a lot of fou’foune, hay, horse. taste like aroma with a bitter and slight wry finish. medium body and carbonation. nice, but couldn’t detect the cognac though. bottle 75cl
MJGG (951) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille de 750 ml, à la brasserie. Arômes sauvages présentant un intriguant côté vineux et boisé. Robe dorée, effervescence moyenne et légère mousse. En bouche, cette gueuze se montre un peu moins rustique que la gueuze Cantillon classique (bue en parallèle), même si le caractère de la maison est évident. Elle se distingue par une belle présence vineuse et boisée. Finale bien sèche présentant une acidité d’intensité moyenne. Très intéressant, mais je crois qu’au final, je préfère la gueuze régulière.
Lothore (556) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the brewery
A- golden yellow, 2 finger head that fades extremely quickly with little remnants left on the glass
S- lemon rind, indistinct sweetness, citrus notes
T- lemon, slight wheat, light apricot, sour back end, metallic tinge
M- medium/light with low carbonation
D- this was definitely not my favorite beer at cantillon. The metallic aftertaste really ruined it for me.
subcombicio (167) - Marghera, ITALY - MAY 23, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Eccezzionale sposalizio tra lambic e cognac, con un equilibrio incredibile. Una birra che entusiasma l’anima già dal primo sorso !! Indimenticaile....
manker (47) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2014 Bottle @ Cantillon. Creamy body with apple juice like feeling where the barrel has given flavors of apples, fruit and wood. Compared to the Cognac Lambic tried at Akkurat this was smoother and a little boozier. Not too sour yet the usual Cantillon touch to it which balance the flavors, way too sessionable.
mmahut (1106) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow body with low head. Aroma has fruity sourness, oak character with very light cognac notes, peach, apritcot. Taste has light sourness with woody after taste. Balanced after taste. Body is full, light carbonation.
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow gold with a small white head, quite hazy. Wonderful aroma, delicate, complex funk, farmhouse, light cheese which is great, oak, sweet grapes from the cognac, just crazy complexity, mushroom, earth. Not as dry as most cantillon beers, light sweetness with tons of earthy flavor, delicate sourness gets a bit firmer in the finish. Lovely light feel.
markextrae (1318) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
finally! shared a bottle at the cantillon brewery. poured a murky yellow colour with a white head. funky lemons, grapes, oak, with the cognac in the background, apricots, taste starts with lemons, tart, funky sourness, cognac realy shines true in the aftertaste. wood, dry finish, smooth mouthfeel, the vinous lambic taste is so complex in this beer. and i would love to try this one after some years. think it gets perfectly balanced when the cognac had some more time. overall... it’s worth every penny to try it for 18 euro’s in the brewery. (if you can’t trade it) had a great time and this beer was just the cherry on the pie