dfroms (317) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at the brewery. Pours gold with a small, large-bubbled head and good lacing. Very pretty. Aroma is beautiful, with less Brett and less acidity than many lambics: lemon zest, orange, mango, white grape, white wine, slight cognac presence, oak. Very complex. Taste is complex and delicious: apricot, lemon, mango, pineapple, oak, Chardonnay, and brandy, fading into bracing but soft lemony acidity and oak. Creamy mouthfeel punctuated by light Champagne-like bubbles. Lingering finish of orange and oak. Possibly the best Cantillon I’ve had. World-class beer.
Unde (405) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really murky yellowish beer with durable smallish head on top. Aroma is really sour with apples, fruits and yeasty notes. Taste has apples, yeast, some vanilla and really great after taste when all of the flavors are combined. Full body and high carbonation. Really exceptional Lambic from Cantillon. I didn’t find the cognac but it didn’t bother me, since the flavors are so damn good.
jookos (2528) - FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@hbf14. Yellow golden with a hint of haze. Bit of old leafy, dry tart in a fruity way. Intense, cantillonian nice. Not suprisingly, I’m finding oranges again. This time like chewing on a piece of the skin, but can relate to the apricots everyone’s talking about too though..
tiong (3933) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle @ HBF 2014
Bottled 2012 - Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of tart fruits, grapefruit, wood and berries. Taste is very smooth, elegant, tartish and fruity with some hints of wood and berries. Finish is soft, slightly sour and tart with some grapefruit and distant hints of wood and oak. Quite nice, very soft but complex gueuze. Not your typical lambic.
Hermod (3414) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle, shared@ hbf14. Bottled 27.2.12. Golden slightly hazy, thin head. Tart with apples, apricot mostly. Flavor has apples, apricots and citrus. Dry finish. Excellent.
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VastActiv (3035) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.75l at HBF 2014, Helsinki. Bottled 2012. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits and sourness. Quite pure and fresh.
laiti (5899) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014
75 cl bottle @ HBF’14. Bottled 27.02.2012, BBE 27.02.2032
Based on lambic brewed 23.02.2010
Aroma has earthy notes, farmyard notes, grapefruit and Cantillon house aroma. Flavour is tart and somewhat sour with cognac tones, grapefruit, some earthy tones and distant lactic tones. The cognac was present only on the first sip – after that the grapefruit notes took over. Not the most aggressive on sourness, but smooth and balanced. Very nice stuff.
ThirstyBird (1666) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a Light tan head. The smell is oak, sour and funk with a hint of booze. The taste is wood, acidic, citric, ending tart and dry. Light with wonderful carbonation....perfect. I think with a bit of time the taste will match the palate
Koelschtrinker (10956) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vollmundiger Antrunk mit heller Bitterkeit, leichte Malzigkeit. Säuerlich bleibend, Zitrusnoten. Ausgewogen, gut. 11/12/12/10/11/11
joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Generously shared by t0rinbro. Thanks Bobby. It pours a pale gold color with a white head. The aroma is funky sour citrus fruit with some light barrel funk and darker fruit. The flavor has some cognac heat and nice complementary sour funk with orange and grapefruit. Good stuff.