thebeertourist (4774) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (brewed on 5 March 2005, bottled on 30 March 2007). Hazy deep orangey golden with a small fine-bubbled and stable head. Wonderful lemony aroma with hints of wood and cognac. Complex on the tongue- dry woody and lemony flavours start the show, vanilla oakiness provides a subtle, milder finish. Cognac is present, but only discreetly so. Medium body. Cantillon never fails to impress, but this beer is among their least extreme. Not less impressive, though.
after4ever (6089) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750. Thanks, Hogfodder! What a dandy little beer this is, truly. Pours a still and rather subdued looking medium amber. No head, no lace. Big cherry, vinegar, and red wine grape nose. Medium body, not much life to it. No carb, no malty depth. Light vinegary sour, plus cherries, washing into a big mineraly finish. Nice stuff. The cognac is most detectable in the nose.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle at SD. Murky orange in color with a little white head. Cognac and sour funky aroma. Sour flavor with some acidic notes. Smooth tasting. Very nicely balanced. Finish is sweet. Very nice beer. Very drinkable.
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle thanks to jeppe for sending this one over the pond....pours a semi-transparent orangey-brown with a thin white soapy head that diminishes after a few minutes.....aroma was nice. a not too overbearing sour funkiness with some citric acid tart. there might be subtle cognac notes but i can’t truly pinpoint them....flavor was really smooth with the typical cantillon character. the cognac smoothens things out nicely with even a mild sweetness in the finish, allowing it to just peak through. a very nice balance all around. mouthfeel was still pretty sprite and it goes down well.
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a murky orange with a white thin head. The aroma was funky with a slight cognac smell. The taste was sour but not overwhelming with a thangness and cognac.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, vintage 2005, 3 years old at Yeast fest 08. Pours a cloudy light yellow orange body. Aroma is cognac and sour funkiness. Flavor is very buttery, i really like it. A light easy to drink cognac comes into play with a sour ending and some acidity present. I’ll definately open this again.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle; Cork dated 2007. This poured hazy yellowish gold in color with a quickly diminishing white fizzy head. The aroma is typical of most Cantillons. Sour, barnyard, funk. This one had some citric in the aroma as well. The taste was a little more subdued compared to other Cantillons which punch you in the jaw. There were solid notes, of lemon citrus. I picked up a bit more oak which made this Cantillon drier in the finish. This was very nice.
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Spuyten Duyvil. Flavor of cognac followed by sourness. Very interesting. Not sure if I’m a fan or not, will have to revisit this one.
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body was hazy gold with a thin white head. The aroma was sour lemons with some floral character. There was also some hints of sweat and sweet apples. The taste was fairly tart with some flowers and bread crust. The finish was very dry. A nice Cantillon, but nothign about this one really stood out to me.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: 50 degree
Appearance: cloudy dark yellow, wispy white head,
Aroma: tart lemony aroma with sweaty leather in a musty basement, touch of oak,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor is quickly replaced by a long fruity tartness, good balancing oak adds a light bitterness, a few cobwebs,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20