Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light golden orange color with a small, white head. Aroma smells of traditional Cantillon lambic with a very, very light added hint of cognac. Flavor is aged, well blended lambic with just the slightest note of cognac. Lacking the softness I would prefer and mainly just harsh, oude gueuze. A bit off balance and with out cognac character.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber, thanks to CMUBEERMAN. 09.21.08, in Chicago. Pours gold with bubbles, thin white head. Aroma is sharp, tangy, and bitter. Flavor is woody, tangy, fruity, crisp and sour. We tasted this alongside Isabelle, and Isabelle is superior, in my opinion. Still, a great beer.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours out cloudy gold with white head.Taste is sour funky goodness. Tart with a nice woody finish. The cognac is a nice touch. Smooth and tasty.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A sour barnyard aroma with a vinous character amid the barnyard and yeast. Faint vinous character in both bottles I’ve had, but the cognac showed through much more in the second bottle. Incredibly sour and worthy of the Cantillon name.
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: Big apple and lemon sourness aroma with some faint oak and a touch of fruit. It pours a cloudy golden-orange with a small white ring for a head. The flavor starts with sour lemons and apple. There is some sweet apple and vanilla in the background and the finish is moderately oaky. Light bodied with mild carbonation.
egajdzis (5864) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 Poured a hazy, dark golden color with a small ring of white bubbles around the edges, and light lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, citrus fruits, light cognac, leather, oak, and green apple. Taste of green apples, red grapes, vanilla oak, cognac, brett, and a sour, wild yeasty finish.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] shared by BDR. 200th rating! Pours a hazy straw gold with a moderate off white head. Aroma is fairly alcoholic, some traditional cantillon funkiness, slight sweetness, sour apples, some grape, and earthiness. Flavor is not terribly sour. Some alcohol, grapiness, woodiness, slightly herbal and earthy, I’m not terribly familiar with cognac, so I can’t comment on that aspect, but overall a fairly good beer.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared courtesy of egadjzis. Poured a deeper and hazy golden color with a smalle sized head. Aromas of wood, some funkiness, floral, grapes, and some cognac in the background. Tastes of vanilla, wood, funky, floral, citrus, the same trace of cognac, and grapes. Nice sour and tart finish.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to egadjzis for sharing this one. Pours a hazy orange/golden with a smaller bubbly/creamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of floral, perfume, mixed citrus, tons of flowers, sour cherries, funky/sour nose, grapes, kind of woody. Wonderful nose. Flavor of sour cherries, funky/sour, oak, light vanilla, wonderfully floral, mixed citrus, moderate bitterness, right amount of tartness.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is murky orangey with a thin off white head...smell is funky and tart, well it is a Cantillon...hints of wood and grapes...taste is, well I hesitate to say mild...some white grapes and nice barnyard funk with hints of charred oak...lightly bitter and tart in the finish...