Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - AUG 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden appearance with no head. Woody, funky, with a really slight cognac feature. I found it a bit harsh swallowing, not my best Cantillon bottle.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Tart aroma with some summer fruit and some brandy/cognac showing through. Tart flavor with some oak, light brandy/cognac, and light lemon. Medium body. Very complex. Tartness lingers. Doesn’t seem as sour as other Cantillons.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(sampled @ rbsg)fairly dry and sour as with most cantillons.with a slight fruit background.
TBone (13638) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 75 cl, bottling 30.3.2007
Mainly clear orange-yellow color, no head. Tropical fruits/apricot/peach and light tartness in the nose - not really cognac found here, but clearly unusual aroma for Cantillon gueuze. At first mouthfeel feels quite flat, but later there is some fizzyness. Not as tart as many Cantillons but very fruity and more complex than ordinary geuze: apricot, leather and some tropical fruits. Also some odd notes, propably from oak. Lingering fruity sourness in the aftertaste. Very unique and interesting, although not my favourite of Cantillons. I couldn’t spot any obvious cognac-flavors.
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from Toncatcher at RBSG; Thanks! Nose is tartness, funkiness, with some light fruit notes; orange with very few white bubbles; flavor has sourness, light fruity apricot notes, and yeast; finish is sour!
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2009 Bottle shared by miketd. Orange pour with a quickly fading fizzy white head. Aroma of fresh fruits, peaches, light wood and pale malt. Even flavors of sour, peach, vinous fruits, wood, light yeast and barnyard. Light body, sour, with a sour dry finish. Fantastic brew!
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBSG during the grand tasting held at Pizza Port Carlsbad in San Diego.
pineypower (2670) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Much thanks to Miver for this bottle. Pours out an interesting golden/orange/yellow color with a thin bubbly head. Aroma is sour and vinous with some earthy notes. Taste is very complex, nice sourness with some grape, yeast and slight earthiness with a fruity balance in the background. Very good
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG grand tasting. Thanks to Toncatcher who brought this. Pours a bubbly yellow gold color with minimal head. The aroma was light with tropical fruits, dust and wood. The taste was oaky and sweet with lingering sweet and sour fruits. The mouthfeel was light but satisfying. The finish was long and tart. Overall: A well crafted gueuze that is worth seeking out.
mabel (7060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1304-20080418] 750mL bottle. Toasted sour yeast aroma with sweet candy tones and light earth. Slightly hazy, light brown orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Sour toasted yeast flavour with a nice sour woody note. Medium body is sour. Quite nice! Could have even more sourness or acidity but its drinkable and good as is.
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)