AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Couleur jaune d’apparence moine pétillante qu’une gueuze Cantilon. Moins d’acidité et une touche légère de coganc, de vieillissement en fût. Surtout présent en rétro olfaction mais qui reste bien présent et remplis bien la bouche. Plus elle se réchauffe plus le côté cognac se révèle et s’impose. Très équilibrée.
piscator34 (2152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via and shared with oakbluff. Pale copper in appearance with a moderate amount of carbonation. Aromas are of a deep earthy funk, white grape skins, rose jelly, and wet wood. More wet old wood in the mouth, along with oiled rope, lemon and funky/salty brine soaked cheese. A bit of an acidic burn going down, but in a good way. Off the carts complexity. A rare treat more to mark my 2k rating.
MotherBrother (816) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour clear bright yellow, with a small fluffy white head.
Aroma is obviously a lot like the regular Cantillon gueuze, but has a lot more sweetness to it, some booze, green grapes, grape skin, barrel, slight cognac.
Taste is surprisingly sweet, but still has some classic sourness to it.
Watery - semi media, body, with a somewhat flat carbonation. I really enjoyed this, but is something else.
ElManana (1133) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Bottle 2012 at Cantillon. Pours orange with no head. Nose is quite boozy, acid, vinegar. This js something special. Starts off like a sweet geuze, but goes into a wonderfully complex taste where the normal lambic taste blends in with the obvious cognac taste. A little bitterness to finish it off. Absolutely in love with this beer.
Dogbrick (9609) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from 2012 bottle at (Hopp)Kurtkeller 016: Cantillon-tastic 01 on 10/11/2014. Pours a hazy yellow-gold color with a thin white head that recedes steadily to a wispy film. Spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrusy and woody with a bit of herbal wheat in the background. Medium-bodied with a vinous character and notes of green apples, oak and funky yeast. The finish is tart with the cognac coming through subtly behind the funky tart fruits. Very good brew all around.
Bacterial (2281) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle consumed at the brewery. Clear pale golden pour with a white head. Slightly malty and sour nose - just a hint of booze. Soft, slightly sour, mellow. Wonderfully complex without being overwhelming. Some cognac in the finish with some lingering bitterness.
Brigadier (3260) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle
Lucky enough to score a bottle of this last year on a trip to Brussels, I have been eagerly waiting for a chance to open it ever since. Rating number 3,000 seemed as good a reason as any so while the palates were still fresh I shared one at a recent tasting. In hindsight I do wish that I could have split it with more folks who helped me reach the milestone because this world class release sets the bar high even for Cantillon. Hopefully folks like b3shine, ContemplateBeer, tastybeer, hezron, malachi, 1FastSti, Ughsmash, miketd, leaparsons, chriso, Travlr, and all those other people I have shared beers with over the years get a shot at this if they’ve not already stored a case in the cellar.
Aroma / Appearance - A golden flat base lacks much, if any, carbonation. Typical of an old lambic it pours with no head. Cognac and lemons grace the air with a smooth vinegary finish that is not nearly as intense as originally expected.
Flavor / Palate - Cognac and lemons provide all the depth this gem requires. The light smooth mouthfeel finishes with a tart kick. A long lasting finish reminds one of a great bottle of vintage cognac pulled from a dusty cellar. I wish I had another bottle to share with people down the road because this is an experience that everyone should get at least once during their rating careers.
GothGargoyle (1699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 0647 at Moeder Lambic, decanted into a flask and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Clear Holden with a small pale head. Aroma is the best funk aroma ever, barnyard, mild cheese, horse blanket, with hints of white wine, olives, honey, white truffle, apricot. Light bodied, almost ethereal, but with a lingering funky character that makes me beg for more. Taste is almost indescribable, funky and lightly tart mild stone fruits, olives, dry white wine, sharp cheese. Best. Gueuze. Ever.
hackobock (2226) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
140801. Bottle, thanks tderoeck for sharing.
Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with citrus, apricots, brett, funky, hay, barnyard, oak, cognac. Taste is light sweet fruity with a light/medium tart woody note, finish is light/medium bitter with some pear, citrus and cognac coming through. Texture very smooth and oily, medium bodied, soft carbonation.
tderoeck (6440) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
1/VIII/14 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ Belgo-Swedish Crazy Summer Trade Tasting - BB: n/a, 2014 vintage (2014-865) Big thanks to 77ships for picking this one up for me!
Clear light orange beer, creamy irregular white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: brett of course, sour apples, pretty fruity, peaches, bit lemony. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: soft sourness, woody notes, walnuts, bit lemony, soft bitterness, fruity, apricots. Aftertaste: bitter touch, sourness burns a bit, lemon peel and orange peel, peaches. Surprised that someone below me mentions metallic, since I’m usually pretty sensitive for that, but now I don’t taste it.