mathieuc (1403) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks! It was a long time want for me and it really lived up to my expectations! Pours a clear gold with a light rim that leaves low lace. Aroma is really perfumey, you can feel the cognac. There is also some odd wood in there but I found it to be positive to the overall experience. Taste is of white grapes, spirits over a lightly funky background. Body is light, texture oily/soft. Boozy finish but again in a good way. Great, I would drink this all the time!
Marheb (2162) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Un élégant lambic avec ses notes de pomme verte, poire, raisin et cuir mais enrobé d’un beurre de noisette presque vanille provenant du baril de cognac. La lumière s’est allumée tout de suite à la première gorgée, les sucres naturels, le lambic bien aiguisé et le vieillissement se marient tellement bien, fantastique surprise.
Damico (2619) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden mostly clear with a light orange hue and frothy sandy head. Aroma brings some tangy yeast and undertones of the cognac with a hint of booze. Flavor brings the cognac undertones ad well at the end of he sip, some juicy citrus and orange notes are there as well.
MannyGoldberg (163) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the brewery- 6 Nov 2013. Nose is apples, woodiness with a bit of funk. Taste is less sour than I'd expected with the cognac well hidden until the end. Mouthfeel is more full than normal.
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merc7186 (2163) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
S: Hay, Sour Mash, Apricots
T: Apricots, Hay, Mild Sour Mash
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, was disappointed because its cantillon but still a nice lambic...
JStax (3106) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Corked and Caged bottle brought back from Cantillon for my friend’s wedding reception. Hell yeah! Pours a hazy copper with a lazy white head of foam that sticks around. The aroma is just a light funk with more pronounced oak and vanilla. I don’t get Cognac per se, but I can tell there’s a difference in barrels used. The taste, again, was more just a slightly funky beer with some fruity qualities, which are nice. My only knock on this beer is that it just wasn’t sour enough. That didn’t keep it from being delicious, though.
czar (4540) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 pours hazy yellow with a nice white cap, good retention and lacing. white grapes, oak, barn, lemongrass, peppery, fruity - hint of pineapple, nice funkiness. bright to average carbonation, light body, semi-dry bretty herbal-grassy and astringent finish. cognac barrels clearly enhance fruity flavors but imparts a bit of sweetness and not that much complexity or depth. very enjoyable! had a second bottle two weeks after the first one and cognac was much more present, brandied fruits, quite cheesy too.
Inbreak (2210) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.04.2013, 0,75l bottle shared with ClubGonzo & ej @ the brewery:
Lett fyldig og tørr lukt med preg av lys malt, sitrus, tørka frukt, tre, syregras. Frisk lett tørr og syrlig smak med preg av lys malt, sitrus, tre, syregras, sitrusskal. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei.
Minderbinder (1900) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice clear blond with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of funk, barnyard, citrus, fruits. Taste is of funk, some acidity, cheese, citrus. Spicy feeling on the tongue. Barnyard. Palate: Light body, low but decent carb. Overall: Very good. Clean. Nice barnyard. Very fruity. Somewhat refreshing.
tom10101 (2965) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 October 27th 2013: Bottle (750 ml). 2013 Vintage. Thanks to GrumpyOldTroll for this one! Clear bright golden with a small white head and good lacing. There’s a lot of wood/oak in the aroma along with light funky notes, hints of cognac, fruity notes and light sweetness. Taste is slightly sweet with a lot of oak again (less than aroma though), apples, light cognac and light sourness. Light to medium body. Low carbonation. Slightly dry and somewhat winey. Mild. Not as sour as most gueuzes. Complex, but much less than Crianza Helena. Delicate. Unique and quite good. 8-4-8-4-16
EDITED: I tried it 2 weeks after the first time. Same batch and from the same trade. The cognac was somewhat more present in that one, especially in the taste which gives the beer more complexity. I added .1 to the overall. 4-8-8-4-17
UPDATE: I tried it again at Cantillon on April 18th 2014. We decanted it for 1 hour in a jar before drinking it and it makes all the difference. Wow! Now we can feel the cognac in this one, in both the nose and the aroma. Way more complex this way and you even get a little more warming presence in the mouthfeel. Lesson learned: you have to give these cognac aged Cantillon the time to breathe. Awesome Gueuze! 9-4-9-4-19 = 4.5