HonusWagner (1130) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Original batch, courtesy of Ryan. Another Cantillon I’m not the hugest fan of, somewhat heavy on the palate with a cognac flavor and a bit of weird sweetness, lacks the creative fruity quality I really like in a good Cantillon. I think Cantillon does amazing fruit lambics but their Gueuzes generally (GENERALLY) fall behind DF.
ansjelaah (1042) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gedronken @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting, geel en heldere kleur, witte schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt naar groene appels, beetje muf en zuur, er zijn betere van cantillon
ChinoSkillzian (132) - The Hills, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a glowing orange color. Aromas of oak, candied citrus peel, mild funk, and straw. The palate is a bit heavier than most Cantillons, with flavors of oak, Cognac spirit, tart lemon, and light spice/heat, maybe some light balsamic vinegar. Finishes dry and acidic.
PhillyCraft (2762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Batch #1 Bottle care of Barry. Pours clearish orange with light lace and head that wasn’t lasting. Heavy notes of barn funk, rich wood, florals, dry fruit, and very restrained cognac which was great. Cognac can get too aromatic or perfumey but this one was super light letting the vtg gueuze profile shine. Other notes of lemon rind, apple, leather, and horseblanket. Body was very silky and soft with lighter carbonation. We had this next to an 09 blabaer, but I think I might like this slightly better....even got a second pour of a couple ounces....Score!
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle from La Cave à Bulles in Paris. I’m not only celebrating my graduation from Siebel’s Master Brewer Program with this beer, but my retirement from rating. Pours a clear golden colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sour and acidic with some lemons as well as a nice funk. A light cognac note with some wet wood, apricots, and just a touch of sweetness. Flavor is awesome. Acidic and sour lemons with a good amount of funk, wet wood, a light cognac, a hint of malt sweetness, apricots and peaches, white grapes, and a slight herbal note. Finishes dry and woody with a balanced acidity, a nice fruitiness, and a light cognac warmth. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, light body and a soft, medium-light carbonation. Overall, an excellent beer. More of a lasting head than most lambics and very well balanced. The wood and cognac play perfectly with the acidity and the bigger ABV% keeps everything in check while maintaining a very easy drinking body. A great beer to go out on.
kcorum10 (300) - Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy yellow/golden color with with a weird, old funk that I cant describe. Flavors of a mild tartness and a slight fruity finish.
HopRedHead (321) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared at Brasserie Cantillon. Pours golden yellow with a short, white lively head and thin lacing. Big cognac aroma, lots of lemon peel, grass, white wine and green apple peel. Taste is smooth sourness, barrels really rounded off the flavours to a sweet, champagne and cognac-esque taste with an extremely well balanced sweet and sour tartness. Lingering flavours of lemongrass, white wine and green apples. Superb beer, best sour I've had.
Sean9689 (269) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Original Batch, reviewed on 10-10-10, 750ml bottle.
Pours a golden yellow, fizzy head with dissipates into a thin film on top and a thin ring around the glass. Smells like ass...literally. Baby diapers, huge funk, slight sourness. I don’t know if I should admit this or not, but I kept reaching for the bottle and smelling it...whew! Nasty goodness! Big on the funk, light on the tartness, lemon zest, cognac oak notes, nice tart alcohol finish mixed with some good in there. Light, fizzy carbonation, very dry finish.
Wow. Had two pours of this funky stuff. The taste lingered with me long after I was finished. Very unique and cool offering by the one and only Cantillon.
Aniela (2294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear pale golden beer with a small white head. Sourish and fruity aroma. A bit sourish and fruity flavour with some woody notes. Nice one :-)
DutchDrebus (3344) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Hazy pale yellow colour with a lacing white head. Smells sour, green apple and some rubber. Tastes green apple, sour, fresh and some lemon. Thin to medium body and fizzy carbo.