PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2009 generously shared by JoeMcPhee: Rich deep murky ruby with a deep red head- nice looking! Insane funk in the aroma- lots of cheese character (gouda rind) and cobweb. The blueberry is not sweet, rather tannic and reminiscent of the skins. Not as citric as I expected. Very light and fluffy feel. Minerally upfront- quite fruity in the flavor. Way less tartness/sourness than I expected. Soft blueberry skins and mild lactic character are evident in the fluffy body. Light, fluffy, fruity and gentle. Not as wild nor sour as I expected it. Still it’s a great Lambic, but I want to try the older vintages now, which according to past ratings had less fruit presence and more lactic wildness.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from MaltOMeal at the Houston sour tasting. Thanks, man! Pours a deep cranberry with a fizzy body. Aroma is cranberry soda with a touch of strawberry. Flavor is raw lemon hay. Tingly mouthfeel. Tastes nothing like it smells.
MrGGen (331) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Colore rosa porpora come il succo di ciliegie non filtrato,schiuma rosea non spessa ma frizzante.Aroma di frutti di bosco, mirtilli maturi con sentori di ciliegia e mora. Il sapore è perfetto,ciliegie,limone che da acidità ricca di frutta. Perfettamente secco.Eccellente
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 version. Bought for svogertur but just shared with evil stepdad. Deep red ruby color with a huge pink head. Lots of tiny tiny sediments. Cantillon yeast aroma, no doubt, with tart berries. Flavor is sour and tart with the usual dusty earth and lots of bitter berries. Great and very drinkable!
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella, courtesy of Pinball. 2009 version. Lovely typical Cantillon sourness in the aroma with berries. Cloudy deep dak red/pink colour. Very good mouthfeel. Flavour: sour, very pleasantly sour, good fruitiness, berries and a dry sour fruity finish. Yum!
Pinball (11832) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
batch4 2009 vintage. small bottle shared with faroeviking.
beware! the 2009 version is eager to leave the bottle, open in a sink and have glasses ready.
pours deep red with a small pink head. looks fantastic but i always subtract points if the beer explodes out of the bottle.
aroma is sour, berries, very sour slight leather. aroma is very good, balanced between extremely sour and berries.
flavor is sour, very well blended, some blueberries, very refreshing.
a great cantillon, very drinkable.
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2009 Bottled sample, thanks to Todeon and andersand. Pours a beutiful purple/red color with white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of bluberries and funk. Flavour is very fruity and of course tart with berries. Quite dry, but with some sweeter notes from the berries, some earthy and grassy notes even, and a balanced funkyness. Very good stuff indeed. More balanced than their standard kriek for example - though it’s still sour, it’s not as extreme and just utterly tasty.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 3 pours hazy ruby color with a thin off white head. Looks almost pink. Aroma is perfect. Blueberry, some funk, tart acidic character, and a touch more blueberry. I could just smell this all night. Medium light mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation. Flavor had blueberry, tart acid, funk, and had a nice balance between the fruit and the funk. The blueberry flavor was a little subdued on the taste. Otherwise this has got to be one of my favorites. Thanks Brad for sharing this!
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Houston RB tasting. Thanks to Maltomeal. Hazy, light purple color. Small white head. Nose is fruity, tart, tangy. Very effervescent, lemony, tart, tangy. I didn’t get much blueberry on this one but over a very tasty and well done beer.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
March Houston Tasting. Thanks to MaltOMeal. Pours pink with bubbly head. Nose of tart blueberries and a touch of cherries. Flavor is sour blueberries, but it is not overwhelming like many Lambics can be. Dry, but not too dry. Easy to drink and very enjoyable.