holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at "An Evening with Pantanap #1. thanks to drewbeerme for bringing this along. 750ml bottle 2007 vintage. Pours a red brown with a pink head. Sour aroma. Funky with hay and berries. Sour fruit flavors. Raspberries, grapes, blueberries, cranberries, and oak. This one is really tasty.
drewbeerme (3838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
sampled at "An Evening with Pantanap #1": thanks to sunevdj for this one. 2007 vintage, 750ml bottle. pours deep dark red with purplish-pink head. nose is really funky, vinagery, sour, blue berries, and oak. flavor is really tart at first but then there’s the beautiful notes of blueberries coming underneath it all. juciy blueberries blended nicely with earthy, funky finish. acidity is there but low enough to drink keep it drinkable. wow, awesome and really unique stuff.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
beer #12 of the night at my 1000th tasting party, this was from ’05 and shared by Joey ( Iowaherkeye ) poured a florescent orange-red with a fizzy head. flavor was very dry & tart. I’ve been trying the sour beers from time to time, but as of yet, don’t like them for the most part. this one was too sour for my tastes and the fizzy carbonation gets in the way of some of the underlying flavors.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2011 Thanks for sharing, iowaherkeye. The body was orange and hazy with a white head. Of course the aroma was typical Cantillon with lots of sourness and cherries. There was also a little bit of citrus with lemon hints. The taste was super sour with leathery goodness. Lots of Sweet Tart candy. This is defnitely a good one for the sour heads, but a little much for me.
ekstedt (5085) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 Bottle (Vintage 2007) from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Beautiful appearance with a hazy purple colour and a large creamy pink head. A tangible touch of fresh blueberries marries the typical Cantillon earthy horstable leather aromas very well. Light to medium bodied with a soft prickling tongue feeling. As usual for a Cantillon, I find the agressive acidity to be a little bit to much.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2009 Many thanks to Yesper for hooking me up with an ’07 vintage in our trade. A wonderful sour nose with plenty going on. Barnyard funk, faint blueberries, and a grassy character. Cloudy red color with plenty of head. Faint blueberry in an intensely sour body. More of that barnyard funk is present too. A smooth finish for something so tart.
Second bottle. ’07 vintage. This continues to be my perfect fruit lambic. Well rounded and amazingly tart lambic body with plenty of blueberry flavor. Tastes not only of blueberry, but also possesses a vegetal flavor like they tossed the entire plant in there. Fantastic.
2009 Vintage, batch 4. A much darker color than my last two bottles, with a bit more head than usual. The head lasted a good 25 minutes, as some moron set off the fire alarmsI Very very tart with a strong blueberry flavor.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 2005 Vintage: Poured a hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. The tart aroma was lactic and acidic. Hints of leather and a light blueberry. I really think I smell the blueberry because I was told thats what is in there. The flavor was pretty tart with some vinegar notes. 8/4/6/3/14
2007 Vintage: Poured a very hazy purple color with a purple head. The aroma was yeasty and funky. Some horse aroma. Fruity and tart with nice blueberry and other berry notes. The flavor was moderately sour and moderately to highly acidic. Fruity but finishes pretty clean with just berries left. Light body. Big difference between 2005 and 2007.
Enjoyit (3083) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 2007. Hazy orange of color weak white head. An aroma of bluebeery, horse and fresh blueberry. A flavor of sour fruits, notes of wood, dry, gooseberry, notes of blueberry and blackcurrant.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: October 10, 2007
Source: Tasting, Logan Pre-GABF
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, fine white head
Aroma: tart and funky berry aroma with a lot of musty cobwebs
Flavor: big tart flavor, lots of berry tartness, plenty of funky funk, lasting tartness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Date: July 16, 2010
Appearance: muddy purple, fine pink aroma, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: musty old dry blueberry aroma
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor is quickly balanced by the big tart blueberry and a boatload of funk, long sour finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 18/20
Score: ***+ /4
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Odense-tasting at Scheffel. Bottle from Christian.] Where are the blueberries, but it’s okay. Very great brew with notes of red look and fast pinky head, acidity, sourness, wood, oak, dry, refreshing. Had expected it in another way, but I cannot complain!