arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve had this twice. The rating is mostly from our ridiculous lambic tasting during GABF 2007; it has been adjusted based on a few sips I had at Alesmith during RBSG 2008 that were better than I remembered it being. Mauve in the glass with a light pink head. Smells mostly of gueuze acidity as all Cantillon lambics do. My first sample wasn’t fruity in the smell at all, but the second sample was wonderfully full of fresh, warm blueberry goodness. As with all Cantillon beers, the initial burst of acidity is golden. Blueberry in the first sample was most noticeable as a burst in the beginning of the finish, but the berries rode the initial fizziness of carbonation in the second sample and were more apparent throughout. The first sample was much earthier and more subtle. Both were delicious, but in different ways. I’d love to have more of this in the future.
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a nice redcolor with a medium sized pink head. Aroma is funky with lots of berries and fruit. Taste is berries,oak and some funky notes with plenty of acidity. Would of liked this one much better when its aged awhile but already a treat!
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by Ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad. Still too immature for me. Cantillon taste 100 percent better after you lay them down for a few years. Needs to develop more depth to become something special. Nice blueberry flavor though...
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sitting next to me, thank you brad you are the man! Pours a dark maroon body with a quarter inch white head. Light berry and woodiness. Light acidity, effervescent and palate cleansing blue berry to finish. So freaking good.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2009 07 bottle shared by iowahereye Thanks Joey. at joets house. Reddish purple pour with no head. Tart funk and slight berries in the nose and flavor. Lively mouthfeel and woodsy finish. Quite acidic as well. Glad to have had the chance to try this one.
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 Pours a beautiful reddish-purple. Aroma is mixed musty, berry, woody. Very acidic and tart, complements the blueberries. I was fortunate to get to try this one, thanks to iowaherkeye
badgerben (4852) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 Sour Beer #100. Much courtesy of BDR. Deep red or purple color with a medium head that quickly collapses into a film. Musty blueberry aroma, a little old oak and some winey qualities. Holy blueberry taste. It’s very leafy and herbal-like as well. Not just blueberries, but like they took a whole blueberry bush, knocked off the dirt and pitched the whole thing into the beer. I like! Very weak oak flavor as well. The tartness only arrives on the finish, which is also a bit of a Brett dryness. Freakin Yum!
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007 Vintage, 750mL bottle. Big thanks to my cousin, ggaughan for this treat. Pours reddish purple, capped with a moderate sized light pink head. Nicely acidic aroma; tart with some blueberries and white pepper in the background. Flavor is tart but not over the top. Tartness takes the forefront, with wood, blueberries, brett, citrus, white pepper, and a little herbal character. Berries play a complimentary role, rather than being the star. Long, mildly tart finish. Really nice beer, I’m glad I got the opportunity to try this. Thanks, Greg.
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2009 Deep, dark red with a small grey’ish head. Lovely, complex fruity and funky aroma. Vinous yet refreshing. Medium, slick body. Very full of taste. Starts sweet and fruity, only slightly sour. The finish has allot of blueberries. This beer has allot of dimensions, the aftertaste is dry with allot of genuine fruit taste. Generous, very tasty beer.
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007 bottle, 75 cl, from Ølbutikken. Deep purple red colour with a small pinkish head that gradually disappeared. Complex fruity and funky aromas, fruit evolves from pure blueberries to more cherry character after a while, but the lemony Cantillon lambik nose is still strongly present. Strong impact by sharp lemony flavours at first, followed by more mellow blueberries, to be ended on a long, woody, acidic dry note. Truly wonderful.