mdfb79 (8) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From 11/05/10 notes. Had at a small tasting thanks to ygtbsm94; huge thanks to Brad for sharing this very sought after beer! Bottle is from Batch 3, 2007 Vintage.
a - Pours a reddish amber color with two inches of fluffy white head that has excellent rentention and leaves a little bit of lacing and light carbonation evident.
s - Smells of tart blueberry, sour fruits, brett, and oak. The blueberries aren’t overpowering, which makes it wonderful to smell and enjoy.
t - Tastes of blueberry, sour fruit, yeast, and brett. Hints of oak as well, but not as much as the smell. The tart blueberries come through a little more in the taste than the smell, but again, pretty amazing.
m - Medium body and low carbonation, very smooth and crazy drinkable. A little bit tart but not too lip puckering, which allows it be be drank easily. Perfect mouthfeel.
d - Wow, what an amazing beer. At 5% ABV, I feel like I could drink a whole bottle of this and still want more. I’m not just marking this up due to rarity; this is one of the best beers I’ve ever had and if you like blueberries as I do, you’ll love this one. We tried various sours at the tasting, including LeBleu and Crianza Helena and I enjoyed this one more than both of them; I came home the next day and immediately tried to trade for a bottle. Would love to have again sometime and truely worth the hype.
GrumpyOldTroll (42) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours as a deep red with a light head. The nose is berries but it is dryer and more complex than expected.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge thanks to DocJ007 yet again for the crazy beer he shares with us all. 375ml bottle from 2012.
Pours deep reddish purple with a one and a half finger tall white head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small webs of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smells of sweet/tart fresh picked blueberries, the ever present Cantillon musty brewery funk, some mild lactic sourness, yogurt and finally some grains. Taste follows the same path with plenty of tart blueberries and lactic sourness up front followed closely by the must and finally the lightly chewy grains. Feel is slightly grainy quickly being enveloped by plenty of musty sourness and slight sweetness from the berries.
Overall an excellent fruit lambic. I still prefer a few of there others more but I would never turn down another chance to try this one. Glad to finally get to try it, thanks again Justin!
flying_pig (1358) - SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle of the 2015 Vintage.
Tried at Himmeriget, Copenhagen; 160 Danish Krone for the 375ml bottle
Excellent stuff from Cantillon & easily the best of the albeit limited selection of lambics I’ve tried so far. Starting with a nice cherry & raspberries taste, the blueberries came through strong soon after & there was plenty funk/tart too. An excellent balance & great mouthfeel, the beer had a lingering sourness that stayed with you after each sip; excellent stuff & a must try if you can find it.
llkc (1130) - århus, DENMARK - APR 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
duft: røde små bær en smule røde druer duft: kraftig duft.
smag: frisk røde sure bær funk lidt syrlig ok øl
GlasgowTAD (1169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 Vintage. Pours deep burgundy red with a pink bubbly circumference head. Aroma is barnyard, blueberry and funk. Taste is funk, barnyard, blueberry sweet, blueberry acidic. Dry finish.
Taboada (708) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 19, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tasted from the tap on the 12/02/2016. The best way to end my Copenhagen trip. Awesome beer!! I don´t know how to say...my first 5 score. Excelent aroma and taste. Aftertaste is heaven. Next one please!
Jokestereo (253) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy dark red with a pinkish head. Aroma; Hay, blue berries, vinegar, apples and funk Flavour; Blue berries, apples, tart with some earth, wood and tart tones
linusb (553) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep purple, light pink head that disappears fast N: Funk, cheese, berries, menthol, "urine" in a good way!? T: Funk, blueberry, lemon, green apples O: Lost lots of the blueberry, not at all like the fresh. Still freaking awesome! Great flavours even though less of the blueberry. Awesome beer!
Desverger (6726) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap (yes tap)@Himmerriget, Copenhagen - (2015 vintage) deep dark fuzzy scarlet red coloured pour with pink head. Aroma and taste is berry fruity with blueberry prominence, ripe berry skin, fruity jammy berry fruits, funky farmyard nuances, hints of oak wood, tart fruity and delicate on the palate, lingering berry fruity finish. Lovely.
humlelala (1233) - DENMARK - FEB 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(15 cl pour from tap @ Himmeriget; 2015 vintage) Served at fridge temperature but left to sit in the glass for ten minutes to properly appreciate the aroma. I’ve long abstained from imbibing this beverage knowing that I haven’t really developed a palate capable of appreciating spontaneously fermented beers that well. However, this offer was too good to pass on. The glass is a small footed tulip and the colour of the lambic is difficult to ascertain as the sun has set and we only have candlelights and weak spotlights by the bar. It does look like it has a Syrah-like reddish purplish hue with a little head that is somewhat lighter. As you tilt the glass the beverage seems to draw little curtains of lace. Good retention and regeneration. Aroma seems to be mostly funk at this point at least when contrasted with the Amorosa of similar vintage in the glass next to it. The funk seems to me to have soft notes of barnyard. On the palate the beverage strikes you as bone dry with a disciplined tart expression that seems rather ’clean’ and well-defined making it rather easy on the stomach. Carbonation doesn’t seem to play much of a role here. Halfway through the glass and having swirled it once I manage to catch a hint of blueberry in the aroma but it’s elusive. To be honest 15 cl was the perfect amount for me. Enough to appreciate the experience while still leaving space to enjoy other beers.