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.
tderoeck (4012) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
28/II/14 - 37.5cl bottle @ home - 2011 vintage BB: n/a (2014-230) Thanks to Yespr for the bottle!
Clear deep ruby red beer, big fizzy light pink head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: pretty dirty, unpleasant smell, just a little fruity, sourish. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, very sour, funky notes, bit dirty, blueberries, tannins, sour. Aftertaste: fruity touch, bitter grape skin (probably blueberry skin then), very sour, little fruity.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1224) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Olbutikken, shared with Hypo Luxa & a few other buddies to commemorate his leaving Japan. Best of luck in the US! Drunk from a Mikkeller tulip glass. A luscious grape red with a thick pink head. Sour blueberry, tart, musty & light fruit aroma. Incredibly tart, bitter sour with a blueberry skin flavor & Brian felt the blueberry stems caused the bitterness. It starts off sweet & tart then gets pithy, slightly bitter in the finish. This is a VERY smooth beer with a clean flavor progression. It is great but I feel it’d be better in a few years.
Hypo_Luxa (46) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright pink, grape head.
Peach, grape, cherries, a little funk, Mandarin orange juice in the can.
Taste is very tart, no sweetness. Bitterness is from the stem. Needs more time to bring the tartness down.
A good beer, would like to try earlier batches.
JStax (2568) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured into a Cantillon glass thanks to Papso. 2012 batch. Pours a clear purple with a pink head of foam. The aroma has funky, dry, winey, bleu cheese, and berries. The taste is a little oxidized. Some cardboard and a bit of berry tartness. Light to medium body with medium to high carbonation.
knickskicks (606) - - FEB 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
’13 750. Ruby pour with purple hues. Nose is fresh blueberries, slight funk. Taste is fresh blueberries, very slight tartness and funk. Light mouthfeel.
ansjelaah (1045) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken @borefts’13. Roze/paars kleurtje, niet helder en een witte schuimkraag. Ruikt fruitig, kersen, framboos. Smaakt muf, fruitig, kersen, framboos, zuur, jammer van het vieze nasmaakje.
fletchfighters (998) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage 375 ML
Pinkish purple color, no head at all. Maybe a little bit of a collar.
Nose is vinegar, funk, and soft blueberries.
Taste and feel are more about the vinegar, funk, blanket taste. Just slight amount of blueberries. Light bodied, high prickly carbonation. Grape sour tart really.
nice but prefer other Cantillons are a bit more complex and easier to get. Great to try though
jckp64 (355) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Sean! Thanks a ton. Pours reddish amber with little to no head. Aroma is blueberries with lots of funk. Taste is barnyard funk with hints of blueberries. Has a nice acidic finish. Glad I got to try this one!
pushkinwow (1822) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 375ml bottle from Kamiel...can’t say thank you enough! Light ruby with a slightly pink white head. First waft is chardonnay with a nice farmhouse funk, very dry with wet but fresh blueberries (although more of the smell you get from the cardboard after you empty out the blueberries). Like the fact that the sourness is muted and that there is almost no acidity (and this caused my wife to pour most of this into my glass) and so this seems almost more like a good old 3F oude gueze. Interesting finish in that the farmhouse and funk keeps on growing along with the dryness. I was very excited to try this but wary considering how I usually feel about Cantillon - but this was amazing and definitely worth seeking out.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Blueberry, Mild Cranberry
Appearance: Rube Hue, Passes Mild Light, Pink Head Ring, No Lacing
Taste: Cranberry, Mild Blueberry, Mild Tart Cherry
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart