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.
pushkinwow (1574) - 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 (1471) - 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
UDBeernut (1252) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Metalgdog kills the ba tasting with this. Pours purple. Blueberries abound, mild tart and funk. Body is light but not watery.
BMart (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2010 vintage. Poured very hazy with a great ruby/purple color and small pinkish head. Some blueberries on the nose, musty, lots of funk. Initial sweetness from the blueberries up front, but quickly fades to a very nice sour and funk taste. Nice dry, lingering finish with a tart aftertaste. Big thanks to mtjoseph for chance to try this one.
AngelVanDick (11) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect pour. Cheese filled aroma. I really can’t describe more than that. No blueberry present. Blueberry is upfront but fades quickly. Slight acidity towards the finish.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy brilliant purple red colour, no real head. Aroma of blueberries, funk, lambic, berries, citrus, lemon peel. Light tart flavour, blueberry skins, grape skins, light astringent, hint of sweet berries. Finish blueberry skins, astringent, some funk. I love lambic and I love wild blueberries. In this beer the combination is nice, but not really more than the sum of it´s parts - which was a bit what I was hoping for. Still, a solid brew, not the ultimate brilliant Cantillon, some are better, and this one is a bit too hyped even, but nonetheless definitely worth searching out.
(From 37.5cL bottle @ Borefts ’13. Vintage 2013. Courtesy of 77ships. Thanks a million for sharing, Eugene!)
Benzai (5745) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Borefts 2013 day 2 fron bottle thanks to 77ships. Dark pink to purple color, small pinkish head. Smell lots of berries and a bit sourish. Taste lightly sourish, berries, grapepeel. Very balanced, nice beer.
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve had the opportunity to taste this one twice at Borefts this year. This is my rating from day 1, which I verified on day two.
Purple colour with a medium sized pink head. Smells fresh, sour, fruity and strawberry. Tastes some mint, sour, fresh, strawberry and cherry. Medium body and great carbo.
To be honest: I’ve had sour beers that I liked better iirc, but it is top notch.
77ships (3037) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally. 375 ml. 2013 Vintage (about 1 month old) bottle obtained in a trade with Dedollewaitor. Took a tasting glass @ Borefts 2013, split the rest with some people. Cork is wet on top & has taken some of the beer in, looks purple at the bottom, this one of the old Cantillon corks. Appearance is incredible, radiant purple, red grapes, pink shades, head is incredibly radiant pink but sadly disappears immediately, this looks incredible. Smell is old musty, blueberry & red grape skins, slight berries, cork, brett, funk,… not bad. Taste is musky grape skins, blueberry skins, old musty, cork, old wine, floral, musty, funk, light tart, brett,… Very dry, finishing carb. More grape skins than blueberry, not that impressive by Cantillon standards, this is a bit like St. Lamvinus but not as neat as the better bottles of that one. I will give it 4.5 because it is a good brew but I have rated other Cantillon’s much higher. This is clearly way overrated because it is rare but actually obtainable, that is just it.
kraddel (1909) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
finaly ! bottle via 77ships
pours red/pink/purple-ish . good white foam , that fades very fast . smell is quite full. taste has very much cantillon funk, but not that much of the blueberrys .. i also miss the fleshy aftertaste i had in other blueberry sours...