Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 2011 vintage, generously provided by Rich. Thanks a bunch for sharing this treat Rich! No head on the pour, but it is a beautiful deep purple red in color. It is slightly hazy in clarity, it looks stunning. For being a year old at this point, there is still quite a bit of blueberry in the nose, much more than I remember when I originally tried this last year. Plump blueberries and some yogurt character. Blueberry is a little more subdued in the flavor, but is still quite present. There is also lemon rind, oak, and a generous amount of funk. Light mouthfeel, good acidity, lower carbonation, and a moderate lingering finish. One of the better fruit lambics Cantillon makes, but in term of fruit lambics I think I still prefer Fou Foune, Saint Lamnivus, and Lou Pepe Kriek.
Jokestereo (171) - 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 (369) - 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 (5788) - 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 (1190) - 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.
ctipping (713) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. 2012 bottle. Originally reviewed 6/15/2013.
Deep red, purple body. Nice white head. Collar lasts forever.
The blueberry aroma comes out a lot, but it’s got a green character to it. Nice funk and acidity.
Taste is also very green. Funky and a nice blueberry flavor. Graininess and sourness. Finishes with a nice fruity flavor blended into a sour bite
Spritzy carbonation. Medium to light body.
I hoped the fruit character would be incredible, but it’s very vegetal. Fou’Foune is better, but this is a great lambic.
GrumpyOldTroll (55) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice complex fruit flavor that fades over time and is replaced by horse blanket. A solid beer and very pleasant to drink.
RobertDale (4752) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml. bottle. Thanks Nikos! Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a small pinkish head. Aroma of fruit, berries, and funk. Taste is fruit, tart blueberries, funk, earth, and wood. Delicious.
markextrae (2784) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle, poured a deep dark red colour with a small pink head on top. sour dark blueberries, hay, rosebottle. berries, pie, barnyard, and blueberry juice, spiced yeast, citrus, lot of barnyard, earth notes, blueberries makes the base even more sour. def. not one of the best fruited cantillon lambics, bit to hyped i think
bikeclj (17) - Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An absolutely wonderful beer. A smooth tartness with very balanced blueberry flavor complements. It's like popping a fresh blueberry in your mouth. It dances on your tongue and makes you wish it wasn't as rare as it is. No head and lightly carbonated. This beer was and treat.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had many of the vintages as I used to live right by there. Usually pours a dark blue violet. Quick reducing white head. Aroma of ripe blueberries and then funk barnyard and old oak with some musty barnyard. Great mouthfeel of initial fruit sweetness then dry and tart. The finish is earthy and leathery with blueberries present.