KAME (160) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 Placeholder until a re-rate. Had a bottle from what I believe was March 2009, Batch 4?. Very disappointing and nothing like I remembered. Now I need to drink a bottle from the cellar (Batch 002) and hope to erase this bad memory.
Markkind (9) - - APR 17, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazingly complex palate. Savor each sip to get the full experience. Good bit of tart, but overall crisp finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
jonno (2001) - JAPAN - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Obviously I am not a sour guy, no matter how hard I try. This is dry, funky and has a ton of blueberries, but doesn"t quite tickle my palate the right way. Still its a great beer, but I preferred the mellower, more austere Mamouche to this. Couldn’t taste the rareness on this one.
AndySnow (1178) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks sunevdj. 2009 vintage. Red colour with a small white head. Some lacing. Sour berry aroma. Very sour flavour with hints of berries. Sour berry aftertaste.
shoulderbroken (1144) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating 1000 at the RB Japan Gathering. Thanks to Sune! I had been wanting to drink this for a long time. Maybe got a bit over excited and didn’t write much.
’Aroma lovely, fruity, lovely. Pretty sour finish. Beautiful.’
Basically the usual Cantillon classiness and sourness with a different fruit which I also happen to like. Got to be a winner. Plus you could taste the rareness...
TimE (2584) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy purple color. Blueberries, leather, funk and barnhouse. Uber sour with blueberries. Like a sour blueberry milkshake.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 75cl Bottle at Torst.. shared with Mark. Pour is a light blue/purple with a nice white head. Aroma of tart blueberries. Taste is same. Drinks like a nice sparkling blueberry soda. Finished the bottle in 3-5 minutes. Really tasty.
SudsMcDuff (4672) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, apparently from 2007 .. . been wanting this since i heard the first release was due .. . getting alot of strawberry and mild blueberry jam .. . light mouth . . this is definitely more tart than sour, glad to have finally tried it .. . . did we go over choke holds?
jesperhammer (2203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
02-MAR-2013, 2010 vintage 0,375 l bottle, @home, from Ølbutikken.
Opened with Morten to celebrate a huge tax refund. I have been holding on to this bottle since release. How will it present itself?
Pours slightly hazy red with lasting, lacing pink head.
Aroma is blueberry, tart, gun powder - lactic, and funk.
Taste the same. Mostly just pure blueberry juice.
Quite full body, soft but still lively carbonation with a long tart and blueberry finish.
My first perfect beer, my first perfect 5. Must seek out again:-)
The perfect 5 may be influenced by the hype around the brew and/or the tax refund, but this IS the best beer I have had.
jbruner (1117) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 vintage (not sure if it was batch 2 or 3) shared thanks to mlunger12 at RBWG! Pours a hazy reddish purple from the bottle with thin ring of white lacy head. Aroma of funky farmhouse yeast and tart fruit; taste follows, bittery tart awesomeness. Wow, this was pretty awesome.
nulledge (25) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 vintage I believe shared at the RBWG courtesy of mlunger12. Poured from 75 cl bottle into a tulip. Violet color fading to watery blue transparency on the edges. Little/no carbonation with thin off-white head that quickly faded. Nose is acidic funk, vinegar, blueberry skins. Taste is similar with tart blueberry, lemon rind, and tannins. Very crisp and dry. Excellent.