GrumpyOldTroll (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Monroe tasting in 2013. Moderate head and carbonation. The wine barrel is present but overall i didnít think this one has aged very well.
fredrik_ (101) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Brian.
Extremly elegant beer. Wine is showing in a beautifull way. Aroma of peaches. Elegant sourness to it.
Ludvig (137) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A extreme elegance with lots of citrus! Lime in some degree but especially lemon! But most of all there where mandarins! The taste of Mandarin (a little orange citrus fruit) makes this Cantillon beer step up to something different from all other Cantillon beers I have tried, a sweet orange taste but still sour all the way, its hard to explain. But there where apricots, lots of them as well, so much of different winy fruits! The flavor tends to sour candies that I ate at my grandmothers house as a child with a fantastic fresh rolling acidity and fresh fruit flavor. lovely!
manker (65) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 Deep aroma with lemon, wood and grapes. Mandarin oranges mixed with some sour oranges, lemon rind and oak, pleasant grape character.
gn0sis (62) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled at Monroe tasting 2013, Second bottle follow-up at Denver Ghost Tasting 10/13. Tried next to Spuyten Dyuvil, both from the same era, both strikingly similar, and both different for very subtle reasons. Moderate head and lacing, slight foam and carbonation present, as with most gueuze in the 10 year age range. Moderate viscosity and hint of oiliness, but overall very light bodied. Tastes like soft oak and well aged lambic, very slight tannic presence, I like the subtlety of the aging in the French wine barrels, reminds me also of an earlier expression of Jean Chris Nomad. Extremely special and tasty, nuance and subtlety are key factors at play here. This one requires some thinking, and at the end of the day itís an extremely solid gueuze expression, if nothing else. Would love to revisit again someday.
chibuck (3506) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tart acidic and vinous, held up well over time, lucky to finally had this one
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unlabeled 750ml bottle poured into a cantillon taster.
Certainly never thought id have an opportunity to try this Ghost. I have to say, the hype left me slightly underwhelmed
Poured an yellowish orange color with very little carb.
Nose was heavy on the oak, lactic acid and citrus
Flavor was pretty complex. Heavy oak presence with a nice mixture of lemon juice/peel and white wine and white wine barrels. Suttle presence of fruit on the finish.
Overall this had a very nice dry mouthfeel and was a great experience to be had. However, I would not seek this one out simply due to its difficulty
callmemickey (4148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium orange colored body, relatively still with a few bubbles forming upon pouring. Intense unblended lambic character: lemon, oak, must, and some acetic notes. Complemented with a light white wine profile that ads a fruity/floral undertone. Quite complex, but was ultimately left waiting for one of the flavor notes to really take over and shine. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, fairly sour. Nice!
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, unlabeled, 2005 cork.
Pours a burnt orange color, some bubbles here and there, but basically flat. Smells very sour, citrus, oak, acetic. Tastes sour...but definitely one of the best unblended lambics Iíve ever had. The age has done well for this beer. Some oak, funk, citrus...I donít get much wine barrel. Light body, no carbonation on the mouthfeel, tart puckering finish.
Overall, really pumped to have had this beer. Very sour and an amazing unblended lambic. Not one of my favorites from the tasting, but a great beer nonetheless.
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells sour - acetic/vinegar with a bit if white wine. Some oak and funk, but acetic acid dominates. Taste follows - super sour - one of the more sour beers Iíve had. Maybe a bit of white wine - definitely some complexity that is missing from standard gueuze. Looks like a standard gueuze - clear golden with a touch of foam. Iím stoked to have had the opportunity to try it.