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Cantillon Bourgogne Lambic

Cantillon Bourgogne Lambic
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Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Unblended lambic aged 2 years in a white wine barrel from Nuits-Saint-Georges in Bourgogne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GrumpyOldTroll (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fredrik_ (101) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Brian. Extremly elegant beer. Wine is showing in a beautifull way. Aroma of peaches. Elegant sourness to it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ludvig (137) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (65) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gn0sis (63) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
tart acidic and vinous, held up well over time, lucky to finally had this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2013
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (4205) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
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.

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