hackobock (2172) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 20, 2015. Bottle at home, 2014 vintage.
Light hazy orange with some white bubbles quickly dissipating. Aroma is funk, tart green apples, barnyard and lemon. Taste is sweet and tart apples up front, some lemon acidity and funk. Finish is light dry woody and tart, some funky notes. Smooth, flat, medium mouthfeel.
Lothore (592) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange hue with little to no head. Smell is cherries, sour wheat. Taste is cherries up front followed by peach, nectarine, long sour notes. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Really a delicious beerz
Douberd (3132) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru) Bottle 750 ml, served into a Cantillon tumbler, ABV 5%
Golden orange colour on the body, a bit hazy, no actual head, just some bubbles forming, laving a thin line around the glass after they pop.
Nice aroma, wine notes, sour apples, some wood
Nice taste too, basically follows the aroma, quite sour but not as much as I expected, well balanced.
Tart and dry on the palate, medium thin body, low carbonation.
Saeglopur (961) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Cuso. Thanks!
Orange, hazy body, with no head.
Acidic aroma with funk, sour fruits, like green apples, dough, some pepper.
Sour, tart taste, with about the same aromas, also salty and overall with a very well balance.
Quite light mouthfeel, with a low carbonation.
Finishes sour, tart, salty.
Very good! Quite raw, but still with a great balance. Pretty complex of course. Overall enjoyed this a lot, but not the best Cantillon Iíve had.
Werckmeister (822) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle shared by Cuso at Vienna Tasting 02/2015. Thanks Imro. orange, hazy color, almost no head. vinegarish / sour smell, cherry, funk. light to medium body, sourish, fruity, apples, very dry sour finish. not really my thing.
alex4r (82) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow and hazy pour, absolutely no head. Funky toes, blue cheese /barnyard aroma. Oily on the tongue and flat. Taste follows suite, that barnyard funk, only slighty tart. Probably a good example of an unblended lambic beer. Probably not the most score shattering loon but it has its place on the sun too
Gurthnar (2934) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma medicinal brett, light bubblegun, very light fruity, peach maybe. Hazy orange colour. Rather flat. Taste initially shocks, but mellows with second sip. Soft bretty medicinal notes, fruity, rather tart than sour. Peach. Quite good, but there are better.
MisoW (2277) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Wien tasting 02/2015. My style #76. Shared by Cuso and provided by Douberd, many thanks guys. Pours bit hazy orange color, small white head. Aroma is acidic, tangerines, apples. Taste is sour, apples, tangerines, lightly sweet, some orange.
Cuso (5880) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with Douberd, huge thanks. Yellow golden co,or with minimal white head, Tart aroma with lemon, basement aromas, funk. Taste, light sourness with vinegar, lemon, pepper. Light sour finish. Enjoyable, but not great.
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Bottle: Deeply hazed amber & burnt golden color, not much head (as expected) just a few mild bubbles on top. Aroma of sour lemon, sweat socks, horsey funk, wet hay, acidic stone fruit, & some faint yogurty lacto. Notes of funky cork, cheese rind, & wood near the end. Sour lemon & apple skin flavor, lightly acidic. Notes of sour lacto, hay, cork, funky driftwood, & some horse sweat. Hints of white grape & stone fruit. Cheesy, funky, woody, dry, sour. Flat, oily mouth feel. Really nice, but not in Cantillonís upper echelon.