Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1097   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A classic, specially selected single batch of lambic, aged three years in the cask. The only unblended real lambic you can find anywhere.

DISCLAIMER: this entry stores the ratings for both the "Cantillon Bruocsella" no mather whether it’s organic or not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
75cl bottle, tasting @ Chez Alain, Rennes. Yellowish and nearly completely flat, like a "vin jaune". Tart and funk, but with a relatively low sourness. Interesting, maybe even more for wine amateurs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2320) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2015
750ml, 2015, at the side project cellar. Dirty darker yellow. Lots of funk. Wet blanket, band aid. Somewhat metallic. Back end sour. Uncarbonated yet lively back end. These plain Cantillons need some time to pucker up. The funk without the sour doesn’t work for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fredd_an (238) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
Äppelmustfärg, lite grumlig, doft av gröna äpplen, kompost, tänker på lite blommor också, man känner syrligheten redan i doften, smak: en avmattad dammig smak, äppelvinäger, matt syra, syran är långt ifrån utpräglad som i geuze eller i många andra suröl, Även en slags lagrad ciderkaraktär infinner sig, lagrade på ekfats känsla, en lång äppelstjärnebitterhet infinner sig i eftersmaken ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simont1 (524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
Aroma of barnyard, earthy, citrus, lemon zest with a bit of astringency. This is very tasty and easy drinking, quite complex, with light oak notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
This is it! Had at brewery by mold old flat and have had in bottle. 100 percent to style. Flat tingling mouthfeel without the fizz, especially out of a wooden barrel. Green apple tart with oak slight phenolic and sour dough bread. If you don’t rate this a 4 or better you just don’t like this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2401) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle at Monks during a Cantillon event. April 2015 vintage. Hazy yellow gold pour with just the ghost of a ring around the edge. Low carbonation. Flavors are subtle but very complex. Notes of nectarine. Beeswax. Elderflower. Chamomile. Bruised lemon zest. Heart of palm. Honeycomb. Lemongrass. Deliciously tart. A fantastic slow sipper!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2420) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle @ Zwanze, Bagby Beer Company, courtesy of richiesd! Cloudy golden color. No head. Aroma’s: old, wet wood, light funky, sour. Retronasal there’s more sour, old, wood, funky. Flavor is moderate to full sour, woody. Light bodied. Long finish, dry, no new flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1594) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Cask at the Kings Arms, London. 2011 vintage. Light amber shade with zero head. Notes of oak and waxy orange fruit rind. Quite juicy, almost chewy texture on the tongue. Sourness sticks to the gums. Completely flat. I’m not a huge fan of unblended old lambic but this is nice enough and shows a bit of complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5298) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2016

Oct 2015 - Cask at the Kings Arms. I think this is my first cask lambic. Apparently 4 years old. Clear dark orange, still, no real head. Aroma is apples, malt vinegar, leaves. Body is medium, no real carbonation, smooth. Taste is apples, apple cider vinegar, a touch woody, butter, spice. Not really tart or acidic at all. Almost like a cider. Pretty nice, but slow drinking. (3.7)

Jan 2016 - Bottle share at Chriso’s, thanks to Dave. 2012 vintage, 5%. Apple, grape, fruity nose. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is apple, sour, stewed fruits. Nice. (3.7)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle poured into a small tumbler at Dolphins Higobashi 2015 Zwanze Day Event. Bruocscella 1996 was a dense cloudy orange gold with a soft aroma & body. The taste is great, mild lemon cake tartness, funk and spice. Super mellow and drinkable. I wish I could’ve gotten more this was great.

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