whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Virtually still, dark lemon body, flat in the center with a thin surrounding rim of white carbonation. Aroma of hay, musty barnyard, and bitter grapefruit. Dry, whole grapefruit flavor with nice strong sourness and some unexpected bitterness for a lambic. Some noticeable musty oxidation with strong wood and cork qualities. Nice, distinct change of pace. This is roots beer.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A apple aroma almost winelike. A medium golden color. No carbonation and a light apple flavor. A different kind of beer but enjoyable.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer 1000! Big thanks to all the brewers who contributed to getting me here, as well as to all the folks out there who traded with me and gave me beers as gifts. Actually, this really is beer 1001 due to having two at lunch today, but Iíve held onto this thing for a year and a half now intending it to be beer 1000, heck if Iím not going to enter it as 1000 now! Picked this up at Cantillon, 2003 bottling. Pours still as promised, pale apple juice appearance with lots of tiny floaties. This thing threw quite a sediment in the bottle as well. Aroma was sheer barnyard, tart and aggressive. Flavors revolved around barnyard, mushrooms, very faint cheddar, tart green apples and a bit of wood. Piercingly sour, and dry as a bone on the finish. Pure lambic in nature. My only complaint is that it was a bit thinnish, and the finish was extremely short. Still a marvelous concoction.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 06/07/2005. 30th present to myself from Rumbleís, Wellington. 375ml 1999 vintage, bottled 2003 - NZ$15!!!!
Pours a still, pale, rose-tinted, gold. Beautifully vibrant but not bright, slight haze as well as "bits" of something hanging in the glass (looks like gold dust). No head at all. A suds-like, powdery looking, film sits on top at first but clears away completely within a minute or so. Lime, pollen and apple peel on the nose initially, follwed by a musty "under stair" or "attic" aroma. No sweetness at all left in this liquid after 6 years fermenting and conditioning, a big sourness initially that is followed by a strong, citrus, bitterness through the middle and very complex, dry, leathery, finish. Suck a lime, swallow some grapefruit and chew your belt - youíll get some impression. Soft, oily, mouthfeel. Some powdery residue the only real negative for myself (a self-confessed lover of sour and bitter!).
Wow, an amazingly beer. One, however is enough. As Fritha said "It tastes like itís good for you". Soon after she complained of stomach churning. If it tastes like vinegar youíve eithr got a bad bottle or a problem with your palate.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden brown headless liquid funk. Sour musty eathy citric funky offering - just what I wanted. Grassy straw funkiness throughout and then that great lingering tart sourness. Mmmm.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
vintage 2000. the overpowering aroma was very aour and vinegary. it poured a slightly cloudy gold with no head. it was a very strong flavor, musty like a damp basement. i donít know what falvors i actually detected. it was very watery in the mouth. not at all desirable, refreshing or enjoyable, stil, iím glad i tried it. i guess you have to let it grow on you.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
woody nose with crazy lambic aromas comming from all over. Beautiful pale color, opens with some straw, orange, and ends so rediculously tart
Pailhead (4574) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Beer #1000 and my completion of all the beer styles. Aroma is fruity with a much more light tartness and sourness than other Cantillons. Pours a transparent yellowish-orange with a few bubbles in the pour that do not stick around at all. Sour and tart, but not even close to the other Cantillon. A touch of fruit. Lots of woodiness in the finish. Completely flat mouthfeel and a little thin. Itís not bad, but doesnít compare to most of Cantillonís other offerings.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2001 vintage. Bottled. Whatís this? Whatís going on? How can a beer by Cantillon taste like this? Itís not alive as it should be. It must have been a bad bottle so I will re-rate it as soon as possible. For now: aroma of leather, dusty and hints of vinegar. Golden color, no head, not even after stiring. Light sweet, light sour, wood, dusty, pretty bitter like gin, medium body. But no aggresiveness and very weak.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) DOnít know what vintage this was. Incredibly sour taste. Like sucking on lemon rinds. Not musty or funky at all. Drinkable, but not noteworthy.