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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkMagus (502) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Thanks to BitchesBrew for sharing this one. No carbonation, clear golden-yellow color. Mouth-watering, funky, acidic, vinegar, woody aroma. Musty, woody, sour fruit (apple, cherry), a slight cheesy flavors. Mouthfeel was initially very smooth due to the lack of carbonation, but the finish was very dry due to the acidic nature of this brew. Overall this was not ridiculously sour, and was fairly easy to drink. Made my mouth water after each sip. Awesome stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Shared bottle, thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Hazy yellow gold, thin white head. Aroma is funky, musty, tangy, sour, makes my mouth water. Flavor is super tangy and sour, almost salty---dough, bleu cheese, fruit. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2007
2004 Bottle. Gold pour with no head. Smells of the typical lambic funk, lemon, straw, fresh cut grass. Tart sour white grape flavor, funk, grassy. Not as intensely sour as and more drinkable than the fruit lambics.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5393) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2007
2005 Bottle. Pour is a clear gold with zero head. Aroma of barnyard funk, sour fruit, and oak. Nice sour flavor of tart, funk, leather, fruit, and citrus. Great flavor, but it has almost no carbonation... very strange. A very drinkable refreshing lambic, not to sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 Bottle. Pours golden/peach color with no head. Slight citrus and must aroma. Only mildly sour and tart with a hint of fruity bitterness. The tartness increases as it warms. Rich and oily on the palate. Quite vinous.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
Bottle (from Cantillon, ’03 Bottle ’07). Rich golden orange apple juice appearance. Soft slightly cheesey cellar aroma with light citrussy acidity. Mild earthy fruitiness in mouth and restrained sourness for Cantillon. Laid back and very drinkable but with backs of flavour. I imagine this would be more aggressive after longer in the bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
bottled aug 22nd 06’- pours a clear dark yellow with no head. aroma is tart apples and oak. has a light to medium body with no head and just a trace of lacing. flavor is tart apples and oak. not to bad of a unb lambic just a bit young i think, would probably be a bit better aged. has a little yeast taste as well. has a little barnyard funky taste, and a bit of lemon taste and aroma. like someone said before it almost tastes like a white wine. it is a tad bit to acidic for me as well almost burning the throat type of feel going down.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2007
Dry light colored wine smell. A few things going on with the aroma I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s such a pretty orangy yellow color. Light orangy yellow. No head. Sour, dry wine like taste. Tangy as all hell. Lemony and wild. Some mild bitterness. Very tart. Makes you smile. This would be perfect with a champagne esque amount of carbonation. Shouldn’t have poured a whole 12 ounces though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Some of the previous commentators have good points: some carbonation wouldn’t hurt, however, it is a beer with many subtle nuances, and some of that subtlety might be lost with aggressive fizz. Acidity isn’t overpowering. It almost reminds me of a good white burgundy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1927) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 5, 2007
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Vintage: 1999
Consumed: May 2008

Sweet nose, relatively speaking of course, and not miles away from dessert wines based on botrytised semillon grapes. In fact the similarity is striking. Colour is certainly developed with darker apricot but this 9yr old beer. Palate is dead flat and shows great aged apricot and wine characters. Good tangy, spicy fruits throughout. Slight pong on the finish.

Vintage: 2003
Consumed: May 2007

Ok, I admit, I am a complete nuff when it comes to the style, but the completely flat palate effectively kills the beer for me. Strictly medium strength in terms of acid, sour fruits and intensity, particularly in the contex of a Cantillon offering. Orange apricot hue with no head. Sour and citrus fruits on the nose. Much more bitter and firm to taste; citrus and acid in abundance early, but the palate suffers from a chronic lack of fizz which flattens and dulls the palate. Flavours tail off as a result. Disappointing (yeah I know, unblended lambic should be flat). (purchased at the brewery in late 2006)


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