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

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RATINGS: 1042   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 itís organic or not.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 I think this is my favorite Cantillon. Pours a dark golden color, still, no carbonation. A mild flavor for Cantillon, but it is unblended and aged for 3 years! A tart sourness, some oak in the flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown. Aroma is slightly sweet, lots of funky brett some woody sourness aswell. Taste is woody, tart, funky. One of my favourites

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2898) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2006 Rating #900! and popping the cork on #69 of RBís 70 beer styles. 750 ml, "Bottled 2005." Well, the only common beer with a "900" in its name is Camo 900, so letís do this instead. Besides, itís symmetry: my first rating was Capitol 1900.
Pours light yellowish brown, looking a bit like apple juice. No real head, but some pinprick bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. Smell is pretty nice. I expected lots of sourness, but more cidery notes with a bit of wood. But taste is where the sourness comes in. Real brett sourness, no acid used here. Somehow a bit rubbery, then more of the crabapple cider. What else? Some butterscotch, mown hay thatís actually tripping my allergies. Yep, there are those stale hops, and a big barnyard character. Reminds me of that Berliner Weisse toward the end.So what do I compare this to, if itís likely the only unblended lambic Iíll find outside of Belgium? Itís certainly a pleasure to have discovered and enjoyed this puzzle, so Iíll count my experience as part of the rating.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2006
this is basically the exact same thing as the gueze. sweet and sour, very carbonated. i think it was translucent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2006
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Bottle, split with NachlamSie. We foolishly chilled it, before reading the label. DO NOT MAKE THIS MISTAKE! I cannot stress that enough. After the bottle warmed, many more subtle notes and dimensions were present. The sour nose gives way to strong dry wine-like characteristics, and earthy notes. Easier to admire than to enjoy.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2006
My last style of the 70 and thank god itís over. What a stupid beer. no difference between this and gueze. I was told this was supposed to be a good one too. 25% is far from that. Iím glad I canít remember how much money i wasted on this crap. I spilled my friends glass of this and gladly gave him mine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14439) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2006
Bottle. Sourish, earthy aroma. Dark golden colour, almost clear, no head. Totally flat, no carbonation. Sour flavour, no surprise, earthy and nice. Hint of aluminium in the aftertaste, but that wears off.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2143) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 On tap at the Stumbling Monk in Seattle.

Pours a light yellow-orange, slightly cloudy with a nice white head. A gorgeous lemon juice and oak aroma comes through marvellously, little harshness or vinegar, just a deep rich lambic goodness. The flavor is a beautiful dry sourness, plenty of complex wood-and-lambic but not ostentatiously so; the sourness is uncompromising but ot the least bit aggressive or stinging. Crisip, delightful palate.

Truly a wonderful beer.

2010 Bottle at Chrisís place 2014 -- thanks!! Gentler than I recall, both in acidity and in particular in the house funk character. Tasty but 4.1 to 4.2 rather than 4.3. Labeled as bio rather than 1900.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 Cork shows 2005. Pours hazy amber with very little head. Aroma is quite tart with vinegar and light spice. Medium body, but heartier body than expected - little to no carbonation to be found. Taste is sour with dry wine characteristics, especially on the finish. Strong earthiness in the background. Nice beer. (original rating - 7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5) <P> Rerate notes: Aroma also has light leather and barnyard funk. Taste is refreshing and tart and citrus along with what was mentioned previously. Very nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2006
2002 on the cork. This unblended lambic pours out a hazy golden color. The aroma is vinegar and bread. You can tell this is going to be a pungent puckerer. The taste is very sour and wine-like. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Very interesting--if you like the sour stuff--then this one is for you.


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