DarkMagus (502) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JohnnyJ (5393) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Stew41 (1927) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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)