slcbrewer (44) - USA - APR 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cuvee du 89 at Het Bier Circus. Well-balanced, and fairly hoppy for a gueze. Strong citrus flavors. Not as tart as some, but farily typical for the type.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cuvee du 89 - Bottled 2004 - Golden body with big full white head that lasts quite long; Beautiful nose, complex and fresh, it lacks a bit of depth though. Loads of citrus, fresh green apples, hay, leather, horseshit, wood, along with very clear notes of dried hop; Very light body, quite sour, medium carbonation, a little watery, this turns into fresh and sour finish which is a bit short (the aroma of the finish is short, but the sour and tart part stays long), quite tart, again fresh green apple but mostly dried hop together with lemon, oak in the late finish. I think this one lacks complexity and power to be a true winner. Some raters find this dry hopping in the cask a fantastic idea, I really don’t!
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow with a medium, tight head. Dry, neutral and acidic aroma with apricots and pectine(?). Not as dry/sour as most Cantillons. Fruity, acidic flavor. Medium-bodied, acidic, easily drinkable palate with medium carbonation. A typical, maybe somewhat "easy" Cantillon.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m struck by the richness of the aroma: quite complex for a lambic: yeasty, musty and cellar-like, and very fruity (strawberry). Hints of wheat and strawberries are also in the very tart flavor. I’m not sure what exactly this beer has on other lambics, but I find that its slightly more pleasant than usual. It’s making me crave some stinky cheese, however.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Bottled ; chilled ; 2004 vintage ; with IDLB and MtlCrew ]
A fully diminushing small fizzy white head that tops up a hazy deep orange body. No lacing. Few average size particules. Many medium bubbles. Barnyard, lactic acid impressions.. fruits sugar like aroma. Less tart, more fruity then the Vignerone and St-Lamvinus we also had that day. Detected a higher then average bitterness level for the style which was not unpleasant.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - MAR 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely pungent nose - sour, vinegar and funky. Gold color with a fizzy head. Apple vinegar taste, some pepper. Sour but more dry - like a fresh date. Very thin body. Grassy gritty texture that scratches on the way down.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle, corked & caged (Bottled in 2004, sampled 28 February 2006): Shimmering gold with a fluffy light tan head that quickly fizzes into the characteristic gueuze sparsely bubble foam…sour lime and horse blanket aroma. Tart grapefruit and pine cone flavour wraps the tongue nicely. Carbonation is on the low side…but does not detract from my enjoyment…Long, sour-puckering bitterness…granny smith apple tarts with just enough sweetness. This one doesn’t have the iron flavours, the sharp sourness or mustiness that I truly love…but it was still a fantastic treat.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks again Jacob and Dixen for bringing so much joy into our house ;-) Pours a nice deep orange color with an unusual big frothy head that diminishes quick and completly like a weird dream. Dusty pine and grapefruit nose- that is quite intense. Acidic grapefruit, earthy, resin taste with a cardboardy finish.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber body with a small white head. Typical Lambic aromas, barnyard funk, lacto-sourness, pears and apple.The flavor is immediately sour and slightly sweet before finishing very sour and bone dry, tons of lemons. The mouthfeel is light, refreshing.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can I be unpleasantly honest here for a second? I have trouble telling most Cantillons apart. In a way, I suppose this forces me to rate each new one completely without comparision and on its own merits, but it grows frustrating to get the deja-vu (don’t they all have this same sour finish) and wonder if I oughn’t to say screw it and get ahold of their faro just to try something Cantillon that doesn’t give my stomach deja-upset. This beer seemed a degree sweeter than most others I remember, with distinct notes of pear, lemon, and the slightest of barnyard funk before dissolving into the usual heartburn-in-a-glass.