jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd Annual Woodshop Tasting, 3/1/08. Thanks Chris! Grapefruity, zesty lemon - tart forward. Good amount of lingering funk. Nice and drinkable - but powerful.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled 7-19-2007. I believe this is my first unblended lambic. Pours a brown hued orange. Nose is slightly like a certain flavor of Ricola throat drops. I can’t remember exactly what kind, but I think it was lemon and herbs or something like that. Antiseptic tone to it. Fair amount of wood is on there too. Flavor is sour indeed. Definite wood character to it. Just a pure mix of tart and wood. This is what a lambic is. Feel is as expected on the liquid and ripe with carbonation. Overall very drinkable. If you haven’t had a real lambic and don’t appreciate that sour funk, you won’t dig this one. This is a purists dream. Very much worth taking the bus to Philly for a day to get a hold of.
shadey (1912) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottled in 2006. Poured into a flute the color is a bright light melon orange. The carbonation isn’t very active and there is no head. Aroma is fruity sourness. There is some funkiness but it isn’t obvious. The flavor is smooth and well blended. Plenty of sourness, tart in the back of the throat. Fruity and very acidic. There is carbonation in the body, although the pour would never show it.
JAXSON (529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like the idea of this beer -- to celebrate the local soccer team’s division tile, and I like the way the bottle looks. I kind of like the actual beer too. Sharp acidity with the typical Cantillon tartness, that’s kind of good and kind of unpleasant at the same time. Has a kind of woody smoothness to round it out, which is nice. Like many Cantillon products, it’s reminicient of eating grass, bread, and lemons, sitting out on a hilltop on a breezy summer day.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Blue Max.Pours a cloudy
color like Countrytime lemonade but this is not your daddy’s artificial sugarladen
piss-tasting lawnmower riding on a hot summer afternoon beverage.
Man, how can you describe a Gueuze?
Seriously? The funk is strong here young Jedi.
ketchepillar (1170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 1/13/08. Aroma starts lemony and very acidic and then flattens out a bit with nail polish & funky cheese. Taste starts out salty and again flattens out a bit, bit still quite sour. 8/4/7/4/16 - 4.1
12/27/12. Glad I got a chance to revisit this my very first gueuze. Peppery nose. Funky, dusty, bitter grapes. Socks. Cheesy. Really bitter oddly enough. Vegetal, grassy bitterness that is. Did not re-score, but perhaps a slight bump over previous rating.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is nicely soured, kind of skunky and funky.
Taste is very acidic, sour lemon, some rinds and mouth puckering bitter sourness. Did I mention this was sour?
This shit is pretty good.
Acidic, slightly harsh, drinks well, the hops make some presence, but only to give a touch of bitterness.
Finishes clean, somewhat sour (again).
I also get a little BO and horse.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer that brought in the new year. Nothing better to have in a glass at midnight , toasting with friends, getting toasted. Poured hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma is of typical cantillon yeast, barnyard funky, and hints of fruits. Taste was tart, but not over the top. As "Stoutlover72" put it. It doesn’t give you a "nut-check" like other cantillons. Very drinkable cantillon product.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
06’ bottle courtesy of miver. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small but dense white head. The aroma is lemongrass, basement funk, and some light fruits. Flavors are lemongrass, tart apples, pears, must, and some light hops. Not as tart as most cantillons but it was a little young.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another of the Christmas Eve beers shared by the family. This beer pours out a cloudy orange hue, with a fluffy white foamy head with some nice lacing. Aroma of lemonheads, aromatic cheeses, acidic, and a touch of wood. Mouthfeel is bright and lively with the liquid dancing on your tongue. Flavors was lemons, funk, Granny Smith apples, and stomach acid. Even with the acidity, it’s really nicely balanced and doesn’t give you a nut-check like some of the other Cantillon products tend to do.