IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, but bright golden color, thinner white head. Pungent aroma, not incredibly strong but the flavor does a good job of making up for it. Big time gueuze flavor, sour, pungent with lots of leather, citrus, and acidity. Refreshing, dry, hugely acidic. This is some really nice lambic.
fly (1394) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
For a guy with such sinus problems to be able to appreciate this aroma is a near miracle. A question was placed in forums recently about "funkiness" - brother, THIS is what it’s all about. I could and did just smell this forever before even raising it to my lips. Heaven, sheer heaven. And the taste was not a disappointment. Acidic, sour, tart, and all the other qualities that are either so subtle or my senses so lacking that I can’t place in words. This much I can say - Wouldn’t want to drink this each and every day, but were I able to have 4-6 ounces aa week I would be one major leap closer to being the happiest person alive.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled @ RBSG 05’ (Montréal) Grand Tasting
Hazy blonde, light head, subtle lacing. The nose if ripe, some light banana. The flavor is super tart and complex, lightly salty, some serious vinegar notes going on here. Finishes way tangy, so sour, good, but it’s so sour that I’m sweating and I can’t finish the glass, so it doesn’t pass the Physical Challenge as Mark Summers would say. Maybe mix with good oil and pour it on some romaine?
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2012 Bottle... RBSG2005... This beer rocks!... Hazy, deep orange ale with a small, frothy, off-orange head. Oak, horse stable, lemon, must, grapefruit and old, sharp cheese all join hands to make up the wonderful, complex aroma. Citrusy flavor with a slightly bitter hop kick. Balanced nicely. Medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Finishes sour, lightly bitter and dry. Another world class offering from Cantillon!
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 Bottle. Teaish hop aroma. Unclear golden colour, almost no head. Aromatic, hoppy, moldy flavour. Hint of sourness along with a slightly bitter finish. 7 3 6 3 11
Bottle, 5%. Good citric aroma, some fruit. Grape and grapefruit flavour, slightly citric. Cloudy orange colour. Small white head. 7 3 7 3 18
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. This is definately the most hoppy lambic I have tried so far. Hazy golden coloured. Hops, grapefruits, grass, acidity, sourness and bitterness are mixed together in a well balanced and very special lambic. Very dry finish. Like a very infected IPA. But tasty.
Earlier Rating: 7/14/2005 Total Score: 4.6
Bottled. It is very nice to sit in front of your computer trying to promote USG to first division in Football Manager 05 while you are wearing your USG shirt and are drinking Cuvée des Champions. Lots of hops, citrus and grapefruit in the aroma. Acidic and citrusy flavour with a nice hoppy finish. Very fresh and nice.
Earlier Rating: 6/15/2004 Total Score: 4.1
Deep orange coloured. Lovely woody lambic aroma with plenty of hoppiness and grapefruit. Very soft and smooth flavour of grapefruit and hops. Not very sharp and aggresive.
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A darker shade of cider, no head worthy of mention. That’s odd, it has a sweeter aroma that I wasn’t expecting, especially from an unblended lambic. A berry character that reminded me of Oudbeitje Lambic.
You can see he added both fresh hops and candi sugar to help out with carbonation. And I thought Jean Pierre didn’t like sweetness in his Beers...The sweet and sour combo is quite nice, but this isn’t my favorite.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml Bottle, RBSG05) Cloudy amber body with minimal head. Aroma is sour, horseblanket, some barnyard, cheese. Taste is quite sour, light sweetness, lemon. Nice yeasty barnyard in the finish. Light body with medium carbonation. No question that this is a Cantillon.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2005: poured cloudy light orange yellow with a medium dissipating white head. Funky, barnyard, sour, yeasty. Typical Cantillon product.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 RBSG Montreal Friday Night Tasting. Hazy golden colour, thin white foam. Sharp, tart, barnyard and leather aroma. Straightforward sour with a dry lightly yeasty bitter finish. Refreshing and light bodied. Good, but seemed to lack the complexity of other Cantillons.