BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle opened at the Schroppfy party in Yellow Springs: Hazy golden hue with some head and lace. The aroma is way funky and has sour apple notes with a boatload of brett and floral character. The taste is twangy and sour with woody and earthy overtone. Different than many Cantillon has the finish is less aggressive and offers only sublime woody notes. The feel is lively and fizzy, mostly refreshing. This is very good and I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Courtest of Schroppy at his gathering. Obvious sour and tart aromas with some light yeast. Pours a cloudy dull yellowish-orange with some sediment and virtually no head. Very little carbonation. Sour and tart, but not as much so as I would expet from Cantillon. Some woodiness in the finish. A lighter Cantillon than I’ve had before.
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden hazy, like summer wheat, with a very minimal head. The aroma is reminiscent of a white wine, with grapes, and a little barnyard. The taste is pure and shockingly bitter, no sugar notes at all, and a very soft palate.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cork 2004 I am reading the bottle and it says it can be cellared for twenty years.
I would reccomend that. The brew is a deep gold with some lacy foam . The aroma is definately lambic I got horse blanket and hay and some shortbread
cookie it smells awesome! The dry hops I was expecting did not come through at all.The taste is tart , acidic and lots of vinegar.I think its a aquired taste and I havent aquired it.Still no hops notes.
Not for the faint of heart
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle courtesy of egajdzis. Poured a medium and cloudy orange color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of horseblanket, leather and musty. Tastes of green apples and light lemons. Nice lighter sour and tart finish. Very good.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy orange/yellow, with a smal head. Aroma is funky brett. and quite a bit of hops. Taste is sour, tart, and spicy/hoppy. What a great lambic from Cantillon
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy orange yellow color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of white grapes, funky horseblanket, musty barnyard, hay, and oak. Sour lemon peel, green apple, more oak as well. Moderately carbonated mouthfeel.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle lasciviously liquidated with beerbuzzmontreal, ClarkVV, MartinT, tiggmtl, olivier, Rastacouere and Simon at the Farmhouse Ales and More! tasting in Montreal. Pale, almost clear apricot body, with little head atop the light haze...very sharp, sour, typical Cantillon nose that would wake the dead...barnyardy animal motes interact with creosote and an old wood lot....oak is evident in the sour body, which is much easier to drink (and somewhat less distinctive) than most Cantillons, a bit of brown sugar is evident in the middle with a touch of apple...strong tartness returns for the finish with a bit of pepper, all tucked in a full, lightly syrupy body. Not the best from Cantillon, but worthy and interesting as always.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
04.20.05 750ml bottle, cork dated 2-2004. Hazed orange-gold with little head. Stinky aromas of leather, citrus, sour, strawberry, wood. I really want to like gueuze, but it with trepidation that I take a first sip as I know this glass may be a struggle. A breakthrough, I think, as I find a nice floral flavor, fruity, and a tasty hop profile that gives me something friendly to focus on when the sourness gets to be just a hint too much. Lots of citrus and plenty of barnyard. The cheese shop funk is not beating me up this time; in fact, the mild leather, sweat, and dust are more complimentary than dominant. The astringent finish clears up a somewhat unctuous feeling right before the swallow. If more lambic were low key like this one, I’d drink more lambics.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2006 Pours a hazy orange color with a ring of white lace. Very sour and tart aroma of strawberry jam and acidity. Very good flavor of cheese, strawberry jam and barnyard covered by dust and cobwebs with a good acidity and a sweet finish. Light body, dusty texture and very soft carbonation.