jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by callmemickey at Alanís tasting. Pours red apple with white head. Nose of berry funk, tart fruits and yeast. Taste is lots of berry funk, tart fruit, yeast and earthy grapes. World class.
nandoo (11) - wezembeek oppem, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
he alcohol s barely noticeable, as usual. A terrific beer that I have heard some describe as Leffe Blonde on steroids.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750mL bottle shared by my cousin Greg a few months ago. Bottle #043.
Pours reddish orange, topped with a thin off-white head. Nice red grape aroma. There are notes of grape juice and perhaps cranberry as well. Aroma is only moderately lactic. Red grape and grape juice are the predominant flavors, with complexity added by a moderate amount of lactic acid and notes of earth, raspberry and plum. A hint of tropical fruit, especially pineapple, comes forth towards the finish. Acidity lingers along with some grape. Well balanced carbonation makes this very easy to drink. It was a pleasure to try this, and I think it will improve with a year in the cellar.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Bottle] shared by Randall. Thanks! Pours a peachy orange with an effervescent pinkish head. Aroma is bright and crisp, moderate barnyard brett, nice light grapiness, quite lactic with little acetic acid. Flavor is super tart and crisp, light grapes, typical Cantillon barnyard funky brett, tons of lactic acid. It tastes young still, super bright, clean, and Iím not really sure what age will do to this one.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle # 58LRich Aroma is both sweet and tart. The classic Cantillon funk paired with a delicate, but not overpowering fruitiness. Plenty of floral aspects as well: lavender, jasmine, roses. Lighter grape skin tannin, some plums and a good dose of drying oak. I really enjoy how the funk/flowers/fruit interact with each other. The nose on this is absolutely stunning. Pours a very attractive cloudy peachy/rose color with a thin, but tight bright white head. Flavor is vibrant, fresh and perhaps a little young. Nice interplay of grape tannin, oak tannin and wild yeast. Fairly dry. Little to no sweetness. The grapes add a nice, tannic flavor. A bit of must and cobwebs. Fairly clean all across the tongue with a biting, gripping acidic finish down the throat. Medium bodied, excellent carbonation with a vibrant, clean finish. Thanks Randall!
Doodler (311) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 bomber, had with friends at our epic sour tasting at Jasons. Pours a hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Deep aroma of fruits - lemons, pineapple, strawberries and tell-tale funk. Nicely carbonated, lightly sour. Didnít get the Welches grape as much as light cherry / strawberry flavors. Nice body and good legs on the finish. Wonderfully balanced. Thanks to Franco for sending this memorable brew to me to share.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big concord grape aroma. Quite tart and dry (as if one would expect anything else from Cantillon!). Not ultra complex, but significantly more elegant than any grape wine I have ever had from Lambrusca grapes.
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2010 Bottle. Pours a amber red color with a white collared head. Very purple grape smellig like concord grapes. Barnyard as well. The aroma has a slight aroma of horse apple aka barnyard manure, this aroma seems to be quite polarizing, either you like it or hate it. The taste is leaps and bounds better than the aroma and I like the aroma! Flavorwise I get purple grape first and foremost followed by some earthiness and oakiness. The taste is really good, wow. Don Q is the man. Sour and tart that makes you pucker. Light mouthfeel with nice balance of carbonation. Overall, a really nice beer and one that I will probably never get the chance to try again.
SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Travlr and Livingstone: Poured a reddish ruby with pink tints, hazy white head. The aroma is sour grapes, fruit, nice funkiness. The taste is up front sour, mellows into fruit strawberry. Dry oak barrel finish. I donít normally dig lambics, however this stuff is liquid gold.
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
LCBS 2010. Purplish/pinkish pour. Aroma is quickly dominated by grapes. Concord grapes and strawberries. Flavor has some of the normal Cantillon funk, wood to go along with the grape flavor. I liked this, I am not sure this will age and I am not sure that pure sour heads will be all that enthused.