sthlm (1233) - Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2012 [Bottle--í02, thanks for sharing, BDR!] Pours very murky golden with a small white head. Aroma is very funky and sour with almost no fruit detectable. The taste is once again quite funky, and extremely sour--one of the most sour beers that I have ever tasted. This is then followed by a blast of apricot that really makes the beer. Medium mouthfeel with a fairly long, fruity finish. The smell was fairly average, but this was still an enjoyable lambic. Old rating: 6/3/8/4/16 = 3.7
Re-rate: [Bottle, í04] I believe that thanks go to Levi for sharing this bottle. Really outstanding, and one of the highlights of an already great tasting. Still one of the sourest beers that I have tried, but I really appreciated the integration with the fruit. Overall, one of my favorite fruit lambics for sure, and Iíll give a hefty bump in score to reflect that.
JK (4604) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to BDR for sharing. Cloudy yellow/gold. Some carbonation. Sour aroma with apricot. Flavor is very sour, even for a Cantillon. Excellent. Full bodied, extremely flavorful and very sour.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ratting 1800. Thanks me!!! 2002 vintage. Beautiful cloudy peach colored body. Huge barnyard funk on the nose - faint lactic character as well. Complex body with apricots blending in and out of a perfectly brett overridden bottle. Amazingly tart finish. Outstanding.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - APR 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37,5cl. í06 bottling. Hazy, light golden yellow with fizzy and small white head. Softly tart aroma, strong fresh apricots. Flavor is dry apricots, sharp citric tartness. Fresh fruity finish. Yeast adds slight wheaty note, and smoothens everything. Medium bodied, strongly carbonated, slightly tannic and dry palate. A bit easier one.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle 2002. Cloudy orange yellow with a medium sized rocky white head. Musty aroma, acetic and apricoty. Tannic apricot with bretty horse flavors. Sharp acidity with a residual fruit note. Lingering apricot skin in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, rather dry.
Skinnyviking (7231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white but very quickly disappearing head. Hazy orange body with lots of yeast sediments. Oranges grapefruit acidic aroma. Powerful vinegar grapefruit not just acidic but in fact sharp and sour fruity flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste.
DSG (6333) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 Re-rate 11/13: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. 2013 bottle. Cloudy yellow with a white head. Wonderful aroma full of apricots, barnyard and a bit of lemony notes. Sour and funky flavor with oak and some apricots. Medium-bodied, tingling carbonation. 9/4/8/4/16=4.1
(3/11/08) Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Bottled in 2006. Slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of apricots, bretty funk and some citrus. Very dry sour flavor with some apricots and some lemon in the finish. Medium-bodied. Very good. 7/4/8/3/15=3.7
harrisoni (14132) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 Bottle from Dranken Geers. Hazy orange gold with disappearing head. Yep, itís got apricot on aroma, with some funk. Pretty well carbonated. Itís an odd mix of sweet apricot fruit and a full on dry sharp lemony lambic. The aroma is what? Funk and sweet apricot. Really acidic sharp finish. Not sure that I like it that much. Nice in mouthfeel with sharp stewed apple. Very dry on end. Well made, nothing wrong with it, but not for me. 2.6/5 previous rating was from when I was an idiot. On tap at Borefts 2014. Amazing love the fruit and sourness. Just beautiful.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden body with a medium frothy white head. Yeasty aroma wtih apricot, fruit and lots of horseblanket. Very sour apricot flavor with fruit and some horseblanket. Very light body with moderately high carbonation.
DenverLogan (824) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 Iíve tried this many times, generally with some years of aging. Yeah...this is the bomb Iíve had many Cantillonís and been to the brewery, and this apricot funky sour masterpiece and the Lou Pepe fruity concoctions rock Cloudy copper-apricot. Giant aroma of sour, funky apricot. Taste is mouth puckering but delicious in the sour arena ... barnyard and horse blanket, acidic, apricot and other tart fruits with just enough sweetness to keep it intriguing. Ages well.