Guerde (1210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, thanks Badgerben!) Pours a fairly still yellow. The aroma is all over the board, scents of freshly cut avocado, garlic, dried apricot, and the characteristic Cantillon barnyard funk. The taste was too sour and abrasive for me. There is huge mineral, vinegar, and lemon components that dominate over the subtle undertone of apricot. The flavor finishes with lingering sourness. This is definitely the most sour beer I’ve tried.
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy yellow with a diminishing head. Citric and sour aroma of vinegar. The flavour begins nice - with notes of lemon and fruits - not sure if it’s apricot. Then the Cantillon effect kicks in going into harsh grape like acid and sourness. The throat burns and the stomach turns. Extreme. (A S.1, E. 2)
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2003 Vintage; Tasted September 7, 2008. Cloudy yellow color with a thin head. Aroma of dry wheat, honey and dried apricots. The dried apricots really come out in the flavor. Plenty of orange blossom honey. Quite sour, though not necessarily tart. A little peach towards the finish.
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle, vintage 2003. Thanks Ben! A dusty dandelion yellow, soft and luminous. Sweet-tart apricot skin aroma with an intimidating array of wild oddities beneath; banana pepper skins, pickled ginger and garlic cloves, pineapple rinds; amidst the characteristic dryness of mineral yeasts, there’s a pillow-soft goat cheese tang for it all to swim and settle in.
Flavor is a raging swell of sour acidity, with a lacquer of fruit, honey, and flowers that lends a needed delicacy to the middle, to settle the violence of the acetic acids for a moment; still, the barren wood acidity and its wild heat that tends to dominate many of these not-yet-very-old Cantillons remains on furious display here; huge amounts of hot lemon juice, champagne vinegar, and pissy white wine. Altogether one of the sourest experiences yet, and certainly harrowing, and stunning.
Oily, medium body; softly carbonated; adhesive, vinegar-cured peppers and general raw sourness in a very long finish. A swift kick in the ass and sometimes the throat; sometimes an epiphany and sometimes an attack.
AmEricanbrew (6227) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 2006 is stamped on cork. Hazy orange amber with a slim head. Huge barnyard piss, apricot flesh and its woody pit aromas. Big ass funky sourness everywhere, with apricot, woody peach pits, and barnyard funk acidity. A very nice funky fruit Lambic.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 Cloudy apricot, gold pour. Damn what a beer! Man oh man. Rerate! Sour apricot amazingness! Sour, funky, sour! Apricot flavor is nice, sourness rocks...damn straight. Fuck yeah. Fuck yeah and FUCK yeah.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2009 A 0.75L bottle at Kaisla. White fast dissapearing thin head. Hazy pale hey colour. Taste typically cantillon. In the beginning round apricot taste. Also some lehints of lemon and typical sourness. When getting warm also nose gets hints of apricot. Good!
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1466-20080531] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Sour geuze aroma has a bit of dust and petrol candy. Hazy, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Sour sour citrus flavour is quite acidic. Sour medium body. Lovely sourness, yum.
Overheard: "Like being punched in the face with a sour gumball."
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, I expected to like this, but I didn’t think I would like it this much. Wonderful to say the least. Hazy yellow color, a bit of white head. Aromas of stinky cheese, apricots, and funk. Very tar sour fruit flavor, apricots, and a dry finish. The tartness actually causes my mouth to water.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 75cl, exclusive brew, with apricots, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour fruit brew, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good sour brew