leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange with a small head. Aromas are sour, musty and cheesy. I can smell the apricot behind the farmyard aromas. Flavours are very sour, perhaps the most sour Cantillon I have had. Musty as expected. Has lots of lemon juice notes towards the finish. Dry and sour on the palate. Another excellent Cantillon brew.
GregClow (2796) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange colour with a tiny wisp of a head. Aroma is funky, cheesy & sour. Very complex flavour, similar to the regular gueuze but with more sour fruit notes. Very tart and dusty tasting, with nice apricot notes in the middle. The flavour changed as the beer warmed - I can only describe it by saying that the warmer it got, the "older" it tasted. I havenít had enough real gueuzes and lambics to completely get my head around them, but I know what I like, and I liked this a lot.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewtopia í05. Yellow body with little head. Sour aroma, apricot nose.no apricot taste how ever, but not bad eitherway.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 Bottle... Spring Brewtopia 2005... This beer rocks!... This is just a touch darker than freshly squeezed lemon juice and just about as sour. Donít really pick up any of the apricot. Tastes and smells like lemon juice aged in oak. Lively carbonation. This is the most sour beer I have ever had. Kicks La Folieís ass on the sourness scale... sorry New Belgium. Cabbage Patch Kids are honey-sweet compared to this. My nose and ball hair tingle each time I take a sip. I love spontanious fermentation. Liquid fun!
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
04.16.05 Brewtopia í05, 750ml bottle. Yellow white and completely muddy. Ring of white head. Huge cheese, foot, funk, sock aromas. Lots of apricot on nose (I had no idea this was supposed to be an apricot beer until I asked some people). Only hints of fruity skin in flavor while itís dominated by a glorious and harshly acidic tartness. Great aromas, fabulous palate, but the flavor is not too unique.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Brewtopia 2005. Poured golden and hazy, effervescent with a white head. Strong aroma of tart apricots. Taste is... wow... tart, tart, tart apricots. Like sucking on an apricot sour candy. Dry finish. This could be repugnant to some, but I like sour, so this is right up my alley.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at smokeless joeís. hazy golden yellow colour. no head. wow! funky sour tart fruitiness in the aroma. you could smell it from quite a distance. I could only detect very faint notes of apricot. oh my... this is quite tart, mouth-puckeringly tart. bone dry with a ridiculously long sour finish. awesome!
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 75cl bottle, corked says bottled in 2000, hand numbered "#22 of 180" So can you smell acid? Cuz this smelled like acid! & not the trippy kind...I think that all the apricot character has vanished from this...maybe a bit remains in the layers of the aroma and the twanging finish...this has barnyard horse blanket sweat hay all over it, with a lingering tartness that goes on...and on...Laura tasted it and said "Iíve had bile that tasted better than that!" Not for everybody...but once youíve acquired the taste for all things sour, it doesnít dissapoint...and the bottle grows on me more and more as I go thorugh it! It does seem to be a bit heavier than a gueuze and it is certainly an apricot color. whoa This thing is so acidic...the Cantillon funk is massive here, and maybe heightened by the apricots?
Jeppe (2631) - ōlbutikken, DENMARK - APR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a yellow-golden beer with a thin snow white head. The aroma is extremely fresh with a slightly acidid apricot note and hints of grapefruit - very summer! The flavor doesnít show as much apricot, but is tart and biding with a dry grapefruit and lemon note. Maybe not as interesting as some of the top notch Cantillon but still extremely fresh and very well balanced. Definately one of the best summer drinks I can think of.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acidic apricot aroma. Barnyard character is subdued with some sweatiness and restrained brett notes. Opaque tan-orange with no head. Soured apricot with cheesey flavours in the finish. Some leafy, herbal notes. Quite acidic and puckering. Some wheat character is apparent in the finish. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere at the Sunset Grill in Boston.