Proteus (98) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber color with no head. You get more out of the apricots in the aroma than in the flavor, which was a small disappointment to me. But nevertheless itís quite close to a gueuze with a hint of apricots. A bit special in the palate because of the very dry and at the same time sticky feeling you get in your mouth.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the brewery - this was my favorite of the Cantillon lambics I had the chance to try. Tart, sour, hints of apricots, and a dry finish... nevertheless, the style is so different to my palate that it would take more than a couple tastes to become accustomed to - but this pretty good.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled - Swan & Rushes - Leicester. A vibrant orange coloured beer, still as a snail. The aroma is acidic with sweaty socks. The taste is all you would expect. Sournes, acidity, puckering. Lovely to drink. Only mildly fruity and not obviously brewed with apricots. Again, lovely.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy peach/amber body. A small head forms and diminishes quickly, nearly fully. Aromas of light fruits that include apricots, peach, kiwi and unripe bananas are all notable but deeply buried under heavy funk. Notes of barnyard, sourness, leather, grain all combine to create a robust if not somewhat muddled, crazy nose. Light vinegar, even in fresh samples. Flavors of huge funk, dried fruits, sweet toasted malts and looming sourness. Medium acidity. Everything seems muddled together, but it really has a great overall taste. Itís definitely a strange one. The finish is musty, fruity and very dry, huge funk and biting tartness lingering. The mouthfeel is lively even though carbonation isnít high, very tannic at times and sour throughout. Very good, very strange. I guess that means itís right up my alley.
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (Apteekki, Turku)
Very light cloudy orangy yellow. Aroma largely scrumpy (thatís a big complement). Tastes very sharp and bit peachy, with only a later hint of apricot.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Forgot to rate this on the first go-round and its better (fresher) now. Slightly cloudy gold, thin head. Nose is a sizable apricot hit, then cantillon funk & wheat. Flavor is probably the driest cantillion Iíve ever had. Super dry & acidic, lemon & apricot. Some wheat but damn is this dry. Fruit sweetness is semi-present in the finish. Wonderful but a slow drinker to be sure.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled. Pours hazy copper/orange with no head at all. Aroma of fruit, funk, and acidic. the flavor is sweet apricots to start and finishes sour. I wasnít crazy about this one.
Marsiblursi (3042) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, thanks rickgordon) Pours hazy, beautiful yellowish orange with green hints. Woody, Cantillon house acid like aroma with a nice fruitiness with apricots up front. Rather tart and dry in the nose. Full acid sour flavour with some wood and fruits, mostly citrus fruits like lemon, but also apricots. Tart and dry. Some unripe berries. Medium body. Very Cantillon-ish.
larsniclas (5783) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2011 Bottled. Thx rickgordon.
Hazy orange. Small white head.
Light fruitiness in the aroma from apricots. Very sour and dry with some fruity flavour.
rickgordon (3845) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy pale yellow colour. Immensely sour aroma with gastric juice like citric acid. Low on the fruits as always with Cantillon with ripe citrus/grape peel. Very hardcore Lambic.