SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ive been wanting to try this for a while and thanks to edward (brooklynboy) I was able to. Again, just too acidic and lambicy. I couldnt even pick out that this was apricot until I read the description.
kirtley (3) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Although itís apricot it really tastes more like a Tangelo (grapefruit-orange hybrid). Definite saltiness too. Horse-blanket aroma as youíd expect, but not over-powering.
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 Pale gold colored beer with a little head. Aromas of apricots and salt. Taste is very sour and salty, but while warming up turns over to a subtile sweet apricot tastes.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the BEST of the cantillons. A shame we wonít be getting them in Ontario anymore because allegedly they have too much arsenic according to LCBO standards. Hazy peach/pink with a tartness that radiates through every inch of your being. Dry finish, wine-like sensational on many levels. Who knew apricot could be so fabulous?
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
pH=3. Decent aroma, light apricot notes, heavy gueuze yeast and wheat, with wet canvas or horse blanket. Hazy pale apricot amber-orange with no head. Medium body with heavy carbonation, carbonic burning. Extremely acidic throughout. Puckering tartness, almost beyond enjoyable. Typical Cantillon gueuze lambic profile with apricot notes throughout. The sourness of the apricots imparted even more sourness than usual, and I found this difficult to drink. Induced acid reflux.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 19, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing Aroma, apricots, salt, that horse blanket sourness, and a gueuze like aroma kick. Wow, this is an amazing aroma. Iíve lived at at house with an apricot trees my whole life, and perhaps that helps this beer. Body is a pale gold, but appealing, with a thin layer of white bubbles covering the top of this lambic. Taste is very sour, salty, but fades to a subtly sweet apricot/gueuze tastes. Almost makes me roll my eyes. This beer tingles the palate, and is amazing. Wow, thatís all I can say.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle bought at the brewery. Aroma is sour, funky, slightly fruity. Flavour is sour and dry with noticeable fruit and is probably the sweetest Cantillon beer Iíve had to date (which doesnít say much). Very nice.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piercingly, brutally sour and not unlike a Berliner Weisse. Shades of apricot in the nose, but very little in the flavor. Donít buy this looking for a standard American fruit beer - itís an unblended lambic left sitting in Bordeaux wine barrels for two years with evidently one apricot. More of a citrus taste really - think lemonade without any sugar. Fairly dry. I should have saved the $30 and just bought a lemon. More importantly, I felt this beer lacked the complexity of many of the previous Cantillon lambics that Iíve had. And the lack of apricot flavor was disappointing.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a moderate white head. Tart aroma of white grapes, apples, and rhubarb. Tart flavor with a dry finish.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk. Cloudy yellow straw colour. Medium dissipating head, more sparkling than the Lou Pepes. Cheesy feet aroma with fruit, not immediately obvious that itís apricot, quite lemony. Tastes gloriously sour with an extremely long acidic finish. Another cracker.