Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange yellow with fast disapearing white head. sour and sweet aroma with notes of citrus. Taste is sour with note of apricot.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange-yellow colour, low dissapearing head. Acidic aroma of lemon peels, leather and barnyard. tart and very sour flavour of orange skins, hay and lemon. Where’s the apricot? Tart and sour aftertaste of lemon-peels and hay. Good but not the best Cantillon.
joergen (19371) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange colour with a small head.
Aroma of sour milk, abricots and unriped fruit.
Sour flavour dominated by unriped fruit with notes of abricots. Slightly bitter finish.
One of the first lambics I’ve had, and I’m not used to the sour flavour yet.
leaparsons (7713) - 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 (2806) - 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 haven’t 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 ’05. Yellow body with little head. Sour aroma, apricot nose.no apricot taste how ever, but not bad eitherway.
hopscotch (8465) - 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. Don’t 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 Folie’s 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 ’05, 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 it’s 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 (2154) - 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 joe’s. 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!