Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked and capped 750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. The top of the cork was moldy and rotten, but it didnít seen to affect the beer. At least not noticeably. According to the beer guy at Wine Warehouse this is either a 2000 or 2001 bottling. Pours an extremely hazy peach color with a small creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Tart aroma with notes of peach, apricot, sour citrus, apricot pits, strawberry, melon ad a slight barnyard funk. Taste is very tart and very dry... possibly more than any sour beer Iíve had. Strong sour citrus notes including lemon and grapefruit, apricot, scuppernong and slight barnyard. Full bodied.
nimbleprop (7354) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at Maxís Taphouse in Baltimore during Maxís Belgian fest. This was very forgettable next to the rest of the lineup. Hazy orange yellow. Sourish aroma thatís faintly fruity. Slight sour, tart flavor with some lemony fruit. Medium bodied. Sorta flat.
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange/yellow with a small fizzy white head. Aroma was quite sour with apricot, faint fruit, and some funk. Flavor was sour and tart with apricot, lemon and barnyard funk with a light to medium body and has a crisp and refreshing finish.
Muggus69 (2047) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked bottle, BB December 2018.
Served lightly chilled in a pilsner style glass.
Pours a reasonably sized thick creamy white head that hangs around atop a hazy orange straw body.
Fresh sweet apricots hit the nose first, ripe and very tasty. Zesty citrus, damp woody funk, vinegar play in the background.
Ferocious acidity attacks the taste buds, as is the Cantillon way, bone-dry, lively carbonation without being sharp, excellent length.
Flavours become more focused and coherent on the body. Lemon rind, creamy cheese, cider vinegar, dried fruit particularly apricot, damp wood/cork, slightest hint of developing sweatiness towards a lengthy acidic dry finish. Begs another sip!
Could easily be fooled into thinking this was a straight Gueuze, the fruit is quite apparent but doesnít take all too much away from the base beer, which is amazing in itself.
Holdwine (1169) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Maxís. What a wonderful drink. Slight carbonation and apricot all around, in the nose, on tongue, in the finish. Nicely tart and fruity with woody compliment. So refreshing that you could just keep drinking it...if you could afford to.
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75 cl bottle. The beer poured a hazy golden, cloudy body with a slight head on the first pour. The second pour gave a much thicker head. The nose was fantastic with solid earthy funky notes. The taste was also funky and earthy but nicely sweet with a touch of acid on the backend. Overall a fantastic beer, another one from Cantillon.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottled 2006. Fresh apricot aroma lends a very complimentary character to the tart and the wood. Hazy yellow with a clean sustained white head. Fiercely tart, young fruit and a punch to the jaw. Reminds me of the first shock I got when I first drank Iris. I can get the fruit of apricot, the juice of lemon, and the shock of kumquat. Sun scorched driftwood. I actually donít like this to be alcoholic. I want to remain completely sober while I drink this.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sour as shit...great fruit flavor and cloudy gold.....very nice...too bad I am moving from wisco and canít get this on the west coast...2004 bottle
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Redlight for getting this on draft. Pours a golden orange. Aroma is dusty and fruity. Flavor is fruity and amazingly sour. Incredibly easy drinking for as sour as it is. Not too sweet, though with a good amount of fruit.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maxís 72 Hour Belgian Fest Ė Hazed golden amber, thin wispy white head. Deeply funked sour apricot and cheese aromas rest on soft undertones of old wood. Sour tangy apricot lemon flavors balance very well on the oak and funk notes. Light to medium bodied, light carbonation, sour finish. Cantillon does no wrong in my book. Would be great on a hot summer day picnic...