maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden body with a medium frothy white head. Yeasty aroma wtih apricot, fruit and lots of horseblanket. Very sour apricot flavor with fruit and some horseblanket. Very light body with moderately high carbonation.
DenverLogan (990) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 Iíve tried this many times, generally with some years of aging. Yeah...this is the bomb Iíve had many Cantillonís and been to the brewery, and this apricot funky sour masterpiece and the Lou Pepe fruity concoctions rock Cloudy copper-apricot. Giant aroma of sour, funky apricot. Taste is mouth puckering but delicious in the sour arena ... barnyard and horse blanket, acidic, apricot and other tart fruits with just enough sweetness to keep it intriguing. Ages well.
hiddenvariable (207) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled in 2004, drunk in march 2008. pours a hazy cloudy straw honey color, with a thin white head that fades quickly. oh my what a smell! abundant sour apricot--dominating, but not overpowering--sour funky cantillon yeast, lemon zest, and a very light honey malt. very light apricot taste, some lemon, some pale malt, but oh dear me thatís sour! some grapey notes kick in here and there as well, maybe some grass and some must and some vinegar. finshes, guess what? sour! light sweetness, iíd call it dry, but my mouth waters so much after that itís hard to tell. very acidic. light body, with a great texture from the carbonation. great stuff. the apricots are there in just the right abundance, and thereís a ton of acidity and sourness, but enough complexity to keep it from being one-dimensional. i put a lot of money into it, but iím quite glad i did. the smell reminds me of the trolli gummy hamburger buns, if anyone knows what i mean.
BelgiskOlklub (1002) - Viby J, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Small white head, deep orange/yellow colour. Good looking. Nice aroma of apricots. The flavour is very acidic/sour but is some how balanced by some sweetness in the finish.
Jerre (3033) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. Yesterday with William ...
Light hazy golden color, little white head.
Aroma fruits, sourness, lambic.
Taste sourness, malts, dry, milksour.
We can not taste the apricots.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy peach color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, cheesy, funk, brett, and some oak. Flavor is fruity, malty, funky, cheesy, with a dry fruity tart finish. Another good beer from Cantillon but not my favorite.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a moderate sized off-white head. Aroma is tart and lactic, with nice accent form the apricot. Flavor is very tart, making my lips pucker. Apricot is present only in the background. Long, dry, tart finish. Great Lambic.
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautiful sour acidity and sweet fruit. Juicy apricot washes all over the tongue. Strong sourness everywhere, but aided by a real sweetness balancing it. Sweet at the initial sip. Champagne like light effervescent palate. Feels full in the mouth, but light and refeshing. Another incredible summer beer, easy to drink and refreshing, but comlex and vary tasty. Does have slight hints of Belgian barnyard funk, but it is hiding pretty well. Just about as good as the style gets.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 750, bottled in 2004. Pours a crystal clear yellow hue, virtually no head. Aroma is most noticeably sour, with funk and apricot in the background. A little more funk in the flavor, but sour still dominates, the apricot really kicks in on the finish though and lasts awhile on the palate. Again, very sour, even for a Cantillon, but avoided anything vinegary. Solid brew. 7-4-8-4-14
6/7/08, on tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Aroma starts off almost cheese-like, then transforms to robust apricots upon warming. Flavor entirely tart apricots, almost hot/spicy tart. Not as overwhelmingly sour as from the bottle. 8-4-8-4-15
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy light yellow color with small white head. Tart citrus and horsey aroma. Big acidic citrus and tart flavor. Clean finish. Yum yum.