JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Smokeless Joe’s. This was fantastic! Orange-yellow cloudy beer with thin white lace. Bright acidic aroma, oozes sweet apricot aroma, horseblanket, lactic/citric acid, leather. Flavour is very sour, apricot flavour, but very dry. Brett funkiness. Very tasty.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very cool label - fitting for a very good beer. orangey-amber haziness pours forth assaulting the nose with citrus sourness and apricot funkiness and some peachy tartness for good measure. The complexity doesn’t end there though - flavours of the aforementioned fruits along with some puckering sourness through the delightful finish. Oh yeah baby.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle, at Monks in Philadelphia. Light, hazy apricot color; subtle aromas of apricots, vanilla, coriander and the barest hint of brandy with an underlying farminess. Massively, almost excruciatingly sour at first when lightly chilled -- nearly undrinkable even for this sourhead -- but when near room temp, the beautifully tart fresh apricot is joined by lime acid and some cidery notes. Acid tingles endlessly at the finish. Wonderful, though certainly not an everyday thing...but what great moments in life are?
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy apricot color w/thin white head. Peach, apricot, funk, citrus(light), and cantelope on the nose. Medium weight w/sour dry finish. Sour melon, fruit, peach, apricot, and light funk on the palate. Definatly one to share.
Crockett (1001) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours straw yellow with a tiny quickly disipating soapy white head. Aroma of apple, peach, yeasty dough and citrus. Very acidic. Drying lemon juice, yeast, initially some saltiness. Soft toasted herbs, thyme and spice. Apple cider vinegar and must. Some vegetable stock I couldn’t quite figure out, it didn’t hurt it. Finish is puckeringly sour.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2000, Bottle 18/180. Typical peppery sour Cantillon house aroma. Peppery sour, no trace of fruit detectable. Great full lambic flavor, horsey, and perhaps more sour than most. Very funky. Merest hint of apricots in the long sour finish. Wonderful stuff.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cantillon blows my mind. Pours a rich deep opaque straw hue. No head. The apricots really shine through. At first it smells like a trad. Gueuze, but then underneath it all a sweetness and hazy jamlike smell appears. The apricots fade into the flavor which is like a subdued Gueuze with small notes of sweetness. More sour than anything I’ve had by Cantillon. Exceedingly sour. Exceedingly awesome.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow orange body topped by a quickly collapsing white head. Lacing is nice. The aroma is musty barnyard and some apricot after it warms up a bit. The flavor is quite sour and acidic with the apricots being a secondary to tertiary element. Much less apricot then I was expecting. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Nice beer a nd very typical Cantillon. I would have preferred a bit more apricot, but really not much to comploain about.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Haxy cider gold. Nice lacing, firm bubbly head had a nice lasting character to it. Nose is quite sour and a bit funky, but not much in the way of apricot at first. As it warmed, some apricot came around in the nose a bit, but really not enough that this is taking on a real apricot-esque character. Flavor very, very sour and pungent, more sour than musty or funky, really no fruit to speak of at all, just mostly tart. Would like more apricot in this, has promise of a fascinating flavor combo but just not that much fruit-wise going on. Really more gueuze than anything.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light apricot aroma with lots of great lambic almost overpowering it. Very sour and tart flavour with a pleasant and natural apricot touch. Refreshing.