willblake (2654) - 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 (2240) - 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!
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 75cl bottle, corked says bottled in 2000, hand numbered "#22 of 180" So can you smell acid? Cuz this smelled like acid! & not the trippy kind...I think that all the apricot character has vanished from this...maybe a bit remains in the layers of the aroma and the twanging finish...this has barnyard horse blanket sweat hay all over it, with a lingering tartness that goes on...and on...Laura tasted it and said "I’ve had bile that tasted better than that!" Not for everybody...but once you’ve acquired the taste for all things sour, it doesn’t dissapoint...and the bottle grows on me more and more as I go thorugh it! It does seem to be a bit heavier than a gueuze and it is certainly an apricot color. whoa This thing is so acidic...the Cantillon funk is massive here, and maybe heightened by the apricots?
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a yellow-golden beer with a thin snow white head. The aroma is extremely fresh with a slightly acidid apricot note and hints of grapefruit - very summer! The flavor doesn’t show as much apricot, but is tart and biding with a dry grapefruit and lemon note. Maybe not as interesting as some of the top notch Cantillon but still extremely fresh and very well balanced. Definately one of the best summer drinks I can think of.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acidic apricot aroma. Barnyard character is subdued with some sweatiness and restrained brett notes. Opaque tan-orange with no head. Soured apricot with cheesey flavours in the finish. Some leafy, herbal notes. Quite acidic and puckering. Some wheat character is apparent in the finish. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere at the Sunset Grill in Boston.
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap the the Sunset Grill, only 5$! Calm headless amber hue shows orange-red hints. Aroma is enticing and funky with strong horsey, sweaty and barnyardy component. It definitely has a sweet connotation, honey-like blended with the horsey fruits (apricot, orange, pink grapefruit). Yep, this is a lambic, very fruity, limey, citric, lactic and funky. Yet, its aggressiveness is rather limited in mouth. It’s tart of course, but pretty mellowed out. I assume the bottles are far more authentic in that regard, here, the mouthfeel is so lightly carbonated that it feels a bit lifeless.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
With horseblanket, grapefruit, lemons, and a light fruit sweetness on the nose.. and the same on the mouth, I enjoyed this beer. The beer poured a cloudy yellow color w/ thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light and carbonated. MMMM... I love the Pizza Port Belgian Ale Fest.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Sunset Grill. Slightly hazy golden orange body, medium head. Citrus and touches of apricot in the aroma, low on the lambic funk. A well-refined lambic, the apricot is subtle yet pleasant. The finish is the highlight of this beer, dry with a light woody and malt lingering taste. Yet another great Cantillon fruit lambic.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a cloudy gold body topped by a thin head with a surprisingly good amount of lacing. It’s incredibly sour and tart with notes of barnyard and a touch of apricot. Dry as hell and light bodied.