Nische (1152) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat. Looks like apple juice with almost no head. Aroma of apples, earthy leafs, tart barnyard and grapes. Somewhat of a wine/beer crossover with very well hidden alcohol. Some taste resembling the cognac barrel with barnyard, stable, hay, overripe grapes. Not very acidic, but very dry.
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[4/25/15] Bottle sample at a tasting at omhper’s place in Tyresö. Thanks omhper, AndySnow and hackobock for sharing great beers! 2005 bottle. Clear golden. Very interesting aroma of wine, grapes, funk, cognac, cobwebs and oak. Sour funky flavor with oak, lemon, lots of wine, grapes, and a bit of cognac. Medium-bodied, slightly alcoholic. Very good, interesting and unique.
AdamChandler (3515) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75CL Bottle split 4 ways
A - Very dark golden orange color. A nice 2 finger head at first but faded fast
S - The nose is very interesting. Very grape forward. Almost wine like with a distinct mold aroma. A little funk almost no other Classic cantillon traits.
T - Good rich bubbly mouthfeel that’s dense and pretty remarkable. Sour is intense but manageable. The rotten grape taste is unique and actually pretty darn special. A lot to say but not much time.
M - Intense and thick due to higher gravity from grapes. Walnut and tree nuts and musty old cheese.
O - I found this beer to be so unique and special and deserving of the hype. The cost to taste value is impossible to compare but it is a world class Lambic.
biggsbowler (520) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat - yellow/orange pour. Grapes, wines, lemon zest, and tart nose. The taste is sweet, grape, wine, and a slight sourness. Really good!!!
50belair (2929) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at Akkurat. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Funk with sweet vinous aromas. Absolutely delicious. Huge sweetness from the grapes with sour vinous undercurrents. So complex with oak, funk, wet hay, and muted citrus undercurrents. Fantastic mouthfeel and body. This just about pure perfection.
ansalon (1811) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Akkurat, shared with friends. Pours a cloudy orange with a low white head. Aromas of caramel, raisins, funk, oak, apple and cider vinegar. Taste is funk, apple, vinegar, caramel and citrus along with some roasted notes. Mouthfeel is smooth with low carbonation. Very very good.
tom10101 (3773) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml) @ Akkurat. Almost clear golden with a small quickly disapparing white head. Aroma is extremely funky with cheese, mushrooms, rotten grapes, dust and tropical fruits. Taste is also quite funky with moderate acidity, mushrooms, dust, rotten grapes, tropical fruits and oak. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Almost oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Unique lambic. I have never tried anything like that. Quite complex. Impressively expressive considering the soft carbonation. Very happy to had the chance to try that one.
JulienHuxley (4117) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Akkurat. Clear gold pour with disappearing white head. Aroma is so intense, so much rot, intense mushroom and cheesy notes, lots of oak, very winey, some old dusty notes, funky, but not at all in a usual lambic way, very cheesy, rot wine. Taste is very winey, light alcohol, fruity grape, musty, dusty, nice acidity, explosion of winey flavors, straw, oak. Palate is full bodied, light carbonation, nice dry finish. A bit heavy to drink, very original and extremely complex. Not sure I would drink this daily, but is very interesting beer.
hackobock (2167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 April 25, 2015. Bottle, shared by omhper, thanks!
Slightly hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet fruity grapes, musty, barnyard, cognac, oak, citrus, slight notes of dough and saffron reminiscent of "lussekatt" (swedish saffron bun). Taste is sweet overripe rotten, grapes, dry tart vinous, citrus, wood and barnyard. Finish is tart fruity and acidic with a dry woody note. Very smooth oily texture, medium bodied, average carbonation.
August 11, 2014. Bottle at Akkurat.
Light hazy dark golden with a quickly dissipating frothy white head. Aroma is sweet fruity grapes, oak, barnyard, cognac, vinous. Taste is sweet grapes, on top of the dry tart vinous lambic, very smooth and well blended together. Finish is tart fruity and acidic with a dry woody note. Very smooth oily texture, medium bodied, average carbonation.
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 at akkurat 2005 vintage. Pours mostly clear cider orange bronze with no head. Aroma is cognac, fine sherry, some funk but not classic cantillon funk. Taste is super interesting, heavy red and white grape notes, sherry, cantillon funkiness that is real nice, one of the most subtley unique beers I have ever had. The head bartender at Akkurat says he beers is around 12+ percent according to the carlsberg lab, they also said it is infected and should not be served to any customers (=. Awesome, awesome.