hackobock (1391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 11, 2014. Bottle at Akkurat.
Pours light hazy dark golden with a quickly dissipating frothy white head. Aroma is sweet fruity grapes, oak, barnyard,1 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 (1004) - 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.
AndySnow (3310) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a small white head that vanishes quickly leaving no lacing.
Aroma: Sour, grape, fig, fruit, cognac, raisin.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sour grape, fig, raisin, grapefruit, vinous, fruit.
manker (47) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Akkurat. One of the Cantillons I love to have at Akkurat only to remember that I don’t like it, but that I love it. Totally unique with clear funky noble rot grapes which stand out and divide those who tries the beer, either you love it or you don’t understand what effect the grapes add to the beer. the complexity is boosted by the cognac barrels which add layers murky wood and apples.
gn0sis (52) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at Akkurat, 2012, (and again in 2013). Viscous, oily pour with hardly any head or lacing evident. Can smell the grapey sweetness right away, though it later proves a bit misleading. First chalice full almost looks like it was still lambic, but upon tasting subtle effervescence reveals itself. Flat funky barnyard with a moderate acidity, legs appear similar to that of an icewine. Truly a unique aroma and taste come from the noble rot grape, a prickly vinous tartness /funk balance unlike any of the other grape Cantillon expressions. Some found it off-putting; I found it particularly unique, if not one of the most unique Akkurat specials.
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle at Akkurat. 2005 cork. Talking of a unique lambic.. It pours a deep golden colour with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is deep and complex with sweet vinous notes, lemon zest, apricots, lemon funk and basement. Taste is similarly round and complex with a great interaction of the sweet grapes with the lambic to give a balanced and complex product. Notes of white wine, sweet liquor, lemon, dust and wood. Medium body with soft carbonation. Quite acidic most vinegary finish. It really delivers what promises in the description, a great beer and truly unique lambic.
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden hazy pour with white lacing. Cognac and wine grape aromas.. Flavor may differ slightly from a normal cantillon gueuze, has a wine and cognac influence. Still a nice beer.
Dunt (286) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle sampled at Akkurat. Pours a clear muddy orange in color with a 1/2" of quickly dissipating white head. Nose is perfection. It is a beautiful union of wine and beer. There is a bouquet of bright white grape to this, not like Vigneronne, more like a dessert wine. Flavor is equally exquisite. The white grape profile isn’t as prominent , there is quite a bit of tartness from the lambic that is softened from the wine though. Light mouthfeel, spritzy carbonation, moderate acidity, dry finish, and a long finish. No hint of the 10.1% alcohol. One of my favorite Cantillon to date. This beer is exactly what the next generation of lambic should strive to be.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle at Akkurat.
Pours clear lively blond with a finger of white head, quick dissipation.
Smells sort of like mead, bit hot, sweet grain and a bit of tart lacto, bit of clove and berry.
Taste big and funky up front, tart in the middle, and sweet on the tail. Berries and a bit of wild spice. Sweet and sour.
Lighter bodied with very little alcohol heat.
Unique, and a great experience.
Sean9689 (278) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The "F**k Yo Passport" Tasting. 750ml bottle into Cantillon taster.
Pours golden yellow, fizzy white head, thin ring. Nose is hay, funk, oak, and a nice vinous character. Flavor is lots of oak and vinous grape notes, not insanely sour, just right. Time has smoothed this one out completely. Light body, light carbonation, dry finish.
An excellent beer and worthy of the hype, IMO. I was sad when I finished my pour and fear I may never have this one again. Truly excited to finally try this one.