hackobock (1713) - 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.
ansalon (1606) - 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.
JulienHuxley (3460) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - 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.
vtafro (3795) - 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.
teorn88 (2793) - 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.
tom10101 (3085) - 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.
AndySnow (4079) - 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 (53) - 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.
Experiment_Ale (1043) - 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.