hirigalzkar (2004) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Akkurat. Lots of stuff going on in the aroma. Funky apple and a certain tartness. The taste is very complex. Bourbon sweetness, the fruitiness of a cider and the vinous bitterness from grapes. Not as sour as many other Cantillon beers.
gyllenbock (3686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared a bottle at Akkurat together with finol and hirigalzkar.
The color was gold-like, almost no head to talk about.
The aroma was fantastic! Not too easy to describe. Vibes of wine, green apples, citrus, cellar.
Taste was perhaps not quite as wonderful as the aroma but still very, very good! Not as sour as a regular Cantillon Gueuze, this was clearly a bit milder. My first spontaneous thought when I tasted the beer was that it tasted a little like a swimming pool. Somewhat bizarre, but so be it. Sweet tones. Citrus, apples, some wood also. Complex but still easy to drink. The body felt heavy compared to an ordinary Gueuze. Initially, I felt none of the alcohol, but then it did come with a pleasant warming effect. A great beer!
finol (1873) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat.
Looks like apple juice with almost no head.
Aroma of apples, root cellar and petrol.
Sour, burbon and seaweed. Tastes a bit like a crossover between a beer, wine, cider and whiskey.
Smoother and sweeter mouthfeel than expected.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cL bottle, at Akkurat. 2005 vintage. Sampled alongside the Goldackerl wine used for the bottle fermentation
Pours golden-straw color with a modest sized white head. Aroma is very unique, with sweet white grape (similar to the wine aroma, but not as sweet), brett, melon grain, earth, and lemon. Green apple and perfume aromas are more evident as the beer warms. Flavor is a bit more acidic than the aroma suggests, with lemon, melon, earth, leather, pepper, and sweet white grape, and mild spice. Finish is a bit musty, with white wine notes and a fair amount of lactic acid. This wasn’t the typical Cantillon Lambic, but I enjoyed it immensely. It was interesting to try it alongside the wine; it maintained a fair amount of the wine character. Awesome stuff!
Wine is syrupy and sweet. Retains some of the flavor.
fonefan (31767) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75cl. [ Vintage 2005 ].
Unclear light to medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is grape, citrus, barnyard, tart - sour, figs ! alcohol, chilli peppery. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate to light heavy acetic and heavy grape shell sour with a long long duration, and a dry dry sour sour finish. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. It is burning on your lips - alcoholc or like chillip peppery. 
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAR 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm
Hazy dark blond color; small ring of foam. The aroma is a perfect mix of aged Lambic and Sauternes-like wine; light rubber; it gets more winey and even cheesy if possible; and much later, light oxidized wine. Good body strength, almost round body, as far as possible for a Gueuze, woody astringency and tannins, medium sourness, an impression of grapefruit. Long citrusy sourness in the final, and increasing astringency. It takes time before feeling some alcohol warmth.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden with tiny white head. Sour aroma with deep berry and barnyardy notes. Sour flavour with sweet berries nd barnyard notes. Finishes sour.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange color with no head. Weird aroma of sulphur, fruits, wild yeast and candle wax. The flavor is very citric, it’s also sour and lactic, the alcohol is well hidden.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a weird beast for which expectations could only be very high. Headless golden, veiled and opaque. Either in a weird phase of its evolution or a less extraordinary bottle, but you could not say that this smelled nice. A most phenolic and sulphury offering proposing a strong wax component in the nose while the nobly rotted grapes procure little sensation besides a mild honeyed and juicy touch that is only perceived once the beer is in mouth. Some apple skin and lime wedge can also be noticed in the nose, but nothing too charming. In mouth, it becomes more interesting as the complementary nature of the strong, but mellow for Cantillon sourness manages to balance the initial sweetness. Rather full-bodied. Becoming drier and woodier towards the finish, but altogether not as complex as most lambics worthy of the name.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 In short: Smelly, rough and dry bizarre lambic. Overpriced.
How: Montreal-crew sour-beer tasting. Bottle ($$$) shipped from Europe ($$$) by Rastacouere and shared with 4 other disappointed suckers that will remain nameless.
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body with almost no head.
In long: Nasty nose of cigarette butch mixed in with dried tropical fruits. Taste offers some sourness and a lot of dryness. Highly mouth-drying but not very tart. Rough sandy acidity. Lime and sand paper. Sometimes I was reminded of a good old tequila-lime-salt trio. Light fruity notes of dried apples and grapefruits. Alcohol is very well hidden. Me and four friends paid almost $200 for that bottle (including shipping from Europe). Ouch! Talk about a letdown. And to think I paid $40 for little glass of this stuff… For that price I could have both a 750ml bottle of the excellent regular Cantillon Gueuze and 15 pairs of oven mitts. Then I could have slowly enjoyed my 750ml of Gueuze while wondering what the fuck I was thinking when I bought 15 pairs of oven mitts.