dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably one of the most unique gueuze ever made. Pours pale yellow with a big white head. Nose is peppery, funky grape, lemons, vinegar and some spice. Taste has insane complexity with intense tart yet big bittersweet in the mix. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, light body and a huge finish. Amazing beer.
vtafro (2160) - 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 (253) - 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 (1052) - 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 (257) - 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.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
shockingly excellent, didn’t lose the vinous character over time, complex, tart, captured my attention, savored this, world class
Staffan47 (670) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Flaska 2005 på Akkurat. Beslutsångest från den underbara ölkällaren som tillslut landar på denna raitet. Oj så njutbart! 10% alkohol? Den upplevs inte det minsta spritig. Botrytisdruvan kan anas. Nästan lite läskande. Absolut världsklass. Balans på syran. Härlig hype. Har aldrig varit med om liknande.
Pyrmir (2361) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden with minimal white head. Aroma massive and complex, oak, sour funk, vanilla. Taste is massive and full, malt, sour notes,, funk, malt and lots of oak.
ChinoSkillzian (103) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with small head. The nose is complex, with notes of petrol, honey, flowers, oak, vanilla, citrus, and funk. The palate is vinous but at the same time tart and sour (pretty amazing), with flavors of oak, honeysuckle, vanilla ice cream, lemon, citrus peel, some tannin, golden raisins, and dried apricot. Some heat in the finish from the Cognac barrels, and dry. Incredible stuff.
fredrik_ (79) - SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Akkurat.
This is a strange gueuze but it’s amazing! So much wine in the flavour!
mcberko (4771) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle at Akkurat, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Nose is bizarre, unlikely anything I’ve encountered before, with weird bacterial notes, wet horse blanket, stale grape skins, and some dirty earthiness. Flavour is just as fucked up, with notes of uber dry white wine, bizarre bacterial notes, wet dog, and sand paper. Very dry, with a medium tartness and medium acidity. Very strange. Not really that enjoyable overall -- I appreciate the complexities, but don’t feel the flavours are that desirable or pleasant. Not one of the better rare Cantillons.