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Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010

Bottle 375ml.

Clear sparkling - chattering intialy. Medium yellow orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy fruity - tart, wood, sour grape, dry wood, gooseberries tart. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and acidic with a long duration, super dry and sour, gooseberries acidic and tart, grape. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. Very nice IMO. ;O) [20100630]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2008
Bottled at RBESG - thanks to Patrick? for bringing it. A hazy orange beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet and acidic with notes of gooseberries and a bit a lactic acid and cork. The flavor is acidic with strong notes of gooseberries as well as notes of wood, leading to a dry and acidic finish. The acidity prickles the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20272) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2009 Bottle (2003). Hazy orange brown colour, mediumsized white head. Cantillonish sourness with some other berries. Same in flavour. Good as all Cantillons, but felt quite easy to drink, just like the Red Currant one (Groseille). 7 3 7 3 13

Bottled@One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is big wooden sourness, and wood along with some really nice. Flavour is sour wood, some mild sweetness. Extreme dryness. 8 4 8 4 16.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19243) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Bottled at RBESG ’07 Hazy golden. Barnyardy aroma with a light touch of those gooseberries. Dry and soft with some barnyard, The gooseberries has made it sweeter than the regular Cantillons. Juicy and very pleasant. Intense but not the most complex or spectacular offering for being Cantillon. (Still it’s 4.3!!)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12479) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2006
Bottled, made from vintage 2003 lambic
Hazy amber pink color, small head. Sour, not very strong aroma with leather notes. Fruity , of course dry, flavor. Raw red gooseberries are there with earthy notes. Juicy and "easy to drink" - Cantillon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Clear golden with a medium white head. Sour aroma with hay, wood, sour berries and leather. Flavour was very sour with gooseberries, barnyard, wood, leather, hay and mouthwatering lacto. Finished seriously sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10127) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Glasgow. Bottle) Hazy yellow, no head. Sour, fruity aroma. Really sour flavor, oak notes and some grapefruit.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9191) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2008
375ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki)
Dark orange, no head. Simple sour fruity berry aroma. Bitter and a bit woody, some phenols. Somehow not doing it for me compared with their better ones - no kick.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7820) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2006
Originally serious amberish head, gone fast, but transparant rim stays on; very high carbonation in rusty-orange beer. Typical Cantillon nose with leather, Brett and very fruity - but in this case, the fruit is unrecognisable; could be anything, including sloeberry with lemon. Dry, very tart fruity - again lemon, lime and lemonrind. Brett is obvious, but the tart fruit is really all-determinant. Adstrigent in the finish, long lasting fruity flavours. Very dry, very tart, hint of adstringency, acidburn. Not on this database, but I have also tasted the green gooseberry lambic (not commercialised yet) for HBL (these are red-purple gooseberry), and the verdict stays the same: I think gooseberries are not athe best option to be married with lambic. The aroma & flavour are not recognisable, and they are just blowing up the tartness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2007
Bottle, at One Pint Pub, Helsinki (12 euros). When at the One Pint, one must drink the special Cantillons, even if it is a rather expensive experience. The name is a little confusing for us Brits as it would appear that Groseille can be translated as either Gooseberry or Redcurrant. It seems that Maquereau is also a slang term for a pimp. Judging from the label this is made with red Gooseberries. I think I agree with Joris that this isn’t the best fruit to use in a lambic. They don’t seem to provide much in the way of fruit flavour, just an additional hit of tart acidity. The overall impression is overwhelmingly sharp, almost lemony. This produces a firm and refreshing beer but the flavour lacks a little depth. The aroma is classic Cantillon farmyard but the addition of fruit is none too apparent. Colour is golden amber. Still a good beer, but, by Cantillon’s high standards, I didn’t think it was one of their best, to my palate at least.


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