jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 of 250 bottles, 2005... a lot like the currants, with the age on this the gooseberries donít get to show off much, again very sour but not as much as the red currant... if you like really sour Cantillon this is for you
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle at RBESG. First off thanks to Tom for making sure I got to try some of this extremely rare beer. Typical Cantillon funky and sour aroma in which I could not really detect any extra fruit added. Citric and very bretty flavour which although smooth and drinkable lacks a little ot that special Cantillon punch. All the boxes are ticked Iím just not sure I like the fruit which reminded me of Ocean Spray fruit juice that Sim drinks. Still an absolute pleasure as all Jeans beers are.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle during the first annual Chicago Sour Tasting. Bottled in 2005 thanks to Kan. Orange amber with small white, creamy head. Aroma is earthy, slight wood, slight sour, grapey, musty. Flavor is sour, woody, earthy, grapey, tart, pretty dried out. Medium and definite pucker to the body. Pretty great, a nice amount of acidity without being too much, interesting grapiness as well.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with 05 cork from the First CST sample #3. Pours a clear golden with a fine white silky froth. Smells fantastic, sharp and dusty, acidic, touch of mold, woody, light formaldehyde, hint of tart berry. Flavor is a bit more harsh, rubber, dry eraser, fairly bitter, sharply acidic, long chalky bitter rubber finish. Smooth bodied with silky fine fizzy carbonation. Well made just sort of odd.
TBone (11230) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Sigmund (4503) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, RBESG 2007 in Glasgow, Grand Tasting. Hazy deep golden colour. Intense and complex aroma of gooseberries, vinous notes, farmhouse and oak. Intense sour and lemony flavour, notes of sour gooseberries.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from jeppe shared at sourfest #1... pours more orange than brown that the rest thus far with a thin soapy head... aroma had a decent funkiness alongside some acidic qualities... flavors were tart and acidic. off fruit comes through with the first sip which then gives way to its acidic nature. quick dry finish.
Sean9689 (257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The "F**k Yo Passport" Tasting. 375ml bottle, 2005 cork, into Cantillon taster.
Pours orange, white head, thick ring around the glass. Nose is pickles, very sour, oak, and then a lot more sourness. Flavor is just a palate-destroyer sourness, not much of the berries at all, some citrus in there too perhaps. Body is light, good carbonation, very dry.
This beer is insanely sour and overall one-dimensional...if you like them sour and donít want to taste much less the rest of the day, youíll enjoy this beer. Unique and glad to have tried it, but too hyped.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 isnít the best fruit to use in a lambic. They donít 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 Cantillonís high standards, I didnít think it was one of their best, to my palate at least.