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Cantillon Groseille

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Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A redcurrant lambic, brewed exclusively for One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Finland.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010

Bottle 375ml.

Clear medium orange color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy redcurrant, barnyard, tart, sour, berry. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and acidic with a long duration, hønserøv - chicken butt dry and seriously sour, redcurrant, tart, sour, dry dry. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20100630]

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle at One Pint, 2002-vintage. Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized white ehad. Fruity and light acidic aroma of berries and red currants. Acidic flavour of berries and red currants. Acidic and tart berryish finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 9, 2006
Bottled (2002). Hazy orange colour, with hints more to the reddish orange. Small white head. Aroma is sour typical cantillonish lambic, but the redcurrant bring a certain sweetness to it. Same goes for the flavour. One of the "easier-to-drink" Cantillons, due to the small sweetness brought from the berries.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2007
Botled at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Pale orange, almost clear. Lemony acidic nose. The fresh red currant flavour adds just a whiff of flavour to te trademark lemony Cantillon acidic lambic. Citric acidity is the dominant feature. The lovely intense complexity of the lambic is dominant, the red currant is a compiment.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle (Vintage 2002) at One Pint, Helsinki. Clear amber - white head. High high dryness. Lovely sourness. Fantastic aroma. Sour red currant. Light sweet notes. Lovely wooden. Almost Perfect.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 3, 2005
Bottled @HBF2005, vintage 2002
Red hazy color, small white head. Very earthy, mouldy nose. Dry, delicious earthy red currant flavor. Very drinkable lambic, not too acidy or sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Clear golden with a medium white head. Sour aroma with red currants, wood and barnyard. Very sour flavour with barnyard, leather, sour red currants, grapefruits and wood. Finished seriously sour.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2008
375ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki)
Marmalade coloured. Some marmalade aroma too. Extremely tart taste. Fruity too, but not specifically redcurrant. Slightly peppery. A little bit of glue too from the heavy esters from the barrel. Puckering, but excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (7929) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2005
Beautiful rosy colour with a peach to light foxy shine; good pinkish fine head, fast receding. Delicate fruit nose, fresh fruit, tannins and inevitable (and welcome) horseblanket. Soft, sour taste with a very surprising flavour, reminiscent of (green) sweet pepper peel or sweet pepper mash (coulis de poivrons (verts)). Finishes typical redcurrant, which flavour gradually enforces itself finally. Very dry finish, getting ultra-dry at the end. Outspoken dry-out effect. Superb realisation, in the line of the Soleil de Minuit, and even more the Buckthorn lambic. Great one, Olli!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7365) - 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. This one would appear to be made with Redcurrants, although there didn’t seem to be any appreciable impact on the colour, which was a fairly pale amber - a little lighter than the Maquereau. The aroma was slightly less farmyardy than the Maquereau but, in contrast, the Redcurrant did add a fruity tang. Overall, still quite a citric feel though. That impression carries though onto the palate but again, there’s a hint of tart berry fruit that was lacking in the Maquereau. But again, Redcurrant (like the Gooseberry used in the Maquereau) is a pretty sharp and acidic fruit, which emphasises those characteristics, which are already present. Sharp and fresh mouthfeel. Not the fullest flavoured fruit lambic from Cantillon (although a touch more than the Maquereau) but pretty good stuff. I marginally preferred this to the Maquereau.


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