bhensonb (13982) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml. bottle. A nice Bret type aroma combined with honey. A sour whiff. The color is a light orange gold with a white head that ringed. A bit thin bodied. The carbonation is very mild. The flavor is primarily lactic sour. There are varying fruit notes, to accompany the earthy, Bretty, funkiness. Could be old mushrooms or sweat sox. Very interesting. Not an everyday drink, I think. Refreshing in an unusual way.
Benzai (13632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t like sourness in a beer. I don’t like 99 out of 100 sour ales, wild ales, lambics or fruitbeers. But after tasting the Cantillon Kriek, which was way better and way more balanced then other krieken or lambics, I was very curious about other Cantillon brews. To other raters a 3.1 may be a low score. I found this beer to be pure sour and very very well balanced, but just too sour for me. I don’t dislike it, but it’s just not my style. Still: very recommendable this beer, even if you don’t like sour ales, lambics etc etc.
FatPhil (13588) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2013 375ml bottle. (7:3:8:4:15=3.7)
Sharp as a geuze should be. Fills the mouth, tingles. Leaves sharpness, sweetness and light berry hints after (long after) swallowing.
Rerate: What was I thinking? This is sharp and crisp and beautiful. Classic geuze. Adjusted numbers accordingly.
Rerate: 375ml bottle (8+:5-:8:5-:17+=4.3-) Bottled 14Mar2012
One of the best ever. Great balance - beautiful sharpness, but also beautifully mellow - a lovely shiver down the spine on swallowing. This is the world’s best gueuze, of that I’m sure.
Tmoney99 (13336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cork and cap bottle. Poured cloudy orange color with a minimal fizzy head that diminihed quickly with fair lacing. Heavy fruity and sour citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a dry texture. Heavy tart sour flavor with a medium bitter finish of long duration. This is a standout beer for a select few.
Ratman197 (13084) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml green corked and capped bottle 2006 poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of sour citrus, horseblanket, light leather and a hint of vinegar. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a tart dry finish. Flavors of unsweetened white grapefruit, light leather and light funky barnyard with a crisp dry lingering tart finish.
HenrikSoegaard (13075) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first gueuze!. Nice aroma acetic and sweet. OK apperance, not much head, but then again is there supposed to be?
Special taste, but I like it. A bit lactoacid.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle, 2003 Vintage, thanks Dickinsonbeer. Cloudy amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, horseblanket, lactic acid, fairly sharp. Taste is mild sweet, lactic acid, berry fruitiness. Smooth light-medium body, light acidity, actually a bit creamy.
imdownthepub (13033) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Conditioned at The Oude Arsenaal, Antwerpen. Gold colour with thin head. Challenging lemon acidic tart lambic with a deep fruity flavour. A smashing beer.
Lubiere (12769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2004 Ommegang fest. Hazy golden lambic with a white froathy head with lacings (my glass was clean at that time). Lactic aroma. Salty acidic taste, with mouth puckering qualities. Quite good lambic. 7-4-7-4-15
Nov. 28 2004 at MartinT. Lemony cheese aroma. Intense lemon juice with mouth puckering effect, lactic acid with epsom salts. Intense sour puckering body. 9-4-9-4-16
Christian (12698) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yellow, lasting bubbly white head. Nice geuze aroma of leather, wood, barnyard, hint of malt. Classic Cantillon house flavour, best described as grapefruit peel in a leather cover. The definitive Cantillon, and I love it.