BuckeyeBoy (5479) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle pours out a hazy gold topped with a small head. nose is great a big barrel buggy lots of complex notes the hops have faded from this one. Taste is more of the heavy buggy notes a big barrel and a touch of fruit.
jinroh (1053) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange, decent foam that even stays for a short while. Aroma is full, fruits still intact, opening as a flower. Some sour and vinegary feel inside. Soapy horseblanket. Taste is also appropriate. Fruits there, sourness is adding to the enjoyment, musty and acidic, vinegar coming out in the finish. Very balanced sour that is filling all nooks and crunches I look for in case of a sour.
biirusaikou (2332) - - FEB 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared, thanks Jon. Wow, this is damn amazing, leaves me pretty much speechless. Very deep and complex blend of fruity flavors with a funky edge and a nicely dry finish. Out of this world!
thepatrickman (679) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2015) from trade with Alex (Beermack) -- cheers, buddy! This is distinctly a Cantillon: from the first whiff I got the classic yeast aroma and apple-grape smell. What I didn’t notice terribly much was any substantial hop presence from the "cold hopping". Instead, it tasted a lot like other Cantillon I’ve had before. Good, but not quite sure I got the hype. However, I’m giving it an extra one point for having a cool illustration on the label.
jc1762 (566) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 Vintage poured into a taster showing honeyed amber with a finger of tanned foam.
The nose shows a big of pine and bretty funk.
The palate is moderately carbonated and medium bodied. Pineapple forward with a moderate tartness and citric flavors of lime here and there. Same sparkling Cantillon tartness throughout with a slight bittered hop finish. A lot of flavors that all come together really well.
willisread (2126) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Ratebeer Tokyo W & CB Tasting. Thanks for the bottle Jon! 2014 vintage. Apricot, oak, some almond and floral, grassy notes with some woodiness. Above average carbonation. Very well-balanced but with good sourness and high drinkability. Light hoppy bitterness on the finish. Fantastically complex.
Baramba (760) - ITALY - JAN 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Pours amber with thin white head. Wet hay, floral, sour lemon, chesse aroma. Acidic flavour, lemongrass, floral, butterscotch, grapes with hoppy bitter finish
Beerhunter111 (15231) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Leicht trübes orange goldenes Bier mit mittelgroßen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich fruchtig, spritzig, Obst. Geschmack angenehm säuerlich fruchtig, tropische Früchte, leicht holzig, lecker.
wchesser (1845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
March ’14 bottle in 1/16. Could have aged much longer. Light caramel brown color. Nose is stinky French cheese (Morbier), fading to caramel malts, old and floral hops. Taste is fairly malty for the style, with quite a lot of earthy tannins. Sour, but balanced and after initial tartness, becomes quite smooth.
SkillsFactory (502) - ITALY - JAN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color arancio velato con riflessi dorati, schiuma bianca poco persistente che svanisce del tutto.
Aroma acidulo, leggermente lattica, leggero stallatico, legno umido, leggera polvere, mela verde leggera mista a susina acerba.
Al palato prevalentemente acidula, lievemente lattica, legno umido e polvere, mela verde, susina acerba, bell'amaro finale dato dai luppoli, presenti anche freschi nella ricetta oltre che essiccati, misto alla sua componente acidula che risulta molto persistente.
Nella sua coda fa capolino anche una lieve nota che ricorda il pompelmo.
La mancanza di frumento, unita ai luppoli freschi, a differenza di un Lambic classico, crea un taglio netto tra l'attacco acidulo ed il finale amaro.
Corpo medio-pieno, mediamente carbonata, oleosa ed astringente.