Climber77 (20) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage. Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. I kept it in my cellar for a few weeks. At first I planned to keep it there a couple of years but I changed my mind. Absolutely loved it.
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merc7186 (1466) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
S: Funky, Hay, Grassy, Tart Apples
T: Tart Apples, Funk, Yeasty
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter
Overall, a nice unblended gueze but definitely a step behind in flavor from the classic gueze
bartlebier (835) - Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage, 75cl bottle shared. Wonderfully mature, sedated barley version of the else balsamic regular Cantillon: lemon rind bitter, succinctly tart instead of sour, delicate aromas of fresh and old hops - love this is lambic.
JBPortland (186) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 9/29 notes. Shared with John for Breaking Bad finale tasting, beer #1. 750ml bottle (Jan í13) pours hazy toasted brown into tulip with 1 figer head. Nose is oak barrel, mild tart, earthy, grapes, funk, musty. Mouthfeel is tart medium carbonation, smooth, with a touch of creaminess. Taste is bready, sourdough, oats, vinegarette, big woody oak tones, cider, nice funk, restrained underlying sourness throughout, complex. Finish is crisp tartness, funky barrel notes, bready. What else can you expect from Cantillon, itís superb.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 vintage courtesy of sweemzander. Lots of nice black mold around the cap and cork. 750 ml bottle served in a mini snifter.
A: Pours a hazy straw color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some sticky lace around the glass.
S: Really sweet smelling with a mix of flowery hops and light acidity. Very surprised at how hoppy it still is after 6 years. Slightly sweet mix of wheat and malt with a lactic lemon like quality to it.
T: Same as the nose with a little more barrel character. The smell of flowery hops is distinct and it has a fruity sweetness to it. Slightly lactic lemon character with some oak barrel and a mild hint of vanilla.
M: Light and airy with a spritzy carbonation. Smooth and lactic on the backend with a slight drying quality.
O: Not overtly sour and still very hoppy. This was an interesting take on a lambic and I really enjoyed it. Iíd like to revisit some later and early vintages to have a comparison since my first experience is with this beer being 6 years old.
Serving type: bottle
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the bayou. They had to go into the back to bet this one. This makes style number 74. Pours golden with a thin khaki head. Massive funky bubble gum on the nose. Insanely tart and crisp on the tongue. Finish lingers and lingers and lingers which considering what this beer costs and how long Iíve waited to house it it should linger for several months. Worth the wait!
Ktwse (1211) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange amber with thick, tall yellowish white head. Aroma of green grapes, bretta, nectarine, slightly earthy, hints of apples. Taste is big apple sour with tart and almost overripe fruit. Finish is slightly funky tart sour. Body is light and crisp with average carbonation.
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mrhoppy (1180) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was good but it sure didnít blow me away like I thought a cantillon would. Shared this with Mike. I was hoping for a real sour experience. Sharp nose. Very cloudy and hazy pour with white head and nice lacing. Sweet and sour aroma. Lots of earth and funk with some berries and apple. There are some bitter herb and spice notes. Mild sourness with a bitter finish. Floral earthy, herb flavor, drying celery finish. Very unique. Would have liked a bit more sourness, but overall very good.
airrick2003 (309) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: very hazy amber color, poured with a small beige head
Aroma: sour, wine like, grape
Taste: hints of wine taste, bitter, sour, tart, grapes
Palate: leaves a sour aftertaste, leaves mouth very dry, average c02,
Overall: poured from a bottle, I like this better than the zwanze edition but they are related, kind of wine like
thb (644) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iím all for sour stuff, but this just didnít do it for me. Pours murky, milky light brown. Plenty of head. Aroma is sour - lactic acid, sour grapes/apple. And, to put it simply, dirt. And some skunk. Bitterness throughout. Aromas were flat and deadened, and the sourness and bitterness was too aggressive by half. Maybe a bad bottle, but I wonít be shelling out (a lot) for another any time soon.