Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2008 Re-rating at home, July 2007. 2003 bottle. Dark golden, with a small head. Citrus nose with grapefruit, lemon, some grass. Tart and with a hint of hop bitterness, unless thatís my imagination. Quite a malty lambic, with a good body. Tart and tasty finish and aftertaste.
Dec. 08 rating, 2003 bottle again: Oddly, very, very floral. I taste iris now... The cantillon character lays the ground, with hops definitely there, and malty sweetness, and it all comes together in something not unlike iris or daffodil.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden. Wonderful sweet aroma. Very nice...Very bitter start mellows quicly. Lots of hops in this.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Slightly hazy amber golden with a tiny, off-white head. Fresh but rather mellow acidity in the aroma. Medium body and very dry but with a - for Cantillon - subdued sourness. None of the real dirty horse sweat notes either. 291006
feedmec00kies (49) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared with puzzl. light amber color, with yeasty, damp wood-y funkiness, some citrus (more like the oils from the peel) and some winey type things in the aroma. flavors: damp wood, wine-like, and sour, especially a very definite grapefruit flavor; it doesnít just have that bitter grapefruit flavor that some more hoppy beers sometimes do, but it also has that acidic, slightly sweet grapefruit flavor as well. a little bit of pomegranate (esp. the seeds) perhaps in the aftertaste as well. dry. at first i couldnít really handle this beer (flavor-wise it seemed to come on really strong at first, and there was some really irritating tingly feeling/taste at the front of my tongue that really bothered me when i first sipped it), but itís been growing on me.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Once again, Iím glad td these lambics are fully fermented out, because upon (very very carefully!) pulling the cork, I sprayed beer all over the room. Luckily, I hardly had to clean anything, as there is no stickiness!
2000 bottle, big pop, a ton of fizz. The cork was quite damp, luckily they cap and foil too, so no oxidation had taken place. Aroma is slightly vinous, good sourness, a very slight hint of citrus, light funk. A little dead in the mouth, despite the gushing, this could use more carbonation... it tastes near still. Flavor is good mellow sourness, though not refined and gentle as other mellow sours Iíve had. It still has that distinct, slightly metallic Cantillon sourness, though.
Bottle from my Secret Santa, thanks!
after4ever (6077) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2010 375, corked and capped. pours a murky medium brown with a surging, fizzy white head that falls quickly away to not much. lemon, balsamic, and oak on the nose. creamy, somewhat fizzy medium body. lemon, balsamic, and oak again on the mid palate. moderately acidic finish.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap a the Dog and Pony in Renton. Iíll probably come around to this style, and appreciate the "superb acidity" but not tonight. I commented to the bartender that I didnít like the lemonade so much. She was concerned that someone had hooked lemonade up to the taps.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Not as sour as Grand Cru but you can fin the fruit there. A bit low key.
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beer 14 of the tasting. This has quite a bit of bite, not as much as the Hannsens. A simpler lambic in complexity, it seems fairly smooth as well. Good stuff. Love that sour bite.
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange body with a large frothy white head. Sweet slightly sour aroma. Slightly puckering sour flavor with some light fruity hints. Dry, bitter finish.