Jeppe (2631) - ōlbutikken, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Labeled 2003, bottled 2005.
Pours hazy orange golden under a fine white head. Some sourness in the aroma, but differently from the common Cantillon, a dry hoppy bitterness dominates. Tones of hay and herb also. Tart sour flavor, again with obvious hop notes. Quite dry and woody with lots of grapefruit. Different and interesting though not my favorite Cantillon.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. After reading reviews of this Iím sure I got a bad bottle. Hazy orange-amber beer with a big white head. Sour aroma with floral and earthy tones. Very sour flavor - green apples, some spice, and lots and lots of lemons. Iíve had lambics/gueze, but this was close to undrinkable. Incredibly acidic and sour - and I was expecting it to be somewhat acidic/sour.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark golden, no head. Sour aroma, light funkiness with herbal spicy notes. Champagne like effervescence and medium to light bodied. Complex flavor is lightly sour, funky and spicy. Light acidity and dry finish. Overall different from other Cantillons Iíve had but an interesting brew.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2000 vintage. I donít know whether Iím becoming too familiar with Lambics, but this one seemed quite soft for a Cantillon. Not as funky and musty as some, majoring on lemony citrus and sharp apples (farmhouse cider character comes to mind) with a touch of woodiness. More sharp than sour. Very clean and crisp. Never thought Iíd describe a Cantillon as refined, but Iím tempted. It may not be one of the more demanding Cantillons Iíve tried, lacking the sheer impact of some of the more traditional Cantillon offerings, but still very appealing. 750ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Musty, yeast, earthy and hops - smells a lot like the brewery itself. A dark amber color with small head - some bubbles. Initial mild sweet malt flavor that fades quickly into a sour/bitter hops and musty flavor - moderate tannins and a moderate acidic finish. Nicely balanced and a nice drinkable lambic - not quite a sour as other Cantillon lambics.
harvey (40) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark yellow, with a strangely (as for Cantillon) huge head of long persistence. Aroma has hints quite like the gueuze, but with a powerful hoppy presence. Complex. Mouthfeel is simply divine, with the same gueuze-like sensations, plus a fashinating hoppy finish, that remembers to me Orvalís one. Strange, unique and marvellous!
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as sour as other lambics. More easy to drink. Itís extremely refreshing and a good beer for beginers. Delicious and diffenrent.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange color with a small sized head. Aroma has is a bit of cheese and oak, as well as citrus. Aroma is somewhat musty as well, similar to a farmhouse. Flavor is very wonderful but a bit hidden. Cherry and honey are there behind the big raw unblended lambic bitterness. Palate is very well developed. It is very bitter, but its isnt overpowering or bad. Its very dry and tart then ends leaving the mouth well lubricated waiting for the next drink. Very wonderful brew.
Geiserich (2914) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is a strong mixture from old hop, straw and strong sourness. Strong flavor of hop, grapefruits and citrus peel. Finish has an unique, dry bitterness, A world class vinetage.
MiP (12840) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 2003 bottle, two years old. Mild, dusty aroma, acidic and earthy. Hazy golden colour, no head. Sourish bitter flavour. Nice tart bitter aftertaste. 6 3 7 3 15
2005 bottle, two years old. The aroma is quite acidic, making my mouth water. Also a little moldy and with a hint of urine. Quite cloudy orange colour, very small frothy head. The flavour is not a acidic as the aroma suggests, even though it is nicely acidic. It starts off with a little lemony acidity, turning into a bitterness which could also be associated with lemons, but then the peel. After this, the acid builds up to a nice and cleansing level. Very refreshing. 8 3 8 3 18
Bottle, 5%. Distinct sour aroma, white grapes, a bit of fresh earth. Hazy orange colour. Big stable white head leaving good lace. The flavour is sharp and acidic with a good white grape note. Late earth flavour and a good fruity bitterness even later. Very refreshing. 8 3 9 3 18