JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(on bottle - 2003 edit.) My fav. among the Cantillons. sent like toothpaste and mirabel, with a slightly orange colour. The taste has all the lambic ingridients, but there´s a spicyness, witch brings me sunflower, pepper, bark, turf and other, mellowing things in mind. Not a lambic for beginners, but then again, one might as well have the good stuff first.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy golden colour with no head. Nice yeasty aroma with barnyard notes. yeasty and spicy flavor with some light sweet fruity notes.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange Hued hazinesss a beautiful frothy beige head that lingers.Aromas of Oak,earthy spiciness,moldy hay ,vinegar,honey its very complex
The taste is sharp fruity vinegrette with a tannic dryness that balances nicely.
very effervescent and its a medium body
A little over the top for the uniniated but
a gem for sour beer lovers
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma smelled like a fermented barnyard. Body was cloudy orange with a big head that left lots of lacing on glass. Bitter and sour taste was a downside for me. Reminded me of drinking cheap rhine wine some years ago. Had a dry aftertaste to the beer. Alright after work but not the best.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured cloudy orange with a huge thick creamy head.
Aroma is citris and yeast, clean and crisp.
Bitter flavor with over ripe fruits and sour green apples.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2005
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Way too weirdly sour...smelled like a stewbum’s soiled trousers. The flavor, after my initial disgust, actually grew on me a little, frighteningly. Really not that bad, just not my beer style!
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2005 Personal milestone - With this rating, I’ll have rated at least one brew in each of RateBeer’s current 70 beer styles.
And an interesting drink it was. It poured a dirty yellow color with a tall, bubbly yellowish head. The aroma - well, to me it wasn’t pleasant. It was an acrid, earthy, barnyard aroma over which drifted some light floral hop scents. The flavor was mainly sour and bitter, grassy, earthy, with a lemon twist. The finish was a dry, tart one in which the floral hops make one final, brief visit. My lower rating undoubtedly stems from my unfamiliarty with the unblended lambic style. I certainly would be willing to try this again some time.
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OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur oranger, petite mousse blanche très compacte. Nez de vieux bois et de gazon vert. Les arômes annoncent une expérience assez acide. Effervescence très éphémère, les fines bulles disparaissant rapidement, laissant toute la place au bois et au houblon. L’idée est plutôt intéressante mais à mon goût, il manque de fruits ou d’un autre élément pour venir contrebalancer le bois. Bouteille brassin année 2000, Délirium café, voyage Europe 2005
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangey colored body with a well-sustained, though more beer-like than lambic-like white head (lack of honeycomb structure). Aroma of bubblegum from across the room with some beautiful, stale, wet dirty basementand metal shavings. Austere and bone dry, almost painfully so. This has the most body of any Cantillon beer. The bubblegum in the aroma is subdued in the flavor and the metallic, horseblanket character is dominant, though still subdued compared to others in the line. Also present is a hint of vinegar underneath.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2002 vintage. once the cap was off, the center of the cork came to a slow hiss, releasing a bit of liquid. the cork was so dry and shrunken that it almost fell apart. the body was an orange-copper clear color. very light beige creamy head that lasts long. funky horseblanket and sour aroma. a little sweat too. lively carbonation. very well balanced sour, tart flavor with a hint of dryness and funky yeast. acidic and a little lemongrass too. slight woody flavor, finish is well balanced. where were the hops?