frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with a big, fluffy head over a well-hazed golden/amber body. Sulfuric notes as I breathe deep hit my sinouses like smelling salts. This adds to farmhouse yeastiness with a hint of ass. Flavor finds green leaves and earth over soured wine, and it all leaves an acidic gut-burn in its wake.
<font size=-4>Sampled at Delilahís <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eve Annual Lambic Beer Festival.</font>
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 750 ml bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar (courtesy of my daughter for my birthday): Pours champange like with a chill haze golden color and a small white head and tiny champange bubbles. Sour yeasty aroma with hints of wood. Flavor starts sharply sour and grassy followed by a lemon tartness , more wood and a long dry bitter/acidic finish. Light bodied with a watery texture and lively carbonation.
blankboy (6023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a hazy orange with a small to average size white head. Nice funky aroma. Flavourís quite nice: funky with some lemon, yeast and a mild bitter finish -- yet itís a simple version of the style making it really easy to drink but not as complex as most of the other Cantillons. Still, a lesser Cantillon is still a damn fine beer.
Gorbalev (2916) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with hogtown Harry, GregClow, and Blankboy, my bottle. Dark yellow, big thick foamy white head. Looks great. aroma - super funky, acidic, earthy - very nice. Taste: a bit of a let down. Sour and acidic, but simple - no complexity at all. A very easy to drink Cantillon.
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this bottle twice and forgot a rating both times.. iím pissed and not buying another $14 bottle for it. But it smells extremly sour w/ a decent little berry flavor from memory and was a damn good lambic w/ a nice pucker affect
Yes this is an unfair rating from memory out of anger.. Iíll fix it when someone else buys a bottle.
gnoff (7780) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2008 First rating
(Bottle from 2003 on RBESG 2006)
Shady orange color, small white head. Sour scent with some bitterness. Very sour taste, but also a bit too metallic. No bitterness.
Shady orange color, small white head. Fresh fruity and acidic scent, also some almonds and apricots. Acidic and sour taste with a "strange" sensation of hops that Iím not used to. But then this isnít an ordinary Lambic either. Not sure I like the idea of fresh hops, Iíd rather take the oxidized ones. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
At Aarschots Bierfestivn, Belgium, on March 23, 2008. (75 cl bottle) 1996 vintage
Shared with two others.
Shady amber color, fluffy white head. Acidic, sour, stable, horse blanket scent. Sour, acidic, a bit sweet maybe, taste. Not bitter as the fresh one. Slightly moussy mouthfeel, tart mouthpuckering as well. No bitterness.
GregClow (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, tupalev & HogTownHarry - tupalevís bottle. Reddish sunset gold with a small white head. Tart funky nose with some prominent herbal hop notes. Flavour is simple by Cantillonís standards, but is still very nice - has a subdued funkiness and mellow tartness, with some lemony notes, a bit of malt coming through, and a lingering bitter finish. A very interesting variation on a lambic - glad I could try it.
larsniclas (5591) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at RBESG 2005. Hazy golden. No head.
Rather sour, bt not as expected.
Some diesel though.
MPA (793) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange with white head. Sour aroma of moist cellar and spiders web. Taste is sour and fresh. Delicious!
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: 75cl bottle from Cantillon. As promised I drank this asap as I was recommended to do so by the wonderfully friendly Mr. Cantillon (so sorry I forget your name) This is very unusual stuff. Particularly for Cantillon. The fresh hops show very strongly throughout and as a result give what is for me, a unique drinking experience. The aroma is that of the hoppiest beer I have tried, almost totally devoid of all the characteristic Cantillon barnyard funk. That does not for one minute mean that it isnít fantastic, just most unexpected. Close your eyes and you could be sniffing at an extremely hoppy English ale. Almost. Oh, some marzipan and a slight sweetness to it also. Colour is akin to that of an Orval, cloudy and orange and therefore most inviting. Such a difficult one to rate. I was expecting the full on Cantillon sourness but in the mouth it is comparatively mellow. Well I say mellow but what you get is a huuuuuge kick from the hops that I think is fantastic. Followed by just the right amount of lambic tartyness which lasts until the start of the finish (if you get me) followed by another big dump of hops leaving what is a wonderfully clean, crisp and dry ending. A most intriguing blend of two different characters, one of which is not usually my bag but here it works extremely well. Its all down to the fresh hops really. Very grassy and lots of green stuff. If you are just getting a taste for lambics but love hoppy beers I would strongly suggest this.