sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2008 (Draught@Pikkulintu) Hazy amber with no head. Tart aroma with cherry and dried fruit. Malty, very nicely tart flavor with slight oakiness and oud bruin style. Also a bit orvalish. Almost medium body with flat carbonation. An enjoyable mix of Belgian ale, Sour Ale and Lambic. (Bottled, was 7-4-7-3-14=3.5) Very hazy, orange color with a small, tight head. Somewhat tart, fruity and earthy aroma with some hops. Tart, quite acidic flavor with a strong lactic acid finish and somewhat bitter hopping. Medium-bodied, sour and acidic palate with soft carbonation. A nice, earthy brew, but with quite much acidity. Interesting, but not as good, as the regular gueuze or lambic.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured. Classic lambic aroma with notes of wood and horseblanket. Grassy and hoppy notes in the flavour and even some bitterness in the finish underneath the sourness.
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Orange golden colour with a poorly lasting head. Aromas of grapefruit and horseblankett mixed with earthy hop notes. On the palate there is loads of acidity but also more bitterness than usual for a lambic. Very complex. As allways a superb brew by Cantillon.
joergen (19343) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Bottle.
Hazy amber coloured with a small white ehad.
Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and brett.
Fruity flavour of hops, apricots, pine needles and brett with acidic notes,
Tart and hoppy finish.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 the aroma was a sour smoke, but seemingly not acidic. it poured a cloudy dark apricot color with no head. the taste was undescribable, since i didn’t know what any of it was. i should remember not to inhale when i drink this beer. it grows on you as it warms up. but not a lot.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, 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 (6532) - 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 I’m 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. I’ve 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 I’ve had but an interesting brew.
chriso (7344) - 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 don’t know whether I’m 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 I’d describe a Cantillon as refined, but I’m tempted. It may not be one of the more demanding Cantillons I’ve tried, lacking the sheer impact of some of the more traditional Cantillon offerings, but still very appealing. 750ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk
shrubber85 (6803) - 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.