ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005: Initially poured a clear orange body with a small head, later as sediement went in it got cloudy. Average lacing on the glass. Aroma was leather, barnyard action, some tartness, lemons. Something about this felt off or empty, but it was still very enjoyable.. this is Cantillon after all.
eaglefan538 (2860) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botted in 2005. Poured an amberish color with a small head that laced ok (nothing spectacular, although the deeper color was notable). The aroma was for sure funky, some burnt rubber, wild farmhouse and barn aromas, light on citrus and no cheese. The flavor was enjoyable, revealing a definite departure from classic lambics with the all barley malt. While the wild flavors were all there, the tartness was much subdued and the funk took over with leather and rubber type flavors on display over the citrus notes. The finish had a firm hopped barley bitterness, quite nice. Mouthfeel was light to moderate, quite refreshing.
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange-copper with a small white bubbly head. Great punchy brett aroma, barnyard, socks, just lovely. Grapefruit and citrus flavours, very refreshing and tart. The finish is long, tart, and quite funky. There is even a touch of bitterness too. Excellent drinkability in a relatively soft body.
Sampled at the Københavnske Øldage 2006 on May 20, 2006.
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 vintage. Deep orange beer, very hazy/cloudy with a thin white head. Musty, earthy aroma, some horseblnket, lemon/citrus, brett and leather, dust, cologne. Nice dry malt with hints of pear and apple. Earthy/dusty with a soft vanilla note. Lingering earthy hoppy finish. More bitterness than is typical of lambics, but is still pretty tasty. Sour start and bitter finish. Light perfuminess toward the end.
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light hazy gold, small fine top. Classic nose, barnyard, fruity raspberry character, grassy and citric fruits. Superb. Straight palate, even a bit spicy with sour green young gooseberry character. Great nose promised more complex character. Still great lambic.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 750mL Bottle. Pours a translucent golden yellow, a shade lighter than apple cider, and topped with a copious amount of fine bubbled champagne head. Old, musty smell of lemon juice squeezed over a crumpled horse blanket. Some herbal notes as well, carried by a breeze of desert pollens. Medium bodied, almost creamy mouthfeel that’s loaded with danish blue cheese and unflavored yogurt. Actually, it tastes almost like I imagine blue cheese mixed into yogurt and topped with a squeeze of fresh lemon would taste like, only the blue cheese disappears toward the end of the sensation. Some woody flavors support the cast as well, providing images of fresh aspen bark and oregano stems. Quite interesting overall, and much less sour than I had originally expected. I want to say I would enjoy this more without the blue cheese flavors, but then again, that’s what gives this brew the unique thouch that I enjoy contemplating.
marcus (6364) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 bottle. This golden lambic poured with a fluffy off-white head. The aroma is acidic, but also floral. Tastes a bit like gueuze, but with a lot of citrus (grapefruit) and not at all sweet. There is a very bitter hoppy finish.
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm 27 April) – Unclear orange body, huge white head, some laces; Very full nose with loads of malt, some fresh green apples, fresh citrus and some spicy hop (strange for a lambic); Full sour body; Long finish , very sour and fresh, strange hints of malt.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Slowly slowy lambics are growing on me. Poured a medium orange color, not much of a head, did lace okay. Aroma was funky, maybe some rubber in it. Flavor was refreshing, citrus wild and crazy flavors were there, very different from the grand cru which was soooooo tart."
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled at my house for beer night with Stegosaurus. Pours a depp golden color with a white head. Aroma of a white wine, citrus, and fruit and flowers. Flavor is flowers, sweet, carbonation, fruit, with a dry finish. I did not enjoy this, but i did finish it.