Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - OCT 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 This is a really strange brew. An experiment at Cantillon. No unmalteds. Fresh hops. Bitter and sour struggle a lot but overall the result is quite agreeable. Not my favourite Cantillon.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7/18/05 750ml. bottled 2000. Hazy amber with small off white head. Sour vinegary aroma. Nice tart taste but much less acidic than other Cantillons. Mellowed and I think better balanced than some of the other basic Cantillons.
bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml. bottle; 2004 vintage bottled in 2006. Earthy sour aroma. Hazy orange apricot color with a white head that really left rapidly. Thin to medium bodied with very mild carbonation. The flavor is lambic sour. A bit like earthy green apple. Pineapple? The finish is dry and sour and bitter. Changes from sip to sip. The finish is lactic, and fruity. Something like sucking on a lime peel. Problem: It is what it is, and coming up with what it is not to describe it doesn’t work. Good stuff. Very good stuff.
Sammy (10783) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The blonde of lambics. Iris, Iris, fair and graceful in your looks. The smell of the earth, a pleasant mouthfeel. The taste of sweet apple not harsh. A work of art not to punch a hole through.
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange with small white head. Sour aroma with wood, hay and apple. Not that sour flavor for a Cantillon. Lacks bite but nice balance.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 vintage. Rich orange color. Massive sour nose with a healthy dose of funk. The sourness of the body did not disappoint after such a wonderful nose. Slightly bitter finish. A wonderful beer.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Amber color, slight reddish mahogany. Aroma is pungent, wine-like, sour grapes, straw. Vinous and sour, some acidity and hints of wood flavor. Some fruit. Kind of dry. Decent.
JK (5625) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Predictably awesome like everything Cantillon produces. Sour, barnyard aroma, acidic, and promising a sour flavor that I’m anxious for. Very light sugar in the flavor, more mostly sour, and abundant Belgian yeast giving a barnyard and horseblanket character. Cloudy orange color.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 2005 Bottle. Complex nose is malty at first followed by acidic. A still, mostly clear dark gold-amber with a minor head around the edge of the glass. Well balanced acidity, light at the fron to fhte palate and strong in the back. Very light mouthfeel.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004 vintage Pours a nice golden orangish brown. Very spicy fruity delicious nose. Super tart fruity flavor. Not much to say, but this is unbelievably good lambic, and being unblended, this is fan-fricking tastic!