faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Unblended lambic. Haxy yellow colour with a big bubbly white head. Quite hoppy and very sour vinegar aroma with some sweetness. Flavour is sweet, then sour, very sour, and then dry. Quite a sour mouthfeel. A VERY different beer! One a real beer lover must try, no matter what.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Gold, nice white head, light lacing. Nose of tart fruit, clean malts and a full bouqet of bacterium and yeast. The flavor is nicely tart and a sweet funky anise malt notes. Nice finish, not as tart as Iíd expect.
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle that was a bit pricy but you have to cough up the dough for beers like this. Pours a nice peachy yellow. With a white frothy head, lacing was very thick. Smells a bit oaky, herby, and yeasty. Taste a bit sour with the taste of melon, lime, grapefruit, and peach. Not as dry as i imagined but the tart taste is relaxing.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12/1/06: Bottle, #600 (2005 corking)
Nose is sour and nicely barnyard like with other notes of sharp Vermont cheddar. Bottle slightly bubbled once cap was removed Ė cork was a bit sticky. Body is an orange to salmon color accompanied by a Nilla wafer colored head. No lace. Flavors include yeast, barnyard, cheddar and must. Sour mouth-feel, dry and lovely. In memory of Wilson, may God give him a Lambic tonight.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very sour.Pours cloudy yellow with a white head.Flavor is the same as the aroma,very sour.Mouthfeel is thin to medium with a sour finish.
Christian (11421) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2008 Re-rating at home, July 2007. 2003 bottle. Dark golden, with a small head. Citrus nose with grapefruit, lemon, some grass. Tart and with a hint of hop bitterness, unless thatís my imagination. Quite a malty lambic, with a good body. Tart and tasty finish and aftertaste.
Dec. 08 rating, 2003 bottle again: Oddly, very, very floral. I taste iris now... The cantillon character lays the ground, with hops definitely there, and malty sweetness, and it all comes together in something not unlike iris or daffodil.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden. Wonderful sweet aroma. Very nice...Very bitter start mellows quicly. Lots of hops in this.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Slightly hazy amber golden with a tiny, off-white head. Fresh but rather mellow acidity in the aroma. Medium body and very dry but with a - for Cantillon - subdued sourness. None of the real dirty horse sweat notes either. 291006
feedmec00kies (49) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared with puzzl. light amber color, with yeasty, damp wood-y funkiness, some citrus (more like the oils from the peel) and some winey type things in the aroma. flavors: damp wood, wine-like, and sour, especially a very definite grapefruit flavor; it doesnít just have that bitter grapefruit flavor that some more hoppy beers sometimes do, but it also has that acidic, slightly sweet grapefruit flavor as well. a little bit of pomegranate (esp. the seeds) perhaps in the aftertaste as well. dry. at first i couldnít really handle this beer (flavor-wise it seemed to come on really strong at first, and there was some really irritating tingly feeling/taste at the front of my tongue that really bothered me when i first sipped it), but itís been growing on me.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Once again, Iím glad td these lambics are fully fermented out, because upon (very very carefully!) pulling the cork, I sprayed beer all over the room. Luckily, I hardly had to clean anything, as there is no stickiness!
2000 bottle, big pop, a ton of fizz. The cork was quite damp, luckily they cap and foil too, so no oxidation had taken place. Aroma is slightly vinous, good sourness, a very slight hint of citrus, light funk. A little dead in the mouth, despite the gushing, this could use more carbonation... it tastes near still. Flavor is good mellow sourness, though not refined and gentle as other mellow sours Iíve had. It still has that distinct, slightly metallic Cantillon sourness, though.
Bottle from my Secret Santa, thanks!