BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Sampled with Thomas in Söderåsen, Skåne, Sweden.]
Another milestone in two ways. With thisone I’ve also rated all the 71 different Beer Styles. So this Lambic - Unblended I’ve reserved for this rating in Sweden after a nice long day on bike. Sweaty I swallowed it with pleasure, more than expected. Hazy light brown look with good great, but dissapearing head. Notes of wild yeast, grapes, acid, grass, wood, flowers and more. High drinkability!
ekstedt (6085) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 375 ml. Cloude orange/amber, almost no head. Fruity malt aroma with cidery notes of grape and red apples. Along with this, there are strains of wet wool and leather, and some wood. medium bodied with soft but lively carbonation. Flavour has a little to sharp acidity, with a pungent bitterness.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazed orange with a very small fizzy head. Aroma of rotting grapefruit, chemical and wet redgum... better than it sounds. Flavour is well balanced, quite bitter and moderately sour, grapefruit comes through with some other tangy notes and a balanced maltiness and floral hoppiness. Clean, acidic finish. Very wonderful.
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange colour with mostly lasting off-white head. Aroma of green apples, citrus and hops. Sour flavor with almost astrigent bitter/sour notes. Lasting finish. This is exelent lambic.
holdenn (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml thanks to drewbeerme for this sample. Pours a yellow hazy color with a white thin head. Funky aroma of sour grapes and lemon. Sour flavors vinegar and acidic woody .... really tart like a light gueze. And maybe that doesn’t sound appealing, but it was tasty. Finishes very dry.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 vintage. This is the first unblended lambic I’ve tried. Pours hazy orange-gold with a bubbly white head that quickly disappears. Musty aroma of yeast, lemon, apple, spice, and old wood. Taste is fruity, citrus sweet up front, but instantly turns into a dank acidic sourness with an apple wine/vinegar bite. As it warmed the sourness lightened up just a bit. Dry, sweet finish akin to a Flemish.
DocLock (8698) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cantillon makes unique stuff, I can’t deny that. But they’ve become hit or miss with me. This one pours hazy jack-o-lantern orange with 1-finger white head. The aroma is heavy citrus, apple, pear, funky spice, and some earthy notes. The flavor is tart and very citric, although not as mouth puckering as some other Cantillon’s I’ve quaffed, with flavor notes of pear, apple, and funky yeasty citrus. Complex and enjoyable.
JoeinDahlem (1381) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cL, 2004 vintage. Cloudy, rusty, dark amber color. Some malty aspects to an otherwise lemony and musty aroma. Some old socks in there. Flavor is citric-tart, lemony but not extreme, with a backdrop of dust and malt. Acidic but not harsh. Not bitter but certainly dry. Surprisingly drinkable and refreshing. Musty, mellow finish.
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml, vintage 2004, i think this is my first unblended lambic. pours almost hazy orange with barely a head. nose is very sour and tart lemon, cobwebs, vinegar, with slight anti-septic note. mouthfeel is pretty acidic. flavor starts off pretty raw and unpolished (perhaps cause it’s unblended), tart and sour lemons, vinegar, white grapes, and noticible band-aid note in the middle. this is tasty, sorta gueze-like but unique in it’s own right.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750Ml that poured an amber color with a lavender head. Very sour and acidic taste with fruiity aftertaste. Plumbs and apricots. Good stuff.