Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (per label 2003 batch – per cork 2005 batch) drank in 2006: Poured a hazy orange color lambic with a quite big foamy white head with pretty good retention. Aroma of hops is clearly detectable and I thought it provided an interesting ‘’mariage’’ with the sour and brett character of the original lambic. It also seems to help balance the level of acid in the beer, which is a real, plus since I sometime find the Cantillon lambic to be too acid. Horse blanket and farmhouse quality are still apparent as well as the citrusy hops. Very nice experiment from the folks at Cantillon.
harrisoni (13217) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Bottle. Amber, thin white head, sour lemon aroma, subtle funk and cereal aroma. Trademark mouth puckering from a lambic. Acidic, sour, and more funk in mouth and finish. I mean I do like it. Sourness has mineral/metal quality to it and grapefruit on the finish.. 4.3/5. Re-rate. Half bottle in La Brocante Brussels May 2013. fresh lively hoppy perfectly sour, lovely. Bottle from some place in Belgium. possibly Noel Cuveliers
It’s like licking a swimming pool wall (chlorine) that has been draped in hops, whilst having a horse shitting on it and an acidic mustard and white wine vinegar salad dressing drizzled over the top.
Intense and certainly not for the faint hearted.
For me I think this beer is better fresher
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle - Very cloudy orange/amber color with almost non-existant head. Aroma is bready, peppary, sour, vinegar notes. Flavor is pretty sour, sharp, acidic, very dry, with a smooth, spicey bitterness.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. What a wonderful beer. Lacks some of the tartness of a normal Cantillon lambic (undoubtedly due to the lack of wheat) while maintaining all of the acidity. Also much deeper gold, approaching orange, in color (again, undoubtedly due to the lack of wheat). Initial fizziness and big, white head disappears almost immediately leaving a beer that is, frankly, not-quite-but-almost-still (which is absolutely NOT a problem with a lambic even if most of the time they’re nearly champagne spritzy) Subdued aromas. Balance between sour and bitter. Bitter back end. Again, wow. Nice beer.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 Pours a depp golden color with a minimal white fizzy head. Aroma of a white wine, citrusy, and fermented fruit. Flavor is quite floral, sweet, carbonated, fruity, with a dry finish, im am by no means a fan of this style, but it wasn’t to bad.
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite lambic/sour/wild beer yet. The heavy use of hops gives a wonderful hoppy bitterness and flavor to the acetic acid and Brett flavors that are characteristic of lambic. Also the use of pale malts give a lovely orange honey color and a further depth of flavor that i haven’t found in other lambics.
jonas (5593) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 96 from the dungeons of lord Pattyn
This beer clearly wants to come out of the bottle - after the top comes off beer bubbles out of the pores of the cork. Pours a golden amber, light pearling carbonation, initially frothy, later layering tanned head.
Leathery, herbal, light metallic dry grape aroma.
Leathery and wooden base flavor, citrus fruits, earthy notes, grassy bits, hints of cherries and raspberries. Elegant blend of flavors - if there ever were sharp edges they are rounded off now.
Light cork notes round it off - the cork was untarnished though.
Quite dry mouthfeel, no residual sugar, light pearling on the palate.
Thank you so much Joris!
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, 2005 bottle date. Hazy orange, large white head that dies down quickly. Vinegar, superb barnyard Brett aromatics. Grapeleaf nose, heavy acetic acidic, wet hay, slightly fecal Brett flavors. Slightly grassy hop finish. Mouthfeel is light medium, bone dry.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle from beers of europe] Aroma is citric fruits, musky. light body, sour finish, some bitterness.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. pours a clear copper color with a smallish off-white head. Tar aroma with some grape, vanilla, grass and barnyard notes. Thin flavor of lemons, vinegar grass and straw. Actually has a bit of a hop character in the form of a grassy bitterness. Very sour even for a lambic. Dry and sour finish is papery.