maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Bottle courtesy of Butters on 08/29/2010. Vintage 2007. Clear amber body with a large rocky white head. Tart fruit and funk aroma. Tart fruit, funk and dry flavor. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. 8/3/9/5/17 - 4.2
Hazy orange body with a large frothy white head. Sweet slightly sour aroma. Slightly puckering sour flavor with some light fruity hints. 7/4/8/4/15 - 3.8
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Calital Ale House: Innsbrook. Cloudy golden body with a nice white head. Sour apple and grapes for the taste with a slightly sour-musky apple aroma. Soemwhat dry in the end, very nice however.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iris was my first Cantillon not to score big...Pours out a murky yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very sour--and foreshadows well what is to come: sourness. This is straight on pucker, people. Very sour flavor but nothing else going on. Too one dimesional for me.
Stefano (1886) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Hazy golden color, light acid aroma, heavy acid taste, medium body, dry finish. The flavor was sour and fruity and there was no lacing.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Slob. Holy MOLY! AN UNBLENDED LAMBIC! Thanks again, Slob! Pours deep cheddar-orange with an ample head that leaves a fleeting network of lace. An aroma of crisp lemon immediately is evident as soon as the first drop hits the glass. Flavor is a very tart and tangy lemon/orange/lime. Notes of straw and grapefruit are an afterthought, but only after asserting themselves ever-so-briefly. Very floral and rounded. Mouthfeel is almost carbonated in feel, though the beer itself is only slightly carbonated. Probably the tartness and sharpness of the ingredients. As my first unblended, this one is dang good.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with a big, fluffy head over a well-hazed golden/amber body. Sulfuric notes as I breathe deep hit my sinouses like smelling salts. This adds to farmhouse yeastiness with a hint of ass. Flavor finds green leaves and earth over soured wine, and it all leaves an acidic gut-burn in its wake.
<font size=-4>Sampled at Delilahís <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eve Annual Lambic Beer Festival.</font>
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 750 ml bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar (courtesy of my daughter for my birthday): Pours champange like with a chill haze golden color and a small white head and tiny champange bubbles. Sour yeasty aroma with hints of wood. Flavor starts sharply sour and grassy followed by a lemon tartness , more wood and a long dry bitter/acidic finish. Light bodied with a watery texture and lively carbonation.
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a hazy orange with a small to average size white head. Nice funky aroma. Flavourís quite nice: funky with some lemon, yeast and a mild bitter finish -- yet itís a simple version of the style making it really easy to drink but not as complex as most of the other Cantillons. Still, a lesser Cantillon is still a damn fine beer.
Gorbalev (2955) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with hogtown Harry, GregClow, and Blankboy, my bottle. Dark yellow, big thick foamy white head. Looks great. aroma - super funky, acidic, earthy - very nice. Taste: a bit of a let down. Sour and acidic, but simple - no complexity at all. A very easy to drink Cantillon.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this bottle twice and forgot a rating both times.. iím pissed and not buying another $14 bottle for it. But it smells extremly sour w/ a decent little berry flavor from memory and was a damn good lambic w/ a nice pucker affect
Yes this is an unfair rating from memory out of anger.. Iíll fix it when someone else buys a bottle.