rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Paired with a roast chicken brined w. a bit of honey, stuffed with oranges and garlic the day after getting back from a cross country road trip. Tawny amber/gold with a thin off-white head. The nose transports me to an old world field. Clay, apples, mustiness, electricity (?!?) and an amazing funky sour. Tart at first with a meaty yet understated malt. Soft earthy hops. Simply amazing. Bottle from 2000
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darker color than any oher cantillon. punchy grass hop nose. wondeful wheaty acidity. good citrus acid and good mouthfeel and lactic qualities. gorgeous beer.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 A very interesting brew. POursa gloden hue with a small white head. Aromas of citrus, light hops, and some funk and oak.
Flavors of the same with a nice dry finish.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden-amber with a fine small head. Grapefruit flavor and acidity, hops, almost resinous, sweet and musty notes. Dry, slightly harsh finish. Medium body, fuller than many other examples, lending an almost creamy mouthfeel when the initial fizzyness subsides. The harshness was only disturbing in the first few mouthfulls - the rest of the bottle was rounded lambic glory.
rederic (2857) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 2001, amber hue, with a light foamy head, the beer is so winey and tart, with some oaky and cork notes, with a traditional lambic nose. Very sour with a rhubarb acidity and a humid wood note on the palate, flirting with a small malted accent through a bitterness within a long dry, winey finish
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2002. Pours golden, with a frothy disappearing white head. Aroma is Very much cantillon, with the addition of a slightly hop component. Taste is a litle sweet, sour, and acidic, with quite a lot of hops. Another great beer from Cantillon
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another Cantillon I have tasted several times but at last I have a 750 mL all to myself to critique, analyze and enjoy. Attractive blended orange in color with a small, quickly diminishing and extrememly noisy head of white foam.
Whiffs of soaked oak, fish, fruits and leather along with another spicy element that may insinuate the dry hopping. Extremely characterful, dry, vinous, woody taste that does in fact taste much different than other unblended lambics.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a golden color with a small head. Had horse hair aroma with a bit of hops. Flavor was like drinking a wine. Very dry and bitter. Flavor also resembled vinegar to a certain extent.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very interesting. You can smell the hops over the usual cantillon lemon tartness. Dry and astringent, again with bitter astringent hops in the finish as well as the lemony tartness. I’ve never tasted anything resembling this in my life, but I do like it very much.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lite yellow with an extremely lively carbonation and a champagne-like head. Mild horse aroma with some funkiness and hop sack aromas. Earthy and not on the level of say limburger, but close. An extremely lite and dry, yet soft palate. Oh so sour and dry to the bone. Almonds and vanilla are also present but are very hard to find under all that bretta. If this is too dry try the rose de gambrinus.