Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2007 750 ML Bottle of 2004: Minuscule fizzy head and hazy golden (slight orange) body. Distinct hop and yeast presence. Bitter. Very sour. Non-sweet. Very appeasing and quenching and brought to mind a happy paint thinner olfactory. One of a kind beer. Reminded me of fresh cedar planks.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My friend said this was the best Cantillon beer, but i thought the others were much better. Hmmm. Tried at the 12 Hour Belgian Beer Party in Carlsbad, CA. Possibly the best beer tasting ever, with 70 bottled and 20 draft beers.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a very thin white ring of bubbles. Smells of intense sugary sourness, lemons, loads of wild farmhouse funk (but none of teh offputting odd aromas normally associated with their lambics). Lots of grassy hay hints are also there. Tastes of almost over the top tarte lemon, residual sugar is pretty much non-existant. Mouthfeel is light but in a quaffable way. Finish yields hints of bitterness. Not a whole lot going on here beyond the tartness. On the plus side, this is very sessionable. I could see mysef drinking this regularly in the summer if it were a bit cheaper.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Columbus Tasting V:Yellow orange pour with a white head. Aroma of sour, bret, a bit of funk and some yeast. Lots of barnyard flavors coming out: bret, sour, some funbk as well. Light body, pretty sour throughout with a dry-sour finish.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
between crown cap and cork was a clear liquid layer that smelled of madeira , and vinegar 750 ml. bottle- color of orange honey , with a tick eggshell colored head – delicate nose of sweet white grapes (chardonnay , riesling ) , yeast , lime , sour grass , yellow apples ,and hint of floral hops – taste of wonderful sourness , and tartness , white wine vinegar , chalky , slight maltyness , slight caramel , and barnyard – body is dry , acidic , and a little harsh– aftertaste of chalk , white wine , and astringent
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clean and yellow.
The aroma is funky with dirty old hops. That goes for the flavour as well, but a nice mellow sourness kicks in and it ends dry and bitter.
SSSteve (3988) - - MAR 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy orange with a small white head. sour, musty, funky, horseblanket, woody aroma. flavor is of apricots, funky horseblanket, peaches, and sour white grape. no date on bottle. gave me real bad heartburn.
Bartzilla (579) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whoaaaaa nelly!!!! I love me some sour beers and this set the bar far higher than I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking it. There’s no fruit flavors to get into the way of a pure blast of pucker-your-ass-up lambic. Easily the most sour ale experience I’ve had. Ups the bar from the previous record holder, Lou Pepe Kreik. And I’m sure my quest is not over yet. One of these days someone is going to make a lambic that just seals my throat shut upon tasting. Then my work will be complete.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[162-20061228] 1pt9.4floz. Fruity lemony aroma with an interesting blend of grapefruit. Cloudy brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Lemony alcohol continues in flavour with a zingy aftertaste. Light-medium body has a tangy palate. Unfortunately too zingy after it warms up.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 75 cl (rating from 2005). Orange colour with a tiny white head. Superb lambic aroma with grape fruits. Sour grape-fruity flavour.