Oakes (13303) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2009 Brown-tinted orange; big aroma - wood, slightly toasted hops, sour apple - typical Cantillon for the most part; starts off like any quality gueuze, fairly complex though a tad sweeter than other non-fruited Cantillons. It’s the finish that gets me. Bitter. Astringent. Unpleasant. I understand that the hops are the gimmick of this beer, but to me the finish just clashed with everything else and ruined it. Experiments fail sometimes - that’s life.
Rasmus40 (12980) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Vintage 2003. Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is malty, wood, notes of fruit and barnyard. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 160311
rlgk (12848) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow nice white head. Quite mild sourish aroma with some leather and some rubber.Flavor from sulpherleather, grape and citrus. Sourish and quite fresh.
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a really nice looking amber-orange in color with a light and fizzy white head.
S: Plenty of acidity and green fruit notes. I pick up apples and grapes with some lemon. A strong oak aroma with a somewhat subdued funk.
T: A nice tartness up front with some fresh sour apples and lemons. The back end is actually a bit bitter with lots of oak and tannins. A bit of must and leather finish things off.
M: The body is medium with a fair amount of carbonation, especially for a lambic that is so "young" in the bottle. A nice acidity and dry finish.
D: Not my favorite of the Cantillon beers, but still really nice and better than many American sours. A really pleasant beer to sip on after watching the Sharks beat the Wings.
Koelschtrinker (12275) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dezent säuerlicher Antrunk, deutlich herb, was von der Holzigkeit zu kommen scheint. In Teilen essigähnlich, diese Säuerlichkeit nimmt im Mittelteil bereits wieder ab, bleibt aber dennoch deutlich vorhanden. Dieser etwas merkwürige Ton scheint mit der Zeit süßer und bekömmlicher zu werden, man brauch tatsächlich erst einmal Eingewöhnungszeit. Kein Bier für Jedermann!
Test vom 22.12.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,12,10,11,11,12 - 11,20
chrisv10 (12252) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 Bottle. Hazy dark amber with small head. Aroma is malt, frut, tart, little barnyard, caramel and sour. Flavour is malt, fruit, tart, sour, caramel, little dark fruit and barnyard.
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Cask, Pimlico - 28/09/12.
Hazy orange with a minimal off-white head that quickly clears to the edge.
Sour fruits, apples, pears on the nose, wood and burnt tones.
Tastes as nose, cork wood tones.
Medium bodied with a little soft carbonation leading to an astringent finish.
bhensonb (12173) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml. bottle; 2004 vintage bottled in 2006. Earthy sour aroma. Hazy orange apricot color with a white head that really left rapidly. Thin to medium bodied with very mild carbonation. The flavor is lambic sour. A bit like earthy green apple. Pineapple? The finish is dry and sour and bitter. Changes from sip to sip. The finish is lactic, and fruity. Something like sucking on a lime peel. Problem: It is what it is, and coming up with what it is not to describe it doesn’t work. Good stuff. Very good stuff.
gunnfryd (12132) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden/ Orange colour with an off-white head.. Aroma is sour, apple, yeast, grapefruit. Flavour is sour, apple, yeast, cellarnotes, citrus. nice beer.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 (750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy, bubbly orange body with a large rocky off-white head. Aroma is tart with perfume, floral, lemon, salty, white grapes, grapefruit, and orange. Flavor of florals, grapefruit, mango, and light grass with a soft, delicate mouthfeel and a dry finish.