dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 vintage bottled in 2010 as indicated by the cork. Pours pale amber with lush dense rocky head, great retention and slight haze. Aroma is very floral hoppy grapefruit, refined barnyard funk, lemon tartness, french oak mustiness, vinuous, melon? Taste is super sour with grapefruit, hints of musty cowhide, lemon, lime, gets even funkier as it warms. Body is light, effervescent, highly acidic, cowhide grapefruit lime finish. Overall, a great if unrefined lambic that actually exhibits some well-balanced hop bitterness!!
JAXSON (526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml 2006 bottle. Darker orange pour with a large beige head. Shows much of the typical Cantillon brashness on the nose. Lemon, grapefruit, and some really funky herbal note. Not too bracing in the mouth. Very soft, in fact. Full-bodied for a lambic. Extraordinary balance, finish is long and beautiful. I prefer this to the harder Cantillons, it may be the best lambic I’ve tried in fact.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color with a golden glow. Large white head. Typical gueuze aroma-sour and barnyard like. Nice initial flavor-very sour lemon and hops. Slight metallic aftertaste that I don't care for. Other than that, it's pretty enjoyable.
Floback (523) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Alan at Knightly Spirits. I tried for two weeks to sit on this bottle; I couldn’t help but try it. Pours orange-gold with a white rim, no head, and elusive lacing. Bubbles are effervescent. Slight vinegar, past-ripe oranges, and sour yeast on the nose. Whooo...sour to all hell. The taste is biting on the nose and tongue...the whole mouth, actually. You can feel it all the way down until it hits the stomach acids. Hues of citrus, small herbs, oak, and always sourness. ALWAYS. The aftertaste lingers hard and the palate is bombarded. This brew is appropriate for my fluted Cantillon glass. (Thanks again Alan.) Very satisfying beer.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at Erzbierschof, vuntagr 2000. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Smells sweet, some subtle fruit, horse blanket, goodness. Tastes; f umami, medium sweetness, sour. Medium bodied, nearly absent carbonation, oily texture. Finishes acetic, with some dryness. Amazing beer, with none of the original hop notes.
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 Vintage Bottle from Ölbuttiken, at home. 5th November, 2011.
Pours golden amber with a light fading head. Sweet and sourish aromas of apple and flowers - pretty funky and fresh for being so old. No oxidation what so ever. Fresh and light taste, flowery with a mild acidity, not very sour compared to other Cantillons. Barnyard notes is of course mixed in as well. What strikes me the most is the bitterness of the beer. It’s considerably higher then what I’m used to. Nevertheless a great beer that have stood the test of time!
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7 oz Bottle-vintage 2005 thanks to Tony at Oldsmar Tap House: Virbrant orange pour. Aroma is musty, like a damp cellar filled with paper. Some wood. Initially sour, lemon, then the mouth is filled with a tart sweetness. Finishes musty, grapefruit reminiscent, and dry. Lambic isn’t my best style to critique, but I did enjoy this.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark Orange with a medium size white head. Aroma of citrus hops and vinegar. Funky goodness. Lively carbonation. Nice beer
BLADT (504) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Murky, light brown. Super funky nose. Sweet. Orange notes. Taste is more strait forward. Very tart. Makes you pucker. Some oak. Lightens I just a bit at the end.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 pint, 9.4 fl oz bottle. A solid lambic here with a funky, mild, balanced profile. Pours with a deep woody orange body, and pilowy, thick, starch white head. Funk and mixed buttery cereal grains are prominent in the nose. Some tart berries, simple tart citrus, cheesy wood, and nutty granola bar as well in this interesting aroma. Bitterness in the palate in stronger than expected, mixed with a funky tartness. Medium bodied with mellow carbonation as well. The flavor notes are not a diverse as the nose, but decent never-the-less. Mixed buttery grains, sour herbs, tart mixed fruits of mainly citrus and dates. Funk and herbal prominent in the finish. Overall, this was very likable.