illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2006 Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours amber with an off white head that dissipates to a ring. Aroma is stellar - cherries, hay, funk, lemon. Medium bodied with a fine spritzy carbonation. Flavor of pale Belgian wheat malts in the background, with complex flavors of lemon, funk, flower petals, and green apple. Good amount of acidity without going over the top. Sour, acetic finish that is about a 8.0 out of 10 on the mouth puckering scale. I am shocked at how well this is drinking. I am not a fan of cellaring beer, but this is one of the few exceptions. Amazing beer.
dansac (103) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, yeah, this is one of the greatest beers I have ever had. Huge funk on the nose: typical lambic notes: barnyard funk, lots of wet hay. But also that smooth cantillon character that makes the minerality seem less abrasive. In the mouth the thing is just divine: tart, has a strange flowery subtlety underlying the funk which is just insanely well integrated to the tartness.
At a loss for words: a total stunner.
Salmoniform (947) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured 2014 from bottle to glass. Copper honey hue with light white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is earthy, peppercorn, lemon, grapefruit, funk, pineapple. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and almost no carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a bitter finish. Overall this is a nice brew.
NBird (395) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks.. Orange amber, sml head
Smells.. Fighting the barnyard dank are fruity hops, sweet orange citrus marmalade.
Tastes. Orange fruits and sour orange citrus, green apple sours, some hop bitterness.
bigda83 (259) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the brewery after the tour. Pours copper hazy with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, funk. Felt a little like an IPA to me in a way. Taste followed the nose with lots of floral in there and a nice bitter funk bite to it. Really enjoyed this one as my first Cantillon offering of many.
cards04 (1823) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks northopfrye for this gem. Pours a dark amber. Aromas are sweet and floral...I get a touch of paint in this too. Beautiful. Beautiful balanced sour flavors. Some nice sweetness, woody bitterness, and great sourness. Wonderful stuff.
northropfrye (2271) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 2009 bottle. Peach body thin white head. Aroma of flowers and funk some cherries and vanilla. Taste is funky sour with a touch of dryness and sweet floral notes as well. A touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. Fabulous Beer.
fellebag (867) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75cl. White egg like foamy head. Color is hazy tea fruit color. Aroma is urine, bark, gooseberries. Taste is sour, wine, lemon, leaves.
Bygers (827) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,75l at Delirium Bar, Bruxelles, Belgium. Pours amber colour with a large head. Aroma of spicy notes, lemon rind, elderflower, peaches, some funk and a hint of catnip. Very acidic flavours. Some lemon pith in addition to the rind providing some astringency along with some more peach and floral notes. Nice high carbonation.
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fishonmyplane (468) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex beer with medium sourness, mild flower flavor, & tons and tons of barnyard funk. The flavor and palate are enriched by the hops, which are used more judiciously than in most Belgians, yet without becoming the focal point of the beer. Smooth. Perfect in the palate, with an incredibly long, sticky finish.
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle served in a Flute glass.
Bottled in 19th of January 2010. By the way, a 6% ABV and not 5%, as described above.
A: Pours a deep orange to amber cloudy color forming a big fizzy bubbled aired beige head. Medium to low retention and many lacings and chunks of foam around
S: Sweet and fruity with the strong presence of the characteristic Lambic yeasts. Tart, but not aggressively
T: Really smooth and intense. Mild sweet caramel upfront. You can actually feel the caramel malts and hoppy bitterness. Fruity, with notes of white grapes and apples, mainly. Metallic. Excellent sweet-tart-bitter combination
M: Light to medium body. A bit creamy and heavier than her sisters. Upfront is mild sweet passing through the tartness and leaving a pleasant mild tart-bitter aftertaste
O: Absolutely drinkable. One of the best Cantillons I’ve ever had
[ BA Review @ 7/22/2012 ]