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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Please note the age of the sample you are reviewing when entering your rating. While many factors determine whether you have had "Jonge" or "Oude" Lambik, a general rule of thumb is to enter 1 year-old or older lambik under "Cantillon Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "Cantillon Jonge Lambik".

For those between 6 and 12 months of age, you should take in to consideration the character of the lambik. Samples presenting themselves as hazy/cloudy, with some head-formation and residual sugar should be entered as "Jonge Lambik", while those that are drier, higher in clarity and with little/no head formation should be entered as "Oude Lambik".


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2991) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2013
a new cantillon ( to me) is always intresting, even if its pure lambik. at cantillon brewerie, smells sour, cantillon funk, taste DAMN did nbot see this comming at all ! so balanced, sweet, dry, dough ( !) damn :o only opther beer i got dough taste in was pumkning by southern tier, but to expect in in lambic? seriously ! genious

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Sample from the fermentation vessel at Cantillon Brewery. Included in tour and into a 10 CL sample - Age was 5 months
Still and hazy (of course) A few boisterous bubbles show at the top of the glass Nose is insanely grassy. Very little tartness at all. Tons of horse blanket and a wheat floral nose as well Taste is nicely acidic. Has a lot of wine tannin notes, grape skins and a super horsey almost fecal finish. That may be the most unpleasant thing about this. Everything else is very refreshing

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1178) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
From cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Bright and hazy orange with a big white head. Quite rich, extremely tart, leaves some dryness in the finish. My taste vocabulary struggles a bit with lambics as the tartness seems to dominate - I guess in this one being young itís more unripe fruit maybe apples and gooseberries? Anyway, felt hugely complex and tasty, way better than I had expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (785) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 2, 2013
Sampled at the brewery as our first free beer. Golden wine color, almost no head or carbonation. It was a fresh young Lambic, less than 6 months. Very sour with not so full body. Dry, but not very long, aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
On tap at the brewery. It pours a clear yellow/straw colour with some big bubbles on top. Great deep complex aroma, very nice and fresh with lots of apple, grapefruit juice, some wood and little dust. Taste is well balanced between the classic geuze sour citrusy notes and the fruity sweetness from the residual sugars. Sourish finish with lots of very fresh apple, grapefruit juice and peel. Amazing. I honestly didnít expect this to be so good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Sampled at the brewery courtesy of Jean Van Roy. Merci beaucoup. Poured from a Cantillon pitcher. The beer appears clear and nearly still, with a few random bubbles here and there. The aroma is funky, malty, yeasty. tastes of damp earth, ripe fruit. Easy drinking and mild. Full of flavor. A beer to sip and savor, though one could easily drink this by the liter. An amazing beer to sip whilst chatting away with Jean and staring at barrels upon barrels of Cantillon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tquest (93) - BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2012
Seems I forgot to rate this one. From the barrel at Cantillon Quintessence. The young Cantillon lambic, typical bitterness, citric/Brett, lactic acid. Good lambic.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
suedehead288 (359) - BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 2012.10.06 - sample at brewery (brouwkwintessens Cantillon) - nice kickoff of the day

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Fresh out of the barrel at the brewery so itís definitely "jonge". You can tell the difference in one thatís aged...this is very cloudy, and while itís tart the flavors are muddled and it doesnít drink as easily. Itís particularly earthy and dry. Carbonation is non-existent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
Draught at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 4% ABV
Hazy golden color, with large compact head. Strong aroma, moderate cellar character, pungent, indeed reminiscent of the Cantillon Faro. Smooth mouthfeel, dry, with delicate malt flavor, delicate lemony acidity, and a very nice pungent character from the Bretts, ending in a rather dry and astringent final.
Dynamic, pungent, light; excellent.


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