Loineshawn (3005) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at moeder lambic. pours a dirty yellow with tan highlights just bellow the fizzy centimeter high offwhite head. aroma of dry bread, lemongrass, grapefruit, and wet socks. earthy, rustic wet dog, lemon, and stale wheat. low carbonation, as expected. complex, tasty, well made. great beer.
thewolf (10535) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ the brewery.
Pours hazy orange with a small, bubbly rim of foam. Aroma is tart, citric, oranges, light apple. Low carbonation, good dry and light oily palate. Flavour is tart, citric, oranges. Rather elegant and very fresh with an okay and finely dry, oaky finish. Good, but Iíd still rather have a Gueuze.
Scopey (4602) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. It pours slightly hazy golden yellow, with a thick off-white head and low carbonation. The nose is melon, lemon, wood, peach, white sugar and hay. The taste is wood, astringent, light tartness, bread, lemon, lime, cardboard, soap, egg, and hay, with a bitter finish. This is definitely young and really lacks the sourness that makes older Cantillon lambics so drinkable and refreshing.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating from older notes, from Kwintessens 2008 at brewery Cantillon.
Hazy orange brown, no to very light carbonation, no real head, just some bubbles from pooring. Rather sweet aroma, some honey, hints of grapes, spices and wood. Waft of tartness. Flavour rather sweet, light acidity, young brett, light grapes and fruit, in some ways reminding of a young wine. Finish rather short, sweetish but leaving a good impression.
(Sample, poored from a mug, @ the brewery)
kappldav123 (4291) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this directly at the Cantillon brewery. Golden in the glass, small head, not very zippy. Fruity-sourish aroma. Starts intense fruity like ripe fruits, especially apple. Finish a bit moldy, modest sweet background. Really nice!
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first unblended lambic. so forgive this is this is quite a naive rating. It is pretty special, not as assertive as I would have expected. Orange and unclear with a small foamy head. Fruity aroma. Quite dry with citric tartness and funk. The flavour is sharp and moderately dry, with orange tartness and apples. The soft body and no carbonation contrasts with the sharpness of the flavour and is joyous.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cantillon lambic. Draft at chez moeder. Pours a medium transparent
bright copper brownish orange with a thin soapy white head... Aroma of
light acidic vinegar with a subtle funkiness to it. ... Flavors are
very much akin to the 3 font lambic with no carbonation with less of a
hop profile and more of a slightly more spicy finish. Once again,
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Moeder Lambic. Aged under 12 months and described by the owner as a jonge. Cear deep yelow color, small fluffy white head that settles slowly to an edge. Aroma of malt and wheat. Taste is bright, slight citrus. Nice character. Lacks the deep sourness and acidity of the oude version we tasted at the brewery that same morning.
afrantzell (39) - The Court of the Crimson King, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On handpump at Moeder Lambic Fonteinas.
Translucent yellow and flat, this tastes like lemons, green apples, and white wine. Itís thin, lacking in funk, sourness, and lacing, but is supplemented by massive oak floorboards.
Better than the sample at the brewery, but I do prefer it either older (Bruocsella GC) or blended.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Cantillon; July 2010
The beer arrives from the barrel with a lightly hazed, amber gold color to it that has almost a single ring of bubbles around the rim of the glass. The aroma is sweet and cidery smelling up front and has a really interesting pineapple like note to it. The finish even has some peach-flavored tea like aromas to it. Aromas like straw as well as a wheat-like grain note in the finish are also found in the nose, but it is the really interesting fruit and tea character that I keep getting drawn too. This last is so striking and contrasts greatly with the older Lambics from Cantillon.
The beer tastes lightly tart up front and finishes with a tea like flavor as well as some oak woodiness. This is of course very flat and smooth on the tongue, though there is a touch of texture here (from the oak and lactic character); this is light an quaffable for sure though. A touch of spicy sourness in the finish doesnít seem to be acetic, in fact I am pretty sure it is not (though this is the usual source of spicy sourness for me). This also tastes of apricot, peach and more pineapple; it is interesting that the pineapple is so noticeable, it makes me wonder if Brettanomyces Anomolus or Clausenii was particularly strong in this batch; though I suppose the normal Lambic Brett strains can produce similar flavors.
The really incredible fruit character in the nose and mouth makes for an intriguing and tasty Lambic experience. I really like the unique flavors that this young Lambic has. I also like that it smells so sweet and fruity, but it is not nearly so sweet in the flavor and that the fruit still manages to carry through to the flavor quite well. My belly is getting a bit rumbly at the moment as I have definitely been drinking my fair share of Lambic early in the day; what a happy sensation.