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

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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".


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2041) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
@ Cantillon Quintessence. Amber colour, no head. Flat, no carbonation. Sour and funky lambic with lots of green apples. Dry and tart finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (450) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours little cloudy yellow/orange. Aroma is sour and fruity. Taste is sour, bitter, grainy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4136) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
From cask, Quintessence 2014. Hazy gold pour with no head. Aroma is quite funky, really cheesy, strong Cantillon signature, more so even than the gueuze. Taste is sour, lots of really cheesy flavors, yeasty, lactic acidity with light citrusy notes, wet hay. Palate is light, flat, medium dryness (for Cantillon). Nice lambic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ludvig (119) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Bittert popcorn! That is all i can say Amazing time To try it but it's all just buttery popcorn lambic! Drinkable!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3792) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Cask @ Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Hazy golden with no head and no lacing. Aroma is super lemony with grassy notes, easily recognizable Cantillon funk and oak. Taste is also lemony with Cantillon funk, grass, oak and musty notes. Medium body. Flat carbonation. Dry finish. Very good unblended lambic; one of my favorite so far. Really tasty and quite quenching.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - APR 29, 2014
Bevuta da Moeder, spillata dal cask. Si presenta con pochissima schiuma e quasi per nulla frizzante. L’acidità tipica dello stile si unisce ad una sapiente maltazione e luppolatura che dona alla birra aromi complessi di agrumi ed una ottima beverinità.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2765) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
The beer looks awefull, no foam at all. But this is I think how beer used to be. Sour aroma, some green apple, candy. Little sour taste, also some light sugar notes. Fresh and refreshing drink. (@ Cantillon Brussel 201404)

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2014
Tried at the brewery. Flat with some vinegar, hay, green grapes and citrus.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (5340) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2014
At the brewery. Mild weich im Antrunk. Die typische Cantillon-Note kommt im Hauptteil zur Geltung, aber mild und nicht sehr penetrant. Sehr süffig, weich. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang und intensiv, leicht holzig, angenehm Cantillon-sauer und sehr schön weich und mild. Toll. Pferdedecke ist sehr mild und nicht aufdringlich. Noch ein sehr weiches und kaum saures Exemplar! --> 13/13/13/13

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Tap at Open Baladin, Roma, 08/02/14. Lightly hazed golden with a thin off white head that dissipates edgeward. Nose is lemon rind, straw, light vinegar strains, puff of smoke, light citric enfused acidic waftings. Taste comprises burnt citric tinged straw, subtle acidic tinges, musty, dank wood, light vinegar tones. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tarte and bitter lemon twinges in the close, light acidic throat scrape. Solid dank stuff.


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