AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the brewery. Nose is tart and aromatic. Flavor is stronger and more complex, with a forward tartness, mellowing to a more cherry influenced middle, and finishing sweeter. A really unque experience.
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2002 bottle - poured a light red color. Light body, very effervescent. Well-blended. Subtle mellow tart character wit a dry finish. Sourness lasts throughout. After 5 years, mellows nicely.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red pour with a pinkish head. Aroma is sour and a little sweet and with a definite earthy funk. Cherry fruit aromas also, but dark and deep earthy fruit aroma. Flavor is quite sour and tart. There is noticeable cherry fruitiness followed by an intense, mouth watering sour and funk. Vinegar and dirty earthy based flavors swim around and confuse the fruitiness but nothing is quite able to overwhelm the mouthwatering sour flavors that linger on the tongue.
after4ever (7490) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 750, corked, capped, and foiled. Pours a brilliant ruby red with luscious and dense pink foamy mousse goodness. Falls to no head, lace, or legs at all in no time. Big poopy cherry nose--tart pie cherries ratcheted up to a balsamicy vinegariciousness. Lots of funk showing, lots of wood. Creamy medium body, quite still. The poop and the pucker work together to create a real haymaker in this beer--so tart, so acidic, so funky, all riding on a sweaty saddle through the barnyard. Not for the faint of heart, or faint of colon. Delicious once you wrestle that cherrypoop gator of flavor into submission.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good kriek but a little dissapointing, still great though. pours a cloudy bright full pink with little to no head. sweet/sour yeast very sour cherry aroma. very tart and sour front with loose palate and tart finish. fruit hidden behind the tart sourness. sweet dry finish.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this courtesy of Chris Lively at Ebenezer’s Pub. Creamy ruby color. Aroma is sour, somewhat earthy, some funky feet, and of course, cherries. Tart cherry flavor, almost cranberry, and some faint funk in the background. I’m not much into sour beers but this was very enjoyable.
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish pink with nerly no head. Sour aroma. Cherries, earth tones, and a little sugar. Real tart cherry, earth, musty, and a very light sweetness that finishes this tasty brew. Finish is dry and refreshing enough to go back for more. I do love this brew.
KimJohansen (10414) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
[1996 Bottle enjoyed in 2007] Pours deep red with nice stable pink head. Fantastic aroma that is sour with nice natural cherry and farmhouse notes. Flavor is very complex with lovely sour cherries, tart and finishes rather dry. So clean and spot on Very refreshing. Wow - this has aged so well!
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in New Zealand, a deep pickish red with a bubbly head. The sourness of the aroma is stronger than the cherry with some sugary notes (like kiwifruit for me). Though the palate is sour it is still smooth - this is Cantillon at its best. The cherry flavour is very tart, which just increases in the finish.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled in 2003. Pours a magnificent ruby red color, with a small white head. Giant aroma, very musty with an overtone of a sharp cheddar cheese. A very metallic sourness, lasting from the onset to the finish of this excellent beer. A favorite lambic.