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Cantillon Lambic de Haute Densité

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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A high density lambic, think of it as a Gueuze/Barley Wine.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (11551) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle @ The Festival 2014. Served with a bit of a story and background by Jean Van Roy, which is sort of a cool novelty. Uncarbonated, murky, and orange in color. Starts off with sort of a sweet caramel aroma. A sort of sour grape and apple smell to it, too. Musty, perhaps? Flavor is kind of just muddled. Slightly sweet, slightly sour, not all that great in any way. Some lemon zest, green apple, and grapes. Hints of caramel, honey, and wood. Stale sugar and vanilla. Lackluster.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dunt (295) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Sampled at The Festival in LA. Pours a flat murky orange brown in color, with a few small bubbles on the pour Nose is oaky, malty, somewhat floral, and just a light sourness, smells a little oxidized which is odd considering its age. Pretty bland flavor, starts out somewhat bitter with muted tartness, malty. Oily mouthfeel, little to no carb, slick, short finish. Least enjoyable Cantillon I’ve had to date. I enjoy the the ingenuity, but this is this missed the mark for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
A very small sample at Akkurat, thanks konstifik. Reddish with no head. A really special one from Cantillon. Heavy with a light sourness, dark fruit, alcohol, malt and marmelade. Drinkable but far from the best one from Cantillon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2252) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
2013 Bottle sample at Akkurat during the Zwanze dinner. Heavy and oily mouthfeel, taste of raisins, plums, herbs and calvados. Feels more boozy than 9%

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2358) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Smakprov @ Akkurat 14-9-20: ganska snäll,ingen större syrlighet men en ganska trevlig, lite oljig, fyllighet. En lite udda Cantillon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (513) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
very barley wine like although there is a lot that reminds me of a cantillon geuze or lambic. its not sweet and still not sour so somewhere in between! Schizophrenic!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
@Quintessence - clear orange-red beer with no head retention; aroma of rhubarb and sour apples, light chewy nose; full-bodied, some sweetness below a decent sourness, some residual sweetness, sour fruits marmalade (pineapple and rhubarb)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manker (47) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
@ Quintessence and last summer at home. It has developed since last year when it was way to thick and difficult to enjoy. Still heavy, musty with caramell, old highly concentrated apple juice and ripe fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3052) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Amber brown colour, no real head. Aroma of caramel, wood, malts, sugar, light raisins and nuts. Quite sweet flavour, wood, malts and caramel. Light sour finish, caramel and nuts. Interesting brew.
(from 75cL bottle @ Cantillon Quintessence)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1106) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2014
Light hazy orange body with low head. Aroma is high on alcohol, woody, cherry, little bit spicy. Taste has high alcohol sweetness with light fruity sourness. Body is full, medium carbonation.


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