PhillyCraft (4270) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Cantillon museum. Pours brownish orange color. Sweet and infected sugar, notes are acid polish and malt. Lots of booZe. Something is severely wrong in this one. We all dumped this into the floor buckets.
Maakun (1879) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at Cantillon. Slight hazy amber with no head just some tiny bubbles. Lots of funk and wood, some cheese, very grainy with an almost wort like taste. Quite some bitter vegetables, a touch of aceton and alcohol. Light sweet and sour with almost medium bitterness. Full bodied with low carbonation. Interesting, but feels unfinished.
Douberd (3458) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Cantillon Lambic de Haute Densité) Tap at Moeder Lambic during Zwanze Day, 250 ml glass.
Deep orange colour on the body, murky, small and thin white head with good density and good retention too.
Aroma is heavy on wheat, light grapey, grains, old hops.
Nice taste, again wheat, grains, alcohol is notable, grapes.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
RasmusOtt (1729) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour @ the brewery. Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel, sweet malts, funk and kinda like a barley wine with some tart and funky notes. The taste has some caramel, nuts, oak, wood, weak sugar, some citrus peel and vinegar. Not really my thing.
rouhlas (1482) - GREECE - SEP 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Hazy dark amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, sugar, some dark fruits, light funk, wood, vinegar. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Craftmember (32) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at MLF Brussels, apparently an older one. My glass was a cloudy, rusty amber, with a lightly tanned medium head.
Aroma of caramel, lactic acid, fruit, berries, a hint of cognac like alcohol, some leathery notes, malt and a persisting background note of somethng sticky sweet.
There’s no carbonation, and a lacey, oily mouthfeel.
Taste is a mix of sweet and sour fruit with an oxidated, almost smoky note to it. There are hints of yoghurt-like plums, reine claude, malts, wheat, hay, leatherlike earthy note aswell, and a silt edge in the end; a smell and taste like a heavy sweet summers’ day in the country...
I know opinions differ about this one, but I liked it very much!
ekstedt (6085) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle at the brewery. Shady orange, no head. Fruity, raisins and port wine, some alcohol. Full bodied, low carbonation. Dry, low bitterness, low acidity.
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lambic brewed at higher density to achieve a ’tripel’ version of the style; older sample at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Thick, dense and stable, cream white head probably formed due to continued fermentation in the cask over time, residing over a hazy brownish amber beer - clearly darker than usual for Cantillon lambic, already revealing the higher alcohol strength. Aroma of peach, madera, cognac, oxidized malts, wet wood, cranberries, leather, whisky. Sweetish, very estery onset with a deep sherry tartness to it, smooth, bit bready with soft carbo, vinous, soft lactic acidity, retronasal oxidation putting me off a little bit, dry tart lambic finish with a deeply buried but structurally important hop bitter accent. Unusual, and that is probably the reason this divides opinions: we are simply not used to this because it has no tradition. At least very interesting as an elaboration on the lambic theme, but the sample I got was far from fresh so I failed to truly enjoy it, I’m afraid; still, it has originality and a lot of complexity, so it does still deserve a high score as far as I’m concerned.
markextrae (2356) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample at the brewery. poured a murky darker orange amber colour with no head. pretty visious. nose is rather sweet, malty, and a clear notice of alcohol. some sour citrus / lemon notes. old grains, earth notes, and a hint of plums. but mostly malts. mouthfeel if very thick. it’s a misser for me.
Erasmus_ro (2020) - Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, vintage 2011, ABV 8.5%. Pours a dirty orangey brown with a good, beige head. Aroma is strongly fermented malt, whisky. Taste is a lot of maltinc.ss, whiskey, malted barley, light fruitiness in the background. Full with low carbonation. Definitely a different kind of lambi.