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Cantillon Lambic de Haute Densité

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


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
A high density lambic, think of it as a Gueuze/Barley Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (5252) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 25, 2016
(draught) hazy deep amber colour with a small frothy off-white head. aroma of white bread, yeast and shrivelled walnuts, with some distinct notes of apricot yoghurt, grass, pear and balsamic vinegar. flavour is heavy dried apricots, some ethanol and bread dough, with a faint hint of strawberries, some almonds and a medium-dry tannic finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (2080) - Garching, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
At the brewery. Dark orange color with small white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, not much funk. Taste is toffee, caramel, there’s the sourness coming in, sweet-sour finish. No carbonation, full-bodied. Faro on steroids, I’d say. Much better than most Faros, though, since the sweetness doesn’t feel set up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mesjasz (705) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 15, 2016
Glass at Cantillon. Very nice aroma of barnyard, grapes. Like nice Lambic. Taste is light sour and light sweet. Citric and vineuos but with high level of alcohol. Pretty empty for the level of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1022) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
Glass at the brewery. Poured maybe a bit darker shade of pale, to really amber but into that direction. Aroma had some booze with prickly bitter funky spots. Tasted warming, still lambic but much higher density. Not really that sour, some sweetness left, I guess you can’t really get the ABV up without that. Super interesting brew, was lucky to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2016
Glass @ the brewery, from bottle. Orange to copper color, hazy. No head. Aroma’s: sourish, light vegetal, woody. Retronasal there’s sourness, fruit (applesauce?), wood, light sweetness. Flavor is moderate sour with light (alcoholic) sweetness. Medium bodied. Alcohol is warming. Finish is vinous sour with light sweetness. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (3659) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Glass at the brewery, from a bottle. Chalkboard states 9%. Hazy, dark orange. No head. Nose has sweet, baked apple. Some raisin. Missus thinks buttery fruit cake. I’d go along with that. Lots of depth. Taste still retains the lambic tartness. More of the fruity sweetness. Plenty of body. Quite drying. Finishes sweet and sour. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5308) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle at Cantillon brewery. Dark hazy orange / brown, still, small white head. Aroma is spearmint, apple, musty, leaves. Body is medium, smooth, quite oily. Taste is vanilla, rounded, papery, white sugar, tangy soured fruit, some booze showing up. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GrumpyOldTroll (55) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2015
The experimentation is awesome. And there’s some good horse blanket here. Perhaps this one needs some time. But so far this one is confusing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (1392) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon. Pours a hazy (though clear in Another glass) amber with a small, White head. Aroma is barley wine malty, lots of english caramel, pickles, vinegar, vanilla, caramel, funk and leather. Taste is sweet, but with very bitter orange peel, acidic yeast, funk and just lots of caramel. Fairly well balanced, but just a little weird mixture. Flat carb and oily body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
neongolden (1099) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
(Bottle pour @ Cantillon Brewery, Nov 14 2015) Pours hazy dark copper with a tiny ring of whitish bubbles. Aroma of fairly sweet caramel with soured hints, dried fruits, citrus peels, oxidation, musty wood, some hints of hay and phenols, alcohol quite apparent. On the palate, again mostly sweet with sour/tart and alcoholic notes. Caramel, honey and dried fruit barley wine notes, old hops, oxidation, oaky, light vinegar and funk. Palate dries a lot, softly bitter oak, oxidized and a bit cardboardy, grains. Lots of alcohol on the finish. Fairly full mouthfeel. It’s a weird one, a bit of a non-integrated mess. Very pleased to try it but I don’t think it totally came together. Wish I’d had Goldackerl to know what a high-density lambic could be.

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