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


on tap


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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
A high density lambic, think of it as a Gueuze/Barley Wine.

ruggedman's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Naturally since this beer will be rated en masse this weekend by geeks attending the festival it’s time I review it. Like the other rating (at this point there are only two) I sampled this thanks to Jean, who handed it to us with a big grin. One sniff and immediately I knew this was different. It was pretty still with only a ring of bubbles and a fairly darker appearance. The mouthfeel was not typical either. The beer is more sticky and much less effervescent than say a geuze would be. It has a leathery vinous nose that hints at sweetness. Once in the mouth the flavors of sourness hit along with a solid amount of sweetness. The higher alcohol percentage is apparent with a candi sugar flavor finish dominating, very triple like in my opinion. I was very happy to try this in Brussels... the day I return to Cantillon can not come soon enough. Reading the other review this calmed down a bit during the aging process as I had this at the end of April.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2016
Tap at Cantillon bar. Hazy dark amber with thin beige ring head. Sweet grain and caramel/ honey with sour grapes and big salty mineral character. Leathery bitterness, some nutmeg, bitter grapestones, big alcohol underneath. Medium sweet and sour, quite bitter. Full body, low carbonation. Fat greasy texture, complex slow finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (423) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 27, 2016
ASPETTO: ambrato un po’ torbido, schiuma bianca, ma quasi assente. AROMA: liquoroso di passito, legnoso, un po’ floreale. GUSTO: inizia con un liquoroso di passito e tanto legnoso (legno vecchio). Emerge poi un abbondante acidulo e un marcio che compare molto soprattutto nel retrogusto. Sentori anche molto simili all’aceto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (2566) - - AUG 19, 2016
Sampled at Cantillon. Barrel fermented 3 years, bottle aged 1 year, lovely wine texture with gentle plum/cherry sourness and oaky finish. Another homerun really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1501) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2016
Glass @ Cantillon 20160505. Fruity/dried fruity with raisins, also some acidic notes. Dry finish with some notes of dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle at Cantillon. Clear golden/amber - white bubbles. Nice wooden. Tannins. Fruity. Light sweet notes. Herbal. Not that sour. Some bitterness. Nutty. Light oxidation like notes. Earthy. Food like aftertaste. Salty. Umami.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Pour @ cantillon. Hazy deep brown with a tiny head. Nose is musty earthy fruit leather. Earthy mushroom, wood. Grain, burlap. Mild balsamic. Flavor is balanced sweet tart. Oily and relatively substantial. Wood, balsamic. grain. Funky molded lemon skin. Somewhat hot on the finish. Full body for what it is, oily. Nice, but not a top-tier offering from this wonderful brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gephross100 (312) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Clear brown color (easy light penetration). Nose of cheese, oak, raisin. Very sour, light mouthfeel for a barleywine. Very interesting beer from cantillon. Thanks DJ!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is raisin, sherry, wood, funk. Thin mouth, dark fruit, oak, funk, nice tartness, vinous, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2661) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
Glass @ Cantillon 20160505. Fruity and caramely with dark fruits, alcohol, the finish is dry and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (595) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle @ cantillon brussels. Pours dark orange colour beer with a small head. Feels like a barleywine style lambic with notes of dried fruit and alcohol. Dry finish

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