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


on tap


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
neongolden (882) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Glass at the brewery. Hazy amber deep orange brown colour thin collar of bubbles. Sweetish caramel aroma. It’s an interesting mix of sweet and sour. Quite arresting. Flowers. Dried old hop flowers So interesting. Complex but hit you in the face at the same time. Wild. Would I want more than a glass? Maybe over a long evening. The finish is outrageous . However all I can taste is the Carignan from before.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (969) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle @ Cantillon. Pours light hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeasty, citrus, orange, Taste is malty, caramel, citrussy, hay, funky, orange peel, nuts, sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (2409) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon, Brussel. Aroma of wood, malt, some caramel, sweetish dried fruits, some alcohol. Flavour is rather sour with a hint of sticky sweetness. Body is medium to full. Quite heavy and a bit boozy, a different Cantillon. Not as easily drinkable, indeed a Barleywine take on Gueuze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14285) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
At the brewery 24/09/15. Hazed golden copper with a moderate off White covering. Nose is pissy, spice, light smoke, straw, peppery, tarte fruit rinds, dull citric thud. Taste comprises wood must, light honey, funky, floral notes, damp cloth, straw, mutated lemon curd. Medium + bodied, moderate carbonation, tarte fruit rinse and some boost poking through. Ok but a little disjointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle @ Cantillon. Pours murky amber with bubbles on top. Vomit, sugars, cork, dark fruit and caramel. Quite some alcohol warmth.. Hmmhh Quite odd and it doesnt blend in well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (491) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
Light boozy acetone aroma, oxidized, sweet, plum, barley-winesque, taste is a bit sweet with a woody vanilla component, a bit wet carboard and oxidized.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rekvium (140) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon. Pours hazy dark amber with a white head. Aroma of crazy spicy notes, weird berries, sweet plums and raisins. Taste is sweet, light acidity, plums and raisins, you can taste the alcohol, wood. Damn, this is no good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
knickskicks (993) - - OCT 19, 2015
Orange pour. Nose is caramel, some booze, funk. Taste is caramel, some pulpy lemon, barrel, very bitter finish. I really didn’t enjoy this but was happy to get the chance to try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hallinghansen (2466) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle @ Cantillon. Hazy amber body with a tiny head. Dark fruit, raisins, alcohol, cork. Hmm not my favourite Cantillon, but glad that I’ve tried it though.

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