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


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (545) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from akkurat - red/ orange pour. Slight sour, sweet nose. Taste is sweet, lemon zest, malty. This beer will age nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2968) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle shared at Akkurat. Clear reddish Amber pour with no head. Sweet vinous aromas. Sweet with an almost desert wine character. I get some peppery spice. Lots of malts with some grain backbeats. No carbonation but still with a solid mouthfeel. I find it very interesting. Don’t believe the hype. If you take this beer for what it is, not the expectation because it’s Cantillon; then it’s very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (13644) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dunt (299) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5913) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2525) - 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%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2778) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (1144) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10594) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manker (56) - 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.

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