ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
gyllenbock (5074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
finol (2270) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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%
SirLimpsalot (2399) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
ElManana (543) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@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)
manker (50) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ 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.
Martinus (3176) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brown colour, no real head. Aroma of caramel, wood, malts, sugar, light raisins and nuts. Quite sweet flavour, wood, malts and caramel. Light sour finish, caramel and nuts. Interesting brew.
(from 75cL bottle @ Cantillon Quintessence)
mmahut (1184) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light hazy orange body with low head. Aroma is high on alcohol, woody, cherry, little bit spicy. Taste has high alcohol sweetness with light fruity sourness. Body is full, medium carbonation.