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Cantillon Lambik Amarillo

Cantillon Lambik Amarillo
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Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Lambic with Amarillo hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Draught @ 17th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2008.
Clear medium orange color with a virtually none appearance, virtually none lancing head. Aroma is moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, distinct amarillo, wood, with some sour barnyard notes, I think their ordinary lambic smells much better. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, and a dry dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (240508)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
Draught at the brewery. Clear golden coloured with a small head. Fruity aroma of brett and apricots with notes of hops and some acidic notes. Fruity aroma of brett and apricots with acidic notes and notes of hops. Tart and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17730) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 24, 2007
Stark hopfig ab dem Mittelteil, anfangs eher säuerlich. Zu dem starken Hopfen stößt im Nachgeschmack auch eine passende Bitterkeit, die den aromatischen Hopfen unterstützt. Die ausgeprägte Säurlichkeit ist natürlich passend. Danke an den Doppelbock für die Möglichkeit, das Bier zu testen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2008
Draught @ Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2008. Hazy golden with no head. Hoppy aroma with sour and barnyard notes. Flavor likewise with woody notes. Mild hoppy end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9531) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2008
Draught, 1 yr. Very slight, imation of B.C."H." over cloudy pineapple juice. Woody, hopp-y, grapefruit, woodstripper, and old, old pipes of excellent lambic. Hop without bitterness in the flavour, just a bit cheesy, very flowery. Very strong oily fime, like blue cheese heated, and hopiols. I beg to differ with the brewer on the character: he claims the hop and the lambic fight, I claim they lend each other balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 28, 2008
Had it at GBBF 2008, at leats this one looks like it. Very sour and crafty I liked it. NIce head and not annoying aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2008
Yesterday @ spontanious weekend ’08. Hazy yellow color, with no head. Aroma fruits, some wood, lambicmalts. Medium body. Taste lambic sourness, malts, fruits. Little bitterness. Dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Thanks for sharing this with us while we were visiting Boston, Travis (El_Duderino). From what I’ve heard this beer was brewed on open brew day in 2006. I was there that day which, for me, makes it even more special that I got to have some of this beer. It ours with a pale gold body with no head or lacing. The aroma is sweet yet tart and funky. The flavor is slightly sour and lemony with a slight piney hoppiness. Not as much funk as I expected in the flavor. Smooth and dry without much carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2008
Straight from the barrel at the brewery (2 years old at that time)
Lightly yellow, hazy body. Without any head. Fresh nose of citrus, distinct amarillo, wood. Not as winey as ordinary lambic, the amarillo is definitely present. I do think their ordinary lambic smells way better, but still it smells nice. Lightly bitter, lightly sour initial flavour. Moderately bitter, moderately sour finish. Flavour of apples and a bit watery in the beginning. Well balanced, but not so complex. Nice experiment, but I think normal hops are better for great lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1456) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2008
Sampled at Cantillon brewery from the barrel. Not sure this lambic is really "jonge" anymore. Pale gold in the wine glass. Lemony, musty, lightly hoppy aromatics. Soft mouthfeel, sour with a slight bitter edge, lightly acidic finish. Interesting and nice.

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