Sammy (8017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cloudy beautiful pink, with real raspberries. Cider-like aroma and no barnyard. Great sediment of more sour at bottom of bottle. Very smooth drink, hard to gulp down although I gave it a college effort. 2001 vintage. Must be shared. Seems richer than 5%.
DanielBrown (3592) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cantillon Brewery (2004 edition). Rich, deep syrup. Smooth, thick, powerful. Controlled sourness and a blended fruit hit. No carbonation or head. Luminous pink. Very strong Lambic Fruit.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful pristine ruby hue accented by frosty bubbles. Vision the most perfect raspberry covered in straw and dusted with yeast. Initial spritzy mouthfeel softens into soft berries with oak backdrop.
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2003 bottling: Brilliant scarlet with a slight chill haze. Tall and milky, light rose collar of foam. Intense nose of rust, flowers, sulfur, and stinky brett. Fresh essence of mashed raspberries with dried leather and overripe peach pit hints. Feathery fluff to the carbonation. Slightly gritty texture. Exquisite raspberry flavor immediately arrives to balance the bustling tartness. Intensely dry, throughout, with a firm musty oak stamp soon grabbing foothold, deepening the tartness and adding more flavor depth. Understated, but masterfully utilized zippy brett character, couples with an herbal yeast flare which lends more dryness. Slowly developing scratchy mineral texture is curbed by a filmy maraschino cherry-like softness. Subtle notes of leather and medicine. Continual irony, dried apricot acidity bolsters the juiciness and lengthens the remarkably bright raspberry notes. Ends persistently juicy, yet briskly dry and acidic, with a shockingly harmonious interplay of brett, oak, and the vaguest touch of Pilsner malt that lingers long past its departure. The eptiome of balanced complexity. One of the most elegant beers in the world.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2004
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Copenhagen beer marathon 2004. 2002 edition, Red color, Sweet light acid raspberry aroma, medium sour dry taste, full body, dry finish.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I believe this was a 2001 edition, sampled at the Belgian Beerfest. Brilliant bright red with no head. Sharp acidic and citric aroma, low raspberry profile. Sharp sourness, the raspberries take a back seat to the gueuze here, creating a more refined sourness. If anything, a bit one-dimensional. Absolutely dry finish. Oh glorious Lou Pepe, if only you didnít cost $30 bottle...
DYCSoccer17 (3205) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2002 Edition Bottle. Raspberry sour musty farmhouse aroma. Hazy fire engine red color with minimal head. Sour to start, but not overwhelming like the Rose de Gambrius. Sweet raspberry flavors come through in the finish. A much better experience with Cantillon than my first...
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. bright ruby color... lip smacking... playfully puckering... sour rasberries... a great lambic... light, fun, makes me wanna say "weeeeee!!!"... but this could be because this was one of the last brews i had at the fest
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweetish raspberry nose, nice sourness. Light reddish body, small head. Very sour flavor, but nice sweetness from the fruits.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Copenhagen Beermarathon 2004: Pours Deep red. Aroma is intense rasberries, very slightly malty, and a generous amount of the farmyard smell from the brettanomyces. Taste is sour, acidic, dominated by rasberries. As with all the other Cantillons iíve had, is this a very good lambic