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

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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Very strong, but sweet at the same time, I liked it very good. But it was getting me too drunk. NIce colour. 2002.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 [bottle from beers of europe] Pink with a fluffy pink head. This is extremely smelly, raspberrys, wet horsey, cheesey, sweaty lambic goodness. light bodied, sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 I think im just not hardcore enough for this type of stuff yet, but anyway. Aroma is hardcore feety, soggy cardboard, funky lambic yeast, no rasberry yet. Taste is similar with a hardcore sour lemon funkiness domination, with a sweetish finish. Hardcore stuff, and well i thought i was hardcore but obviously not hardcore enough. RERATE: Same score, i think this is the weakest of the cantillon line up havaing had it a few times now. Still good enough to have a bottle of now and then.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
2001 vintage, just like the picture.
Brownish and quite murky, like most Cantillons the head was lively at first but died off rapidly.
Crush some sour, unripe raspberries, stick that jam into a well used baseball glove and leave it between two bales of hay during a rainy October and thatís what this Beer smells like. I kid you not.
A bit more fruity than a kriek, but the difference is almost negligible. The acidity beats up your tongue and bullies your taste buds for itís lunch money. Like the Parliament Funkadelic is jamming in my mouth!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - SEP 17, 2005
2001 vintage
I realize people expect this beer to be venerated as a matter of axiom simply because it is one of the best examples of a narrowly appreciated style. The thinking goes, "if you donít like sour lambics, donít rate them." Sorry, I just canít play along with that game any more than I would give a high rating to a certain brand of ketchup stout or a turnip wheat simply because it was the best known example of the style. A $28 bottle of beer had better taste like liquid orgasm. Instead it tasted like raspberry vinegar. You are welcome of course to take my review with a grain of salt, but Iím not going to celebrate a beer I find undrinkable just because itís a prime example of an almost undrinkable beer style (though there a few sour ales I find quite enjoyable). I tried to give Cantillon one more chance. Never again. All you super-sour lambic fans are welcome to this stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2005
Bottled. 2000 vintage. Pours a nice brownish red colour with a tiny, diminishing head. Aroma is raspberryish with a barnyard undertone and some citric and corky notes. Very acidic and quite tart. Oak, raspberries, hay. The acidity made it hard to consume the whole bottle, as it burned it my throat and stomach. But apart from that, a wonderfully tart and fruity beer, which seems to have aged well. Huge thanks to bierkoning for providing me with this vintage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
Dark reddish appearance. No head. Raspberries are dominent in all aspects in this beer. Quite sour finish. Truly a nice refreshing brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2005
750ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Bright red/pink. Fizzy dissipating pink head. Aroma of lemon, brett, barnyard, cheese and citric raspberry. Also a hint of cherry. Excellent lip pursing lemon sourness in the taste. Good long acidic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2005
2002 bottle: Cloudy luminescent red with a pink small head. Big sour funky aroma. Lots of rotting raspberrys. Sour intense flavour, loads of sweet raspberrys with a juicy acidic finish. Very refreshing, and wonderfully complex.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Vintage 2001: This is another one of those lambics where I have to admit, "I donít get it." Iíve grown to enjoy the Limburger qualities of a good gueuze, but I donít enjoy it when applied to fruit. Itís just not fun to me when the stale fruit aroma is "enhancedí by that of sweaty gym socks. Sour and barnyard-ish, the fruit flavors come across as if theyíve already been eaten. Still, I will try this and re-rate it in the future as I try to broaden and develop my tastes.

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