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

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RATINGS: 727   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
2003 bottle. This reddish lambic ale poured with a modest pink head that dissipated quickly. You can smell the raspberries and you can certainly taste them - fruity, carbonated and very tart. This is one of the better examples of a framboise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2017) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Draft at O’Brien’s. Very fruit punch red. Not a lot of head. Very Raspberry aroma. The raspberry was still in the flavor, but it was so tart... and so yummy. Very Good

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 (Draught@Pikkulintu) Thinner than the Kriek, with not as much berries. Also more acidic and sour. Still quite enjoyable and fresh. Would give a 4.1 for this one. (Bottled, 0.75l, 2002 vintage) Hazy, orangeish red color with medium, fading and lemonadey head. Quite tart, strong and natural raspberry aroma. Sharp, slightly astringent, tart flavor of raspberries, citric acid, some yeast and wheat. Light to medium-bodied, crisp and quite refreshing palate. A very enjoyable and natural-tasting framboise, although I think the slight sweetness of Rose de Gambrinus suits the raspberries even better.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2006
(05.13.06) On tap at Firkin’s, Libertyville, IL. Vintage 2001. Poured hazy rose with small white head. No discernable carbonation. Fruity aroma. Light-to-medium bodied sour Flemish ale that starts dry with mouth puckering, intensely sour tartness, earthy, woody, funky flavors. Some raspberry flavor detected but mostly hidden in this vinegary brew. Finished dry with sour acid aftertaste. Very astringent and acidic fruity beer. Not for the meek

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2009 Bloody red with no head to speak of. Aroma reminds me of the country days of my youth, playing in the cow fields, picking fruits in the wild, running in the barns, my first hard-on for Kim (but that’s another story). Cherries flavour/sourness is not as overwhelming as in many other beers of its kind. Acidity and tartness are not over-the-top either. A somewhat restrained but pleasant Fruit Lambic that while not making me a fan of the genre, made me think that it may eventually grow on me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Draught at Red Bones 6/17/06. Pours a bright red color with a small minimal white head. Nose is brett with a touch of raspberries. Palate is sour and acidic. Flavor is mostly brett with hints of sour raspberry and a very nice sourness that doesnt compare to most cantillons though is still a force with this brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Post-Mondial tasting at Goldorak’s pad, from 2002 750 ml bottle. Salmon-pink colored body with a mere touch of fizzy head....raspberry-biscuit aroma with lots of elegant aged farmy touches alongside some odd fuesels (burning plastic and rubber), dry and dusky and a bit leathery.....the body is massively tart throughout, highly acidic, finishing with lots of mineral salts and just impossibly sour apples and tart berries, really powerful and as hard as any Cantillon I’ve had, surprising as I thought the Lou Pepes were supposed to be sweetened? ....anyway this is a fine example, rough and tough and refined all at once, drinkable and refreshing despite the huge acidity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2006
"Milestone beer for me 500 enjoyed with eaglefan. Poured a cherry color with small head no lacing. Aroma was tart tart lemons and raspberries. Flavor was much the same with the typical lambic funk/cheese in there. Good beer."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2006
Cloudy reddish colour with a small pink head. Strawberry sweet fruity aroma with notes of yeast and wood. Light tart berry fruity flavor with a yeasty and dry finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Thanks to turdfergusson for sharing this bottle with me. This glass of beer was full of the addictive funk that only cantillon can produce. The sour musty funk was balanced perfectly with the tart raspberries in this 2002 bottle. It was extremely sour and very sweet (lambicular perfection?) Each sip made me want to keep it in my mouth and enjoy the amazing cornucopia of flavors going on... I think we might have turned a couple of people onto lambics with this bottle... this was an amazing beer experience.


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