tdtm82 (668) - Essex, - MAR 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, one of my last final rates before I retire and turn professional with my current beer project. As Cantillon has been such a remarkable and shamefully ignored brand I feel I should include them in my final rates
On the eye this beer is extremely pleasant. Extremely red on the side but if you hold it up to the light there is a lovely sunbeam golden red colour which is really stunning. it is very hazy and dark but the colour is still gorgeous.
The aroma is strawberries; perfume, white wine grapes and very faint lemons. The taste is plenty of strawberries, a sweet and ripe texture, the acidic levels is quite sharp and dry, very tarty but not too aggressive. The palate is sticky and almost lemon-tart like but very drinkable and an interesting taste of maybe elderflower combined with the strawberries. Really complex and challenging to describe.
The sourness sticks to your mouth for quite some considerable time afterwords and this is no complaint. The finish is incredibly long; vinegary and woody. This beer is a bomber from 2008 and has evened out well. A classic lambic. Bought from Utobeer in Borough Market, London.
hackobock (1270) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Nüetnigenough, 2010 vintage. Pours hazy red with a pink head. Aroma is sweet and tart raspberries, light funk, oak, vanilla and grain in the background. Taste is tart and refreshing with distinct raspberries, light dry oak notes and barnyard in the background. Light/medium body.
jkwood04 (3847) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle at Parker Pie post-FoFA. Pours hazy pinkish. Aroma of funk and raspberries and light sourness and light oak. Incredible.
BMMillsy (1318) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burg shared this gem with everyone at the Swamp Head Batch 600 release. A huge want of mine. Thanks man! 2010 Sticker on this one pours bright red with a mostly white with a pink hued read on top. Aroma of barnyard funk, yeast, hay, dust, and big juicy raspberries. Flavor follows just the same with lots of dusty barnyard funk and plenty of juicy raspberries. Dry oaky finish. Body is light, pretty dry on the finish, and has medium plus carbonation. Oh yea. This is good. Glad I finally got to try it.
bièregourmet (41) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
75cl hazy purple red with fluffy dissipating pinkish white head that leaves very light lace. Aroma of funky awesome fruit, lactic, tartness. Taste follows, nice framboise flavor, but not sweet, balanced with tartness wow. Bubbly and refreshing on the tongue, not overly sour. Amazing.
miquelcrush (1348) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.
banii (236) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 vintage @ Nøgne Ø.
Potent acidity - really sour, but yet balanced neatly with lots and lots of fruit. Refreshing and light, but yet complex beyond belief. Fantastic.
Celest (126) - - JUN 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing gueuze lambic, very complex and full of different tastes, so enjoyable, very sour, grains, cereals, wild fruity and flowery notes. Impressive!
bruxellover (16) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful so fresh aroma ...it seems as they just went picking!!! What was real nice was the yeasty cellar olfactory sense while drinking this! I loved and still love this
abemorsten (2680) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
0,75 l bottle kindly shared by Ole Anders on our train ride to Gvarv. Clear warm red body with a white rim. Nose most invitingly conveys the essence of freshly picked raspberries with a faint hint of vanilla. Fruit acids, grapefruit, raspberries and tannins in the mouth. Light to medium bodied. Well balanced and elegant. Perfection!
knickskicks (692) - - MAY 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bright pink translucent pour, pinkish white head. Nose is fresh raspberries and funk. Taste is fresh raspberries, tart berries, light funk but really all about the fruit. Body is very light.