tdtm82 (1313) - Essex, - MAR 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 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 raspberries; 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 raspberries. 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 bottle from 2008 and has evened out well. A classic lambic. Bought from Utobeer in Borough Market, London.
PotjeBier (2112) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from bottle, on Zwanze Day 2015 @ Bagby’s, courtesy of Rip Current’s brewer, with richiesd etc. Color is quite clear, pinkish red. Pink head. Aroma’s: sour, raspberry, light almond. Retronasal it’s sour, fruit, raspberry, light almond, light funk. Flavor is sour, with some sweet fruit. Light bodied. Finish is slightly funky and dry.
King_Alex_II (759) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy brown red color with no foam. The smell is sweet and has a heavy raspberry nose. The taste has a discrete sourness, a sweet fruitiness and a solid carbonation. Sour and fruity aftertaste.
Abijen (2122) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Framboos rood met een snel verdwijnend roze schuim kraag. Ruikt framboos, limonade, zuur. Smaakt goed zuur, framboos.
rouhlas (1507) - GREECE - SEP 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle (v2011) at Nüetnigenough, Bruessels. Hazy ruby red color with pinkish head. Aroma is funky and tart fruity, raspberries, citrus, barnyard. Sweet, bitter and acidic taste like aroma. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.
simont1 (462) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep raspberry aroma, almost black cherry and blackcurrant reminiscent. Fruit bomb, not as much complexity but very good with what it has, as it warms up some earthiness comes forward, not a lot of the traditional barnyard qualities, but very good nonetheless.
stoutnick (780) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red light pour. Aroma is massive raspberries, mild tang. Taste is the same with perfect balance between fruit and tang. Great lambic, not quite the complexity of lou pepe kriek as fruit takes over more here but super delicious and solid.
ElManana (1238) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Bottle at the brewery. Very tart, raspberry, oak, some dried dark fruits, grains noticeable. Nice.
anstei (451) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Zwanze Day Zurich, 2003 vintage. The best raspberry sirup I ever had. Wait no, I’m kidding. But it is damn good, has a strong raspberry flavour and it’s unbelievably dry. No sweetness at all.
weihenweizen (2396) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Grale House. Translucent red with small pink head. Aroma is sour raspberries, light body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is nice rich sour raspberry.
jesperhammer (3626) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11-SEP-2015, 2012 bottle @Cantillon, with Ulkløbben.
Hazy red with pink head. Beautifull.
Real raspberry, tart, funk. Not a lot to say. This is just a wonderfull raspberry drink.