Lubiere (10548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2004 April 2004. Dated 2001. Cherry red beer with a rosť mousseux head. Lactic aroma with cherry gum drops in aroma. Very sour, salty notes stinging the mouth, with puckering effect. Very dry but ah so good. A big thanks for Dave, the Maibock Addict. An appropriate beer for number 600. 8-5-8-4-16
Nov. 28 2004 at MartinT. Funky cherry aroma with cherry skins. Extremely sour cherries yet pleasant in mouth, drying effect and calcium slats in finish. A mouth dryer. 8-5-9-5-17
madsberg (10480) - SÝborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 2001 vintage: Unclear red coloured. Has a serious red hed. Marzipan, cherries, subtle sourness in the aroma. The fruitsweetness balance the sourness perfect. Flavour is equally well balanced. A initial sourness is chalanged by a delicious cherrysweetness. Some tart and acidic notes. Is very dry and refreshing. Ends on a sweet fruitnote. This is what a fruitlambic is all about.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Musty aroma of cherries and tartness...ofcourse!
Like I have said before, I find it very redundant to describe the flavors of almost every lambic. This particular one had a much more pronounced fruit profile than the standard Cantillon Kriek but it lacked assertion, especially with its sourness. Quite dry on the finish. Still very good and this was certainly a pleasure to consume. I just wish that they could have blended an older lambic so the sourness would have been a little more pronounced.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to my new boss Tom at Unique Beer for sharing this from his home tap system. I didnít even know that this beer was kegged until I witnessed it myself!
Poured a foggy dark cherry red almost mahogany colored body and a fluffy pink head. The aroma and flavor are a pure dry tartness that resembles white grapes, basaltic vinegar, pressed pear, red apple, and mashed cherry. There is a deep crusty maltyness in every sniff and taste, with a light hint of burned sugar as well as a note of horse blanket and musty farmhouse hay. This beer is absolutely wonderful, utterly complex and showing itís depth with every encounter! The only downside to this beer is what it did to my digestive tract! Lets just say that I spent a very long time sitting and reading the newspaper the next day!
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The expected dry sourness of Cantillon is present from start to finish, the standard bradyardy stench and sour cherry is there. Got a slight fleshy cherry quality aswell as the sour skin. Also, funnily enough, got a touch of blood orange. This was quite dry, but the fleshy cherry flavour made it more bareable and very balanced, fantastic stuff!!!
harvey (40) - Milano, ITALY - SEP 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dated 1999, bottled in 2001. Bordeaux coloured, cloudy, wtih a thin and vanishing champagne-like pink head. A very good appearance, IMO. Fruity, cherries of course, and lemony aroma first, then leather hints. Robustly tart and very astringent, maybe the sourest of all the Cantillonís beers Iíve tasted since now. Old barrelís wood flavour, vinous. A great artisanal product, but too exclusive for me.
Nate (3792) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great cherry aroma, tart and smooth. Light hops, fruity and refreshing. Dark red hazy, nice luster, with pink lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Starts very tart with great sour cherry flavor. High acidity, light hops. Finish keeps cherry flavor, spit inducing, with light astringency. After is light bitter, bit chalky. This was a 2001, and very smooth. Iíd like to try this in about two-three more years.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super sour brew. This stuff was as tart as it was red. And as much like beer as drinking orange juice is . But anyway, overall it was tasty on a different level. I cant really classify it as beer becasue of the sourness and fruiness. Will probably not buy another bottle, but wasnt completely dissapointed in this one.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2001 bottle. Cloudy raspberry color with small white head. Aroma is dry, sweet and sour, with cherries, leather. Flavor is very sour and tart, with cherries and oak. Awesome.
OldGrowth (2790) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, Not much nose. Lite fruit cherry raspberry with a chlorine bleach mixed in. Hazy purple red color. Pink foamy head that died down quickly. Sour tart flavor. Cranberry and that chlorine again. Like pool water. Thin body. Bitter dry finish. This just canít be right, hoping its a bad bottle. I dumped half of it. Yuck.