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

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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Macération de fleurs de sureau dans un lambic de 2 ans d’âge. Cuillette effectuée par l’équipe Cantillon.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle @ home... It pours hazy yellow with a large white head......The aroma is very nice elderflowers!...... The flavor is tart, fruity, sour and elderflowers.... very nice...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2755) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle split 3 ways at Prohibition Pig. Nose is floral, dill pickle, lemon, kiwi, and musty funk. Taste is nicely tart with a very unique lightly melon sweetness and a floral bite. I really like this guy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle at prohibition pig, very floral grassy earthy aroma, sweet tart funky lambic flavor, one if the best cantillon lambics

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4534) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2012
(bottle) pours a hazy deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of heavy elderflower, young gouda and honey, quite musty in a good way, with notes of kiwi, cactus juice, white grapes and citrus fruit. flavour is heavily vegetal, though not unpleasantly so, with big notes of green peppers, light elderflower, mango, floral hops and a dry finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (4495) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
split with 77 ships / 2 australian tourists. smells very much like vegetables, i do not like vegetables! taste is quite alike. green vegetables ( broccoli, sprouts, salad,..) with the cantillon sourness, of course. not my thing, at all! yet i can stil drink it.. respect for the beer and its brewer , but i’d prefer another cantillon

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle provided by Matt for our Saturday couples tasting. Thanks for the tick man! Pours a peach color with a fingers worth of tight white head. Nose is pretty forwardly earthy/herbal, with some pepper, pickle, and lemon. I know it’s not really pickle, just a weird off characteristic of the elderflower. Flavor is a lot of the same themes, it’s very sour and that pickle/herbal characteristic is a lot more pronounced. Light mouthfeel, moderate acidity, gentle carbonation, and a lingering finish. Might be my least favorite Cantillon to do. I can see why others would like this, but I think I prefer Iris in comparison to this.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle: hazy straw yellow. Quickly dissappearing frothy head. Aroma: you clearly get the elderflowers. Musty, stable, some funk. Wet wood, brett, Very floral, taste follows the nose. Nice acidity, not overpowering, some lemon, still a lot of elderflower, some sulfur, very easy to drink, very refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Big bretty, lemony citric, and flowery up front, dirty funky in the middle, and a lingering prickly bretty finish. Bangin.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Pours a hazy blonde with a small but well retained head with some lacing on the glass.

The nose is remarkable, beer wise like nothing else, but still all around familiar. The classic lemony, dusty and funky elements of Lambic are all there, but they almost take a back seat to a harmoniously balanced element of earthy and ditch weedy floweriness. In some way it smells very much like black jack gum as well... which rules.

The flavor is earthy, both in a way that labmics many times are, but also in a different way as well. Earthy in a sort of way that no other beer I’ve ever tasted is. The beer is floral in a sort of dandelion-y way. It is softly bitter with a nicee mild lemon and citrus rind character and sourness. The flavor is something akin to Anise but not quite that, I assume this is the flavor of elderflower and I like whatever it is quite a bit. The oakiness is subdued but noticeable. Everything is in it’s right place, and while the elderflower takes center stage, at no point does it seem like one is drinking anything other than a Lambic.


This reminds me of playing on the hill leading up to my grandparents cabin as a child, but at the same time reminds me of being in Brussels last summer. Wow.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
Poured from a bottle at Hop & Vine at Zwanze Day 2012, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Nose is full of green peppers, light elderflower and strange spicy notes. Unfortunately, the flavour is almost all green pepper-dominated, with light elderflower, low funk and moderate tartness. The green pepper is way too prominent, dominating the flavour big time. Way too flawed – is this really what they were going for? Not so good – likely the worst Cantillon out there.


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