KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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...
Reynolds314 (2755) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at prohibition pig, very floral grassy earthy aroma, sweet tart funky lambic flavor, one if the best cantillon lambics
jfb (4534) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
kraddel (4495) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.