crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think of elderberry as a very European flavor. If you have not experienced a homemade elderberry cordial you are missing out and might not get the full effect of this beer. Really captures the light floral and citrus notes. Very refreshing, covers up some of the funk I expect from Cantillon. I forgot how good this is.
GrumpyOldTroll (42) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is very divisive but it has grown on me over the years. The nose is very strange; elderflower and green peppers dominate the nose. Light body and high carbonation.
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light cloudy yellow orange. Light floral, some socks. Light bitterness. Some sweetness. Medium body, light carbonation. Good.
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daje (3163) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, march 14th 2015. Hazy light orange body with white lacings. Aroma is funky with elderflower and peach, taste of barnyard, grapefruit, flowers. As sour as expected, but the fruity flower taste adds a layer of fresh juicyness. Sour funk aftertaste. Extremely nice.
Desverger (6726) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample thanks to Joe@himmeriget, Copenhagen - light fuzzy yellow pour with white head. Fruity and floral and light herbal hoppy aroma and taste with some elderflower prominence, light barnyard and funky, tart finish.
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ClarkVV (5141) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2011, drunk 2/5/16. Huge thanks to James for opening this!
Lightly murky, drab copper with some brighter hay tones throughout. Huge white head, even decanting the beer, that slowly fades to cover.
Unmistakable elderflower in the nose combines with perfumey brett notes, tons of basement/cellar character and a light touch of wood. It’s bright, pervasive and true to Cantillon’s fruit lambics, very fruit-forward (in this case flower-forward). Elderflower, being quite powerfully aromatic, seems to find a good match in the ripe and earthy funk that Cantillon lambics bring to the table and it’s incredibly unique smelling the interplay of both.
Delightful carbonation, tight and natural as always, helps spread this magnificently flavorful elderflower all over the palate, while lactic and brett acids somewhat match the intensity providing their own funky punch. At 5 years of age, this is still very vibrant and strong and I’d be very hard-pressed to imagine this being optimal to drink when brand new. The elderflower is a very strong flavor component that easily (and has almost always) turns things astringent when not carefully controlled. While it is here done very well, there are still some touches of bland nuttiness, soap/oil and light astringency that are inevitable from its use. Wood/oak and mature barnyard flavors abound behind the elderflower and the beer is an absolute joy to drink. Experimental and fun, yet well-executed.
joeneugs (5309) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBWG. It pours a hazy yellow color. The aroma has some foresty herbals and flowers. A little earthy with a hint of acid. The flavor is earthy with some notes of sage and herbs. Nice soft funk and barrel notes. Typical Cantillon acidity. Very different from their other lambics. I liked it a lot.
JBPortland (1440) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
750ml bottle March 2014 vintage pours semi clear slightly hazy orange with a finger of head. Nose is weird sweaty funk, ripe green pepper, light spice, grain and lemon. Taste is very strong weird green pepper spice, japapeno, vegetal herbs, grassy lemon and orange funk, finishes lingering green pepper, funky orange doughy grain and spicy grass. Medium tartness throughout. Could not finish my glass. Very unpleasant experience for me personally.
mateuszk (1583) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2014. Pours clean, light yellow in colour, no head. Aroma of flowers, funk, vinegar, barnyard. In taste medium sour with barnyard and flowery notes. Light body, high carbonation, oily texture. Very good.
UDBeernut (2477) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage pours orange golden, slight haze, white foam head. Flowers and slight funk nose. Taste has lots of flowers, slight blue cheese, light sourness. Body is light with some acid.
fillepolo (371) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 75 cl @ akkurat Stockholm. Pours a light golden colour beer with a medium head. Intense elderflower notes gracefully mixed with notes of brett and green apples. Dry bretty finish