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

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RATINGS: 585   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Macération de fleurs de sureau dans un lambic de 2 ans d’âge. Cuillette effectuée par l’équipe Cantillon.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Tap @ Spuyten Duyvil for Zwanze Day 2012. Pours a cloudy golden with mild orange hue. Huge,strong, rocky bleach white head that takes forever to dissipate (tapping had to go into pitchers before pouring into glasses). The aroma was filled with peppery spices and floral notes on top of a lactic sour base. On the palate, the tart sour notes dominate until the finish when clearly floral and earth notes come through. Finishes clean and crisp with a mild pepper zing on the end. Fabulous stuff. Sessionable if you can find enough of it.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (290) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - AUG 11, 2016
2016 version. A 500ml pour on tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels into a Cantillon gueuze glass. It was a clear-ish golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and nice lacing. Nose is mainly sour, flowery and grape. (I have no idea what elderflower smells like, so I’ve described it as a generic ‘flowery’). Tastes of grape, white wine notes, flowers, grape gummy candy, sour and funky. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall this was nice and I would drink more, but it’s not my favourite lambic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (220) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
2014 Pours a clear light gold color with a strong white head. Elderflower nose and floral flavor. Strong

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bierridder_S (664) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2016
26/07/2016 - draught @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Clear at the bottom, hazy above orange with nice white head. Nose is flowers, sour, fruity, citrus. Tase is grains, flowers, gently sour, faint burn, yoghurt. This is absolulately stunning. Could one rate this below 4? I’ll go for a 4.9 because I hope there’s still a better Cantillon out there but it’s definetly worth a 5.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle at a share. This has all of Cantillon’s trademarks -- puckering tartness tempered by a light body, high carbonation, and a good amount of funky barnyard Brett -- but the elderflower adds a very subtle fruitiness that softens everything out. Quite a nice treat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (965) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle from 2013 and 2014. 2013 got +2 in Palate. 2014: Aroma is light tart with elderflowers. Yellow colour with white head, not lasting. Taste is light sour with light elderflower. Light body, dry feel, sour elderflower and maybe tiny sulphur in finish. 6/10 - 4/5 - 7/10 - 3/5 - 15/20 2013: More yeasty/earthy aroma, more vinegar, still some elderflowers. Same appearence. Tasta has a little sweetness too compared to 2014. Same palate, except finish is better. 7/10 - 4/5 - 7/10 - 5/5 - 15/20 203 rating is added.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1580) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
Bouteille 750ml, 2012, au Québec Ratebeer Gathering. Couleur jaune dorée trouble, mousse blanche. Arôme floral, un peu funky, champignon, boisé, fermier. Goût de levures sauvages, floral, acidité moyenne, un peu fruité. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jorn69 (2623) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen 20160514. [ Vintage 2014 ]. Fruity and bretty, woody and acidic, elderflowers, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry and woody with elderflowers. Really nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gaultier (1489) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Tap @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen 14/5-16. Fruity with a lot of elderflowers, also bretty and acidic. Dry and fruity with brett and elderflowers.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1287) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
De moi à moi pour mes 37 ans. Vintage 2012. Un nez surnaturel de fleurs, de raisins blancs, de pissenlit. Aucune note aigre ne me parvient. Je suis dans un jardin de fleurs, bien loin de la Brasserie Cantillon. Je cherche avec la plus grande détermination la Signature de la Brasserie dans cet ouragan d’arômes vers et ne la trouve pas. C’est bien la Cantillon qui sent le moins la Cantillon qu’il m’ait été donné de déguster! Des arômes végétales de concombre, de petit cornichon. Une bière qui appartient à une catégorie à part. Des saveurs orientées vers un légume vert très amer. J’ai l’impression d’une salade de feuilles de radis, de pissenlit. Une quantité importante de pollen et de poivre blanc concassé. Magnifiquement amère, une bière qu’il me faudra déguster à nouveau, tant cette dégustation m’aura déstabilisé.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GrumpyOldTroll (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
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.


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