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Cantillon Olutravintola Pikkulintu

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Editor’s note: Special release for Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Same base beer as Cantillon Cuvée des Champions, but dry-hopped with Hallertau instead of Styrian Goldings.
This is different from Cantillon Pikkulinnun Viskilambic (a red label). This beer has a blue label.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (44) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Two bottles @ Pikkulintu. Very similar to Cantillon saint gill (for obvious reasons..) but has aged wonderful. Fruit and berry tones have developed and the dusty farmhouse brett gives a nice extra touch.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gn0sis (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Lucky to try two bottles, side by side, 9/13 at Pikkulintu in Helsinki with Fredrik, Magnus and Ludvig. Reminiscent of other hop cuvees, this half bottle was a star example of how harmoniously hops can integrate with lambic over time. 2006 cork date would seem to indicate things may have faded a bit, but there’s certainly still plenty of hop aromas and taste left. I felt it all, the familiar delicious cantillon lambic, a beautiful, if slightly faded hallertau essence.. Huge bonus points for moderate acidity and funk. Very balanced and hardly any bottle variation on the side by side tasting. A real treat!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fredrik_ (84) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Thanks to Marko at Pikkulintu for not giving us one but two of this badboy. Great beer aged beautifully. Amazing to get to try this one.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ludvig (114) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2013
375ml Bottle cork 2006. blue label. awesome to try this beer, thanks to pikkulintu that gave me the chance to try this brew! had the two of this at the bar with some friends! the aroma was a nice funky lambic with big star fruit aromas! some sweetness yet tart and that followed in the taste of the beer! it was tart and somewhat sweet, star fruit here also! very nice brew! hope to try it again but probably never will..

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (3034) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle(blue label) at Pikkulintu(this place was awesome, what a way to start it off as well). Golden pour with some white head. NIce tartness, sour fruits,, brett and other funky aromas. Flavor is tart but not overly acidic, very nice gueuze.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kingi (461) - - DEC 29, 2012
Loses points on appearance, golden colour white thin head. Aroma and taste beautiful. Very sour. Perfect?

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2174) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
’06 vintage shared at Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Beautiful barnyard and funk aromas. Sour and acidic with just the right amount of funk and wet hay notes. Complex with a great mouthfeel, good carbonation, and body. Another stunner from Cantillon.....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1334) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle shared at Pikkulintu in July of 2011, from notes. Pour is light yellow with a tight head. Nose is singular, brett dustiness and mushroom funk with a faint note of lemon. Taste is similar, dusty brett, less mushroom and a bit of acetic acid. Moderately sour and a bit biting with a light body and fairly tart.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2004 brewed, bottled in 2006... perfectly aged for my Cantillon, tasted like a really nice gueuze, barnyard, oak, super easy to drink, quite a treat

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleph (231) - - APR 5, 2012
Bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Citrus, barnyard, wood, berries and funkiness. Almost not tart enough, but refreshing.


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