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Cantillon Olutravintola Pikkulintu

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


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Hazy orangeish golden colour, no head. Aroma is tart and sour wooden notes along with some slight acidic and grassy notes. Flavour is quite much the same, but is also leaning towards more floral and grassy notes than the aroma was showing. Mellows out with aging, compared to when I had it fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle at the pub. Hazy golden color, huge fluffy white head. Aroma of extreme dust, attic and lemon rind. Taste is wet blanket. Pretty simle, but nice enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (12761) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 25, 2011
375ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) shared by Rciesla - thanks!
8 Super fruity aroma, yet still wonderfully dry.
4 Cloudy, small head.
7 Hallertau comes over as a little soapy.
4 Beautifully crisp, perfect level of acidity.
14 Absolutely Cantillon. Classic sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9743) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
375 ml bottle. Finland.
Hazy orange colour with small white head. Berries and redcurrant seeds in tart and sour aroma. Redcurrant seeds and red berries in tart and sour aroma. Sourness stays.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
37.5 cl bottle at Pikkulintu, on July 22, 2011
Blue Label
Clear pale golden color, white head. Acidic, sour, apple, stable scent. Sour, oh so sour taste, like red currants when green and unripe. Mouthpuckering sour mouthfeel. Loads of hawthorne, no bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (7166) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle at Pikkulintu in July 2011. Hazy golden with a minimal head. Typical tart aroma of Cantillon. Very nice and tart taste but also refreshing with green apples, hay and wood. 10 EUR for a bottle of 37,5 cl is a very good price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle at pikkulintu, helsinki. Flat, cidery golden pour. Aroma of medium earhy funkn barnyard, wet hay. Flvor is more potent than aroma but def more subdued than the majority of gueuze’s I’ve encountered. A very drinkable gueuze. Flavor quickly leaves palate unlike some amazingly tart gueuzes in the past. Almost a gueuze with training wheels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6505) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
375ml Bottle Helsinki- Hazy golden in colour. A surprisingly slightly hoppy but sour aroma. Tart and musty taste which is quite pleasant and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (6064) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2011 (Bottle, 0.375 l, at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-01-09) Golden. Hazy. Medium sized, white and quite quickly disappearing head. Frutiness, vomit and hops in nose. Full bodied and dry palate with little carbonation. Sourness, fruitiness, vomit, grapefruit, hops, and bitterness in taste. Fruitiness, sourness and bitterness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6047) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 375ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki

Pours orange with a small foamy head. Aroma has notes of fruits, spices and slightly hops. Nice, fruity, smooth and not as sour as many other gueuzes. Slightly bitter and hoppy finish. Well balanced, great lambic.

Re-rated on 23.11.2012 @ Pikkulintu. 2006 vintage. This bottle has some mild farmyard notes, which fit in quite nicely with the slight funky tartness. Nice smooth and tart palate. Still as good as before.

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