Godofthecellar (274) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle poured into a cantillon taster
A. Yellow amber with a creamy white head
N. Bourbon funk, cheese
T. Wow like nothing i have tasted before. Bourbon, whiskey, wood, funk, beautifully crafted unblended lambic
M. Moderate to light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel with a warming after taste
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured by Maltzilla at the Friday nite pre-hunahpus tasting. Great beer and I am really thankful that Diego shared it with us. Pours a cloudy gold color with a nice white head. Aroma is sour, oaky, funky, yeasty, light notes of booze. Flavor is sour and complex. Yeasty and incredibly complex. Some plain yogurt notes, lemony, woody...earthy and dry finish. Damn right!
TheAlum (4270) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Sampled at the CCB/RateBeer/Pre-Hunah Tasting (Tampa, FL). Was a bit confused on this one. Pours a nice well hazed body. Golden, good haziness. Mellow glow is inviting, some really good carbonation and slowly gushing head sticks as a foamy layer, laces ok. Aromas throw lactic elements, lemons and lactic acid. Touches of straw, bread, funk, and yogurt. Mellow oaky soft bits, gentle spirit, touches of florals, grass, dryness. Oak grows muted, a bit sticky. Initial is a bit crab apple driven, a touch of cider, richer lemon grows. Some bready malts, yogurt, florals and grass. Firm dryness, gentle sweetness in the middle mixes with a firm bretty presence, cobwebs and lactic acid, yogurt and lemony acidity. Ddry, earthy, gentle lemon rind. Oaky elements come forward, wet oak, vanillin, gentle tannic and spirit warmth. Gentle earth, dry bitterness is mellow. Richer sourness hits at times, especially upfront. More mellow into the backend and finish. Tart, lactic, and dry. Lemony is good and rich. Dry sourness, nice florals, gentle earth, straw and grainy malts. Oak is mellow, a gentle supporter. Really nice. A true honor to try.
olio (4075) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu.
Originally rated on 20100219.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of yeast, sour fruits, hay and some herbal notes, mild wooden notes too. Flavor of yeast, sour fruits, vanilla, toffee and some wood. Very nice.
laiti (3924) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated on 19.02.2010
Aroma has whiskey notes, some vanilla, grapefruit and earthy notes. Flavour is sour and somewhat tart with grapefruit, earthy notes and some citron. Finishes with whisky, woody notes and some vanilla. Unique and good, quite a surprise that whiskey and lambic mix so well.
Huhzubendah (1979) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is mildly hazy and appears light golden to yellow in color. The white head is approximately a quarter inch and displays lasting retention.
The aroma is incredibly complex, offering herbal and floral notes, fresh garden vegetables in a similar fashion to Mamouche, oak, a hint of booze (though I canít single out whiskey specifically).
Grassy, vegetal, herbal. This is a unique beer. So much going on here. Bold, zesty, tangy. I pick up something different with each sip.
Just a hint of booze, which is something I have never experienced in a Cantillon brew.
One of the most interesting lambics I have ever had.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-15-2012
cpetrone84 (959) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank at Pikkulintu in July of 2011. Review from notes. Pour is an effervescent gold body with a tight white head. Nose is very dusty and oaky, whiskey barrel plays a great role here. Bright golden fruits and creamy lactic acid notes accompany integrate themselves very nicely. Taste is very similar, the vanilla of the barrel and the lactic acid create a great vanilla creamy character as the barrel is presented very balanced with golden fruit sweetness and a fantastically drinkable body. Great stuff!
Dunt (214) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Review #100! Brought this guy to Epic Tres. Yet another bottle I never thought Iíd have a chance to try. Thanks a bunch to a very generous trading partner. Poured into my Cantillon tulip, Pikkulinnun pours an incredibly clear light yellow. There was a crazy amount of head on the pour as well, maybe a finger a halfs worth. Bourbon is prominent in the nose, this reminds me a lot of 50N4E actually in terms of the barrel character coming through so much. There is a light tartness intermingled with the bourbon. Jason actually described it pretty well in saying that it kind of reminded him of a scotch. Mouthfeel is a little bland, but there is decent carbonation, very light acidity, and a moderate finish. Impressive beer, I had my reservations but think its another winner from Cantillon. Very thankful to try this guy.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
1 one 192 bottles... this was outstanding, the bourbon came exceptionally in the taste and aroma, never had a sour quite like it, one of my favorites
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012. Served in a Cantillon wine glass.
Pours a clear golden color with a small head and some sparse lacing on the way down.
The nose brings forward a moderate amount of funk and light acidity behind a pretty good dosing of whiskey and heavy oak. A bit of a heavy touch on the barrel for my liking, though the background is clearly nice and I could get into the concept if there was a bit more balance. Long flavor with moderate acidity and medium funk. Light body with average-to-fizzy carbonation and a dry, slightly tannic finish.
Not my favorite of the lineup, though I think it was just personal preference for less whiskey/oak and more lambic, as others enjoyed this quite a bit more than I did. Still, I canít say Iíll complain about finally trying it!