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Cantillon Pikkulinnun Viskilambic

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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed for the 9th anniversary of Olutravintola Pikkulintu in Helsinki, Finland. A 2-year old unblended lambic, matured (for the whole period) in a bourbon barrel. Only 3 kegs and 192 bottles produced, and only sold at Pikkulintu.


henrikb's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle - Light hazy deep golden body with a large white head; Excellent nose the warmer sharper Bourbon aromas fits the Geuze fruits very well; Excellent body, smooth, soft with a very crisp carbonation, balanced and pleasant; Sour arrives with the finish, a little to oak tannic. Very very good!


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
manker (44) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Two bottles (!) @ Pikkulintu. Fantastic bourbon aroma and flavor where the vanilla, bourbon and lambic sour merge perfectly. Citrus and some floral tones. The right amount of booziness and a great experiment which has aged really well. Lucky to have been given two bottles and would love to have it again.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
gn0sis (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Shared two bottles side by side at Pillulintu with Fredrik, Magnus and Ludvig on our trip to Helsinki 9/13. Extremely seductive aroma of oak and burnt char, some malty sweet aromas as well. Pours dark with minimal carbonation and lacing, slight effervescence and slight head. First sip is thirst quenching, full bodied.. delicious. Pure oaky goodness, with nuanced sweetness from the bourbon (the bartender wasnít exactly sure which type of barrel it was aged in, jury is still out on that).. This is an example of a courageous experiment that had mind blowing results. I would say that bourbon barrels and lambic are not oft enough used in conjunction and hope to see more aging of this type in the future. For now this is all we have, and its damn near perfect for what it is.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fredrik_ (84) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Thanks Markko at Pikkulintu for not giving us only one but two of these! Really love how the viski really blend with the sourness in this one. Damn i love this beer!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ludvig (114) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2013
375ml Botlle cork 2009. awesome to try this beer, thanks to pikkulintu who gave me the chance (for two bottles)! a small frothy head that stayed for a while. aroma was spot on with vanilla vs the lambic sourness and complexity add to that a cured meat or the smell prosciutto and you have the aroma of it. taste wise i tasted the bourbon and therefor vanilla and some nice ripe red apples that lingered in the mouth as an aftertaste. amazing beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sean9689 (272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Original review 08-14-12

Pikku pours a mirky golden yellow, monstrous white head, and a thin collar on top. Barrel notes are most forward on the nose with some citrus, bourbon, and funky tartness following. Taste is less barrel, but a good amount of the booze and funky lambic working together. Citrus, oak, and must follow. Really an interesting lambic, and nothing like Iíve ever had. Bourbon and citrusy funk work well together.

Really cool beer that happens to be pretty damn good! Iíd love to have this one again down the road, but I have to find one first. Maybe when I hit Europe? Who knows.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3051) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle(red label). Golden pour with white head. Whiskey is mild, and still has tart fruit aromas. Oak, tart fruit, mild funk, and hints of bourbon flavors. A nice change to the cantillon lambics Iíve tried.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godofthecellar (666) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5970) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
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.


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