puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yikes! My first real lambic (had only had Lindemans and other sweetened lambics before). So overwhelmingly sour! Much more so that even Rodenbach Grand Cru and other flemish sours Iíve had. The raspberry was there but it was very difficult to pick up on... just every once in a while youíd get a quick taste of it. Aroma was nice and rich but was a little funky and didnít feature raspberries as prominantly as Iíd like (in fact, hardly at all). Still, a great beer.
yngwie (13406) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 Bottled. Reddish clear with no head. Sour, mouldy aroma. Sweet and sour flavor with fruityness in the back. Crisp and dry finish. Rating: 6-3-5-3-15-3.2. (051028)
Bottle, 37.5cl. 2005 vintage. It pours a semi-clear orange-golden body, topped by a cute, white head with some pinkish notes. Sediments in the bottle. Itís horsey and barnyardish on the nose, with a cheese-like touch and some berries in the back. Some lemon-like and slightly mould scents too. Tart and puckering in the mouth, with a fine citric touch. Medium body, maybe a bit watery. Cheese notes, horseblanket, super-sour berries, lemon juice and a touch of old, soaked wood in the flavor. Lasting astringent, lemony finish with a distinct flavor of berries. A nice teeth-cleansing beer bearing the age well. Yummy. (090111)
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[RBG Low Countries 2005] (1979) Aroma is quite sweet-siruppy. Fruity (raspberry). Bit winey, some wood. Orange and a bit red coloured with no head. Taste is oaky, bit fruity (raspberries) and moderate tartness. Offcourse... this is a dry brew. :)
Earlier Rating: 9/8/2003 Total Score: 3.5
Nice strong aroma of fruits and oak. Complex, quite good. Appearance is okay, lasting (short) head. Pink/Orange coloured; cloudy. Taste is quite sour, fruity (raspberry), yeasts and woody. Dry palate. But too sour imo.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 1979 vintage(Tasted October, 2005). Well for a start, this beer is older than me, and it still manages to taste absolutely wonderful. Lovely rasberry seed sourness (like when you get the rasberry seeds stick in your teeth). Lovely horseblankets/farmyard aromas, mouthfeel is puckering, juicy, sour, and very refreshing. You just have to love it. I canít belive this beer is over 25 years old......amazing.
Earlier Rating: 1/1/2002 Total Score: 4.2
The smell reminds of being at the brewery, soooooo stinky, composty, something in the smell reminds of the countryside. The acidic made my eyes water, which is always a good sign, has the same consistentcy as sparkling wine, champagne, but i think this a little bolder, drier and acidic than any champagne i've ever had. Not a lot of fruit in this one, you can taste the seeds of the fruit and not the flesh, bone dry from start to finish, puckering, refreshing, and absolutely lovely.
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I really tried with this beer. I consumed it over the course of an entire evening with minimal help from my wife (who made me buy this in the first place). Pours a bit hazy. Color of a blood orange with a light white, and quickly dissipating head. The aroma is funky. Sour aromas (sour fruit) and hints of salty barn yard or leather. Interesting. The flavor is sour! Not overwhelmingly so but strong and mouth watering. There is fruit but raspberry is by no means assertive. Itís more of a citrus presence of under-ripe fruit. Some musty/saltiness, sourdough bread. Iím sure this is some people thing, but not mine. Has a carbonated light-medium body. Semi-dry.
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottled) Hazy, darkish peach color with a small, white head. A delicious, fresh, quite dry raspberry and cherry aroma. Very deiicously fruity, tart flavor of raspberry and some cherries. Dry, astringent finish. Medium-bodied, very dry and acidic, not too sour, but very balanced palate with quite low carbonation. An excellent, balanced and fruity Cantillon!
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange color, no head. Very cloudy appearance. Strongly sour, dry and some fruits also in aroma. Medium bodied. Strongly sour and dry flavor with hints of raspberry, extraordinary for my experience. Strongly sour aftertaste which lasts.
YogiBeera (2472) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 1979 - Kulminator, 2005: Thanks Jeppe and Carlo! Sparkling orange-golden color. Wonderful ripe apples and raspberries nose and taste. Woody and almost smokey with an iron twist. Piney with a dry finish. - Mature - great complex aged beauty!
Earlier Rating: 12/30/2002 Total Score: 4.3
Tasted in the Cantillion Museum while the god of Cantillion was petting the brewery cat, how cool. Sour rhasberry nose. Orange, red purple color with a foamy head, leaving brussels lace. Nice dry sour finish - also long lasting. A bit chalkie.
caesar (5059) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1979 vintage, Kulminator. Clear orange color. Aroma of raspberry, some cask wood. Quite smooth taste, only some raspberry. Quite tart, but not as tart and jaw-breaking as many other cantillons.
Earlier Rating: 9/7/2003 Total Score: 3.4
Slightly cloudy orange color. Head is initially large and sparkling like cola, but dies immediately to a short lasting head. Sparkling body. Aroma is oak-casked lambic, white wine like. Taste is tart gueuze, but also a bit sweet and fruity. Sticky palate. Although this is classified as a lambic-fruit, i would better fit in the lambic-gueuze category IMO.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBG Low Countries 2005 - 1979 Vintage - Thanks to Carlo and Jeppe for the sip.
Clear, orange body. Looks just like a mead. Smells like cask wood, white wine, raspberries, apples, old beer. Heavily acidic initial flavour. Moderately acidic finish. Oily texture. Quite lively for itís age. It was a very aged sample and in terms of smoothness of the beer it was like drinking cognac (not in terms itís flavour). Very lovely beer, which was older than myself.
Earlier Rating: 10/10/2003 Total Score: 2.6
Sour aroma, with an overwelming presence of rasp-berries. Rose colour, as all the Cantillon beers (which I have drunk sofar) it has no head and a lot of bubbles. The flavour is a little bit sour, but because of the rasp-berries I think there's a loss of flavour (rasp-berries don't have a rich and complex flavour, so I think the rasp-berries diminish the quality of the Cantillon-lambic. A little bit disappointing