pivo (2641) - GERMANY - JAN 27, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Funky nose typical of Cantillon. You can identify this as a Cantillon without having tried it. Rust color with no head. Sweet front with a grape fruitiness. Tart, sour and puckering. Medium body. Extremely sophisticated tastes and blend. Just phenomenal!
YogiBeera (2551) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is sooo amazing - thanks a lot Jacob and Dixen. Beautiful deep red color, flat looking of course no head. The nose greats from far away - dark grapes, barnyeard, some pine and iron. Puckers the chops, leathery and dusty -. Wonderful forever lasting dry finish.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at RBESG grand tasting, August 2005. Deep pink colour - clarete in wine terms. Fresh, crisp, fruity, tart & clean. But, like most unblended lambics I found it a tad softer and smoother than the blended version. As I particularly value the more rustic, farmyard qualities of Cantillon, it scores a bit lower than the blended.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vinous, funky, fresh and fruity aroma. Opaque burgundy body is quite still and wine-like. Funky, farmhouse flavours are here but seem refined into a wine-like character despite the strong acidity. Medium body is very dry. Bottle sampled at RBESG 2005.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBESG 2005, Cloudy reddish beer with almost no head. Sour fruity aroma and flavor with a earthy / dusty touch.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBESG05: Colour is similar to a rose wine. Nice grape nose too, which has a sour tart citric smell too. Wonderful tasty sour grapes. Very complex yet still so refreshing. Nice stuff.
argo0 (12321) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(RBESG05, 750mm bottle) Opaque brown-purple body, minimal head. Aroma is minimal sweet, grape/vinous, yeast, horseblanket. Taste is medium sweet, grape/vinous, lemon sour. Watery light body.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Dark red colour with no head. Light acid sour fruity aroma and taste. Medium to full body and a dry finish.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Reddish, unclear - no head. Looks almost like a red wine - if it wasn’t for the cloudiness. Extremely sour nose - just to get close to the fluid is quite an achievement because of the sharp, vinegary aroma. Surprisingly soft considering the acidity. Sour flavour, yes - but not overwhelmingly so. Very interesting. 120805
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled @RBESG’05 (bottled in 2004)
Cherry red. Extremely dry nose. Very earthy, fruity - sour. Long sour aftertaste. Very juicy!