chriso (7344) - 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 (4548) - 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 (5176) - 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 (11167) - 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 (6067) - 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 (25094) - 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 (11735) - 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!
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Deep red coloured. The unblended version of Saint Lamvinus is even more vinous than the regular just like Stene wanted. Sour, fruity, dry and rather woody. It is softer and smoother due to the lack of carbonation. Very nice.
omhper (18757) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Deep red, Acidic vinous aroma. Dry and citric with fresh character of fruity red wine, which seem stronger due to the low/non-existing carbonation. The mouthfeel is fairly clean, the acidity is Cantillon’s trademarked, and it has grape stone bitterness in the finish.