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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 896   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevencon (448) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Taylors birthday tasting! Ruby ted pink pour not much head. Aroma of cheese funk and light raspberry red fruit. Tastes same with sour dry blue cheese and funk. Red fruit jam over cheese funk. Good stuff, a bit simplistic but very cohesive. A fine beer for sharing with friends.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
750 mL bottle, 2011 vintage, shared by jackl at the WWGT2D2U? tasting, 5/29/14. Pours a murky berry color with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of intense funk, tart jammy fruits, pepper, horseblanket. The taste is intense tartness, jammy fruits, pepper, funk, wood, an almost musty note. Medium bodied, high carbonation, lingering tartness. Exceptional.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
high_on_hops (621) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller SF. Pours a nice purple-red with matching foam. The aroma is strong barn, grass, wine, and funk aromas. The flavor is tart wine and and fruit flavors up front leading to a nice sour finish over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 Apologies for my own feelings and sensitivities but they’ve been insulted by this beer that is overwhelmed by enteric flavours. Drain pour. This is the same beer people are loving and raving about here in the same room. To me, this beer’s very strong bathroom aromas are insurmountable. I prefer beers with Brett and lactic acid bacteria character and not dominated by a wall of enteric.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poech73 (191) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Sample@Quintessence. Dégustation super délicieuse. Elle offre un nez assez complexe ample développant des senteurs de rasin rouge, de barrique avec une amertume herbacée et une pointe de levure argileuse. La bouche est super bien équilibrée entre les malts, le pinot et l’acidé: le tout envahi le palais avec une égale bonheur. Le corps malté assez doux et rond goûte le raisin rouge suret accompagné de saveurs boisé se finissant sur une amertume surette minérale avec une belle longueur. Du pipi de Jésus! J’en reveux!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1192) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark red with an off-white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma and flavour are red berries, grapes, vinegar, oak, red wine, and sweet malt - with a tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (635) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
on cask @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: clear red beer with no carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: acid nose with grapes and red fruits as raspberry. Taste: nice sour taste with good balance of fruit. Really tasty and with a good balance. Not so sour. Aftertaste: fruity taste, strawberry and raspberry.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (963) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Shared bottle with a friend. Poured a light purple red colour with a non lasting white head. Full aroma of grapes, apples, tart, oak, vineous notes, Brett, light carbonated, with a full sour mouthfeel combined with some sweet fruity grapes. Very complex! Awesome beer! Delicious

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
pours hazy burgundy-purple with a tall frothy off-white-purplish head, good retention and lacing. tart cherries and appreciable funk - kind of like plastered cherries, reminiscent of krieks; light acidity - lactic, citric and quite acetic too - ruins a bit my pleasure, very astringent and vinous, fruity phenolic esters, pepper and other spices. lively carbonation, light body - never watery, dry, fairly tart and grassy-spicy finish. very nice and tasty but the best cantillon fruit lambic.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.


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