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


on tap

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RATINGS: 918   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Cantillon’s red grape lambic, referring to a 19th-century tradition from Hoeilaart where grapes were and are still grown, but where lambic has ceased to exist since then. This product is made in very limited quantities and not easy to find on the Belgian market. It is a ravishing purple red beauty with lilac foam and ’champenoise’ sparkles, very complex, extremely fruity, lovely funkiness, and one of the most elegant lambics I ever tasted, though I do prefer the white grape version called Vigneronne over this (but only very slightly so).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jookos (2914) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Tap@akkurat. Dark red. Dark red fruity nose, barnyard, funk, the cantillon flavour. Very nice nose. Quite pronounced fruits, not as much as a kriek, but stull notecable berryness. Dry tart body, wonderful dark grape finish. Really nice. Probably the best fruited cantillon I’ve had. It’s more dark harmoneous fruity than krieks or otherd.

-- bb

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jayzz (447) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Incredible opaque plum color and yeasty vinegar aroma. Has a well developed sour flavor with sweet notes and a slight fizz long finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle from Edmunds Oast. Amber red pour with some pinkish highlights and a bubbly white head. Big aroma of layered deep yeast funk, sourdough, pizza shop, hay, lemons zest, plums, dark fruits, oak and wine. Complex flavor of oak wood, dark fruits, yeast funk, pizza shop, sourdough, lemon zest and citrus. Medium bodied and wonderful carbonation. So fucking delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aroyaidadeoya (1) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Shared pint in Homosibaris bar. Dark red color beer with a strong aroma of wine and fruits. This was my first Lambic beer and was an amazing experience. For sure I will drink it again combined with some cheese or ham.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tandembrauer (380) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Shared bottle at home. Pours red with pale pink head. Aroma of red berries and hay. Taste sour with a little sweetness. Tart, fresh, little body. (White)wine aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mirakel88 (3) - - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
Fresh red colour, foam is white which lasts quite long. Smell is fresh sour, kinda barnyard smell. Also a little sweetness to it. Mouthfeel is nice, tart. Medium body. Carbonation is little. Very nice fruit lambic. A good combination between the lambic and the grapes. Taste is sour as well as a little sweet. Aftertaste is like a red whine. This is a beer you should have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6288) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"from wish list. Sweet funky cheesy aroma of berry-ish fruit. Body is fizzy at first but turns a little flat. Flavor is nice. Very complex...less cheese, more lemony tart in the mouth. Nice sweet-tart finish. Not among their best, but quite enjoyable."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fritz123 (1199) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle shared by Dan at the Pig. Small snifters. Pours an amazing dark red with an ample lasting head. Some small lacing. The aroma is funky yeasts, oak barrels, red wine, fermented grapes, and apricots. The taste was so good with the red grapes, tart funky yeasts, oak barrel, and tannins. Perky, sprite, and funky finish. Light body, crisp. Somewhat dry. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (355) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 Sour and funk smell. Medium carbonation with light foam. Vinous sour that is half acetic and half lactic.

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