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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1000   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DavidBe (71) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2016
Meest perfecte bier dat ik ooit gedronken heb. Echt mijn lievelingsbier! Kan dit blijven drinken!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jc1762 (611) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Poured into a wineglass showing well filtered dark rose red with a head of clear white foam. The nose shows a lot of malt with bretty funk and very subtle notes of dark fruit typical of red wine - think plums, boysenberries, and cassis. The palate is moderately carbonated and medium bodied. A moderate tartness throughout with a slight tannic astringency. Red wine bitterness on the finish. After the initial flavors, the dark fruit flavors come forward upon the linger and stay on the palate for a long finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5260) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy reddish purple with a small pink head. Aroma of tart fruit and funk. Taste is tart grapes, apples, funk, and oak. Delightful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
75cl bottle. Pours a deep violet, hazy, with a light violet head. Smells acrid, of vinegar, macerated grapes, apple cider, caramel. Very one-dimensional taste, sour, with notes of macerated fruit, funky lambic, vinegar. A well done lambic, I just thought I’d feel the grapes more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Art (3034) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
2013 bottle aquired in a trade in Brussels. Pours a slightly hazy beautiful purplish pink with a light pink head. Aromas of musty basement, funky cheese, vinegar, cherries, vanilla, wet grain, red wine. Taste is medium high sourness. Right at the upper end of what I enjoy. Finishes fairly clean. Able to keep drinking. This was one of my favorite Cantillons. Quite nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2016
May 29, 2015. Bottles, vintage 2007 and 2014.

2007 version:
Cloudy brownish red with an off-white head. Aroma is funky with leather, barnyard and cellar notes, tart, light sweet and deep fruity notes. Taste is soft tart, vinous and funky. Soft tart finish with grape, green apples, funky cellar, barnyard with some damp cellar and wet wood notes. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation, soft dry texture.
9-4-8-4-17=43

2014 version:
Deep red with a white head. Aroma is fruity with juicy and tart grapes, some apple, oak, lemon, soft funky barnyard. Taste is sour fruity, dry tannins and some funky notes. Finish is dry, sour with grape skins, green apples, tannins, vinous with some barnyard notes. Medium bodied, average carbonaton, dry texture.
8-4-8-4-17=41

2014 has a much more vibrant fruity note whereas the 2007 is more funky with some cellar, leather and wet wood notes. Also less tart, more complex and rounded mouthfeel than 2007, which is no surprise considering the aging. Both are great but prefer the older one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (1416) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle @ Cantillon 15/5-15. Fruity with grapes and red berries, also bretty and vineous with oak and some lacto. Dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourilevesque (1229) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
Dégustée en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina en accompagnement d’un cassoulet maison. Tête typiquement lambique qui ne tient pas. Mon verre de bière ressemble vite à un verre de jus rouge. Nul besoin n’est d’approcher le loquide de mon visage pour en respirer les parfaites arômes. Un vieux baril de vin oublié suant dans le grenier d’une grange de campagne. C’est funky à souhait, plein de jus de raisins, acétique, pourri, bactérien... D’une infinie richesse. Liquide bien acétique, fruité... Ce fruit! La Signature de la Maison est notable. Le liquide est acide et le lambic caresse tant mes papilles que ma gorge en le réchauffant de cette douce touche de raisin rouge. Sage, intelligente, structurée et dominante, cette bière commande tant le respect que l’admiration.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (885) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Dark red-purple pour. Red grapes, syrupy body, medium-high acidity / medium sour. Good full body. Notes of grape, maybe plums, raisins. Great.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Aroma of berries and cellar winery. Taste Vinicius and funky with mild tartness. Fairly carbonated, more so than may I have had. I believed the carbonation helped out the grape must as the Merlot grapes fro fruit lambic so can be more subdued. I though overall it was a great balance.


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