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

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RATINGS: 897   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (250) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Cloudy ruby red, bloody red. Aroma of very young green apple, sour grapes, citrus and basket of cherries. Interesting flavours with soft cherry-plum aftertaste. One of my favorite Cantillons.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manker (47) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle @ Home. One of my favorites. Lots of dark berries, grapes jam and vinous oaky bitterness. The acidic sourness and Cantillon funk is as always present.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (992) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
Clear amber body with low frosty head. Aroma has cherry sourness with woody character, light wine oak notes too. Taste has high sweet sourness with woody after taste. Body is full, low carbonation. Pretty dry.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1393) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Corked and capped 750 ml from Tipples dated October 31, 2013. Pours a super bright almost neon purplish pink color with a massive fizzy pink head that recedes quickly. Lots of vinegar on the aroma, berries, vinous notes, and an interesting mint leaf that I get from Geueze and Faro sometimes. Really nice. The flavor is sweet berries and wine, vinegar, sourness, some dry oaky presence, and maybe even a little vanilla. The fruit doesn’t overpower here which is nice. Light bodied, spritzy carbonation, dry finish with some wine like warmth on the way down. Beautiful beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1015) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
At quintessence. Red colour with white head. Fruity, brett, wine aroma. Sweet, fruity, wine, grape taste, with some brett. Medium body.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (1760) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
75cl bottle shared by the Italian canzone crew @NachtvdGrote Dorst, Eizeringen 25/04. Pours an appealing milky deep pink with pastel rosé froth. Lucent aromas of mature ruby grapes, sedate funk and balsamico rosso. Taste suavely combines those aromas over lemon peel and old hop funk into a supremely drinkable, cask-dry rosé of a geuze experience, perfectly impromptu-paired with pecorino and Oud Brugge - grazie a tutti!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3228) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear candy apple red, gets quite murky as the bottom of the bottle is reached though, small pink head and nice lacing. Aroma is initially very funky - lots of blue cheese and barnyard. That fades as the beer breathes which brings out red grapes and vinous musty fruity notes. Flavor is quite tart, puckering and mouth drying, funkiness is fairly light and subdued. Lots of vinous notes and what seems like some saltiness. Medium body, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (405) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle with bytemesis, big thanks. Bright red color. Fruity aroma and horse blanket. Dry taste, tart, fruity, cherry, oak. Tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gn0sis (52) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Opaque, vinous and tart with heavy fruit presence and purple tinged foam, grape skin residue mixed with a healthy yeast sediment after some years, complex and multilayered.. One of the most tart and beautifully integrated fruit lambics available. Truly among my favorite Cantillon offerings, and perhaps the one that got me hooked early on to grape lambics. Exemplary vintages include the 03’ Cabarnet Sauvignon fruiting shared by Sean at the JF Vonck tasting NYC, with an extremely balanced profile aging gracefully for many years, the remarkably tannic and juicy 05 375 bottling i acquired from Řlbutikken, and 08 - 11 vintages aged in my cellar that I’ve slowly watched develop over the last half a decade and had the pleasure of trying along the way.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ST247 (382) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours red with a light pink head. Fruity aroma, bit sour, grapes. Taste is bit sour, fruity, grapes, bit sour finish.


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