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


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RATINGS: 1008   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1002) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Butelka. Rocznik 2014. Kolor mętny i ciemno czerwony, piana jest różowa, ale szybko znika. Typowe dla lambika. Aromat bardzo stajenny, dziki jak tylko można, winny, jest też trochę octu. Po zamieszaniu wychodzą winogrona, agrest, ziemistość, beczka dębowa. Po dokładniejszym wwąchaniu się, przy ogrzanym piwie, wychodzi fajny zapach słodkich owoców, kojarzący się z dojrzałym czereśniami, słodkimi winogronami. Smak jest średnio kwaśny, ale w górnych granicach zakresu, jest też spora słodycz octu winnego. Wytrawność wysoka, lekko ściągająca. W smaku mamy ocet winny, trochę kieszonki, skórki winogron, niedojrzały agrest, kwaśne wiśnie, lekko zaznaczony kwas mlekowy. Posmak wytrawny, kwaśny, cytrynowy, przewija się też ocet i dębina. Ciało dosyć pełne, ostra faktura, wysycenie średnie. Bardzo smaczne, ale po Cantillon jednak spodziewam się więcej. Sporo przykrywa ocet, dodatkowo dosyć pali w przełyku.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (424) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2016
2012 bottle sent by bytemesis way back when. Thanks a bunch Mike! Pours a hazy rose-amber with a small fuschia/copper tinged head. Breaks into spotty lacing. Aromas are loaded with oak, red white, some vinegar, barnyard, light hay, light floral. Taste is a full-on assault of the palate. Has a lot of vinous character. Oaky, light acidic wine grape note, light dry-Brett with a balance of sour Lacto/wild Pedio. Really nice character that showcases the merlot aspect nicely. Finish is long and has plenty more oak and funk to couple with light bitter and light acidic notes. A fine offering from Cantillon. Top shelf!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1532) - århus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016
duft: sur mandelmel masipan rød duft. smag: frisk rød frugt. bær sur funkey stikkelsbær. krisebær

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Keg at La Capsule, Lille, France. Clouded red to brown with white head. There is a fruity sweetness which is cut through by a tannin tartness. Woody notes, sharp and tangy, rich on the palate. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2161) - Hagen, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2016
0.75 l bottle at RBBWG 2016 in Antwerpen. Slightly hazy, golden reddish amber with a white head. Sweetish, sourish, fruity aroma of red grapes, vinegar and some oak. Sweet-sourish, fruity aroma of red grapes, some oak and vinegar, followed by a short, slightly bitter, tart finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent and astringent mouthfeel. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2718) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2016
75cl bottle shared at Uiltje Bar. Somewhat hazy red/dark pink with almost no head. Light to medium body with low carbonation. Nice sourness with subtle sweet tones. Ripe fruits, oak, grapes, tart, red wine and spices. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rask0lnikov (751) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2016
Ruby red colour. Nice pinkish head. Aroma of red wine, hay and wood. Red wine at first. Fresh red grapes. Really nice silky mouth feel. Red grapes and hints of oak in the end. This blows your mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (1238) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2016 Update: drank again with SlovakSniper. So good, so fruity. Perfect mouthfeel. Perfect break between a few imperial stouts. Perfect palate. To me this one of the best best Cantillon. old rating: 750ml bottle from trade with Fred and shared with wife on this Valentine’s day. 2014 cork, lot B. Aroma: woody, dusty, nose of funky red grapes, tartness. App: hazy pinkish, small white head, no retention as expected. Taste and palate: light body, quite dry, sweet fruits, soft to no carbonation, medium acidity finish. Overall: this is impressively dry. I want to drink a full glass of water after each sip but I don’t mind. I, in fact, like it. The lack of carbonation is well hidden behind this harsh dryness. Pretty good. So fruity and good.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jc1762 (798) - 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.

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