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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1913) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2621) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rask0lnikov (657) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (1163) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
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.

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 (656) - 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 (5334) - 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 (1425) - 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 (3094) - 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 (3427) - 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.


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