RateBeer
overall
100
97
style
Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 935   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1208) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Sampled at Cellars in St. Paul, MN. Thanks Brewfiend for opening this before I had to leave! Milkman Dan warned us that this beer smelled like Cow Manure, but tasted heavenly. I must admit, it has a weird aroma that I donít particularly care for, although I donít think itís as bad as my sonís dirty diapers. Pink color with some carbonation. Flavor is somewhat tart and winelike with some oakiness and some berry flavors. As with most lambics, the sour seems to overtake the flavor, so I just donít understand why many consider this to be great. I would agree with good, but not great. I think I preferred the faro (Chapeau) over this. Oh well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Sampled at Cellarís Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a hazy bluish red amber brew with a fizzy light pink head that has good retention. Aroma of spritzy red grapes, oak, tart raisin, and more barnyard funk. taste is spritzy, medium bodied, with a sour red grape and pitted dark berry flavor. Finish is slightly dry with a lingering tart grape aftertaste. Quite the fruit lambic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Cantillon Friday Night Tasting Session, Providence RI
Pours a red plum colour and light pink coloured head. Nose of grapes, red wine, wood, and acidity. Initial taste of red wine, vinous fruits and a fizzy mouthfeel. Wood is apparent when moving into the finish. Sourness lingers for an excellent duration. Finishing dry which didnt draw away from the duration. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - OCT 22, 2007
Deep red, very sour aroma of red grapes, oak, obv vinegary. Very dry finish after a sour vinous refreshing flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2465) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
Clear deep red in colour, light initially large pink coloured head, quickly dissipating, no lacing. The aroma is very sour and acidic, tart grape skins, vinous, bretty, woody. The flavour is of red wine, very tart and acidic, quite fruity, prickly, woody. Sour mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes long, acidic and quite dry. Instant heartburn. Absolutely fantastic. Very sour, seems to linger forever.

750ml bottle from the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Purchased in November 2004 and opened on September 30, 2007.
Vintage 2002.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6544) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2007
750. Thanks, HogFodder! Pours deep pinkish purple with a thinnish, pinkish head. Gives off huge aroma of strawberries and moss. Thick, tightly bubbled attack. Refreshing for all the weight it packs. Dense lemon, strawberry, moss, and caramely tang feel to the mid-palate. Long, clingy sour finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2007 Deep red with smal pink head. Sour, grapy and very vinious aroma. Flavor is sour, vinious and woody. Grapes are present. Reminds me of red wine. Rerate 24/11/2007 Pours dark red with tiny pink head. Tarty aroma with plenty of grapes. Flavor is sour, vinious, oaky and has perfect balance. Ends of with long lasting sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Cloudy darkish pink color on the pour with minimal white fizzy head. Nose of vinegar slightly with fruits big on grape. Flavor is quite sour with a great grape flavor coming through past that sourness. I realy enjoyed this brew it just didnt rate that high on some of the levels, but overall that 17 should give an idea where it rates on my list.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Off notes 4/2007. Cork reads "bottled 2005". Pours a slightly clouded ruby with a pinkish hue to it. Nose is the typical sour with slight wood attribute and a fairly firm antiseptic tone as well. I find the flavor a very smooth and traditional sour with the fruit influence. There are berries and a touch of wood on the flavor. It is extremely sour, but I still feel like it is well within acceptable limits as I am taking long swigs of this one. I canít help it. Feel is nice and thick on the liquid and slightly carbonated. Itís nice and smooth going down. Overall this is fairly sour, as these guys always are. But I think it is extremely smooth and doesnít really carry any harsh characteristics at all. Quite easily this might be the easiest drinking lambic I have had to date. Well worth the price. I had this on cask at Spuyten Duyvil 6/2007, and it was just as amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2007
750ml Bottle. Nice deep red with disappearing pale pink head. The aroma and taste is sour with cherries / grapes / berries coming through strong. The finish has a pleasant dryness coupled with it being a little tart. Overall complex but drinkable.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 64 65 66  67  68 69 70 » 94


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50