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

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RATINGS: 949   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
draught Gastropub Tuulensuu Tampere Colour deep red fizzy , refreshinf sour grapes, aftertaste middle

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle @ Ølbaren, Cph. Pours a nice red-brown colour. Aroma is sour and fruity. The flavour is sweet and quite sour with a nice fruitiness. Long lasting good sour fruity finish. Nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 A great drink. Color is eye-catching like guava juice. The aroma and flavor are wonderful and varied - anything from orange/tangerine to zinfandel pops up in the course of finishing a bottle, and they are all correct. The burgundy barrel really helps this mellow out.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Brouwser (119) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
Bière de couleur framboise, avec un col beige tirant sur le rosé. Léger voile et beaucoup d’effervescence. Belle bière. Le nez est sûr et amer, avec de fortes notes de raisins et de fruits rouges : cerises, cerisettes, framboise. Je l’ai ouverte pour un souper entre amis, juste avant la première gorgée, j’ai dit à l’un des convives de ne pas être surpris, car les lambics sont surets. À sa première gorgée, il a sursauté, les yeux ronds, tentant de garder le tout en bouche! Je n’ai pas été aussi surpris, mais par pour autant ravi. La bière est très amère, très sûre, très et trop. Il n’y a qu’un léger goût de raisins et de bière qui agonise derrière une nature définitivement trop brute. Peut être une bière pour les puristes ou les connaisseurs (dont je ne fais pas partie), mais pour l’apprécier il faut trop souffrir à mon avis. C’est la seconde bière belge bien cotée que je verse dans l’évier en une semaine, soit j’ai eu la malchance de tomber sur deux bouteilles tournées, soit je ne suis pas fait pour m’aventurer sur tous les sentiers!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2008
75cl bottle: Pours a lovely translucent dark pink, like blood-orange juice. Slight pink mousse dissipates before you notice it. What a lovely aroma wafts from the glass. An earthy bouquet of mixed berries, possibly grape, but more blueberry and raspberry. Acid followed by classic "horse blanket" with musty wood, and just a hint of cork. Wow, mild for a lambic and amazingly well balanced. A lovely play between dark red berries, cherry, grape, wood, acid twang, and light carbonation. A little sweeter than expected but that plays well with everything thats going on. Long dry, tart finish that leaves just enough fruit on the palate. Very enjoyable. I shared it with some "wine friends" and some "non-drinkers" and it went over very well indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
Cloudy pinkish/red poor very thick looking with alomst zero head. Aromas are earthy, very complexe, rhubarb, red wine vinegar, celery salt, cumin, humidity, pommegranite and dandelions. Very acid and sour yet amazingly balanced for a lambic. Long lasting everything!Once the beer gets to room temperature it becomes slightly sweeter. Flavors are somewhat the same oas the aromas... added sour apples. After the acid /sour explosion i get hints of mixed nuts and ash. What an experience and amazing for its kind.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1218) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2008
(tasted at the Cellar’s after-tasting) Pours cloudy red with a white head. Aroma smells just like the cow barns at a county fair. Basically what I’m trying to say is it smells like cow manure. There’s funk there too, but this smells like any other high-end lambic maybe a little stronger. Taste had all of your typical lambic qualities, sour, tart apple, little bit of cherry and that’s about it. Lingering sour aftertaste. Not bad, but not my favorite style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle. Thanks to ekstedt. Reddish pink with a light, white head. Smell of gastric acid, grapes, sulphur. Intensely sour, very dry.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Courtesy of Pailhead. July ’06. Bright red, chill haze, no head. Huge sour/tart kick up front, mouth puckering w/o taking a sip. Tart grapes and huge woody tannins in the background. Flavor again, very sour up front, faint grape and lacto. Through the middle develops a nice balance of sour/tart/wood tannin. Sort of 1 dimensional in a way, but I like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ba2008 (25) - USA - JAN 2, 2008
Pours an amazing deep pink-red, with a very mild head on top. Nose is quite sour, a little sweet fruit too. Taste is similar; this beer is incredibly sour, a hint of sweet raspberry deliciousness as well, but overall a quite not-sweet beer.


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