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

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RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2008
beautiful red appearance with white head. flavor is classic sour lambic but red grape sweetness quells the sourness and provides some smoothness at the end. great

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2008
4-5-08 bottle shared at tasting
Very red in color with a decent head and good sticky lacing. Smell is big fruit and some funk too. Good flavor of fruit are there. The tartness is very nice. Nice palate. However, I perhaps started to have an allergic reaction to this as my throat started to slightly close up - so I didnít get a very large sample of this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 37.5 cL bottle, cheers Jeppe. Pours hazy maber/redish with a fizzy and quickly disappearing pink head. Acidic dry brett aroma with a tart fruit note. Dry woody flavour with a nice grape flavour and very wineous notes. Light acidic dry flavour following. Shivering citric dry finish. Lovely! Very nice fruity lambic, classic Cantillon with a refreshing grape flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2581) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Dewbrewer, I believe. Thank you!!
Pours like a cranberry spritzer with transluscency and a bubbly appearance. Smell is fruity, sour and acidic and slightly funky and sweaty. Taste is very fruity with some grapes, and red fruit like notes. Tart grape, and cranberry come to mind. Smooth and lightly thin in the middle and finishes dry. Carbonation is light but sufficient. Very unique and enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2008
tap at the Maproom. Didnít really like it, and I like wine! This tasted like if someone mixed a light carbonated beer with some cheap red wine. Dark red color(wine like) no head. Taste like a cabernet. Easy to drink but just not something I would consider a good beer. Sorry!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1733) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2008
Pours brightly and vibrant; kind of an electric orange-pink color. Heavily hazed. Huge stinky cheese, mold, and wet concrete aroma; tannic, soiled, dirty, juicy. Cinnamon, green apple, balsamic, pears. Definitively funky and bracingly violent. Flavor is a crisp, sour spiciness of raw wood mingled with aged balsamic vinegar and caramelized pear skins. Crushing. Searing raspberry acidity and stone ground brown mustard. Bit of stale wood chip, musty carpet and mildew, and wet grass in the mid palate; mouthfeel is generous and velvety, with a soft sparkle. The finish is simply stunning; a furious tide of raspberry and lemon juice leaving a coating of dry, burgundy infused irish cheddar. Acidity predominates, and doesnít dry out to much; more of a dusty, cobwebby, soft merlot tannic bitterness. Pineapple rind. I needed a nice, soft cheese to cut through this a bit and didnít have one. Truly great, and always intriguing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8856) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
Bottle picked up at Dranken Geers, Gent, Belgium and consumed at Lozís parents 03-04-08 Pours looking like a slightly watered down rhesus negative blood sample, although I donít suppose many bloods would have quite such a fluffy pink barbie head and be quite so fizzy. If I was a vampire this beer would look appealing, Iím not but hey it still looked quite a tasty number. Starts off with a funky red or rose? wine on the nose. Tastes funky, tangy, tingly and not as sharp as many other Cantillonís but bloody good (if youíll pardon the unintended pun) This cut through ny smoked mackerel pate very nicely indeed, not overly sour , some nice dryness and a touch of wood, very nice indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: APR 16, 2009 On tap at the map room, chicago. Hazy, ruby red color with light pink head. Aroma is slight sour raspberries, grapes, medium sweetness. Flavor is quite nice bold fruit, with subtle sour/tartness, medium acidity, nice. Medium and well carbonated body. I expected something a lot huger but was still pleasantly surprised at how easily drinkable this was. 8 4 8 3 17 = 4 -- Rerate, thanks to 17th floor for sharing. í05 vintage. Cloudy dark red with small white almost pink head. Aroma is stinky cheese with sour, big barnyard, some lacto, winey, dry sour red fruit, dirty. Sour, wine flavor with tart, a little vinegar but sweeter, than that, moldy funk, big lacto component, woddy makes you wanting for more. Medium and surprisingly active carbonation. So tasty and woddy, big barrel but complex. Really solid all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (9562) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2015 Re-rate 4/27/15: Bottle at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. 2005 bottle. Lovely, funky, grapes, oak. 8/4/8/4/16=4

Re-rate 8/8/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Idoís place. Thanks zvikar. Deep red color with a pinkish head. Great barnyard aroma with nice grape fruitiness and a bit of citrus. Sour bretty flavor with some oak, cobwebs and lovely fruitines. Medium-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Great. 8/4/8/4/16=4

(2/26/08) Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Hazy red with a quickly-disappearing white head. Acidic aroma with some sweetish fruitiness, grapes and some vinous character hints. Great sour flavor with citric fruitiness as well as some later notes of the Merlot grapes. A totally dry finish. Medium-bodied. 8/3/8/3/16=3.8

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle, bought @ SuperBest, Christiansfeld.
Pours a little muddy, deeb red-brown with a small, creamy film head. Aroma is acidic, with grapes, light cherries, apples and oak. Low carbonation, rather creamy and gets quite sticky. Flavour begins quite harsh, then turns softer with lots of wood, sweet fruits on top of the well-balanced dry tartness. Some caramel in the aftertaste.


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