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


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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2007
On tap at Capones. Dense, day-glo burgundy. No head, a few bubbles. Iíve never seen anything this color before, let alone food. Sour, cherry-lemon nose. Faint horse blanket. Gets poopy after a few sips. Quite a full body for a lambic. Virtually no carb but the palate is still lively. Starts tart, of course, but never jaw clenching. Light cherry, lemon, red grape skins and lemon pith. Airy cherry stone finish with hints of cinnamon. Exotic, earthy and mouth watering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Tap @ Capones. weeare138ís description is spot on and worth reading for a full and accurate account.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2007
(Draught) Dark red colored, little pink head. Aroma is good with fine cherries and dry woods, strong crape-sourness there too. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is also fine with cherries and refreshing carbonation, sourness of course dominates with some wooden tones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Shared by Sliffy at the Columbus tasting#6 thanks Dan.Very nice sourness in the aroma.Pours a very murky melba with almost no head.Very nice balance of sourness and the oak flavors.It really mellows out the sourness.Medium mouthfeel with a very smooth sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Draft. Hazy red color. The funk flowed from the small wine glass it was served in. Sour with tart funk finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2007
750ml bottle shared by sliffy at Columbus Tasting 6 - Pours strawberry shortcake red.. Looks like white zinfendel almost in the glass. With a very slight offwhite head. Aromas of rotten cheese, barnyard, and some vinegar. Flavor is less sour than I anticipated though. A good amount of cheese in the flavor too with barnyard and a lot of sour grapes. Vinous is the word that best describes it. Palate is quite acidic with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Bottle at C-Bus 6: This one hurt the bank account, but oh was it worth it. Pours a golden purple, with a white-pinkish head. Aroma, of grapes, some funk, and sourness. Flavor, dry grapes, a sharp tartness, and quite sour, vinous, with a soft sourness on the finish. Really nice and balanced though, really a great beer. Glad I splurged.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Shared by Sliffy at C-bus 6. Dan knows I love a good lambic--and he picked a great one here. Lovely light sour aroma with some hints of maple syrup actually--probably from the oak. Looks like a hazy golden and red sunset. Perfect palate for this style. Great balance off the bat in the flavor department with a nice marriage of oak and sour flavors. Vinuous for sure, and not overpoweringly sour like some lambics can be. One of the best Cantillonís Iíve had so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Bottle shared by Sliffy. Thanks Dan! I have tried so many times to like the lambics guezes and what not with no success. This one actually was the first one that really wasnt too bad. The smell was still skomething I could not get over. Smells rotten! The appearance is a nice muddled cloudy red with a lively cherry/white head. The taste is what I liked on this beer. It was very dry and refreshing with lots of tart sourness coming through but it wasnt overpowering. I still dont think I will be buying any of these beers any time soon...or drinking lots of it, but this one wasnt too bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
On tap at Caponeís in Norristown, PA, served in a small wine glass. Appearance was good but a little put-off by the cherry cough medicine color. Nose was exactly as expected, and hoped for! The musty aroma and somewhat tart taste combined well with each taste. This offering from Cantillon is probably the one that you need to enjoy with your nose as much as your tongue. Taste and mouthfeel are good throughout the sip; does not last long after you swallow except for a dry sweetness.

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