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

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RATINGS: 896   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 2004 vintage. Pours a reddish pink with minimal head and carbonation. Sour grapes on the nose... more like a wine than a beer. Same for the flavor... sour with hints of grape-y sweetness.

Re-rate 5/24/2008. Damn... was I off base in my first review. Boatlaods of grape and wood tannen all over the place with that dirty, Cantillon house funk on the tongue. Acidic, tart and wonderful all around.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Pours a glowing purple, dark pinkish color with a very thin light purple head. Lovely looking. Smells of monster sourness with a very fruity background. If I had no clue what was being poured blinfolded and smelled this beer, I’d guess Cantillon. The taste is very acidic, but not as overpowering as the aromas would suggest. Once you get past the sourness, some nice atringent fruits show up. Some grapes and lemon from the acidity are definitely present. Just another good Cantillon showing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2007
I hope I enjoy this $30 beer. 750mL, Botteld in 2003 on the cork. Pours a slightly hazy bright orange with some maraschino cherry colored highlights, and a small white head (tiny bubbles) that fades to a ring before long. Smells really sour and acidic. There is some woody oak, funk, faint grape juice. Flavor is indeed quite sour--lemon and unripened granny smith apple-like--with some oak and funk again, and a dry finish. Burped stale herbal hops. Light body with minimal carbonation. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2007
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, bottled ’04). Slight grape juice and musty caramelised sugars in the aroma. Slightly vinous. Grape perhaps less noticeable than other fruits in cantillon beers. Sourness slightly restrained.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2625) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2007
On draft at capones Pours a light red color with a nice pink head. Aroma of sourness, tart fruit, and some funk. Flavor is extremely tart and sour with hints of oak. medium bodied with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 17, 2007
Blackurrant red with off white head. Sour typical cantillon aroma. Fruity fresh (cranberry/cherry) vinegar. Very nice & almost easy drinkable (Never thought I should ever write that) Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal (931) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
Bottle at C-bus 6 shared by sliffy, thanks! Murky melba color, a white head with pink accents. Sour and funk stand out in the aroma with some floral qualities as well. Flavor held some light vinous qualities along with oak, funk, and of course sour. Solid body, nice carbonation with a light bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
Tap at Ginger Man. Deep ruby beer, with a thin white lace. Almost still appearance. The aroma shows the characteristic Cantillon house character but also an intense fruity pinot noir grapiness on top. Strong malic/lactic tartness. The acidity, while intense, is much more restrained than in many other Cantillons I’ve had. Warming brings up loads of sweet ripe fruit, cherry, red grapes, and a touch of raspberry. Flavour is lovely, a soft sweetness on the front shows off the grape/cherry flavour while a soft tannic astringency helps balance this on the back. Further warming brings up notes of earthiness and funkiness that I’ve come to expect from Cantillon. Once the beer is at room temperature, the fruity aspects really dominate, with the acid serving as a bit of punch to brighten them up. Quite a treat finding this brew on tap. Awesome stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2007 Tap at Ginger Man. Pours a beautiful red color, and you cannot see through it. The aroma is complex with lots of vinous qualities, hints of musty wood, aged cheese, light lemon notes, and even more I couldn’t pick up fully. The flavor is clean with that traditional Cantillon crispness and acidity. There’s lots of vinous qualities with hints of oak, raspberry, lemon juice acidity and a crisp finish leaving you wanting more. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 On tap at Ginger Man. Fantastic stuff, as usual. The aroma was huge, funky, stinky cheese, ripe and sour, deep and complex with oak, peach, plum. Taste was big, sour, and ripe, but palate was a little thin, with very little carbonation. A bit lacking in body, but the flavor was delicious, earthy. Mmmmm. Fantastic!


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