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

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RATINGS: 1000   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle shared by the mighty TurdFerguson in his beer-heavy lair at the C.C. drink-down. Wow, now this is what it’s about. Blended version of this awesomely dry beer, which was a real treat. A pale rose color, crisp and lively just to look at much less to drink. There’s a modest and subtle nose, with dry grapes and lovely oak in the aroma. Active and quite present mouthfeel, dancing on the tongue. The finish is just ridiculously long and dry, with mild funk and ripe fruits everywhere. Superb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerre (3075) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2008
Yesterday from bottle 75 cl. @ Weekend Sp. Ferm. Hazy, dark (ruby) red color (like wine) with liittle pinkish head. Aroma sour raspberries, malts. Medium body. Taste nice, some sweetness, fruit, bit sour. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2008
2006, 75 cl, bottle. Looks like the swedish soft drink hallonsoda - reddish with white head. Aroma is lambic-ish - some funky notes of barnyard and sweaty horse - but here the funky notes are balanced with some nice fruits and a hint od red wine. Flavour is sour - squeezed lemons - with some funkiness and some harshness from the grape skins and seeds. Somewhere deep inside you can feel a hint of sweetness as well. The finish is dry with notes of grapes and red wine and a hint of bitterness. I really liked this lambic - the tartness is extremely mouthwatering! Great stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3031) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2008
#800 Bottled Oct 25th 2006. Pours out a light ruby color with a light pink almost whit head. Aroma is vinous with some grape notes. Taste is very well balanced, sour vinous notes throughout some nice tart grape flavors and some funk going on in there too. Pricey bottle and pretty much worth it.

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 didn’t 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 (39955) - 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 (2583) - 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. Didn’t 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 (1746) - 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 doesn’t 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 didn’t have one. Truly great, and always intriguing.


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