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

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RATINGS: 879   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Sampled at the "letís piss off Clark" tasting, thanks goes out to Beerbuzz for this one, which must have cost him mucho dinero.

Lovely opaque, freshly crushed cranberry juice, the pearly white head was nice. A few flakes didnít rain on itís parade too much.
Wow, get your nose close to your glass and the aroma just grabs you by the collar and pulls you in. As funky as Iíve ever smelled from this brewery, which is saying a lot. It smelled like red life savers, grapes and hay mixed in horse shit. How could I possibly like this? But I just do, maybe Iíve got scatologic tendancies...
Bone dry and decent mouth-puckering acidity, it was very well attenuated. The fruit was sort of there but it was more like freeze-dried grape peels. The last time I had this was in Belgium and it had much more wine-like characteristics, but I think I liked this bottle better, the aroma sold me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
[ Bottled ; chilled ; 2004 vintage ]
A fully diminushing small fizzy white/pink head that tops up a hazy light red /brown/pink body. No lacing. Few thick black particules. No bubbles. Very dry nose, acidic and funky tart... harsh hay ... brett at its best. Oak is definitly there and red wine is subsequent, but present.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2006
750 ml bottle, 2004, Montreal Sourheads gathering on February 26 2006. Translucent, dirty-rusty pinkish orange with a touch of head and lots of visible black yeast particles....nose is extremely dry, sour and funky with hints of old dry grapes lingering amidst the brett, light woody character emerges with more sniffing....the nose dry as it is hardly prepares one for the arid nature of the body, sour and smooth, with very subtle hints of apple and grape blending effortlessly and merging into a seamless light acid fruitiness that lingers long after the supple, airy liquid is gone....interestingly, the flavor profile really doesnít change much from first sip through last, from the front of the palate through the aftertaste; its not the most complex of Cantillons, but amazingly drinkable for all its dryness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2896) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
Brewed in 2004, poured in a champagne flŻte, hazy reddish brown hue, with an off-white pinkyish head, the nose is one of a nice traditional lambic, with acidic, tart and oaky notes, with the usual cantillon trademark yeast in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied dry palate with some winey flavors, coming from the merlot grapes used in this lambic, with some nice tannic notes, great oakiness, and maybe a less dry in the mouth, but still has his sourness taste, leading towards a slightly dry and tart finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle: Poured a medium red color lambic with a huge bubbly head with average retention. Aroma is sour with some touch of sweetness. Taste is quite a surprise with less acidity then I would have expected from Cantillon with a nice balance between the grapes and the lambic. Carbonation is quite strong and body is quite light. Well balance tart and sweetness with the grapes less dominant then expected. Probably one of the only Cantillon that I wouldnít mind drinking a whole 750ml by myself on a hot summer day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazy reddish with a rather handsome, pinkish head. Markedly sour aroma. Very sour flavours with typical Cantillon barnyard notes - this is like red wine vinegar with some fruityness. 120106

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle. Hazy red with a slim pink head. Sour fruit and the barnyard dominate the nose, but the wine is also detectable. Sour taste, grapes, apples, vinegar, tannin, and some woodyness. Medium bodied, dry and puckering. Outstanding.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Beautiful stuff, lovely glowing red. Nose is, uh, different. It smells exactly like a cow took a dump in my glass. Much to my surprise, I donít mind all that much, but hey, maybe thatís the smells of my Iowa youth coming back to me. Flavor is bright and fruitiy, quite pungent with a sharp green apple bite. Sour, but certainly not overpowering, retains an easy drinkability, manages to be punchy and explosive without overpowering the experience.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2005
sorry this one didnít do it for me. a very sour lambic with a flavor of extremely sour apples. aroma reminded me of 2 day old wet dirty socks.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2005
2003: Pour is beautiful burgundy color with thin purplish white head...smell is Cantillon, funk, horseblanket, vinegar, pears and apples, sour, hints of oak and some notes of Burgundy but very subtle and only as it warmed...taste is huge and sour with lots of apple and funk with hints of oak...I donít get any real winey notes from it, but just a nice roundness to the sourness...delicious...


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