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

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RATINGS: 895   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2006
Light hazy reddish colour with a thin pink head. Light tart fruity aroma with notes of wood. Tart fruity flavor with a light yeasty note.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Pours a solid clear red with a thin pink head. Clean, tart Lambic aroma with only the faintest grape influence. Sour, woody, slightly tannic and with some ashy notes. Finishes dry. A bit thin in body. The flavors work quite well. I got this at the brewery, dragged it all over Belgium and France, finally enjoyed it today.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
750 ml bottle, purchased in Belgium and shared by Vac and zug4abby - thanks you two! Pours a clear deep ruby color with a small pinkish head. Dry champagne aroma, wet wool, some sweat and funk. Flavor is complex and hard to describe, dry and funky, with notes of grape juice bereft of sugars, champagne, wood and tannins. Light to medium body, fizzy and creamy carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2006
<!-- i -->Bottled 0,375 ltr<!-- /i --><!-- br --> Cherry red, decent creamy mostly vanishing reddish head. Earthy farmhouse aroma with some strawberries, grape there too. Sour (of course), quite red wine -like grape flavors burst from the background. Not really so much different than their Kriek, but this one lends towards more winous flavor palette.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 Purchased at the Cantillon Brewery, BE. Beautiful fruity, tart aroma and crystal clear cherry-juice color with a pink head. Very dry and lively beer with distinct red-wine flavors with just a hint of actual grape. Very complex and challenging beer, but also very rewarding.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Draft: Dark reddish/purple, winish aroma, Tart, hints of merlot, acidic. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2006 (Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm 27 April) - Beautiful clear red body, no head; Even though this again is the strange mix of wine and lambic, this one has an unusual clarity. The lambic character is very clear and it is spiced with the elegance of the grapes. The nose is clear and lots of complexity in it: Citrus, lots of very green apples on a background of blueberry, forest soil, truffle (clear notes from the Bordeaux-grapes added to the blend (not Burgundy!)) and a little sweet vanilla (with time in the glass, all this is overpowered by very simple wine notes); Quite sour, quite simple full body; into long sour finish with character and notes of a very bad watery merlot wine, this is extending into some fine touches of lambic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (6147) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 (Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Deep red colour, like red wine, some faomy head. Absolutely still (no carbonation). Nose is acidic, with hints of grapes and black currant, rather harsh with som tannic acid. Taste is full of grapes and red wine, rather acidic and harsh with the feeling of tannins. Very nice indeed. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6. Rerate: (Bottle, bottled 2008, 5 Jan 2013) Clear red colour with brief frothy, pinkish white head. Fruity sourish nose with tart red berries, grapes, red-currant, barnyard and stable. Fruity, tart taste with notes of unripe grapes, red fruit, cowberries, black-currant, hints of stable and barnyard. Dry and tart finish. Medium body. Excellently balanced. According to the label this should have been consumed before the end of 2009, but I’d say this has gained a lot from the extra ageing. A lot better than the (already quite good) younger version. Lovely beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2006
Well, I’m finally going to sample this “Lambic” that has been “Numere Uno” on my top five beers to sample for many years, I’m almost hesitant to sample it as I’ve waited so long I’m afraid I’ll be disappointed “Not” I’m sure. The beer, after the removal of the black foil, crown & cork from the 750ml green bottle it sets in the flute glass a beautiful dark ruby with a bit of purple, the head is minute, the color and off white, “WOW”, I can smell berry tartness from two feet away. Nose is acerbic, with hints of grapes, cherries, musk, also to me the odor of damp and old moss covered oak, a plethora of aromas in this nose. First taste, “WHAM”, a pungent mouth puckering sourness, with just a tiny bit of sweetness, top is light in feel. Finish is dominated by the tartness with a bit of the berries and grapes coming through, vinous, and absolutely the driest aftertaste I’ve ever experienced. My oh my what a brew this is, and I must say it was worth the wait and the $44.00 I paid for it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 10, 2006
Bottle. Dark red coloured. Light bordoux head. Dark fruits and round taste. Short aftertaste. Will most likely be pretty good for fish apetizers.


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