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

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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2006
0,375 l bottle. Yellow-red-brown color, no head. Sharp and sulfury aroma with notes of grapes and currants. Sour, sulfury and leathery flavor with grapes and tobacco. Mouth drying finish with grapes and lots of aciid!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3022) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
Brown bottle, purchased on January 30, 2006, best before 12/2009; eye: red with salmonish reflections, rosish head made up of small champagne-like bubbles, head falls rapidly to leave a ring around the glass, clear, light effervescence; nose: sour, "fresh", wine, cherry, citrusy, green apples, vanilla, balsamic vinegar; mouth: starts with its sour side, followed by cherries and grapes, some tartness, finale of a good length with lots of green apples and a resurgence of sourness at the very end, lost of saliva produced, lightly sweet, midly sour, medium body, free-flowing, nice carbonation; overall: enjoyed quite a bit FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, acheté le 30 janvier 2006, meilleure avant 12/2009; oeil : rouge avec des reflets saumon, mousse teintée de rose formée de petites bulles rappelant le champagne, mousse qui s’affaisse rapidement pour laisser un petite anneau autour du verre, claire, légère effervescence; nez : sure, frais, vin, cerises, citrique, pommes vertes, vanille, vinaigre balsamique; bouche : commence par son côté sure, suivi de cerises, puis apparation de son côté aigrelet et acidique, finale de bonne durée en pommes vertes avec une recrudescence surette à la toute fin, beaucoup de salive en bouche, légèrement sucrée, moyennement sure, corps moyen, coulante, bonne carbonatation; en résumé : bien aimé

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13553) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle ølbaren, i got the last glas, Mette strated the bottle without me. Deep red color. Juice of red berries, sweet, sour, grapes, a dry sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours a lovely hazy reddish colour with a slightly pinkish head. Sweet malty and sour barnyard aroma. Fruity malty flavor with hints of barnyard and grapes. Sweet malty fruity finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Rosy top in the look here, deeper burgundy beneath, under absolutely no head...par for style, though... Aroma: bracing, yet invigorating, a blast of cherries and grape, twisted by sour...musty, rank, and deep...liking it...a deep well, dominated by fruit. Delectable. Taste it, already! Oooo! Weeee! Owww! Bold, huge, fat puckeration,...ooo, ooo, ooo! Takes hold of the mouth and doesn’t let go! A blend of dark fruits, cherries, and berries, and grapes. Luscious. Sour and flavorful. Mellows a touch, gets easy as we go, gets easier to take.. Not for everyone, but a particular treat for demanding palates, constant play on the tongue that is rewarding for some, punishing for others. Hard to compare this to anything else on earth. Far beyond any other lambic, a definitive sui generis classic. 2004 bottling. too young? who’s to say. worth the $33 spent? probably...

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 (12816) - 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.


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