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

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RATINGS: 922   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4663) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Cork says 2004. Pours ruby red into a tumbler. Pink micro head quickly recedes to skim surface. Red grape and funk aromas. Tart sulphur up front and crisp with a lasting sour burgundy finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11421) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2006
Red with a pink head. Aroma full of berries and some champagne. Very dry, slightly bitter and a hint of oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11741) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle at Horsens beerfestival. Red colour with a pink head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, sour. Flavour is fruit, yeast, sour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2006
From a 750mL Bottle. Pours a rich, burgundy mahagony with a light layer of pinkish head. Tart raspberry aromas mingle with sour pinot noir grapes and some soft oaky vanilla tones. Crisp, sour mouthfeel with a prickling carbonation feel. Loads of fresh, tart, under-ripe dark fruit flavors dance on the palate. More tart berry flavors and some sour raspberry seeds tickle my tongue before finishing in a dry, woody smack.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yngwie (14669) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2011 Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival. Clear, red beer with a pink head. Yeast, mould, sourness and berries in the aroma. Yeasty flavor with barnyard-notes. Astringent, thin body and a stinging finish. A nice, teeth-cleansing beer, but as usual with lambics I have troubles describing it, but really love it. Rating: 8-4-7-4-15-3.8. 061028

Bottle, 375ml. A slightly hazy reddish beer with a creamy off-white head of moderate size. The aroma is unmistakable lambic but with a vinous touch without the alcohol. Lemon, funk and fruits in a lovely blend. Medium body, dry and puckering and lovely carbonated. Flavorwise itís wonderful, sour and lemony, with unripe grapes, funky notes and cellary, barnyardish touch. More straightforward fruity than a pure lambic, yet not as fruity as a kriek or frambozen, still itís lovely balanced. Damn, this is good, maybe it deserves a higher rating as well, but that would be unfair to some other lambics. Gimme more. 110122

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2006
BA BBF 06. Dark amber with some ruby red hues. Aroma: pretty funky, fruity, all over the place and complex. Taste is dark tart fruits, tartness, brett, lightly sour but not in that acetic acid (vinegar) way. Excellent, pretty complex.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14420) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is reddish dark amber. Aroma is fresh and citric. Taste is sweet with grapes but also has some acidity. Original rating Oct 28th 2006 6/2/6/2/11. Rerated May 16th 2012 8/3/9/4/18.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3891) - - OCT 21, 2006
2005. purple red colored with a small pink, purple head. light sour grape aroma with hints of sulfur. flavor is very woody, plastic, cork, bret, and funk. not too fruity. grapes show up more as it warms. a little disappionted.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Draught at Maxís in Baltimore Ruby blood color, light pink head. Nose of light grape, darker though with currant and cherry notes. Lightly vinous and tangy notes. The flavor is musky, a bit dry, but still very complex and tasty. Finishes ripe, juicy, clean. Good cantillon. I figure it must be better in bottles though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
holdenn (2085) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
UPDATED: APR 3, 2008 1/22/07 On tap at the maproom. Deep red ruby color with a small pink head. A nose of sour grapes, sugar, and oak. Lightly carbonated, nice mouthfeel. Sweet flavors balanced well with sourness. Red grapes, tart, and so oaky. Drying sourness. Oaky tart finish. Comparing this to the other vintages, the earthyness seems to really come out over time. I love this beer. 9/5/8/4/18 = 4.4

10/1/06 - 750 ml bottles. Vertical with vintages 2005 and 2001. Pours a bronze red with a small pink head. The aroma comes out as woody and earthy with dark fruit and sour undertones. The flavor hits the tongue tart and sharp but rounds out well with oaky earthy flavors that fade to delicate sweet grape fruitiness that finishes very long. The í05 is similar but with the oaky and dark fruit notes turned down and a little thinner body. This one blew me away. 4.7


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