rederic (3156) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed in 2004, poured in a champagne flûte, 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.
Boutip (4959) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 wouldn’t mind drinking a whole 750ml by myself on a hot summer day.
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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
JonMoore (1939) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 don’t mind all that much, but hey, maybe that’s 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.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sorry this one didn’t 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.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 don’t get any real winey notes from it, but just a nice roundness to the sourness...delicious...
heemer77 (5133) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am a fan of Cantillon, but wanted a little more out of this one. The dark red body was attractive. The aroma was typical Cantillon with funky horseblanket, vinegar and apples. The taste was very tart with vinegar and a hint of the grapes. There was also some leather in the finish. I could barely tell that this was a fruit lambic.
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge wet horse blanket nose. Beautiful sour notes. Big sourness, but way more finesse then the rest. The wine tannins are like silk on your tongue.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to sprinkel, Indy tasiint 12/10/05. This was one of the standout beers of the night. Purple pink pour with some haze. Aroma lends a warmth and an amazingly tart fermented character. Terribly tart and fruity aroma, and in this case I use terribly as a powerfully positive descripitive. Aroma also has warm notes of plastic and sour funk. Really unique and deep aromas. The flavor is completely mouth watering. Amazingly smooth, tart, and acidic cherry and wine fruit flavors. Great finish makes you want more of this beer. I can’t really explain how great this beer was. I need more, and just wish it wasn’t so expensive. Trust me though, I will have more.