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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1000   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
Bottle at C-bus 6 shared by sliffy, thanks! Murky melba color, a white head with pink accents. Sour and funk stand out in the aroma with some floral qualities as well. Flavor held some light vinous qualities along with oak, funk, and of course sour. Solid body, nice carbonation with a light bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
Tap at Ginger Man. Deep ruby beer, with a thin white lace. Almost still appearance. The aroma shows the characteristic Cantillon house character but also an intense fruity pinot noir grapiness on top. Strong malic/lactic tartness. The acidity, while intense, is much more restrained than in many other Cantillons I’ve had. Warming brings up loads of sweet ripe fruit, cherry, red grapes, and a touch of raspberry. Flavour is lovely, a soft sweetness on the front shows off the grape/cherry flavour while a soft tannic astringency helps balance this on the back. Further warming brings up notes of earthiness and funkiness that I’ve come to expect from Cantillon. Once the beer is at room temperature, the fruity aspects really dominate, with the acid serving as a bit of punch to brighten them up. Quite a treat finding this brew on tap. Awesome stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2007 Tap at Ginger Man. Pours a beautiful red color, and you cannot see through it. The aroma is complex with lots of vinous qualities, hints of musty wood, aged cheese, light lemon notes, and even more I couldn’t pick up fully. The flavor is clean with that traditional Cantillon crispness and acidity. There’s lots of vinous qualities with hints of oak, raspberry, lemon juice acidity and a crisp finish leaving you wanting more. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 On tap at Ginger Man. Fantastic stuff, as usual. The aroma was huge, funky, stinky cheese, ripe and sour, deep and complex with oak, peach, plum. Taste was big, sour, and ripe, but palate was a little thin, with very little carbonation. A bit lacking in body, but the flavor was delicious, earthy. Mmmmm. Fantastic!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2007 Draft @ Capones. Red color that makes it look like wine - Oaky, vinous aroma. Taste is sweet & tart with a variety of earthy, oaky, and dark fruit flavors. Simmers the palate - very unique and enjoyable! The best lambic I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3752) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
Red of color with slightly red head. A sour aroma with notes of berries and oak. The flavor is fruity with notes of oak. Nice flavor wich reminds me why gueze is so good, this is half wine and half gueze in my mouth. It tastes odd, but in the good way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
On draft at capone’s. Pours clear jolly rancher candy red with a decent size pink head. Aroma of mustiness, tart fruit, and oak. The flavor is fruity, tart, wood, yeasty, carbonated, but not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2007
Bottle. What a lambic tasting this then i know why i like this style of beer, it is so complex.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2007
Clear cherry red color with slightly pink head. Really cherry and strawberry like taste. Lot’s of grape anr cranberry as well. Good solid sparkling cantillon!! One of my favorites.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2007
Lovely deep ruby color, aroma of barnyard, sour cherries and berries. Very sour and musty with stronger berry than vinous flavor. Bubbly lambic makes my belly roil. Must eat cheese.


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