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

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RATINGS: 949   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 Not the best from this brewery. Poured a ruby color almost no head no lacing. Aroma was of funk stright up barnyard and sourness. Flavor was much the same. refreshing beer but not as good as i wanted it to be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow andI tupalev, my bottle via trade with Boutip. Murky red-ruby, smallish white head. Smells like a sour lambic - funky and fruity, sour, oaky - nice - fruit comes out more on warming, nice grape character on warming. Solid body, very astringent, sour and carbonated. Nice - very drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kinz (3514) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Sometimes you open up a bottle you had intended for a "landmark" rating just because it is a beautiful day and the mood hits you. This is one of those times. 2003 bottling. Medium brown with a strong purple streak, very little head. Aroma is straight horseblanket, cheddar, and sour funk. Signature Cantillon, and in my opinion, fantastic. The usual piercing sourness is followed by somewhat more cheddar than I normally find in Cantillon’s brews, with a tannic finish that evokes grape skins. Great stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2006
I was hoping for more, but this was pretty straight forward, simple, and typical, although decent. The pour was ruby red, light haziness, weak initial head, no retention, zero lacing. The aroma was brett, barnyard funk, horseblankets, tart fruits. The flavor followed suit, but wasn’t complex and didn’t really feature grapes or any one single fruit. Mouthfeel was flat, acidic. Again, not that distinctive, but refreshing for a summer day at the beach.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Its so amazing to come from drinking Miller Lite to drinking a Lambic like this. Ipaid 25 bucks for this bottle,poured it in the glass and got the aroma of horse sweat and field hay aroma,and thinking this is wonderful. Taste was horse blanket and sour grape skins,very astringent,just the most interesting taste I’ve had in a long time,worth 20 + bucks,? get a friend to buy it first

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2006
bottle. murky amber color with a thin pink head. berry aroma with notes of wood. bit yeasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2006
The sweatiest cantillon so far. Aroma is wet hay and sheep, wit fruity cherry hints and some grassy hop too. Taste is unblended with nutty characters and the grapes are stubtle but there. Intresting but not my fav from cantillon.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (5684) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Sprinkle via trade. Sour tart aroma with light grape and moderate woodiness. Pours a cloudy orangish-pink with a minimal white head that fades to nothing very quickly. Outstanding sour tart flavors with just a hint of grape in the background. Nice dry woody finish. One of my favorite Cantillons.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4423) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2006
Bottle 2005. Dark red beer with a lightish head. The aroma is quite vinous, warm, spiced and cherry/strawberry fruits. The flavour is quite sour and bitter with a warm fermented mouth feel. Overall a reasonable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (5027) - 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!


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