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.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle courtesy ’Sprinkle?’ Indy tasting 12/10/05) Aroma is strong cabernet and port wines. Pours a deep muddy violet-red with small head. Flavor is sour grapes, very ’winey’, vinegar, and oak. Palate is tart and sticky. Not sure if I would have enjoyed this more by itself and not mixed in with all the other brews at the tasting. A small sample may not be enough to appreciate the depth and character.
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
clouded iced tea pour with a yellow head. aroma is so good, so evil, so vile, damn i love it. sweaty paper bag with some dirty blankets and dry manure nose. much milder sour flavor than i expected. tannins are noticeable, woody orange peel taste. so much depth to this. so dry, so good. it is powderific. thanks andrew.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to someone at the Indy Circle City Samplers rate party. Pours a hazy pink color. Aroma of tart vinegar with strong cherry notes. Flavor is quite sour, this makes the mouth water for more. This was crazy on the palate. Wish I had more of this.
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rosé lambic with a light cherry and lactic acid aroma. Dry cherries in mouth with strong sour notes, very puckering and definitely classic. Rich and complex, with cheese-like qualities. Medium bodied. Sampled at Quintessence Cantillon 2005.
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This seems to have taken on the color of the wine that originally aged in the oaken barrel, a rich Burgundy. The head is bubbly, pink, and soon gone. The aroma is of tart grapes, used pencil erasers, and old sneakers. Oddly, the combination works. More one-dimensional than other Cantillon lambics that I’ve had, this has the flavor of sour grapes alone, very acidic, and very refreshing in the finish. Not bad at all.
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hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red colour, thick diminishing head. Fruity, rubber-ish nose. Sour flavour from dark fruits. Really refreshing. Pleasant acidity in finish. Somewhat vinous.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
vintage 2002. the second cantillon in my beer career, it’s great!! looks amber/ reddish with a fizzy disappearing head. smells like rotten fruits, barnyard and classic horseblankets. great sour balsemic vinegar and sour grapes taste. finishes long acidic dry tart and full of tanine. what a great sipper, just great.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ketchup, Rotting fruit, grapes, jelly, roast beef(?!), burlap, and barnyard in the nose. Not quiuit as sour as expected with a load of fresh medium sour grapes. Jammy with a lemon tartness that lets a touch of olive come through. Finished zesty with more grapes.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow, it’s been 4 months since I’ve had a Cantillon. it’s time! color is ruby amber, off white dense foamy head. aroma is horseblanket, sour concord grape, and a little balsalmic vinegar. flavor is sour and tart but still mellow. not much fruit flavor. clean finish.