BBB63 (5693) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks M500 for the tasting: Reddish hue with small head and little lace. The aroma has notes of grapes, lemongrass, tannins, oak wood, barnyard yeast esters, and a touch of sea salt. The taste starts sour and pretty much stays that way throughout the glass. Lots of vinous character on top of the lambic nature. This my friends not a beer for most people. Even I had a hard time getting into it. It is noted that this is still less sour than many Cantillon offerings.
vikingman69 (12) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well done tart belgium lambic. For most beer drinkers it will be a little on the sour side. For more experienced beer drinkers it will be on the exquisite side. Its worth a drink for you Belgium lovers.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2007 Cloudy dark-read coloured, small head. Very strong tart skunky aroma, with obvious red wine character. Flavourís pretty good, sour, tart. Nice lambic.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish color with a small pink head.
Aroma is not that of a typical lambic. Sure there is the musty, farmhouse aroma that tells you itís a lambic. But itís
much more subtle, and the aroma of the grapes makes this scent distinctive. Fruity, somewhat wine-like flavor that
bounces between sweet and tart. Finishes tart and dry. Fairly big bodied and extremely drinkable.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Copenhagen beer marathon 2004, Red color, sour grapefruit aroma, heavy sour taste, full body, sour finish.
TheBeerGod (4997) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Purchased from Bier Tempel. Cork states "bottled in 2003". Deep magenta with a small pinkish white head. Nose is very winey, sour grapes, old wood, barnyard, hints of rotten egg and steak sauce. Taste is strong sour grapes (very wine-like), wood, red wine notes, light barnyard notes and cardboard. Body is tart and acidic but is not as over the top as expected. Finish is more sour grapes, wood, wine notes and ends very dry.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2007 Well made lambic. I canít comment to much about the appearance, I was listen to the conversation and I forgot to look! Carbonation was moderate, especially compared to the Mo Betta we had earlier. Tart but not overly, with a fruity grape flavor. Slight acidity. The oak went over my head. Shared with PsychProf, John Strom(BBB) and friend.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth as a babyís bottom, this is much less sour as other Cantillon products, but still an amazingly flavorful experience. The grapes are apparent everywhere but are a perfect fit with the unblended lambic. Very little acidity and low carbonation madethis perilously easy to drink. Low wood flavors compared to others.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2005 RATING #1000
Extremely clean, acidic aroma with light horse blanket, and pitted cherries. At times it seems sweet, other times more sour. Grape aroma emerges as it warms. Opaque, deep rosť with fine ring of pink tinged head. Gueuze-like character is initially hidden behind sweet fruit. Acidity comes out toward the end and sweetness returns in the aftertaste. Gentle stimulation of the tongue by sharp, fine-bubbled carbonation. Thick mouth yet still very refreshing and deceptively easy to drink. For a milestone rating, I couldnít conceive of a better choice - this is a polite, refined and elegant treat. Bottle (2003) savoured with MartinT and Rastacouere at The Moan and Dove (Amherst, Massachusetts).
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2003 edition had at the Moan and Dove. Deep pinky brownish cherry body. Almost no head, but thereís that mysterious cloudiness I love in some bottle-conditioned beers which just seems to make the color complex. Huge aroma, very clean, balsamic, lightly farmy and surprisingly pretty sweet. Floral sweetness, dessert sauce, red wine-ish.. This defines classy. Field notes. Complex woody oak-like character. On the tongue, you really taste the grape skins out of it. Acidity level is masterfully controlled. Just the right lactic bite. It evolves into a malic fruitiness, passes through a moldy temporary state and finishes very leafy with remarkable mouth puckering properties. Cantaloup, pomegranate.. Big mouthfeel, full bodied, moderately carbonated, perfectly fitting imo and enhances global flavour deployment. Dryness hits you up and leaves a toy of an astringency with which I spent several minutes experimenting sips of water. What can I say, water tasted just sooo good after a sip of st-lamvinus. A beer that will haunt my memories for a long while. Post taste actually doesnít last all that long, but I still found myself trying to suck out the remaining flavours out of my tongue, like struggling for the last red grape of a whole harvest. Unique. This is to sip with respect, not that itís not drinkable.