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

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RATINGS: 853   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


CLevar's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle thanks to Bacterial...what a treat Jeff! Of the three or four bottles of this I have tried, this one was BY FAR my favorite. 2011 Vintage. Pour is a clear light red/dark pink, with a nice head that fades rather quickly but leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is not quite so heavy on the barnyard as other samples I have had (read: Not as much "Authentic Fecal Aroma"), and the subtle nature of the funk really worked for me. Some nice damp basement dustyness, light fruit, light acid, and some tannin to finish. Dry mouthfeel. Really, really nice beer, I wish all the samples of this that I have had were so great!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a ruby red with white head. Aroma is tart, a bit funky. Very tart, a bit grape. Taste is light, tart, smooth, not sour, just tart. The more I sip the more I like. Very drinkable. Very grape/wine action going on. Tasty as hell.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3104) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle: Really old one, approx. 10 or more years. Hazy, reddish, light pink color, very fizzy, no head. Notes of red wine, vinegar, cider. Flavor is also very sour with intensive notes of vinegar, citrus and citrus peel, red wine, barrels. For sure a good beer but too sour for me.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
k0mpsa (943) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from cantillon brewey, brussels. Hazy dark color, light red head. Light aroma of fruits, berries, sour notes. Sour taste, grapes, some sweet berries.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle sampled at churchkey march 2014 2013 vintage pours dark red hue with a small pink head and no lacing. S pritzy head and some moderate carbonation. Nose is sharp lots of barrel sharp cheddar wood very nice!!! Flavors exhibit the sharp red wine character with tons of tart notes. Damn this is sharp. Damn! Long woody and berries on the finish. Wish I had a whole bottle of this! Very complex and unique!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1201) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 16, 2014
dark pink into red. Vinegary aroma with loads of funk and sour grapes. A bit vineous although I think that the type of grape does not matter. Refreshing and good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3054) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2014
On tap at M&F. Pours a hazy red with a tiny head. Quite tart with aromas of sour grapes and a very light sweetness. Hints of black pepper. Medium to soft carbonation. Medium bodied. Long tart finish with aromas of red grapes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2141) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear pink beer with a small sparkling pinkish had on top that leaves really quick. Aroma is fruity, vineous, oak and funky Brett. Flavor is medium sour, fruity and has a big oak presence with vineous characters. Soft, light carbonated mouthfeel. Quite a nice lambic, lacks some complexity. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Aroma: Dry Merlot, Red Grape, Mild Red Plum Appearance: Ruby Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Merlot, Deep Red Grape, Red Plum Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Dry

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2014
Bottled 2013. Dark wine red colour, some pink foam. Very complex beer with aroma of lemon, vinegar and a lot of grapes. Very fruity, easy drinkable. Very well balanced.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KennethArd (181) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2014
Sweet berry aroma of raspberries, strawberries & cherries. Cloudy pink with pink head. Fruity animal sour sweet taste. Medium body & lively carbonation.


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