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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
This is my favorite cantillon brew. Pours a dark amber/purple hue with a nice light head. Aromas of sour funk, cabernet grapes, a hint of butter and slightly herbal. Flavors of burgandy meets geueze.... You get the dry flavors from the wine and the sourness from the beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1114) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2009
$70 bottle at dirty Truth Northampton, Ma. Wild berries, but not overwhelming and vinegar. Merlot like flavor with a superb tartness

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2008
750 courtesy of Josh from Vintage Estates. Pours purple/red with no head. Nose is sour grape with a citrusy hint, slight oak. Taste is an abundance of sour grapes, citrus, and lots more grape. Dry and sour. Did I mention that it’s slightly tart? Also some slight, bright cherry notes, also some slight bready yeast and sourdough undertones as it warms. Very nice beer. Tasty. Glad to have tried it. Thanks, Josh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (1101) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
750ml bottle from trade with Fred and shared with wife on this Valentineís day. 2014 cork, lot B. Aroma: woody, dusty, nose of funky red grapes, tartness. App: hazy pinkish, small white head, no retention as expected. Taste and palate: light body, quite dry, sweet fruits, soft to no carbonation, medium acidity finish. Overall: this is impressively dry. I want to drink a full glass of water after each sip but I donít mind. I, in fact, like it. The lack of carbonation is well hidden behind this harsh dryness. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 6, 2005
wow, itís been 4 months since Iíve had a Cantillon. itís 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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Zwanze Day 2013. Pours dirty peache orange. Aroma is meh, sour red wine cherry fruity. Taste is big tart sour medium heavy acidity, sour wine. Finish is long and acidic tart. Mouth feel is full and medium.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 Oh Yes. Pours Cabernet grapeskin red with deep pink accents. Typical small but long-lived Cantillon head(for an aged bottle), pink and purple with white ringlets of bubbles. Mostly translucent, slightly oily in appearance. Cantillon house aroma that seems more full bodied than usual. Strong musty grape aroma with a tannic flash and a bit of cedar. Reminds me of the Italian variety of goat cheese somewhat. The sourness penetrates my senses, and I have yet to taste this. Upon first sip my mouth comes instantly alive, like drinking lambic for the first time, all over again. Taste is much sweeter than any Cantillon Iíve tried, excluding Rose de Gambrinus, but I believe itís even a touch sweeter than even that beer. Flavor is magnificent, so well rounded and so delectable. The tartness melds perfectly with the sweetness. Cherries explode! Raspberries pummel! Grape skins entwine my taste buds and oaky tannins tie it all together. The tannic-style acidity lingers, sinking into my cheeks, the sides of my tongue go numb. Fire slowly cascades down the back of my throat. At first the finish seems very full bodied, then suddenly it becomes light and quenching. Simply marvelous.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
bottle. I shared this at the January RB tasting. Pours a beautiful reddish color. Nose is super sour, musty, stinky feet and oak. Taste is of sour grapes with some oak. Perfectly sour fruit. Yum! Mouthfeel is sour and dry. Perfect sour.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Expensive. you dont get what you pay for.... That should be my rating but I do believe that this beer is going somewhere, just not where I like. Purple and red in colour with no head. lots of raspberry skins and seeds. Same goes for the taset. Sharp stomach acid. I do believe that I have identified the brewing agent. It is H. pylorus.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 A great drink. Color is eye-catching like guava juice. The aroma and flavor are wonderful and varied - anything from orange/tangerine to zinfandel pops up in the course of finishing a bottle, and they are all correct. The burgundy barrel really helps this mellow out.


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