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

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RATINGS: 907   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beechner224 (779) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle: Poured a wine like plum color with no head. The aroma was funky, grape, and sugar. The flavor was sour grape and funkhouse. Overall, a wine like beer that was excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Aroma was at first of black currents, dry, with some rustic somewhat mold like lemony, bretty lambic funk. poured a medium purple color with a small light purple head and many tiny bubbles. Flavor grow more intensly of lambic as it warmed. Flavor started as black currents, with hints of lemon, and moderately sour. Bright citrus flavors grow towards the bottom of the glass into a nicely sour lambic, with some blackberry. Very soft palate. Another pleasure to drink from Cantillon.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (764) - - SEP 19, 2012
75 cl bottled Oct. 12, 2011. Bright pink/red with a pink-white head. Nose is berries (mostly strawberry), leather furniture, some vinegar, vinous. Tart fruits, oak, wine, star fruit, bitter grapefruit. Tickling tartness. Not incredibly tart but left my mouth pretty numb 2/3 through. Soft spritzy body. Probably the driest finish of any beer I’ve ever had. Leaves the pleasant chalky dryness you get in your mouth after eating a banana or two. Just an incredible palate.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2008
750ml bottle with no date on it. Pours a beautiful rosy pink color that looks a bright red in the glass. A bubbly white head forms and actually has decent retention, certainly some of the best I’ve seen in the style. A thick circle of puffy white bubbles circles the glass and some swirls form patterns in the center. Aroma is bursting with Cantillon house character, strong as ever. Intense Gueuze-like aromas - cider and horse, intense barnyard, very musty. Some grape and cherry-like aromas are also noted as well as a flowery, perfume character. A lot of acidic notes are also found. A tannic oakiness is found at warmer temperatures though it is certainly not overwhelming or obvious. This is just a lovely, intensely funky nose. Flavor is fairly intense sourness that leads to a fruity, wine drenched finish. The tartness does not linger, it hits the tongue then transforms to fruit and the finish is dry and not at all sour. Very fruity with an assortment of berry flavors, acidity is low-to medium. Slight oakiness and wine-like in the taste as well. The flavor lacks a little something, I don’t know what, but the aroma is better than the taste. If this tasted as good as it smelled it would be one of the better examples in its style but it’s missing a bit of complexity in flavor or something. This is still nice though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
bottle shared by thecheeseman: pours beautiful dusky red grape juice colour with little to no head. aroma is great full of grapes slight sour and funk a great fruit to it also. flavour is so smooth with a little sour and just a fantastic fruit. finish is just as smooth as can be.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 28, 2010
From the bottle .Light reddish hue. Medium body with nice feel on the palate. Tart sourness. Fruit of the grapes very nice along with earthy qualities. Oakiness of the barrels. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
draught Gastropub Tuulensuu Tampere Colour deep red fizzy , refreshinf sour grapes, aftertaste middle

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2005
Red colour, thick diminishing head. Fruity, rubber-ish nose. Sour flavour from dark fruits. Really refreshing. Pleasant acidity in finish. Somewhat vinous.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Poured from a 750mL bottle. Poured a light purple with a pinkish head that quickly dissipated. Lots of carbonation with bubbles exploding when they reached the surface. Aroma was very tart, and the flavor was similarly tart. Neither of which were unpleasant. Flavor also had some grape and some wood present, but neither were as prevalent as I had expected. The flavors came off more like a sour and acidic grape juice than anything wine-like. Beer seemed very thin, too. Just like the finale for Lost this beer let me down somewhat.


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