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

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RATINGS: 852   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JulienHuxley (2512) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle. Squishy cork and intense funk escaping the bottle got to me, I let it air out about an hour before pouring. Beautiful red/purple pour with a pinkish white head. After the first big whiffs of the classic lambic sweat and barnyard aromas, I pickup some distinctly winey aromas, lots of grapes, dried cranberries and a bit of oak. Taste is still very lambic like with some earth and a grape/wine finale. Absolutely fantastic palate, this beer demands to be drunk. As I drink, the strong sour aromas and taste fade out and make way for all the fruitiness this beer possesses.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Opaque red, thin pink head that goes away quick. Nose is full on brett, but the grape brings a juicy note in the back that edges off the strong barn and sweat elements, putting it right on the edge of great before going overboard. The flavor is a fruit blast, with grape, strawberry, and lemon as forefront for the dusty brett and leather hints in the back. As it warms, a malt/lactic sweetness emerges on the mid-palate that reminds of milk chocolate, yet the flavor does not break from the previous harmony. Weight and carbonation are 100% spot on, finish is long in sweet fruit at the front and drying lemon at the back. This is crafted beyond measure, the fruit-brett marriage perfectly in tune throughout the experience. Is "Best Cantillon beer Iíve tried" too little or too much of a compliment?

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 Thanks to 17thfloor for buying me a glass at the Maproom in Chicago. Pours a beautiful deep glowing red with a small white head around the edge. Aroma is so nice, vinegar abounds along with brandy, red wine grapes, nice oaky and very much earthy quality to it. Flavor has even more depth. The true vinous character comes out, sharp tart cherries, sour grapes, very strong wood character amongst other dark fruits. The balance of the wood, earthy malts and sharp tartness is in perfect harmony. Medium body and a soft carbonation. An amazing beer, exact balance and the perfect meld of the wine and beer cultures.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
crossovert (6339) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
I lost my notes for this but it poured an amazing berry red color with notes of grapes, burgundy, oak, pomegranate, currants, funk, acidic citrus, and a slight sweetness. IT was near flat, almost like wine or juice. It is amazing.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3306) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 2010 Vintage draft@Chez Moeder Lambic: served in a Cantillon wine glass, hazy dark pomegranate red/purple hue with a non-lasting pink head, aroma is strong on musty oak, lots of grape skin as swell as some fermenting grapes & healthy dose of tannins, taste is very tart with lots of wine-soaked wood, tannins, bitter grape skins, somewhat odd-herbal taste, lots of brett, definitely acidic with a dry & sour finish that also after a while starts leaning towards the acidic, definitely different from what I expected, the unusual grape skin & herbal flavours do take this beer a quite unusual direction

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RD400F (157) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
750 bottle to flute glass... Aroma: Similar to Cantillon fruit lambic but more winey, no doubt because of the grapes. More sweet aromas than the aforementioned and less latexy...quite floral with notes of grape, blackcurrant, cherry, and some grapefruit. Appearance: Cloudy dark reddy color, the head left quickly and was pinkish white. Taste: Quite like a merlot wine, and very complex too with lots of fruit and citrus flavours. Aftertaste is definitely grapes and classic lambic flavours. Palate: Spritzy and dry, slight sour aftertaste and slightly tannic. Quite good. Overall: Probably my favorite lambic of the ones Iíve tried though Iím not a fan of the price tag. Perfect balance of sweet and sour with lots of character.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2012
Nose is amazing, itís a tart citrus smell laced with wine, grapes, touch of orange peel and lovely brett aromas. Appearance is a beautiful transparent scarlet red under proper light, topped off with a quick-disappearing pink head. Taste is sensational, i get cherry, raspberry, grapes, tantiising tart citrus flavour with lots of brett and delicious effervescent tang. Palate keeps that evervescence everywhere and lets the mouthfeel evolve as you sit on it, even a number of minutes after having a sip. I also get a bit of citric and malic acid on the palate, which is very welcome. I LOVE THIS. Flippin amazing beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nickls (1765) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. 31st bday and shared amongst friends which is really nice. Anyway, gorgeous ruby red with pinkish tones and a thin bubbly head. Sour dark grapes, fruity, cobweb, musty, beyond vinous and lovely aroma. Restarined but beautiful, vinous, tart, woody, dark tart grape skin. Lively dry as a bone. Done rating and on to falling in love. Wow.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2011 vintage poured into a Duvel art glass. Pours hazy brilliant red of shade with a tight, thin white head. Head quickly dissipates and doesnít leave any lacing. Nose is grape, oak, some band aid (this might be because I didnít wash my glass from the last beer), lemon, and must. The flavor is where Lamnivus shines. Itís balance between the lemon and grape is superb, they complement each other perfectly. In addition, Lamnivus has some nice mineral characters as well as a good amount of must. Light mouthfeel, moderate acidity, prickly carbonation, and a nice enduring finish. One of the best fruit lambics around, Iím hard pressed to name many I would take over this. Really wish bottles werenít so hard to come by.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Had this at Rich Oís Public House and shared with three other people. $40 for a 750mL bottle. Good thing we shared it. Pours a brilliant light red color with a very small head, which was expected. Lots of funky stuff going on in the aroma. Fruit (grape), sweetness, sour, acid, itís all there. The flavor was very much the same as the aroma predicted. Strange tart/sour character with a great background flavor from the grapes. Very complex. Thereís a lot going on here. Very enjoyable. Very odd as well. Iím glad I got to try this one.


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