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

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A cloudberry lambic, brewed exclusively for Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden. Re-launched May 18th 2013.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
About as rare as it gets tick... Doesn't hold up as well as some other older cantillons, ie gooseberry and red currant... A bit oxidized, very sour but with a bit of alcohol and vinegar, touch of tart fruit, rind... Good not great but a very grateful ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
At akkurat with Taylor, Stefan and Kimberly. Pours clear orange with zero head. Aroma is un-ripened apricot,Mellon, phenolic plastic note that is a little offputting. Taste is sour mellon, sticky phenolic yeast note, oranges. This beer is too phenolic for me, perhaps it is still young and we should wait a number of years to judge it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2057) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Flaska på Akkurat 2012 vintage lot 123. Gyllenfärgad/orange, lite skum, disig. Snätt syrlig doft av äppelcidervinäger, havtorn och hjortron. En snäll och inte särskilt oxiderad lambic med lätt bärig smak någonstans åt syrliga äpplen, gula bär. Jag tycker den växer medan man dricker och framstår mer komplex än vid första smakprovet. Sedan är man ju inte opåverkad av hypen heller. Svårt att betygsätta men riktigt riktigt gott.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3399) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with white head that disappeared, tart cloudberry and wild sour tones. Sour cloudberry, jam like, finishes tart but smooth. Not overally acidic on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (47) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
2013 bottle @ Akkurat. First bottle was too phenolic, plastic and had traces of burnt rubber. Some months later and with more time to air and open up it has improved a lot. Tons of cloudberries and musty wood, not too sour but decent. Will most likely continue to develop in a good way.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gn0sis (52) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Truly one of the most special fruited Cantillon I’ve had the pleasure of tasting. Batch one 1999, bottle #265, 375ml, shared thanks to Bill at the Denver Ghost Tasting had a bracing acidity and sharp cloudberry-seed sourness to it, almost mealy in taste with a pulpy appearance. Age has definitely taken some of the fruitiness of the more recent fresh batch away, however it’s nice to see that the cloudberry is able to hold its own with some serious years on it. 2012 vintage, Magnum, tasted at Akkurat 9/13, Extremely fresh and fruity, bursting with bright acidity and pulpy fruit consistency. Although I got a slight phenolic note, though that didn’t detract much. Love that aroma of cloudberry compote and the resinous sediment left in the glass after taking the last sip. Opened a 750 ml later, a bit more honed in/composed, not as much phenol and hardly any indication of “taint” but still very young and green tasting. Will be interesting to see what age does to this batch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (2767) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
Bottle @ Akkurat. 2012 vintage. Pours deep golden with a small fizzy goldenish offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet, fruity, funky and tiny phenolic with crackers, bursting cloudberries, hay, dry soil, lemon juice, yoghurt with cloudberry jam, leather, barnyard, apricots, cloudberry hard candy (if that even exists), German eiswein, yuzu, overripe grapes and very subtle hints of medicine and band aids. Taste is sour and fruity with crackers, cloudberries, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, unflavored yoghurt, hay, dry soil, barnyard, leather, ripe gooseberries, Riesling grapes, yuzu, unripe currants, horse blanket, orange zest, lemon zest and hints of pomegranate. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, tart, slightly mouth puckering and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with crackers, cloudberries, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, yuzu, hay, dry soil, leather, barnyard, orange zest and lemon zest. Incredibly complex and increasingly tasty. First impression didn’t blow me away but this is a beer to savor and analyze. Nose is slightly rough around the edges but the taste is a complete complex cloudberry orgasm. I’m very happy to finally have done the pilgrimage to get myself some .rar cloudberry goodness.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Inbreak (2124) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
17.04.2014, 0,75l bottle (2012 vintage) @ Akkurat Bar & Restaurant:
Nice fizzy shortlasting head, looks like lovely cloudberry juice. Aroma is very mild fruity, loaded with sour cloudberries, sorrel, hay, mild vinegar, seabuckthorn, grain, caramel, oak. Taste is mild acidic, sour cloudberries, sorrel, oak, grass, seabuckthorn, sour socks. Medium bitterness, dry acidic mouthfeel. OMG, what a lovely acidic fruitiness! Lovely!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pour from a 2013 bottle at the West Lakeview Zwanze 2013 event. A bit of a plastic character behind the fruit. Similar to some strawberry sours. Otherwise fairly mild overall. Wish there was quite a bit more cloudberry and the base were more assertive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2048) - DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle @ Akkurat…. I am sooo glad to finally taste this whale… It pours hazy golden with a small white head… 75cl bottle at Akkurat. Vintage ´13 2nd Batch …fruity, acidic, some salty flavors, cloudberry, funk, lemon zest… Awesome! loved it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2012, exclusive brew, with cloudberries, thx to Secret Santa!, complex sour fruit brew, sour/fruity and slightly floral/woody, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!


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