Inbreak (2538) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 16.08.2013, 0,375l bottle (bottled 2005 / brewed 2003) @ One Pint Pub:
Paying €45 for a 1/2 bottle of beer is not something I normaly do (Utopias beeing worth whatever it will cost not included). But this one I just had to have! Nice quiet evening, sitting all alone outside the bar, starting to get a little dark outside, enjoying this bottle of long sought beer all by myself. And "OMG!" what a beer this is!! This is SO incredibly nice I could drink it every day for the rest of my life: Nice creamy longlasting head, looks fantastic. Aroma is really nice and balanced sour, lemons, sorrel, citrus peel, grass, rhubarb, sea buckthorn. Taste is very fresh and sour, sea buckthorn, fresh lemons, sorrel, raw rhubarb, citrus peel, oak. Slightly dry mouthfeel. Theese divine drops are worth every penny, and then some...
radiomgb (2465) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml bottle brewed in 2002 from <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/finland/ target=blank>One Pint Pub in Helsinki, Finland. Light golden in colour, thing white head, some leftover lacing. The aroma had a soft sourness, quite floral, lightly acidic, lemons, musty, some barnyard. The flavour is musty and acidic, lightly sweet from the buckthorn berries, very dry, tart and citrusy. A bit sticky in the mouthm medium body, high carbonation. Finishes with a floral bitterness, long with some acidity. The dryness comes in at the very end. Unbelievable and surely one of the best Cantillons made.
JorisPPattyn (8277) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very pale chromate yellow with slight initial haze, just a faint rim of white foam. Typical Cantillon waft of Brett, phenols, lemon, rotting wood. And then, there is another waft behind - anyone can guess fruity-herbal, and I recognise clearly the sea-buckthorn fruit - but then I used to pick those as a child. Very dry, tart taste, with an unbelievable burst of fruit, dry, tannine- and resinrich. This is gorgeous, exquisite. It’s like taking a summerstroll in the dunes, on horseback: the resin, the heat blistering the sand, the iodium in the air, the horses damping... There’s a sticky feeling only some dry fruit can yield. Even this is authentic. Medium bodied. Clearly one of Cantillons’ finest tries. In a less beery bottle, with a fancy Italian or French name, it might become a yuppies’ classic. Not that the label isn’t actually a beauty to behold. The only setback is, that I fear this resiny flavour is not something to down from Magnums...
50belair (2863) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
’09 vintage bottle consumed at One Pint Pub. Clear yellow/orange pour with a faint white head. Sour berry aromas with fleeting oak undercurrents. Amazing mouthfeel, good body and carbonation. To be honest, I drank this more than once at the pub. It was my favorite of the three. Sea-Buckthorn is very astringent and definitely dominates the beer. It takes a more than a few sips to really start to appreciate this fantastic lambic. Acidic and tart with sour sea-buckthorn, vinegar, wood, and sour apple notes. Simply amazing.....
Tinco (581) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had a what they said was a 2007 bottle and a 2001 bottle at One Pint Pub!
Apperance: First pour was clear hay golden color with a nice white head. Later pours were more cloudy and the yeastshot was dark grey.
Aroma: Funky, horseblanket, salty, moldy fruits, tart, green apples, sour, hay, barnyard, classic cantillon aroma!
Taste: Tart berries, hay, tart apples, salty, sulfuric, old cheese, stinky, lots of classic cantillon funk and salty seaberries. I have not tasted buckthorn in itself but I can clearly see their tasteprofile. The give the beer a very interesting flavour and aroma. Lovely! (4,6)
2001 (Bottle 166/250)
Apperance: clear hay, golden had a small white head. leaves some small bubbles. Looks good!
Aroma: Lot more tart than the 07. Green apples, very balanced, more subdued components in this one. The cheesy sulfuric smell is very nicely blended together with the tart berries and the classic cnatillon funk.
Taste: Very tart and sour, nice salty flavoured berries. Flavours are blended together nicely and creates a very complex and interesting profile. Unlike any other Cantillon I´ve had before! This is outstanding.
I prefer this a little over the 07 because of the nice blending together of the different components.
These two bottles were a great experience and the brew was divine!
thebeertourist (5069) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2002 bottle at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Golden with a small white head. Complex fruity, acidic berries aroma, a bit of cheese, farmyard. Extremely sharp, refreshing berries, tearing down the enamel, funk, dry as a bone. Still well-carbonated. One of the very best, perfectly matured.
villevav (303) - FINLAND - OCT 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kevyt, hedelmäinen, tyrninen maku. Maku täydellisen kirpeä, hyvin hapan. Gueuzemainen jälkimaku.
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 37,5 cl @ One Pint Pub; 2003 vintage. Pours clear redish orange amber with a good lacing off white head. Aroma is dry astringent subtile stable fruity a bit earthy Flavor is very nice sour funky lemon juice astringent tart fruity; balaced stuff with nice tasty finish.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle in One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Now this is something special. Typically Cantillon hazy straw coloured and with the classic musty wheat sacks and crushed lemon aroma. Superbly flavoured - sweetish (for Lambic) yet very subtle and fruity with an astringency like stewed tea and a pronounced bitter edge. Loads of musty lemon and woody notes in the long, dry finish. A classic.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.375 l bottle, 2003 vintage. Golden-yellow color with more head than usually in lambics. Very rich and refreshing, lots of acid and parfumy aroma of sea buckthorn, reminding cloudberry. Acidic flavor with horsey-bitter wild yeast bite and strong berryish backbone. Nice long berryish finish. Bone dry, but not as hard as some other cantillons. Also more fruit character than say in their Kriek. Excellent!