Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Big classic Cantillon geuze nose-horsey, barn, brettriffic! Deep yellow fizzy body that looks like heavy champagne. Taste-instant sour blast followed by a quick sweet thinness. Toasty brett, oak, light tart tannins, lingering astringency, light pear and apple. Overall not one of Cantillonís best beers, but even this is way above average. To sum it up, this is a classic Cantillon geuze with some lingering fruit and a thinner body. Gets an extra point on appearance for lively CO2 and foam ring.
oldstock23 (11) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gueuze gueuze gueuze! This is the latest Cantillon Iíve tasted. No head, very thin and has an orange appearance. Served in a fantome tulip - perfect glass for it. Big nose with grapefruit notes all over the place with that ever-present barnyard signature the brewery is known for. Sour grapes force you to breathe for a moment...definitely an onslaught of sourness. Had this as a palate cleanser in the middle of a barleywine tasting...a very refreshing and needed break. Get it.
TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow, this beer is taking me to funky town and i dont want to leave. pours an almost opague light orange with little to no lacing. the aroma continues to overwhelm me but i cant keep my nose out of it except to take a nice swig. yummy sourness i love it. must
go to brussels now!
shadey (1845) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color. No head. Aroma is full and tart. Pretty well balanced, some nice sweet honey in there. The finish is sour.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JAN 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ML bottle, Bottled 2001, #494. Thank you Santa FooFaa!
A honey colored brew, slightly hazy with an off-white head that quickly fades to a ring hugging the edge of the glass. Definately has that "Barnyard" scent to it, heavy tannins, like a young Carbernet. My mouth starts to water every time I smell a Lambic, just like pickled peppers! Pure pucker juice, though not as bad, (or good depending on your perspective) as the regular Gueuze is, slightly mellower, astringent, lightly fruity plenty of old barrel flavors. Iím glad I have a good bottle stopper, I canít imagine drinking the entire bottle by myself in one sitting. Though I appreciate the style now more than I did when I first tried it a few years ago, I seriously doubt it will ever climb into the top 10 of mine.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy gold. A thin white head disspappears quickly. I can smell this one from a few feet away. Lemon& funk. Closer inspection reveals yeast, lemon, light honey, wood, orange and.. god help me.. cat piss. Sour even for Cantillon with oak, lemon, funk, very tart/sour orange. Slight vinousness and some honey in the finish. Grapefruit as well.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. pours a pale copper with strawberry colored hues. Big white head fades quickly leaving no lace. Slight horse blanket aroma with some apple, hay, grape and earthy notes. Tart and somewhat bitter with a dry, musty aftertaste. Tastes of grapefruit, cobwebs and straw. Very understated and pleasant to drink.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale yellow with a lot of fizz and a strange cheesy aroma. The first taste was sweet and cidery, but the overwhelming impression was refreshingly tart and dry. Grapefruit and other citrus flavours came and went. Unusual, challenging beer.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 bottle. Fizzy, zero head, slightly hazy. Strangely timid aroma for a Cantillon with much less funk than usual. Sesame seeds, oak, white eating grapes and salt and vinegar chips. Quite savoury and dry with some aspirin flavour and mild fruity sweetness. I was expecting something stomach-upsettingly sour like the FouFoune I had with kook, but it turned out to be one of the least sour Cantillon fruit lambics Iíve had. Feels a little hard or chalky. I dunno about this one, it wasnít refreshing like I was expecting. By Cantillonís standards this was disappointing.
Lubiere (9299) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy blonde lambic with a thick white head. Nice fresh white grape aroma with sour apples. Sweet white wine in mouth, with pleasant sourness and light bodied. Tart and fruity offering. Sampled at Quintessence Cantillon 2005.