whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2010 Sampled at the "world premiere" in Philly as stated by a guy in a Flyers shirt who went by the name of Jean Van Roy. Rosy-peach color with lightly persistent carbonation and foamy white edges. Vinous, stone fruit aromas with light leather notes. Subtle spice and pepper characters emerge in the flavor. Youthful lactic qualities as well. Nicely dry, refreshing and bright. This is a very elegant lambic overall.
Godofthecellar (275) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pinot di Aunis, bottle poured into a cantillon taster. Big thanks to Manuele from Ma Che Siete for hooking me up with this world class beer and big thanks to Jbeatty for trading me another
A- dark orange with creamsicle looking head
N- Huge depth of white and red grapes. red wine, vineous with an earthy/grassy and almost pepper yeast funk.
T- wow,..... wow.... by far top 3 of the day for our 4/20/13 tasting which consisted of veritas vertical, loerik, YB, eszett. Uli blends, beekeeper, le woody so on and so forth. I freakin love this fine liquid.
earthy funk, pepper spice,vineous red wine, cobb webb. such a combination of deep characteristics. simply amazing.
M- Light, airy, smooth, gods nectar poured into a cantillon tasting glass
O- One of my favorite Cantillons. Cant wait to see how my other bottle ages. I think ill open it in 2031.... in the meantime ill be ISO a few more bottles so that I can see what 5 yr intervals does to this one.
alexsdad06 (3042) - Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Zwanze Day 2011 @ Holy Grale. Pours a reddish amber color with a medium sized pinkish head. The aroma is tart, vinous, moderate funk, peppery, with some grass and horse blanket. The flavor is tart, funky, musty grapes, berries, grassy and very easy to drink. This with all the other nice beers made the trip worth it.
ChinoSkillzian (4) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 750ml bottle. Pours a ruby red, Pinot Noir-like color with a medium head. Nose is light grape, cherry, spice and tobacco. Palate is lush, juicy, with flavors of wine grapes, raspberry jam, and tart cherries interlaced with some citric acidity. Finishes dry and very clean.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Churchkey for Zwanze Day. A huge thank you to drabmuh and Thorpe429 for making sure I got to sample this.
The beer is a beautiful shade of pinkish purple, with virtually no head or lacing. The aroma is funky, with a lot of musty grapes. I’m also getting some berries, particularly blackberries. The flavor is good, but not great, at least as far as Cantillon goes. Quite musty, with a slight tannic note. The body is pretty thin, with low carbonation. Overall, I am thrilled to try this. Another great beer from my favorite brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-18-2011
cpetrone84 (959) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had summer of 2011 at Ma Che, review from notes. Pour is mostly tranparent dark orange with a creamy white head. The nose is amazing, dusty cob webs with a bit of cellar musk and some earthy cheese notes. Lightly peppery and nice vinous red grapes. It is awesome! Musky cellar and notes of cheese rind. A bit dusty mid palate with a strong peper note balanced by a red grape vinous quality. Balanced and integrated so well with the spice and sweet grapes. Body is light, soft and airy with a gentle carbonation and extremely dry tannic finish. Such deep character to this and so well integrated, world class stuff.
Dunt (214) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Review taken from notes I wrote on a scrap of paper. Served on tap at Zwanze Day ’11 at West Lakeview Liquors. Sampled in my newly acquired Cantillon tasting flute. Zwanze pours a light pinkish red with about a half fingers worth of thin white head. Not much to add in terms of lacing as the head dissipates rather quickly. Nose is predominately pepper, grape, light cherry, lemon rind, grass, must, and horse blanket. The taste follows suit with more grape and lemon rind, cob web, and pepper on the finish. I was told at Zwanze Day that the pepper character actually came from the grapes that were used in Zwanze ’11....pretty interesting. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with pleasant acidity, light carbonation, and a nice finish. Though I still need to try Zwanze ’08 (which I thankfully have in my cellar), this has been my favorite of the series by far. I hope Zwanze Day happens for years to come, couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy cherry-amber in colour with a thin white head, light lacing. The aroma is of raspberries, cherries, grape skins, some horseblanket. The flavour is tart, grape skins, acidic, some oak, and funk. Acidic mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, acidic and dry.
Cantillon always get me, this is no different. Quite delicious.
Draught at Dieu du Ciel 13th Anniversary Party on September 17, 2011.
TEJA (1156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Akkurat.
Thinn but lasting light grey head. Deep red / raspeberry color. Dry and crisp aroma. Bone dry and crisp taste with fruit. The taste is small but amazing. One of the best fruit lambics I’ve tried. The taste has a tuch of red currants and some woody aromas.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen
Hazy red-amber color, bright; with pink head. Wonderful aroma; initially it’s peppery, very powerful, then the pepper fades a bit and a more usual smell of cellar and cobwebs; later the fruit joins too; finally, only sweat and cellar aroma. Dry mouthfeel, very sour, with a clear wine flavor too; the pepper note is very elegant and pleasant; the acidity is less aggressive than in other Lambics from Cantillon; also the final astringency is mild; in the end there is a vague cheesy touch.
Fantastic refreshing Lambic.
A later glass was digging at the bottom of the shaken keg, it pours a murky red-brownish color, with pinkish head; the aroma doesn’t change, but the mouthfeel is rounder, almost sweeter.
Alphadelic (1630) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the brewery - Watermelon and loads of hazy colour, tuna. Lightly cheesy but with heaps of pulpy grape flesh and pear and tannins. Very herbal fruity and mild. Peppery notes, pasaionfruit sourness and blackberry syrup. Lightly tongue numbing.