Sarlacc83 (938) - Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 cork date. Split two ways. Consumed on 1-11-13, reviewed from notes.
A: Clear copper with a foaming white head. Serene inside of the glass.
N: Delicious. Musty hops, lemon zest, and attic spaces. Oak holds down the fort with some black peppercorns and graininess. Hints of grapefruit and pineapple.
T: Lemons, straw filled barn stalls, pineapple, horse blanket, oats, and wood. There’s a very balanced sourness here and some excellent funk. Tart without being grotesquely sour.
M: Perfect. Like drinking a pilsner it goes down so smoothly.
O: Accomplished beer and one of my favorites in the Cantillon pantheon. The hops and the lambic work for me.
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pour at the end of the bottle, bitter citrus rind. Nice funny nose. Soft finish. Nice.
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Big Wood 2014. Pale golden. Beautiful nose. Apricots, funk, and hay, over citrus. Same notes in the flavor, slight herbal/vegetal. Nice and full body. Very tasty!
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apricot color, small white head. Really funky aroma, slightly tart. Really funky and horsey. Great stuff.
dfroms (348) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Saint Gilloise, bottled January 7, 2013. Pours a clear orange-gold with very small head that subsides. Aroma is very musty, spicy, and earthy, with spicy hops, cork, cedar, and citrus peel mingling with Mediterranean herbs, grass, peach, lemon zest, and autumn leaves. Taste is vinous and juicy but austere, with white wine, orange, and grain fading into serious oak and spicy/bitter hops, with a balanced sourness and faint fruitiness. Finish is quite tannic, with pronounced barrel notes. Fairly low carbonation. Very good.
Maakun (812) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle as Saint Gilloise. Light golden with bubbly white head that leaves a nice looking ring of bubbles. Sour lemon, lemon peel, light grainy and funk, hay. Lots of German style hops, light green raw veggies. Light sour taste with a bitter touch, light sour finish. Great balance and the hops work really well here. Beautiful and complex beer. Love it.
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luttonm (2419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Big Wood 2014 at Brouwer’s. Bright hazy yellow, white head. Woody softness, creamy sour, round full filling sour. Just bloody tasty.
mattkorsgaard (24) - Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth sour. Slightly tart. Melts in your mouth. Barrel comes through but is mild. Could drink all day.
Gerardgathier (351) - - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice geuze with hop. The hop comes trough in the aroma. Also fruity aroma and taste
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danlo (1318) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle Cuvee Saint-Gilloise from beermerchants.com. Golden colour, bubbly white foam head and aroma of funk, lemon rind citrus, yeasty. Taste is fruity malt & grain, zesty lemon & grapefruit sour, woody oak, barnyard and some light bitterness. Tangy mouthfeel, medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry sour finish. Very drinkable.
GlasgowTAD (126) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cuvee Saint-Gilliose, from the bottle. Pours golden with a humongous foamy white head that reduces to a layer of foam around one-finger thickness. Aroma is funk and lime. Taste is crisply sour, slightly bitter lemon, tart and a dry finish.