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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1050   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic, specially selected single batch of lambic, aged three years in the cask. The only unblended real lambic you can find anywhere.

DISCLAIMER: this entry stores the ratings for both the "Cantillon Bruocsella" no mather whether it’s organic or not.


Betty's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, - FEB 3, 2009
The perfect beer. I hope that people who don’t understand lambics stop pulling the average rating of this fantastic liquid down. A stinky, deep, ineffable beauty of a beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (486) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Dégustée en compagnie d’Espion. Aucune mousse à l’exception de quelques grosses bulles égarées et éphémères. Ce lambic véritable et authentique est doré et fort appétissant! Vapeurs acides et vinaigrées, fruitées qui tendent sur le raisin vert et la pommette. Le liquide est mince et on goûte le lambic pour ce qu’il est vraiment : plutôt granuleux et fruité. Au corps très agréable, ce lambic est facile à déguster même pour les non amateurs du style!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (157) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle. Aroma acetic, vinegary, some fruity notes. Taste medicinal bitter in the begining, then come woody, sour, winey notes. Sour aftertaste. Complexly good, but the begining is not very pleasant.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Paigeturner (98) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Love this style and brewery for sure. Green apple and sour light fruits. Light so light carbonation which made this so drinkable. Nice finish of oak and barnyard and some wet hay. Wonderful.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3956) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle in Brussels. Amber body with golden hue. Lots of green apples and citrus in nose. Taste is lemon, citrus, green apples. Quite sour. Unfiltered texture. Too sour for me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Perfect, lemon tart and oak and old woody wet pine aroma. Flavor of apricot and wet lumber. Funky flavor aired through the nose and dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle. I think from Gramity. Thanks! A: Clear gold color with a thin dash of bubbles around the edges. Some lacing. N: Hearty wood/oak, funk, attic spaces, lemon and grapefruit rind, some green apple, peppercorn, base of cracker, horse blanket and stables. T: Nicely tart, lightly sweet underneath. Not in the slightest acidic. M: Very light body, just a touch of carbonation (I knew going in this was supposed to be still or near to it), no alcohol. O: An interesting unblended lambic. It doesn’t feel like you can get any closer to the real thing while still having it out of a bottle. That said, I mean, the lazy carbonation either gets you or it doesn’t. Me, I think this is decent, but no Gueuze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear Gold with no head. It’s tart, lemony, funky and flat. It doesn’t have the degree of complexity that I love in a Geueze though. I really enjoyed the unblended lambics in Belgium but I failed to draw the same enjoyment here. Nice but not the same wow-factor that I associate with Cantillon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - JUL 6, 2015
@Cantillon from the barrel at room temperature. Clear light golden colour with almost no head. Sour, woody and basement aroma. Almost no carbonation and light body. Taste is sour with fruity and wood notes. Some dryness and fruitiness towards the finish. Overall, another level of experience for the senses.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3265) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
Delt 0,75 l flaske. 2007-årgang. Døsig rødgyllen kropp med noen hvite bobler langs kanten. Aceton, gjærede bær, trefat og chutney-syrlige gojibær i nesa. Flat, medium fylde. Grapefrukt syrlig i munnen.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (395) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
C’est toujours un grand moment pour moi quand j’ai la chance de goûter à une nouvelle bière sûre de qualité! On m’a cependant fait quelques avertissements à propos de ce lambic qu’est la Bruocsella : beaucoup de monde le trouvent un peu étrange, le trouvent trop flat comparé à des gueuzes. Voyons voir ça... Au nez, on reconnait la complexité des lambics belges non fruités : c’est comme je les aime, chargée d’une complexité annonçant une expérience gustative intéressante! En bouche : c’est effectivement très flat, encore plus que je ne l’aurais imaginé. Si ce n’était des saveurs, on jurerait un jus de pomme. Cela dit, il y a hereusement bel et bien des saveurs! Je perçois une amertûme relativement prononcée. Cette dernière se mélange au côté sûre qui mène le bal. Le côté sauvage, de cave et de cuir, est présent mais un peu léger. Je ne déteste pas, et c’est une bière que je suis content d’avoir eu la chance de boire, mais je préfère de loin les gueuzes régulières de Cantillon. Peut-être la bouteille était-elle un peu trop jeune (2014)?


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