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

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RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ej (708) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
Tap @ Zwanze 2014 Grimstad. Fairly clear orange. Aroma of grapes, wood, stables and hints of citrus and dried hay. Taste of wood, citrus and grapes. Tart and fairly dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (44) - - SEP 20, 2014
On tap at Erzbierschof for Zwanze Day 2014. Hazy orange color with small foam that dissipates to a ring fast. Subtler than a geuze, not as distinct. Fantastic citrus-apple taste with some hay and tartness in it. Very dry, no carbonation (as it was not blended). Really something special, as pure Lambics are not that easy to find. The missing carbonation is kinda weird, but it?s good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rbrazell (1654) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle from Edmunds Oast. Light amber pour with essentially no head. Deep sweaty, earthy and oaky funk with notes of Granny Smith Apples and Asian pears. Flat carbonation and flavors that mimic the aroma that end on a mild citrus tartness. Super tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Artistdave (26) - Austin, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Cant go wrong with this brewery. Sour pear and green apple aroma. Some hay and straw. A little more subdued than the Iris, but still fantastic. I love this style and this one is great

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1368) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle had at Kwints in Brussels, overlooking what looks to be the tower on the bottle label. 2010 sticker, March 2014 bottle date. Cool! Pours deep golden colored with no head and no real bubbles coming up. Aroma is vinous, white wine, oak, vinegar, some sugar sweetness. Flavor is honey apples, vinegar, lightly sour, funky yeast notes, a bit of buttery influence, and drinks very much like a super smooth chardonnary. No carbonation and medium bodied. This was very interesting, pretty unique, and something I’d order again in place of white wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5296) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours hazy golden with no head. Aroma is mild, organic fruity, weak vinegar. Taste is weak apples, vinegar, almost flat carbonated, easy drinking, I would have liked some more bubbles, but still a good one, lingering woody vinegar, grows on you.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2010 label, 2013 cork date. At Poechenellelder with Taylor and Kimberly. Pours orange with pretty much zero carb. Aroma is nice smooth cantillon funk, light smooth nice. Taste is smooth light quality funk. I love it just like cantillon. A beautiful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (959) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
2007 (bottled 2010), with great thanks to jtclockwork - really appreciate it, man! I just received this bottle a week ago, and as it came up in conversation during a tasting i finally had that moment where I could disappear and emerge moments later with a bottle of the very beer under discussion. Anyway, thought I’d comment for next time I read this -- it was a nice moment, and I wanted to open it anyway. Pours with light pear juice color; still; restrained (but unmistakeable) funk; apples are there, too. Somewhat tannic, slick, oily, medium body. Apples and pears. Again, what I imagine from Cantillon, but with everything muted. There’s a lot of tea as well, but really nice. Overall: nice, restrained, Cantillon essence. Glad to both drink this and share it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Sans mousse, ça manque de gueule, même si sa robe est plutôt charmante dans ses tons dorés. Elle est légèrement voilée. Un nez de brettanomyces bien raisonnable, entremêlé de parfums fruités. En bouche, c’est bien acidulé et sûr, alors qu’une finales poivrée se termine bien abruptement. Une amertume occupe l’arrière-goût. Quelque chose de "vieux" meuble le palais. (Embouteillée le 4 septembre 2013) (1145-190714)

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1742) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Old Cantillon lambic and one of only a couple of ’flat’ lambics that are bottled in their pure, unsweetened form - ideal for those trying to get familiar with this style but unable to visit the region where it is made. Reminiscent of Cantillon Gueuze but only in a basic kind of way and obviously flat, though a very modest and very loose, embryonic ’head’ can form due to fermentation continuing in the bottle; softer too, as this is only the old, ’lactic’ lambic, but it offers all the funkiness, horseblanket, esters, sherry- and hay-like flavours one can expect in this type of beer, which is exotic even to modern-day Belgian consumers. A unique thing this is, one of so many examples of Cantillon’s creativity in innovating the style without even thinking of compromising it.


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