CLevar (374) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Bacterial...what a treat Jeff! Of the three or four bottles of this I have tried, this one was BY FAR my favorite. 2011 Vintage. Pour is a clear light red/dark pink, with a nice head that fades rather quickly but leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is not quite so heavy on the barnyard as other samples I have had (read: Not as much "Authentic Fecal Aroma"), and the subtle nature of the funk really worked for me. Some nice damp basement dustyness, light fruit, light acid, and some tannin to finish. Dry mouthfeel. Really, really nice beer, I wish all the samples of this that I have had were so great!
bob_w (22) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
on tap at alewife’s beers gone wild event. it was decanted from a key keg via a modified connector, which helped increase the roundness of the lambic. beautiful clear garnet red color, no head, enticing sour note in the nose, very smooth sourness -- not sharp at all. some red wine character in the background.
Kavu (1589) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,75l bottle from Kaisla. Pours cloudy red with a low head. Aroma is sour malts with some grapes. Flavor is very sour malts with some merlot wine. Exquisite.
berntholer (220) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
fizzy pink head that bursts open and just disappears with lacing. ruby-red turbid colour. aroma of red fruit and sourness. taste is red fruit, raspberry, sour aftertaste sour with bitter finish and slight wry (perhaps due to the skin of the grapes and tanines?). good, but not cantillons best imho. bottle 75 cl / best before 12/-2022
madbeerbaron (150) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
SlackerMads (565) - DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy/unclear red with a small off white head. Sour red berries, oak, light red grapes. Taste is medium sweet and medium/heavy sour. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation.
Hoppypocket (186) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy purple with little punk head and no lacing. Aroma pf grapes, vinous, funk. Taste is grapes, berries, funk, oak, barnyard. Low to medium body and medium carb. Delicious.
heavy (1989) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16/04 A 0.75 l bottle, courtesy of Marko, great thanks for sharing! Bottled in 2012, poured hazy dark red with pink head. Berry fruit aroma, some cherries, generally French red wine with touch of wood and yeast. Flavor was slightly acidic, also only a little bit sweetish, again more similar to wine, tart with berry fruitiness. Medium bodied with moderate, slightly sweet and mostly astringent finish with lot of tannins. A great blend, actually most similar thing to an elegant, complex wine I’ve ever rated on RB.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Slightly hazy red with a touch of orange and a thin finger of slightly reddish head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet wheat, merlot grapes, oak, vanilla, barnyard funky tart yeast, tartness, sourness, with some other sweet berries.
T - Sweet wheat, merlot grapes, oak, vanilla, barnyard funk, funky yeast, tartness and sourness, other sweet berries, and lactic acid.
M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, funky, sour, dry, and lightly sweet finish.
D - Fantastic complexity and balance.
SPDickerman (717) - Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours fuchsia with a fast fading pink head. Smells exceptionally vinous, clearly like merlot. Taste is sour and fruity, without a doubt sour grapes. Medium-bodied with an astringent texture and prickly mouth-carbonation, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus finishes with a soft tartness.
Minderbinder (824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear red/pink with almost no head (very low pink). Aroma is of sourness, grapes, fruits. Taste is sour, fruits, grapes. Palate: Ligth body. Overall: Very interesting grapes. Reminiscent of a clear young table wine. As the sourness feeling fade out, sips besome more and more interesting (imo). Not quite as complex as I would have expected. Very easily drinkable. A somewhat unique beer. I was surprised I did’nt get any barnyard/funk, maybe hidden by the grapes.