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RATINGS: 1334   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brown ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle batch 04x5. Poured in an Eku tulip glass. Pours a brown peach with small head and lace. Aroma of peaches, plums, green apples, cherries, whiskey barrel, horse blanket. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of green apples, peaches, sour cherries, red wine, lime zest. Overall very flavorful, complex, full-bodies although not malty sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (200) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
@ Quintessence - glowing orange-ruby red color, small froth head. Wild yeast, ripe cherries, orange zest, oak and hints of molasse. Cherries and wine define the opening, coated with orange and merlot grapes, backed up by zingy lemon zest and pleasantly smooth acidity. Dough malts feather the vinous fruits, while lingering tartness adds an intriguing, well balanced complexity. Bretts do not take over the taste of the beer, but accentuates the fruits, blended together with oak, malt and sublte sweetness. Lively carbonation, which gives this medium-bodied beer a fitting, velvet mouthfeel, resulting in a pleasant, sour aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (985) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
At quintessence. Clear amber colour with white lace. Caramel, fruity and brett aroma. Sweet, caramel, fruity and cherri taste, also sour. Medium to full body.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ontape (279) - Valley Village, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
This was a 2012 bottle, itís evolved nicely over fresher ones Iíve had. Always one of my favorite sours. Dank fruit, funk, sour, barrel, lacto... all there and then some. I would drink it all the time if it were regularly available.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (376) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours light brown/amber with white head. Aroma is a bit sour, fruity. Taste little sour, fruity, subtle coffee hints.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suedehead288 (360) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
2014.04 - Cantillon Quintessence 2014 - verrassend lekker - bier met eigen karakter

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2014
Notes from 4/5/2014 Appearance - 5/5 - orange-red color, hazy, white head leaves great lacing Aroma - 9/10 - tart, sour lemon, a little bit if vinegar and funkiness Taste - 9/10 - sour, cherries, lemon juice, vinegar, funky, barnyard tastes, grass, bread Palate - 5/5 - light but sour and funky, alc covered, aftertaste is lemon juice. def a sipper. Overall - 19/20 - a little overhyped. Nothing like anything else Iíve tried though. A true unique beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beertholomeus (764) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2014 Pours amber with a thin white head. Tart, fruit and malt aroma. Tart, rich fruit, malt, oak and wine flavors. Medium light body and a fruity tart finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JBPortland (747) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 17, 2014
375ml bottle thanks to bytemesis! Pours hazy ruby red brown with small half finger pink head. Nose is musty tart funk, dark cherries, molasses, berries, grape, red wine. Taste is crisp tart funky dark berries, cherries, wet earthy wood, basement, touch of bread, wine. Carbonation level is perfect. Finish is balanced sour cherry, blackberry, strawberry, red grapes, dusty wood, occasional touches of sweetness. Spectacular, a true classic.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leveejr (101) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottled 1/7/14 Pours a nice brownish red color. Big aroma of cherries and red wine as well. Taste is very sour but not harsh in any way. Cherry taste and wine sweetness as well. Delicious sour and one of the best ones out there ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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