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RATINGS: 1341   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
Ontape (310) - Valley Village, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
This was a 2012 bottle, it’s evolved nicely over fresher ones I’ve 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 (382) - 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 (375) - 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 I’ve tried though. A true unique beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beertholomeus (805) - 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 (814) - 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 (105) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (285) - - APR 13, 2014
This one has a very fruity taste. The impact was probably softened by the sour ale I tried just before it, but it has that sour kick nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2999) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Brown bottle, 375 ml, bottled on 102113, purchased at Belmont Station, savoured on April 11 2014; eye: auburn with a reddish hue, clear, average effervescence, tiny ring of khaki head, no lacing; nose: sourness, woody, light fruity, wild yeasts, slight tannin, alight cherry; mouth: sourness, woody, acidity, light fruity, wild yeasts, slight tannin, light horse, light cherry, acidity, sour finale with presence of musk, medium-full body, rather carbonated, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 375 ml, 7,75 %, embouteillée le 102113, achetée chez Belmont Station, savourée le 11 avril 2014; œil : châtain avec une teinte rougeâtre, limpide, effervescence moyenne, petit anneau de mousse kaki, pas de dentelle; nez : aigreur, boisé, léger fruité, levures sauvages, très léger tanin, très léger cerise; bouche : aigreur, boisé, léger fruité, levures sauvages, très léger tanin, léger cheval, léger cerise, finale aigre avec présence de musc, corps moyen-corsé, plutôt carbonatée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
revolution2718 (234) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours reddish brown with minimal head. Nose is sour cherries, brett, red winey, sour apple. Taste matches nose, cherry, grape skin, vinous note, sour apple rather tart all the way through with the lactic acid sourness and some funk, but not much. Does not dry out a ton at the end, is dry on the whole, but I get the oak barrel character on the finish. It's really good, but I do slightly prefer consecration.


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