Cantillon Reviews




SNL
4
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik
Bottle. Completely blue pour, light blue head. Nose is slightly sour, taste crisp with berry notes. Smooth finish, not as sour as expected. Full body, soft carbonation.
Monday, August 29, 2016

Iznogud
4.4
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik
On tap at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. 2014 vintage. Pours reddish with small white head. Fruity, berries, blueberry, tartness, funky, some wood notes. Medium bodied. Refreshing, yet complex.
Monday, August 29, 2016

Alengrin
4.7
Cantillon Lambic d’Aunis
New Cantillon grape lambic with pinot d’Aunis grapes, launched at Quintessence earlier this year. Snow white, moussy head retaining as a steady rim around the glass, truly stunning salmon pinkish orange colour, equally misty. Lovely aroma, very estery as expected with funkiness but both remaining very elegant without overdoing it, hints of sweet grape as well as wry grape peel, hint of green tomato, sherry vinegar, green plums, lime, yellow raspberries, raw celery somewhere, damp hay, sweat fitting in perfectly. Estery onset, big fruitiness with gooseberry, yellow plum and redcurrant impressions drenched in sweetish grape flavors, lemony sourness cutting through but not overly puckering, lambrusco-like soft fizziness, dry and tart with fruitiness and sourness continuing over a soft bready backbone with a light soapy wheat accent, long drying yoghurty lactic tartness throughout, touch grape pit and wood tannins in the end adding further drought, complex with the perfect degree of funkiness. A stunning masterpiece with features of both Vigneronne and Saint-Lamvinus but a grape lambic or ’muscat’ in its own right, utterly elegant, noble and fairly gentle for a Cantillon. One of the most beautiful fruit lambics I ever had.
Monday, August 29, 2016

jake65
4.5
Cantillon Fou’ Foune
Bottle share, thank you to whomever brought this, probably Jeremy... wonderful beer. Pours a gentle orange color with a modest sandy head. Aromatic with fresh ripe apricots, very fruity and rich. Some funk. The taste is fruity sweet with plenty of the apricot and some bugs. Great balance of fruit to funk. One of the best beers of the night and as it turns out my highest rated lambic to date.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mads_Markussen
5
Cantillon Kriek
Fantastic Lambic. Sour but not to sour. really nice cherries in the flavor and taste.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

stevoj
4
Cantillon Fou’ Foune
2016 Boise stone fruit tasting on 8/27. 750ml bottle pours out a cloudy pale golden, small airy head. Big blast of apricots, Belgian yeast notes, and some other funk. Taste continues with more of the same
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mesjasz
4
Cantillon Mamouche
Butelka, rocznik 2013. Bardzo fajny i intensywny aromat dziki, zestowy, skórzany, z lekką sugestią bzu. Smak średnio kwaśny i wytrawny, w smaku zest, winogrona, agrest, skóra i nuta bzu. Dobra rzecz.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

brnandersen
4.2
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik
375 ml bottle, enjoyed at Himmeriget, Cph. 2016 "vintage". 160 DKK for this one. Hurts in a personal place... Deep, dark red colour with a thin, pinkish head. Very good looking. Fruity aroma with blueberries, wheat malts, lemons, barnyard, a sour fruitiness, vanilla. Taste is sour. Medium body with a slick texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting sour with blueberries, wheat malts and barnyard. Very enjoyable, but given the hefty price tag there’s better Lambieks out there. Excellent experience, trough
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lele
3.9
Cantillon Lambic de Haute Densité
ASPETTO: ambrato un po’ torbido, schiuma bianca, ma quasi assente. AROMA: liquoroso di passito, legnoso, un po’ floreale. GUSTO: inizia con un liquoroso di passito e tanto legnoso (legno vecchio). Emerge poi un abbondante acidulo e un marcio che compare molto soprattutto nel retrogusto. Sentori anche molto simili all’aceto.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lele
3.9
Cantillon Kriek
ASPETTO: color amarena quasi limpido, schiuma rosa, abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: soprattutto acido, vinoso, marcio, con anche un po’ di amarena. GUSTO: come al naso, bollicine finissime e che si sentono. Buona, ma ho assaggiato kriek migliori. Consigliata con i dolci.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lele
4
Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus
ASPETTO: color amarena quasi limpido, schiuma rosa, abbastanza abbondante, fine, non particolarmente persistente. AROMA: lampone, acido, marcio, floreale, vinoso. GUSTO: stessi sentori che al naso. Carbonizzazione media con bollicine finissime. Buona.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lele
3.2
Cantillon Jonge Lambik
ASPETTO: oro antico quasi limpido, schiuma assente. AROMA: acido, abbondante vinoso (vino bianco fruttato), floreale. GUSTO: acido, marcio (soprattutto nel retrogusto), citrico, vinoso. Retrogusto marcio, polveroso e si sente anche il fresco del limone.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

tquest
3.6
Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus
Bottle bought from brewery, 2016 version. Pours purple/red with a very beautiful white/pink head. Aroma is great, full raspberry smell. Taste is a little not what I am used to from Cantillon. Raspberry taste is not as punchy as I expected. Lightly sweet and sour. Maybe not as sour as I wanted too for now. Guess the bottle needs to age more to get the Brett funk in it.
Friday, August 26, 2016

martpez
4.1
Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio)
Pours cloudy with a lovely head. Wow this is good! Wonderfully complex. So much better then the relatively simple Boon Oude Gueuze. Sharp, tangy with some straw and lively fermentation. Some sourness with a fruity sweetness tip. Oh I do like this I need to try more Gueze as I have painfully little to judge it against.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lowenbrau
4
Cantillon Cuvée Saint-Gilloise
75cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 24-08-2016.
Bottled: January 2015.
In short: tasty not so dry gueuze.
Pouts hazy orange with frothy off white head. Moderate head retention, good lacing. Barnyard, citrusy, grassy nose. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is little dry, citrusy, some wood notes. Some dry aftertaste. Good.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ClarkVV
3.5
Cantillon Heerengeuze
750 mL bottle, drunk 8/13/16.
Clear copper body shows a smidgeon of head with low retention.
Strong acetic notes in the nose give hints of acetone, but it’s mostly passing. Highly fruity, suggesting raspberry and apple esters alongside buttery (oak?). No green apple, thankfully, but this still comes off a bit sharp and out-of-balance due to the high proportion of acetic acid here. Could just be the competition at this tasting is so intensely high. No alcohol noted.
In the mouth it fares better. Slightly sweet but with earthy and light vegetal notes of musty, intense cellar funk. A bit flabby, without the creamy, ultra-concentrated carbonation. Again, very strong on the acetic character with lots of acidburn on the end and a very yogurty, cheese rind-like lactic character that puckers the mouth. Very juicy, richly sour stuff.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ClarkVV
4
Cantillon Carignan
2014 750mL bottle, drunk 8/13/16.
Brilliant, deep cherry-red body shows good clarity and a pink head that is well-retained.
Earth, grapeskin, chalk (or very strong minerality, if you will) with great acidity showing both brett and lactic acids. Not "grapey", with the fruit nicely integrated and yet very bright, apparent and intense. Seems like a very good grape for lambic blending, having high acidity and also tons of subtle complexities. Light tannin, black pepper and more plastery minerality on the end with no alcohol or flaw.
Tart acidity in the mouth shows lots of poignant red fruits; grape, raspberry, tart cherry and such. Light lactic acid mixes with very soft fruit juiciness to give a good sweet/sour element. Cherry, mint, pepper and grapeskin all balance the malt/wheat character nicely as tartness is well-controlled on the end, finishing with lip-smacking, tart, juiciness. Very unlike Cantillons other fruit lambics and it strikes me as still quite young, with the grape character, while enjoyable, still a bit forward and needing more time to meld with the lambic. No doubt this should be a knockout for years to come.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ClarkVV
4.6
Cantillon Jean Chris Nomad
375mL bottle drunk 8/13/16.
High clarity in this sunset-orange-golden body. Small, white head shows moderate retention.
Marmalade and tea-like brett characteristics are rich, yet soft. Don’t actually get any wine, but it couldn’t matter less, as this is just a knockout even without the wine. Perfectly developed brett notes add fruitiness, soft funk, mineral, light band aid and citrus fruit rind, as wood tannins mix to add spicy and earthy notes that, just like in Crianza, are matched perfectly against the brett. Just a touch of lactic acid lingering, adding intensity and "sourness", with no alcohol or flaw.
Perfect lactic and brett interplay balances the juiciness of citrus, with rind-like sourness/tartness. Soft at first, yet developing some biting acidity as it breathes and gathers on the palate. Tons of funk, light honey and even some minerality and minor wine-like notes. Just fantastically complex and drinkable with a dry, but soft body and texture and exquisitely tight carbonation. Kind of would be interested to get more wine expression, but on the other hand, I wouldn’t roll the dice to risk upsetting this near perfect balance of flavor. Incredible.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ClarkVV
4.2
Cantillon Zwanze (2010) Blanche de Quenast BHV
750mL bottle drunk 8/13/16.
Light haze to this very pale, straw-golden body. White head atop is medium-sized and shows moderate retention.
Oh wow, what is that nose??! Intense pepper/spice shows a very robust fermentation, yet there’s nothing unwanted associated with it; no fusels, no peach/banana/cotton candy or what have you. Almost a tea-like character with light, delicate honey notes, as well. Perhaps some hops are at play here? Whatever the case, it’s very aromatic and complex and at the same time, quite delicate. No alcohol or flaw.
Very herbal, with a zesty, tight carbonation propelling pepper, grass, tea, honey and honeysuckle all about the palate, in a very drinkable and balanced way. Delicate honeysuckle character on the finish is quite distinct and highly enjoyable, and yet malt, wheat and hop also produce a very natural, easygoing, everyday drinker (I wish). Awesome stuff and seems like a witbier of old (the only thing I really have to go on is Des Rocs version which is also a traditional witbier, so I’m to understand).

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ClarkVV
4.3
Cantillon Zwanze (2008)
2008 750mL bottle drunk 8/13/16
Small, smattering of white head sits atop a rich, copper-golden body with light carbonation and high clarity.
Ahhhh, finally some sulfur! I’m amazed we’ve gone 11 lambics with very little, if any, sulfur character in the nose (which I love). Add to that a very still-present, juicy rhubarb character and you’ve got quite the bizarre, ultra-funky lambic nose. The rhubarb is difficult to describe. Certainly there is that tart/acidic character present, but past that, I wouldn’t call it highly vegetal, or at least not in the bad sense of the word. There’s even some spiciness to it (light black/white pepper). Lactic acid lingering on the finish nicely, with soft minerality and lots of cellar-like mustiness to balance this lovely juicy rhubarb. No alcohol or flaw.
Soft in the mouth, with light yet tight carbonation and lightly to moderately sweet honey-vanilla notes complementing the pureed rhubarb juiciness and light acetic character. Great depth of flavor, and the malt is matched perfectly to the both the bacteria and rhubarb acids. Long finish, very funky. Certainly wins most drinkable-yet-unique lambic of the day, though I still prefer the non-fruit/vegetable lambics at the tasting (and in general). 8/5/8/5/16
2012 750mL bottle drunk 8/13/16
Soft, light mineral, light sulfur again. Bigger white and black pepper character in the nose with even some light lavender suggestions, perhaps. Definitely more wood and less intense rhubarb juice, which is odd, given the 4 year difference. Definitely not as evened out, as a result, but with very enjoyable aromatics and light brett and lacto lingering behind it all. No alcohol or flaw.
Black pepper in the mouth with lots of "mint"-like character and soft, pleasant, vegetal notes from the rhubarb. Some sharpness from the wood, a touch like Crianza, adding both flavor and tannin/body. A touch of alcohol on the finish, mixing with dry, very bitter rhubarb juice. Tight carbonation. Earthy grapefruit rind and very light brett lingering. Obviously a bit bigger/fuller of a lambic all around than the 2008, but I’m sure given time this will probably be even more softly rich and juicy/flavorful than the 2008. 8/5/9/5/17

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ClarkVV
4.8
Cantillon Crianza Helena
750mL bottle drunk 8/13/16.
Peachy-maize-golden body shows good clarity and a fluffy, white head that shows strong retention for the style.
Pure brett goodness is joined by rich oak and cognac in the nose. It comes off soft and gentle, yet certainly highly aromatic, with light plaster and musty/funky notes. With extended breathing, a juicy stone fruit character, with light lime and band aid really takes hold. The brett has hit its expressive stride seemingly perfectly here. Impressive, as I usually associate this type of aroma with 3F and sure enough, the Milennium and 1999 both smelled similar, or at least, much more similar to this than Spuyten and Bourgogne. Back to the barrel, I’m not usually a big fan of barrel character in lambics, but it’s done perfectly here, adding very light toastiness and rich, woody notes in just the right proportion so as not to dominate, yet very much complement the more dry, tart, headier brett notes. With a bit of work, a moderate pepper/spice character is notable as well, also from the cognac. As the Zenne Y Frontera would prove to be, a few beers later, this is a masterwork of integrating barrel character without going overboard. No alcohol or flaw.
Dry, oaky and yet still quite bright, thanks to all of the brett. Perfect texture with ample, tight carbonation and a soft, wheat/tannin-laden feel to it. Not terribly acidic but just incredibly juicy. Not sure where it’s coming from but it balances the cognac/wood perfectly, just as in the nose. Soft, moderately sour, highly flavorful, lactic acids linger on the finish, keeping the beer intensely crisp, lip-smacking and bright. Favorite beer of the tasting, and that’s saying a lot, given the competition.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

davidezdonz
4.4
Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze
A 750ml bottle at Nüetnigenough. 2013 sticker, bottled on 27th April 2015. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass. It poured a clear golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some sparse lacing. Aromas of apple, floral, lemon, hay, grass, barnyard with a touch of light funk. Tastes quite similar to the aromas with apple, lemon, grass, hay, floral, sour, light vinegar and funk. Light to medium bodied with high to moderate carbonation. Overall a great gueuze. Loving the Lou Pepe varieties from Cantillon. A refreshing spritzy gueuze that is very easy to drink.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ClarkVV
4.3
Cantillon Bourgogne Lambic
2005 750mL bottle, white, handwritten label, from the ever-generous Hildigoltur, fka Jacob Lovenlund, shared on 8/13/16.
Still amazed how well the carbonation is retained in these older lambics. While there’s little retention, it still pours a sizeable, white head. Deep, amber-tinted, bronze body shows good clarity.
A bit more oak, and acetic-lactic character in the nose, than Spuyten, but remarkably similar with a good homogenity of acids, moderate funk (cellar, earth, mild barnyard, yogurt) and easygoing fruitiness. A bit more intensity with an almost sour cherry-like sweet/sour element (B. Lambicus?). No alcohol or flaw.
The light sweetness that develops in older lambics is here present but is easily matched by a strong citric character (that I think is actually just wood plus lactic acid). Much stronger acidity than Spuyten, reminding even moreso of Classic Gueuze from this era. The wine character is noteable, being nicely intertwined with the sweetness to produce an almost riesling-like sweetness with the sourness even replicating the acidity of a riesling (though of course, these are chardonnay barrels). Do not get any wine-derived minerality, however.
As the beer progresses, the acidity and oak build, bringing lip-smacking tartness and retronasal acidburn, quite pleasantly. Low but engaging carbonation still tickles the palate, as well.
Very cool to try. These old Cantillons are so different than the old 3F’s...

Monday, August 22, 2016

ClarkVV
4
Cantillon Spuyten Duyvil
750 mL bottle, number 112/168. Can’t remember who traded this to me back in the day, but thank you anyways.
Darker than expected, with a brilliant ruddy-golden body, nicely clear, with plenty of life to it yet. Small white head fades quickly away.
The nose is decidedly "soft", with mild wood tannin, easygoing brett and even a touch of honey-like maltiness. Very homogeneous are the acids, and though there’s no trace of cranberry, there’s still a good, light fruitiness to it from the bacteria and/or brett. Funk has faded quite a bit, though there are light cellar/must qualities and a touch of horseblanket. No oxidation, no alcohol, no flaw.
In the mouth it’s surprisingly "sweeter" than I expected. Not an underfermented sweetness, but I found it in Bourgogne as well, and I’m not entirely sure what causes it. Almost a honey-like character. Some softned lactic acids add a yogurty-citric character that helps balance, while an almost tea-like character takes hold as well (oak plus brett? Not sure). Not overly sour, though over the course of the glass, a fair amount of acidity does collect on the side and back of the mouth. Carbonation is moderate to low, fairly engaging still, with a soft, wheat and tannin-driven texture. Tartness and acidity linger enjoyably, quite well-balanced. Reminds much of the classic gueuzes from this period (which makes sense), minus the big sulfur notes those generally had when a bit younger.
Probably a bit tired overall, but certainly still very enjoyable to drink/sip and in great condition, other than just being quite easygoing/mild, low in carbonation and lightly sweet. Well, that was fun, I guess I’ll never drink that again!

Monday, August 22, 2016

koshack
4.5
Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio)
Aromat intensywny. Kwaskowy, dziki. Jet cierpki. Aż drażniący. Jest lekka nuta kwaśnych jabłek. Potem nuta wytrawnych brzoskwiń. Potem pod nim wychodzi lekka słodowość. W smaku bardzo kwaśne. Cierpkawy w drugiej nucie, potem to mija. Zostaje bardzo przyjemny kwaskowy posmak. Przypomina bardzo kwaśnego, wytrawnego szampana.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

davidezdonz
4.7
Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek
A 750ml bottle at the brewery. 2013 sticker, bottled on 10th September 2015. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass. It poured a slightly hazy dark ruby red with a three finger dark pink head and sparse lacing. Aromas of marzipan, cherry and almonds dominate with hints of biscuit. Only some light sour tartness. Tastes of cherry and almond dessert cake. Very nice. Light sour, tartness, oak and a touch of sweetness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall another stunning Lou Pepe variety with great balance. Easy to drink and refreshing. I tried Framboise on the same day and not to take anything away from the Kriek as it is still really really good, but the Framboise was near perfect.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

BeerViking
3.5
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus
Bottleshare at EBBC, cloudy deep purple with a thin ring, clean acidic nose, puckering sourness with lemon and soft fruit emerging in the finish.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Florya
4
Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus
How: bottle Appearance: clear light pink, tiny white head with a pink shimmer. Aroma: strawberry jam, fresh raspberries, cherries, some faint floral notes. Palate: medium to light body, average to soft carbonation.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3.4
Cantillon Kriek
Bottle from Real Ale Store, Newark. Rich rose colour with a thick pinkish head. Aroma fruity cherry, and slight yeasty funk. Taste light sweet to mid sour.
Friday, August 19, 2016

davidezdonz
4.9
Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise
A 750ml bottle at the brewery. 2013 sticker, bottled on 3rd April 2016. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass. It poured a clear dark ruby colour with a three finger dark pink head that had decent retention and some sparse lacing. Looks so good. Aromas of fruity raspberry, strawberry and some light floral notes. Tastes sour, tart, raspberry, strawberry, oak, apple and light barnyard funk. Dry, light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this was just so good. Such nice refreshing raspberries and strawberries. Could very well be my favourite fruit lambic! Must buy.
Friday, August 19, 2016

mateuszk
4.1
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus
Bottle. Pours cherry in colour, very small head. Aroma of tart cherries, grapes, wood, green apples, barnyard. In taste sour with citrusy and berries flavour, notes of leather and light note of sour cucumbers (just in the back). The beer is light bodied, carbonation is high, the finish is very tart and dry. Great brew.
Friday, August 19, 2016

biirusaikou
3.9
Cantillon Frambozenlambik
Moeder cask version. Lovely dry raspberry character, nicely tart. I may prefer the kriek but this is a classic for sure!
Friday, August 19, 2016

biirusaikou
4.3
Cantillon Kriekenlambik
Moeder cask version. Absolutely lovely juicy kriek, probably the very definition of the style and heading towards perfection. Legendary!
Friday, August 19, 2016

biirusaikou
4.1
Cantillon Lambic de Haute Densité
Sampled at Cantillon. Barrel fermented 3 years, bottle aged 1 year, lovely wine texture with gentle plum/cherry sourness and oaky finish. Another homerun really.
Friday, August 19, 2016

Batavi
4.4
Cantillon Kriek
Fles gekocht via The Beershop Online, uitgeschonken in Cantillon tasting glas. Prachtige oudroze kleur, met een kleine bruisende roze schuimkraag, die zich snel terugtrekt. Fruitige aroma's van zurige verse kersen en amandelen, vermengt met de typische Cantillon aroma's van eikenhout, paardendekens, vochtig hooi en stalgeur. Het smaakpallet is uiteraard zuur, maar zeer fruitig en gebalanceerd door een zoetje van de kersen. Smaakt zoals een echte kriek moet smaken, puur natuur, geen zoete kunstmatige smaken. Verder notities van eikenhout, aardse tonen, en paardendeken. De carbonatie is medium, de afdronk is zeer droog en fruitig. De bieren van Cantillon, blijven een klasse op zich in hun stijl, ook deze kriek, is de op 1 na beste kriek die ik tot nu toe heb geproefd, op de Hanssens Oude Schaerbeekse Kriek na. Als ik ergens deze Cantillon zie koop ik hem onmiddellijk. Lijkt me ook interessant om te laten rijpen, voor een verdere smaakontwikkeling. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, August 18, 2016

neongolden
4.1
Cantillon Super Blend
(750ml shared w/phyllomedusa @ Akkurat, June 4 2016) Pours slightly hazy pale burnt orange with no head. Aroma has a core of dark wildflower honey, slight caramel, grainy bread, loads of wood and attic notes, cobwebs, musty, very subtle green apple and cider, floral, dry grass, almost oxidized notes and a hint of very young cheese. Flavour is lightly sour with a surprisingly sweet honey and malt core from the Iris component, light cider vinegar, floral, crab apple, lots of wood planks, old dried hops, tannic, puckering quality to the finish with loads and loads of wood in the aftertaste along with a slight cheesy note. Medium bodied, flat. Still in its infancy and likely will become something special with time, but it’s drinking quite well already. Fairly austere overall but the sweetness at the centre bumps up drinkability, and there are lots of layers to enjoy. A real thinker!
Thursday, August 18, 2016

King_Alex_II
3.3
Cantillon Cuvée Saint-Gilloise
Clear orange color with foam ring. Light funky nose with some old feet odors. Sour taste with light cheese and some funk and a light creamy mouth feeling. Sour bite in the finish with a light sweet character and a sour aftertaste.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

davidezdonz
4.7
Cantillon Carignan
A 750ml bottle at the brewery. 2015 version bottled on 28th October 2015. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass. It poured a slightly hazy purple-ish, grape red colour with a one finger pinkish head that settles to a thin layer with moderate lacing. Aromas were sour, tart, fruity, grape, cherry and strawberry. Taste was quite similar to the aroma with sour, tart, grape, cherry, strawberry, cranberry, raspberry and light funkiness. Light creaminess, light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall this was excellent. It looks great, tastes great and was refreshing.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

davidezdonz
4.1
Cantillon Zwanze (2008)
Note: I do not know what rhubarb smells or tastes like. As Zwanze 2012 version. A 750ml bottle at the brewery. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass. It poured a hazy golden orange colour with a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left almost no lacing. Aromas were tart, funky and oak with a touch of leather and some fruitiness (which I will assume is rhubarb). Tastes sour, tart and funky. Some hay, lemon, grapefruit and a tart fruitiness (which again I will assume is rhubarb). Dry-ish, light bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Overall another nice beer from Cantillon and my first Zwanze. I do kind of wish I tried actual rhubarb first before trying this beer so that I had at least an idea of how close or how strong the rhubarb came through. But in any case, this was still very good.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

bulldogops
4.4
Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek
Rating #1897 - 2015.09.20 - Bottle for ZwanzeDay2015 - Bottle is (2013). Pours a bright pinkish-red with a bubbly white cap. Aroma is cherry jelly, sugar. Palate is more cherry sweetness - nice tartness - a well achieved fruit sour that begs attention to detail. Girlfriend approved.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

davidezdonz
4.5
Cantillon Fou’ Foune
A 750ml bottle at the brewery. I believe it was bottled in August 2015. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass. It poured a hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head with pretty good retention and left sparse lacing. Aromas are funky, sour, apricot, stone fruit and citrusy lemon. Taste is sour, tart, apricot, mango, orange, barnyard, hay with a hint of vinegar. Crisp, light bodied with moderate spritzy carbonation. Overall, this was just wow. Really really good. Easily a must buy in my book and I’m definitely on the lookout for it.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

markoijelena
4
Cantillon Zwanze (2008)
Draft 0.15l at Oedipus Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 23.06.2016. Taste as Cantillon Zwanze 2012. Pour it hazy golden-orange color with small white head. Aroma rhubarb, some red fruits as well. Taste starts with lemons feel, continues with rhubarb, quite dry and sour all the time, long finish, nice balanced, tart, smooth feel. Really nice!
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

markoijelena
4
Cantillon Kriek
Draft 0.15l at In De Wildeman Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 23.06.2016. Taste with Ogi. Pour it red color with small pinkish head. Aroma lemony, cherry, bubblegum in a nice way. Taste of cherries, not so aggressive sourness, basement aromas, lemony at the end, pinch of sweet note. Nice lively, full body, sticky, long finish. Perfect!
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

copestx
4.6
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik
Bottles - 2011, 2014 and 2016, all had in the same vintage year. Classic Cantillon fruit lambic characteristics, with yeast, funk, lemon zest and acidic notes. Blueberry shines through differently depending on the vintage, most prominent for me in the ’16. Feels a bit heavier on the palate than other Cantillons like Fou Foune and their Kriek, which gives it its own feel. Top 3 Cantillon for me!
Monday, August 15, 2016

davidezdonz
4.2
Cantillon Lambic d’Aunis
A 750ml bottle at the brewery. I didn’t see a bottled on date but as this bottle had the newly printed red label, it was probably early 2016. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass. It poured a clear strawberry red with a two finger white head that dissipated almost immediately and left sparse lacing. Aromas of light funk with fruity strawberry, cherry, grape and light oak plus floweriness. The floweriness really comes out in the taste followed by grape, strawberry and raspberry fruit with bits of hay. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall a very nice sour with fruit. Not a big fan of the floweriness, but this was ok and not overpowering. Very easy and refreshing to drink.
Monday, August 15, 2016

CanCrusher
3.5
Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru
Bottle 0,75L. Thanks to Kita for sharing. Pours slightly hazy, light amber-orange color with almost no head and no visible carbonation. Aroma is vinous, acetic, citric, green apples, herbal and funky. Taste is sour and vinous with hints of citruses and grapes. Light to medium body with flat carbonation. Interesting experience...
Sunday, August 14, 2016

neongolden
4.2
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik
(2015 375ml bottle @ Himmeriget, May 15 2016) Pours slightly hazed pink purple with a small pale pink head that lingers. Blueberry and currant jam, some fairly sharp lacto lemon and berry acidity, quite woody, a reasonable amount of the classic Cantillon funk, wet hay and barnyard aromas. On the palate it is really zesty lemon driven with a juice component as well. There is some tart berry character, sort of cran blueberry juice and light bodied red wine character. There’s a little horse blanket and hay that shows up in the middle of the sip but not very funky. Finish is light tart and drying with oak, a bit of berry skin, dry grass and a bit of orange peel. Mineral. Soft body and carb, smooth. Very nice fruit lambic, though not transcendent as the best fruited Cantillons are.
Sunday, August 14, 2016

KansaiBeerLvrs
4.2
Cantillon Zwanze (2010) Blanche de Quenast BHV
Cantillon Zwanze 2010 It's a really lovely cloudy gold with an awesome aroma of wheat cream and fruits. Really interesting flavor, oaky, tart, wheat, pineapple, acidic - totally elicious stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ataraxia
4.4
Cantillon Fou’ Foune
Bright by somewhat hazy golden orange color with off-white lacing. Juicy aroma of apricots, yogurt, and oak. Quite tart in taste. Light body, crisp, and lively. Long finish of tart apricots.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

vtafro
4.5
Cantillon Heerengeuze
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Very funky, leather, woody, fruity aromas. Flavors are funky, oak, fruit, tart and sweet tones.
Saturday, August 13, 2016