dinkle50 (1447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 vintage. Deep blueberry color with a single finger head. Aroma is light and tart with hints of musty fruit. Dry finish with hints of blueberry. Nice carbonation, not too biting. Slight grain taste with lingering fruit notes. Hints of sourness, but nothing overwhelming. Very balanced. The fruit is just amazing in this. I’d like to try it fresh one day. Medium bodied.
davidezdonz (452) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - SEP 8, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A 375ml bottle at Himmergiet of the 2015 Vintage. Poured into a mini wine glass. It poured a slightly hazy ruby red dark purple colour with a one finger pinkish purple head that had good retention and sparse lacing. Aromas of blueberry, tart, funk, some acidity and lemon. Tastes of blueberry, sour, tart and light funk. Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Overall, wow, this was just special. One of the best Cantillon offerings I’ve tried along with the Lou Pepe Framboise. It’s just too bad I missed the 2016 release in Copenhagen by two days as I would have loved to open another bottle.
tricksta_p (4229) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 vintage at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Aroma is tart and sour red fruits, bretty funk, barnyard, subtle blueberries, some wood. Flavour is quite tart and medium to heavy sour. Body is medium. Complex yet easily drinkable, lots of nice funky barnyard notes besides the tart and sour berries. Maybe not the ultimate Cantillon, but quite lovely.
beertholomeus (1810) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a burnt ruby red color with a small rose colored head. Berry, vinegar, funk, tart, wood and barnyard aroma and flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Berry, tart and funk finish. 2014 bottle from Himmeriget Copenhagen.
SNL (740) - - AUG 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Iznogud (3626) - CROATIA - AUG 29, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
brnandersen (3770) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
copestx (206) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
neongolden (1452) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(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.
Mesjasz (1442) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rocznik 2013. Mocny aromat zagrodowy, skóra, siano, nutka słodkich jagód, octu winnego. Smak lekko kwaśny, mocno wytrawny z lekką goryczkă ziołową, cierpkie. W smaku skóra, skórka limonki, jagody, nutka octu winnego. W ustach bardzo wytrawnie, cierpko ale nie ściągająco. Posmak limonki, siana, młodych borówek.