Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 Bottle, THANK YOU JAN & CHARLOTTE! Bright deep opaque magenta with fizzy head that does not last. Pure blueberry wafting from the bottle when the cork is popped but in the glass becomes less fruity and more about the Cantillon house character. Has a complex aroma of sour funk and blueberry jam spread on top of a nice slab of wood. Other organic smells also creep in, pineapple rind. Then tart, earthy, and phenolic aromas. The palate is fizzy and prickly. Wow, the beer is lip-puckeringly tart at first and was not noticing the blueberry either. As my palate attenuates it becomes very fruity as well as sour and the beer finishes dry and earthy. As it warms it becomes much more complex and much better as the flavors emerge. More and more drinkable too as the fruits and grains come out to add some sweetness. Lends itself to sipping and contemplation. Excellent.
anders37 (25809) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Batch 3. Pours a reddish color with a small slightly pinkish of-white head. Has a fruity tart blueberry aroma. Fruity tart berry and blueberry flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a fruity tart berry finish wit some hints of citrus and blueberry in the aftertaste.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 2010 Bottle @ Ölbutikken. Ruby red with a pink head. berry aroma, blueberry, blueberry, blueberry, sour, stable horseblanket sweet citrus earthly herbs.
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks a bunch to FogDog and JDub for hooking me up with a taste. This beer rocks. Pours the color of a berry medley stuck in a blender. Kind of a purple, blue and red color. Nice. Aroma is strong sour funk and strong berries. Full of flavor and aroma with a tart berry flavor. Delicious.
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle, thanks to KimJohansen for trading me one of these from Denmark. Wish I knew this thing was going to explode all over my kitchen counter, losing the first half-glass. Appearance is deep ruby red, cloudy, with a fine pink bubbly head. Some dark sediment settles to the bottom. I got excited, waiting for a wonderful plethora of fruity blueberry and serious barnyard funk, yet was let down at first quaff. Just a bit less complex and robust than I thought. Nose starts with funky cheese, light horseblanket / must, and biscuit. Where’s the blueberry? Flavor finally delivers blueberry, some cherry and a light citric character. Very balanced with smooth transitions, but overall seems to lack depth. Palate is smooth, finishing mildly tart with spritzy carbonation. Overall, a great beer that is balanced and highly drinkable, but I was expecting much more from both the blueberry and the funk. Not much of a desire to go after it again.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vinage shared by Justin at the 6/27 Del Mar Doom. Hmmmm, well, to start ... this thing blew up after opening. Gusher x 10. A gorgeous looking beer (I see this word a lot in its reviews, but it’s the most fitting) ... but the flavor is not nearly what I was expecting. I couldn’t pick out too much blueberry (very faint), nor much funk to speak of. This actually fairly easy to drink w/ a quickly fading sour finish. Wasn’t stomach churning by any means. Are the ratings rarity driven? Is the ’09 batch not up to par? Granted, by rating will just about match the avg, but I guess I was expecting more? Officially a let down and not worth the hassle of obtaining. Thanks bro!
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of batch 4. Absolutely gorgeous, deep purple beer with a thick sticky deep pink head. The aroma is just lovely. Soft funky acidity. Lactic with a prominent bretty funk. Less of the Cantillon house character than I would have imagined. Very fruity with a mix of blueberries and blackberries coming to the front. The palate is very soft with a light chewy acidic funkiness. Lightly earthy and spicy. The palate is soft and silky with a lingering fruitiness.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle Vintage 2009. Hazy very deep red colour with a pink head. Aroma: sour & tart with blueberries and cheese in the background. Flavor: sour & acidic (but not very sour for a Cantillon beer), lemon, blueberry soup, light funk, light wood. Dry finish. Very refreshing. I could drink a lot of this.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, DK.
Red with pink head. Aroma of berries and viengar. Flavor is blueberries, sourness and hints of spices.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose smells like a blueberry compote with a bright vinegary tartness.
Poured a deep blood red, almost a purple hue to it, with a pink head.
Taste is bright and clean, at cellar temp there is a lot of blueberry and tartness, but not sour. as it warms up it has hints of hay and becomes much more sour.