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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic, specially selected single batch of lambic, aged three years in the cask. The only unblended real lambic you can find anywhere.

DISCLAIMER: this entry stores the ratings for both the "Cantillon Bruocsella" no mather whether it’s organic or not.

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3.9
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 Bottle. Pours golden/peach color with no head. Slight citrus and must aroma. Only mildly sour and tart with a hint of fruity bitterness. The tartness increases as it warms. Rich and oily on the palate. Quite vinous.

4
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
Bottle (from Cantillon, ’03 Bottle ’07). Rich golden orange apple juice appearance. Soft slightly cheesey cellar aroma with light citrussy acidity. Mild earthy fruitiness in mouth and restrained sourness for Cantillon. Laid back and very drinkable but with backs of flavour. I imagine this would be more aggressive after longer in the bottle.

3.2
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
bottled aug 22nd 06’- pours a clear dark yellow with no head. aroma is tart apples and oak. has a light to medium body with no head and just a trace of lacing. flavor is tart apples and oak. not to bad of a unb lambic just a bit young i think, would probably be a bit better aged. has a little yeast taste as well. has a little barnyard funky taste, and a bit of lemon taste and aroma. like someone said before it almost tastes like a white wine. it is a tad bit to acidic for me as well almost burning the throat type of feel going down.

4
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2007
Dry light colored wine smell. A few things going on with the aroma I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s such a pretty orangy yellow color. Light orangy yellow. No head. Sour, dry wine like taste. Tangy as all hell. Lemony and wild. Some mild bitterness. Very tart. Makes you smile. This would be perfect with a champagne esque amount of carbonation. Shouldn’t have poured a whole 12 ounces though.

4
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Some of the previous commentators have good points: some carbonation wouldn’t hurt, however, it is a beer with many subtle nuances, and some of that subtlety might be lost with aggressive fizz. Acidity isn’t overpowering. It almost reminds me of a good white burgundy.

3
Stew41 (2062) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 5, 2007
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Vintage: 1999
Consumed: May 2008

Sweet nose, relatively speaking of course, and not miles away from dessert wines based on botrytised semillon grapes. In fact the similarity is striking. Colour is certainly developed with darker apricot but this 9yr old beer. Palate is dead flat and shows great aged apricot and wine characters. Good tangy, spicy fruits throughout. Slight pong on the finish.

Vintage: 2003
Consumed: May 2007

Ok, I admit, I am a complete nuff when it comes to the style, but the completely flat palate effectively kills the beer for me. Strictly medium strength in terms of acid, sour fruits and intensity, particularly in the contex of a Cantillon offering. Orange apricot hue with no head. Sour and citrus fruits on the nose. Much more bitter and firm to taste; citrus and acid in abundance early, but the palate suffers from a chronic lack of fizz which flattens and dulls the palate. Flavours tail off as a result. Disappointing (yeah I know, unblended lambic should be flat). (purchased at the brewery in late 2006)

4
PhillyBeer2112 (2876) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 2005 bottle.Poured a lightly hazy orangey-yellow, no head, virtually no effervescence. A ton of funk in the nose, barnyard, wet horse, wet straw, with less prominent fruit notes such as persimmon, apricot, peach and something tropical like mango. Still, as in uncarbonated, which I’m not too keen on, but I suppose thats to be expected for unblended lambic. Flavor is nicely sour/acidic, with a drying tannic finish which lingers just about forever, along with something vaguely floral. Moderately sweet up front, with a mild fruit showing, but the acidity quickly takes over. Regardless, its not an overly hard acidity, and it remains easily palatable. Curious, interesting specimen, and a difficult rate.

3.3
tjthresh (1875) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Peach nectar with no head. Dusty, hay and barnyard aromas with some fruity notes. Not really as aggressive as most lambic types. Even comes off a bit sweet. Rather full bodied with very little carbonation. Doesn’t make me think of lambic at all.

3
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2009 Pale gold, no head, no lace. Dead flat. Hard to believe this is a beer. Nose inoffensive for a lambic, no real skunk or barnyard stink, just some sourness. Taste overwhelmingly sour and citrus, green apples. Actually quite enjoyable. Mouth dead flat, like apple juice. I really enjoyed the flavor, but the dead flat palate killed this for me. // Had draft. Slight head, slight moth feel. Worked a little better.

3.8
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2007
750ml. Purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA. Cork says 2005. Cooled and let sit over night. Slightly cool to the touch but not cold. Pours like apple juice with a a bit of carbonation and bubbles around the top. Aroma is pure guezey goodness, funkadelic. The taste is sweet, tart, woody, sharp, and vinious. Some fruity notes in there too. Wow this is complex with a lot of differnent things happening. Just what I need to help me contemplate my next move...


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