MeadMe (1634) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Monkís
A: Pours a nice bright orange hue with a touch of fizz that never really managed much of a head. No real retention or lace.
S: Wow I liked this beer in the bottle love it on draft. Wonderful aromas of dried apricots. There is a big sour acidic aroma as well. Lots of leather and citrus, mildly earthy.
T: Love in a glass. Tons of earthy apricot with a nice level of tartness. Lightly acidic with strong citrus notes and peach pits. Really is a joy to drink.
M: On the lighter side of medium, somewhat dry finish.
D: Good, this one was served in a small proper cantillon glass. I could easily sit back and enjoy an entire bottle though. One of my favorite sours.
travita (4924) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy look, almost aprioct in color, with a fizzy white head. The smell is super sour, tart, acidic, fruits. Canít quite pick out the apricot. The taste is sour, acidic, fruits, complex, and a little apricot comes through at the end with some warmth.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at DōE Beerfestival 2009, Esbjerg. Pours an unclear amber beer with no head. The aroma is weak tart, peach and apricot. The flavor is very acidic. The palate is fruit. Overall the acidity overwhelms the taste.
piscator34 (2374) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled sample (2006) tasted with oakbluff. Pinkish gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of intense funk, lemon, apricot, and wood. Great full yet tart mouthfeel, with flavors of lemon peel, funk, mild apricot, herbs, and old wood. Not as much fruit as expected, but this is some very easy drinking stuff. Itís hard to put words to such a masterpiece, but this is some seriously good sour beer!
jkwalking05 (4672) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is tart, lots of apricot. Taste is sour, acidic, with a well hidden apricot flavor pleasantly finishing.
alexsdad06 (9672) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
&50 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a slightly hazy apple cider color with a small white head. The nose moderately tart with heavy doses of apricots and peaches along with a little barnyard funk. Some acidity works its way in. The flavor is tart and sour apricot that just begins to be lip puckering. Some have found this to be a little harsh, but I found it to be very drinkable. The acidity was not overpowering and balanced everything else going on with this beer.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled in 2005.
Very hazy orange color with a reasonably big white head that leaves plenty of lacings.
The smell is really acidic with lots of tart fruit notes of lemon, apricots and some green apples. Lots of funky notes as well, mostly mud and blanket. Very intense.
The taste is almost unbelievably sour, really mouth-puckering. Lots of acidic fruit notes, mostly of apricots and lemon. Pleasant rustic funky notes of mud and wet hey. Notes of grass and wood. The finish is bone dry, and I really mean bone dry. The beer ends with tart notes of apricots, hints of salty aged cheese, mild grassy bitterness and lingering acidity.
Medium body, rather sparkling carbonation.
Iíve had this beer once before, but I was still amazed over how sour it is. By far one of the most sour beers Iíve tried. All in all, itís a great beer - wonderful fruity character and intense rustic flavors.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
JulienHuxley (5691) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Bottle. Very good looking hazy peach appearance with lots of fluffy white foam. Light barnyard smell, many fruits in this aroma hard to spot the apricot precisely. I get apricot, orange, lemon. Acidity is present, but light by the standards. Palate is fizzy up front but there is something flat and sticky about this beer that makes is not quite on par for mouthfeel.
Had this beer several times since my initial rating, having each time a mixed bag of experiences. The most recent time was the 2013 vintage bottled at Cantillon and on draft at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, the same day. Very hazy pale gold pour with thin creamy white head. Aroma is so intensely fruity, bright bright apricots, mild Cantillon funk with a sweet fruity flavor, marmelade, apricot jam. Delicious.
jeanmath (13) - Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle750ml. Sour,nice head, looking for apricot. Not exciting for me but good for someone else. You have to drink it at the end of a party, otherwise you will need time to taste other beers. It is Cantillon!!
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear orange of color with a white head. A sour aroma with fruity notes. A flavor of fruits, sour and weak barn.