alexsdad06 (9831) - Cincinnati, 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 (5739) - 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.
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a yellow orange with small white bubbly head. aroma is very sour with lemongrass and apricot coming through. drinks very tart with tons of lemon, hay, apricot, and oak. very puckering and drinks like a very sour lemon aid with apricot added. i think more time on this would meld the fruit and the sour a little more. still very good.
alobar (3688) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008. On tap at Caponeís. Pours a cloudy orange color with a frothy white head that clings to the side of the glass desperately. Aroma of apricot, peaches and mandarin orange. Flavor largely of apricot, with a sweet peach and orange ending. Serious funk and tartness. Nice beer.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 Hazy nectar pour with a beautiful white frothy head that lingers amazingly. Aroma is explosive with peach and apricot nectar with backnotes of nectarine, mandarin orange, fresh pressed apple cider, and mild funky farm notes. Flavor presents itself in the form of super tart funken nectar-cider with acetic acid and huge peachy apricot notes. It really just makes me want to smile- yes I have a shit eating grin on right now. Tannic oak and musty barnyard present as well, allowing for further proliferation of the nectar oriented notes. Palate is bracing, rude, lacerative, and amazing. Mouthfeel is slippery, full, and billowy with fine bubbled effervescence. Iím blown away again...
Iíve had this about 4 times since, and it just keeps getting better...drink it fresh!
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2012 Murky orange pour, nice 1 finger white frothy head. Aroma is beauteous; holds lots of fruit; apricot, nectarine, orange; smells like the fuzzy skin of a peach. Also notes of funk, and a touch of granny smith apple. Flavor unleashes a full assault of tartness on the tongue. Vinegar, apricot, cider, and acidity run rampant throughout the duration of the flavor. Palate is astoundingly rude; I had to brace myself for each sip, but I reveled in that difficulty. Wondrous lambic, but certainly not for the faint of heart.
Rerate 2/7/12 at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont in DC. Bottle from the 2011 batch, so much fresher than my first bottle of this stuff. Much more vibrant fruit character, and so much more balanced. Truly Outstanding.
Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apricot in color, with a tiny ring of offwhite head. Aroma is essence of apricot and peach.. A fuzzy peach skin smell if thats even possible. A tad of funk as well in the nose. Flavor is Abrasively tart with peach vinegar. The Rudest Cantillon Ive Ever Had. not incredibley complex but perfects what it does. The peach is fuzzy and not cloyingly sweet with an awe inspiring presence of tart funk. Fuck...Yum..