Muggus69 (2437) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2009
750ml corked bottle, BB December 2018.
Served lightly chilled in a pilsner style glass.
Pours a reasonably sized thick creamy white head that hangs around atop a hazy orange straw body.
Fresh sweet apricots hit the nose first, ripe and very tasty. Zesty citrus, damp woody funk, vinegar play in the background.
Ferocious acidity attacks the taste buds, as is the Cantillon way, bone-dry, lively carbonation without being sharp, excellent length.
Flavours become more focused and coherent on the body. Lemon rind, creamy cheese, cider vinegar, dried fruit particularly apricot, damp wood/cork, slightest hint of developing sweatiness towards a lengthy acidic dry finish. Begs another sip!
Could easily be fooled into thinking this was a straight Gueuze, the fruit is quite apparent but doesn’t take all too much away from the base beer, which is amazing in itself. Holdwine (1227) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2009
On tap at Max’s. What a wonderful drink. Slight carbonation and apricot all around, in the nose, on tongue, in the finish. Nicely tart and fruity with woody compliment. So refreshing that you could just keep drinking it...if you could afford to. ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 1, 2009
75 cl bottle. The beer poured a hazy golden, cloudy body with a slight head on the first pour. The second pour gave a much thicker head. The nose was fantastic with solid earthy funky notes. The taste was also funky and earthy but nicely sweet with a touch of acid on the backend. Overall a fantastic beer, another one from Cantillon. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2009
bottled 2006. Fresh apricot aroma lends a very complimentary character to the tart and the wood. Hazy yellow with a clean sustained white head. Fiercely tart, young fruit and a punch to the jaw. Reminds me of the first shock I got when I first drank Iris. I can get the fruit of apricot, the juice of lemon, and the shock of kumquat. Sun scorched driftwood. I actually don’t like this to be alcoholic. I want to remain completely sober while I drink this. ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2009
sour as shit...great fruit flavor and cloudy gold.....very nice...too bad I am moving from wisco and can’t get this on the west coast...2004 bottle
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Thanks to Redlight for getting this on draft. Pours a golden orange. Aroma is dusty and fruity. Flavor is fruity and amazingly sour. Incredibly easy drinking for as sour as it is. Not too sweet, though with a good amount of fruit. scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Max’s 72 Hour Belgian Fest – Hazed golden amber, thin wispy white head. Deeply funked sour apricot and cheese aromas rest on soft undertones of old wood. Sour tangy apricot lemon flavors balance very well on the oak and funk notes. Light to medium bodied, light carbonation, sour finish. Cantillon does no wrong in my book. Would be great on a hot summer day picnic...
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Draft at Max’s. Hazy hay colored pour with little carbonation and thin sliver of a head. Vinegar funk and yeast on the nose. Sour and fruity. Very dry and sour flavor. Tart with a touch of fruit on the fnish. Crisp and refreshing. Very enjoyable lambic. mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Draft at Max’s Belgian fest poured straw color. Great yeasty aroma with slight fruit. A bit of apricot in the flavor. Also, reminds me of sour lemonade. Nice lambic. bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Draft at Redlight. This is WAY too easy to drink. Really nice. Sour and tart. Light body. Not terribly sure what apricot is supposed to smell like, but I liked the way this smells.