RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Funky sour dried apricot aroma. Flavor has a superb balance between the fruit and acidity. This is quite tart, however, and delicious. Distinct peach skin notes on the finish.
faroeviking (10693) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Huge thanks Warren for sharing. Pours a hazy golden peachy colour. Lovely tart fruity apricot aroma. great filling mouthfeel. The flavour is really so pleasantly sour with abricots and stable. Great fruit lambic indeed.
Travlr (23631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. It had a light, thin white head that held for longer than other lambics, and the taste was more sour that their other fruit-based lambics and gueuzes. Very full, creamy taste, with little to no sweetness. A winner!
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 bottle poured into a snifter.
It pours a bright, hazy yellow gold with a moderate size fluffy white head that lingers as a ring and swirl for a while. The lacing is minimal.
The aroma is quite sour, with lemons, apricots and a bit of funk - barnyard, hay, etc. Quite a bit like lemon juice combined with some vinegar.
The taste is even more sour than the aroma with a massive acidic lemon kick up front before a little bit of fruity sweetness in the middle, but then back to the massive sour presence that attacks the taste buds and makes the lips pucker in the finish.
The palate is light and dry with a tingly carbonation presence.
Wow, this is a seriously funky and acidic lambic that is pretty harsh on the taste buds. Very tasty stuff.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light yellow colored with hazy appearance. Little vanishing white head. Sweet apricot dominates this nice lambic sour aroma, some pineapple and raspberries also present. Medium bodied, biting palate. Flavor is also nicely soft with apricot and fine sourness, aftertaste lasts with sweet sourness still. Easy to drink good lambic.
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - OCT 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean bright yellow with a little nice white head. Mellow funkiness, malty, barnyardy, with a subtle apricot/peach. Extremely sour.
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2008, Dr. Bill’s tasting. Pours hazy light yellow with an average, fizzy, white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw), light hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (horse blanket, barnyard) with notes of grapes and wood. Medium bodied, mineral texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden apricot with no head. Nose is alcohol and apricot. The flavor goes more tart apricot with a dry finish. A sweetness in the middle comes through.
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy peach color with some fizzy white bubbles on top that quickly disappear. Aroma is lovely and complex, very smooth. Peach (though I’m sure that is the apricots, I don’t know what an apricot smells like), oak, vanilla, some citrus (orange, lemon.) Taste, whoa. Whoa. This is so peachy, and sooo so sour, I can feel my cheeks puckering relentlessly way in the back of my mouth. This is pretty acidic, I think I can already feel my stomach churning a little bit and I definitely feel it in my chest. But still... I absolutely love this.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml. 21Aug06. Pours a hazy dull orange/peach color with a lot of bubbles when I pour but has zero retention. No head to speak of after a minute and not a bubble in sight. Aroma shows significant funkiness. Normal Cantillon critters, Gueuze-like. Cider, urinal, hay and barnyard, musty cherries, lemonade. Some fruitiness as well, citrusy. I think I get some Apricot or Peach when I smell this but it didn’t jump out at me if I wasn’t looking for it. At warmer temperatures a rubber band aroma develops, though not negative. This thing smells acidic. It’s certainly satiating my funk/sour craving. Flavor is huge apricot, really well integrated fruit flavor following and preceding intense sourness. Lip puckering tartness, though not overdone. Lemony, super acidic with a dry finish. This is quite impressive how sour this is yet how it still manages to have such a rounded and defined apricot taste. One of the more intense lambics I’ve ever had when it comes to sourness. I certainly can’t think of any sourer. This is another knockout from Cantillon.