downender (8584) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
2006 bottle from Hopduvel, Gent. Murky, opaque gold colour with no head yet plenty of carbonation. Musty, almost vinegary aroma of mushrooms, dried apricots and orange peel. Flavour was very astringent, with some more fruit, yeast and a very dry, sour finish. Not my favourite Cantillon beer by a long way. zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2008
Thanks to BDR for sharing. 2002 vintage bottle, pours a cloudy, yellow-orange body with white head. Funky aroma with sour citrus character. Incredibly sour fruit flavor makes this a difficult beer to drink. Once you get used to it a bit, the apricot, lemon, and peach flavors start to come out a bit. Medium bodied, mouth-puckering mouthfeel. Acidy, citrus finish. sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2012 [Bottle--’02, thanks for sharing, BDR!] Pours very murky golden with a small white head. Aroma is very funky and sour with almost no fruit detectable. The taste is once again quite funky, and extremely sour--one of the most sour beers that I have ever tasted. This is then followed by a blast of apricot that really makes the beer. Medium mouthfeel with a fairly long, fruity finish. The smell was fairly average, but this was still an enjoyable lambic. Old rating: 6/3/8/4/16 = 3.7JK (6090) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
Re-rate: [Bottle, ’04] I believe that thanks go to Levi for sharing this bottle. Really outstanding, and one of the highlights of an already great tasting. Still one of the sourest beers that I have tried, but I really appreciated the integration with the fruit. Overall, one of my favorite fruit lambics for sure, and I’ll give a hefty bump in score to reflect that.
Thanks to BDR for sharing. Cloudy yellow/gold. Some carbonation. Sour aroma with apricot. Flavor is very sour, even for a Cantillon. Excellent. Full bodied, extremely flavorful and very sour. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
Ratting 1800. Thanks me!!! 2002 vintage. Beautiful cloudy peach colored body. Huge barnyard funk on the nose - faint lactic character as well. Complex body with apricots blending in and out of a perfectly brett overridden bottle. Amazingly tart finish. Outstanding.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - APR 21, 2008
37,5cl. ’06 bottling. Hazy, light golden yellow with fizzy and small white head. Softly tart aroma, strong fresh apricots. Flavor is dry apricots, sharp citric tartness. Fresh fruity finish. Yeast adds slight wheaty note, and smoothens everything. Medium bodied, strongly carbonated, slightly tannic and dry palate. A bit easier one. FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
750mL bottle 2002. Cloudy orange yellow with a medium sized rocky white head. Musty aroma, acetic and apricoty. Tannic apricot with bretty horse flavors. Sharp acidity with a residual fruit note. Lingering apricot skin in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, rather dry. Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
Bottle. Creamy off-white but very quickly disappearing head. Hazy orange body with lots of yeast sediments. Oranges grapefruit acidic aroma. Powerful vinegar grapefruit not just acidic but in fact sharp and sour fruity flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 Re-rate 11/13: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. 2013 bottle. Cloudy yellow with a white head. Wonderful aroma full of apricots, barnyard and a bit of lemony notes. Sour and funky flavor with oak and some apricots. Medium-bodied, tingling carbonation. 9/4/8/4/16=4.1
harrisoni (18413) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2008
(3/11/08) Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Bottled in 2006. Slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of apricots, bretty funk and some citrus. Very dry sour flavor with some apricots and some lemon in the finish. Medium-bodied. Very good. 7/4/8/3/15=3.7
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 Bottle from Dranken Geers. Hazy orange gold with disappearing head. Yep, it’s got apricot on aroma, with some funk. Pretty well carbonated. It’s an odd mix of sweet apricot fruit and a full on dry sharp lemony lambic. The aroma is what? Funk and sweet apricot. Really acidic sharp finish. Not sure that I like it that much. Nice in mouthfeel with sharp stewed apple. Very dry on end. Well made, nothing wrong with it, but not for me. 2.6/5 previous rating was from when I was an idiot. On tap at Borefts 2014. Amazing love the fruit and sourness. Just beautiful.