Cantillon Goldackerl Lambic

Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
The unblended, draught only version of Goldackerl, without the addition of Beerenauslese Goldackerl wine.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (36889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
A hazy orange beer with no head. The aroma has a strong alcohol presence - no wonder with 9% ABV, and also notes of wood and apples - but they cant hide the alcohol. The flavor is sweet - yet acidic with notes of grapefruit, alcohol, and apples. Not as sour as other Cantillon products.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27591) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
Cloudy orange coloured with a small head. Aroma of wood, sherry and grapes. Acidic flavour of wood and grapes. Reminds me of a dry sherry. Not as acidic as most lambics. Nice and interesting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (24776) - Tyres, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2005 Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy reddish golden, almost flat. Woody cognac aroma. The nose is sweet, and it does have a vinuos character, like muscat grapes, but much less so than the Gueuze. Concentrated, complex and elegant. The low carbonation gives it a pleasant, soft mouthfeel and Cantillons acidity balances out the vinous sweetness - but still this is by far the least sour beer Ive tasted from Cantillon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
Thanx to Jacob Lvenlund ! Light hazy copper colour with no head. Light acid wood cognac almond aroma and a light sweet sour taste not as sour as most other Lambic I have had, this one is drinkable. Light sour alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hildigltur (5105) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
Draught at Akkurat. Loads of cognac, prunes and raisins in the aroma and in the flavour. Notes of apples. Very sweet and mature. Dry finish. The high alcohol content is slightly noticeable in the aroma but very well hidden in the flavour. Not much sourness. Very interesting and original. And tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2005
(sampled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) hazy golden appearance. Low creamy head. Vinous aroma of cognac, wood, forest and white grapes. Vinous flavourwith a strong cask character. Wood, cognac and muscat grapes in front with subtle but still refreshing sourness. Woody vinous and sour finish. Wonderfull lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Hand bottled from draught.
Hazy copper colored with no head of course. Vinous aroma with sour apple notes, not as tart as the ususal Cantillon. Some toffee and wood in there also and salty hints. Slightly alcoholic. Flavor is rather white wineish. Dry and sharp with a tart edge. Fruity with a grapefruity finish. Flavorfull and biding. An atypical Cantillon lambic, less tart, but still very nice and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
Golden appearance. Sweet and acidic. Woody flavour. Dusty and fruity. Sweetness and sourness is well balanced in this good lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Nice aroma of fermented apple juice, grapes, lots of wood and hints of aged cheese. Hazy orange colored body, no head at all and completely still. Some sourness and tartness, but not as sour as other Cantillons, good grape flavor. Very balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2005
Handpumped @ Akkurat, Stockholm. 10 May 2005
Rich head, slightly hazy. Cheesy/sweaty aroma with touches of white wine. Matured cheese, mushrooms, nuts and some harsness from (probably) the "peel". Bark/cork notes and not very acid for a Cantillon. Really more a wine than a beer to me.

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