Cantillon Groseille à Maquereau

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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fonefan (50669) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010

Bottle 375ml.

Clear sparkling - chattering intialy. Medium yellow orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy fruity - tart, wood, sour grape, dry wood, gooseberries tart. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and acidic with a long duration, super dry and sour, gooseberries acidic and tart, grape. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. Very nice IMO. ;O) [20100630]

Ungstrup (38242) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2008
Bottled at RBESG - thanks to Patrick? for bringing it. A hazy orange beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet and acidic with notes of gooseberries and a bit a lactic acid and cork. The flavor is acidic with strong notes of gooseberries as well as notes of wood, leading to a dry and acidic finish. The acidity prickles the palate.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2009 Bottle (2003). Hazy orange brown colour, mediumsized white head. Cantillonish sourness with some other berries. Same in flavour. Good as all Cantillons, but felt quite easy to drink, just like the Red Currant one (Groseille). 7 3 7 3 13

Bottled@One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is big wooden sourness, and wood along with some really nice. Flavour is sour wood, some mild sweetness. Extreme dryness. 8 4 8 4 16.

omhper (25544) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Bottled at RBESG ’07 Hazy golden. Barnyardy aroma with a light touch of those gooseberries. Dry and soft with some barnyard, The gooseberries has made it sweeter than the regular Cantillons. Juicy and very pleasant. Intense but not the most complex or spectacular offering for being Cantillon. (Still it’s 4.3!!)

rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Glasgow. Bottle) Hazy yellow, no head. Sour, fruity aroma. Really sour flavor, oak notes and some grapefruit.

TBone (17997) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2006
Bottled, made from vintage 2003 lambic
Hazy amber pink color, small head. Sour, not very strong aroma with leather notes. Fruity , of course dry, flavor. Raw red gooseberries are there with earthy notes. Juicy and "easy to drink" - Cantillon.

FatPhil (16896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2008
375ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki)
Dark orange, no head. Simple sour fruity berry aroma. Bitter and a bit woody, some phenols. Somehow not doing it for me compared with their better ones - no kick.

rosenbergh (11753) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2010
375 ml bottle. Finland.
Hazy orange golden colour with no head. Sour fruity lambic aroma with fermented juice, mold and wood. Very sour flavour with mold and fermented juice. Beer brewed with gooseberries is quite unique.

KimJohansen (10511) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Clear golden with a medium white head. Sour aroma with hay, wood, sour berries and leather. Flavour was very sour with gooseberries, barnyard, wood, leather, hay and mouthwatering lacto. Finished seriously sour.

JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2006
Originally serious amberish head, gone fast, but transparant rim stays on; very high carbonation in rusty-orange beer. Typical Cantillon nose with leather, Brett and very fruity - but in this case, the fruit is unrecognisable; could be anything, including sloeberry with lemon. Dry, very tart fruity - again lemon, lime and lemonrind. Brett is obvious, but the tart fruit is really all-determinant. Adstrigent in the finish, long lasting fruity flavours. Very dry, very tart, hint of adstringency, acidburn. Not on this database, but I have also tasted the green gooseberry lambic (not commercialised yet) for HBL (these are red-purple gooseberry), and the verdict stays the same: I think gooseberries are not athe best option to be married with lambic. The aroma & flavour are not recognisable, and they are just blowing up the tartness.

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