Cantillon Groseille à Maquereau

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


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
1 of 250 bottles, 2005... a lot like the currants, with the age on this the gooseberries don’t get to show off much, again very sour but not as much as the red currant... if you like really sour Cantillon this is for you

GrumpyOldTroll (61) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours bright but a bit hazy. This is an intensely sour beer without much fruit presence. Fun to try this again.

manker (76) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle @ One Pint Pub with some fellow berry harvesters. Gooseberry juice and gooseberry skins that is really allowed to shine in all its tart and sour holiness. Really great one that is worth the hype despite being very straightforward in terms of flavor.

gn0sis (70) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Sampled at One Pint Pub with Fredrik, Magnus and Ludvig 9/13 - Thanks to Marco (who harvested the raw gooseberries by hand and shuttled them to Cantillon himself) for pulling this out for us! 2005 cork date..Pours clear and bright,(if a bit hazy at first) that settles out. Quickly dissipating slightly foamy head, carbonation minimal but present; lacing minimal. Aroma is sour purple gooseberries, (much better than green gooseberries in Feestbier !).. A tannic fruit skin presence reminiscent of older fruit lambics dances on the tongue. Extreme tartness and bracing acidity are the dominant forces here, slight apple cider vinegar note on the back end that fades slow. Wow.. This is not one I’d seek out every day, but it was truly a unique and interesting experience to try this in Helsinki with the owner of the pub it was produced for.. What a long journey hunting Cantillon it’s been.. This bottle was certainly the cherry on top.

Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
The "F**k Yo Passport" Tasting. 375ml bottle, 2005 cork, into Cantillon taster.

Pours orange, white head, thick ring around the glass. Nose is pickles, very sour, oak, and then a lot more sourness. Flavor is just a palate-destroyer sourness, not much of the berries at all, some citrus in there too perhaps. Body is light, good carbonation, very dry.

This beer is insanely sour and overall one-dimensional...if you like them sour and don’t want to taste much less the rest of the day, you’ll enjoy this beer. Unique and glad to have tried it, but too hyped.

fredrik_ (102) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Thank you owner of One Pint Pub for sharing this. This is a beer i’d never thought i’d try really good! Love the gooseberries!

Ludvig (134) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2013
375ml Bottle with a 2005 cork. thank you bearded guy in the bar at one pint pub for the opportunity! this is the clearest of all the lambics i have ever tried! superbly clear in appearance and with a nice apple juice color to it. aroma was funky sour berry with a soapy smell like you just washed your hands with violets!? the flavor reminded me of the skin of berries, and of course the taste of lambic.

50belair (3680) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
05’ Vintage, bottle consumed at One Pint Pub. Clear orange/yellow pour with a faint white head. This is my second favorite of the three, and it was a real honor to get to try it. Big sour fruit aromas with undercurrents of oak. I have never tried gooseberries before, but can say the fruit dominates the taste. Tart, bitter, and sour with lingering berry and acidic notes. Just a masterfully crafted lambic with a huge berry character. Outstanding mouthfeel with good body a carbonation. Even with the overwhelming tartness of the berries, you do not loose the depth and complexity of the beer. Bravo.....

motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2012
bottle, sampled at rbesg 07 grand tasting. exciting to taste such a rare beer. hazy golden and flat; not as tart as some cantillon beers; lightly woody, hints of dusty mulberry bush; light, slightly artificial seeming sweetness; still lively and enjoyable

fonefan (50777) - 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]

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