nimbleprop (9041) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2018
Sometimes you notice you've never rated a key beer. Had this many times, but noticed while I was at Cantillon I had no rating. Bought a very fresh 2017, 375ml bottle to sample. Cork is stinky upon extraction, pours an inky ruby purple with some sticky, pink, white head. Nose is really lovely, arguably Cantillon at their best. The berries are right there, jammy, sweet, sour, almost mouth watering. Not just cherries either, raspberry too. The funky lambic base is right there behind it too, lemon rind, band aid, medicine cabinet. Flavor is good, but absolutely a tick below the nose, the fresh berry gives way to the lemony sourness, white grapefruit, perhaps a little fruit roll up, some fresh red wine. Finishes only lightly tart and lightly funky. BlazerT (1351) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - FEB 13, 2018
Rocznik 2013. Nuty skórzaste, umiarkowanie ziołowe, lekka końska derka. W smaku cierpkie, umiarkowanie kwaśne, ściągające. Te wiśnie w smaku klasa. Długa się utrzymują. GreenCat (233) - SLOVENIA - FEB 10, 2018
0,375 l bottle. Pours clear deep red with big light pink dissipating head. Aroma is both sour and sweet, sour cherries, but also fruity in general. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and medium sour. Body is quite light, texture slick and carbonation average. Finish is short, starts fruity and ends very tart. rdixon77 (3125) - Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2018
Thanks Bobbie! Splendid lambic. Mild cherry sweetness, with crisp tartness and a soft General fruitiness. Medium
Body. Great. SimonBlok (919) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2018
37,5cl bottle at home. Appearance: clear red with pretty big, fast dissipating, pink head. Aroma: cherries, brett, pretty funky, some lemon juice and a trace of horse blanket. Taste: high sweetness, low bitterness and medium tartness. Notes of cherries, red fruits, brett, hint of strawberry. Finish is slightly dry. Palate: medium bodied, slightly sticky texture and lively carbonation. Balanced and enjoyable. Good one
mansquito (7277) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2018
From my dear officemate: pours pinkish red with a pinkish head. Aroma is sour cherries, wood, hints of vinegar. Taste is tart but not overly sour. Has an interesting dryness. Barrelish taste comes through. Nice aftertaste. Quite tasty. HonusWagner (2250) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2017
It's as really cherry forward lambic with lots of tart fruitiness and little funk. Very good, of course, much better than DF Kriek honestly. janubio (998) - SPAIN - DEC 11, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 Rose colour, big pinky head, short retention, pinky lace.
Aroma of cherries vanilla, nuts.
Medium to full body, sweet creamy texture, great carbonation.
similar to the aroma.
No acidity. but great anuyway. LazyPyro (1919) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2017
375ml bottle from January 2017, consumed today December 2017. Beautiful rich clear pinky red colour in the glass, light pink head with nice lacing and retained throughout, turned cloudy when the remainder of the bottle was poured in. Aroma is full on ripe sour cherries and funky notes. Taste of ripe cherries, sour, tart, but some sweetness too, pleasant and inoffensive farmhouse notes, moderate to high acidity, more tart cherries in the finish. Light bodied and well carbonated.
A sublime beer that has changed my opinion on fruit lambics and sours in general. Bill Becker (2051) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Aug 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!
My first sample from this brewery...
It pours from the capped and corked(2007) 12oz bottle a cloudy light red colour with a small head of foam that breaks up quickly to just some spotting with some lacing/
The smell is super sour at first..nothing else hits my nose but after a few more whiffs, I can smell some cherry presence. Good nose for me, yeah.
The taste starts off the same as the smell..sour to the nth degree, especially up front. More sips in and the cherries, be they black or be they red, add a bit of sweetness to take a small bite out of the tartness, and there's a underling earthiness dealt out by the malt and that works well for my palate. Very well. Towards the finish is where I mostly notice the fruit; not over powering like the Kriek from Lindemans, which I consider more of a fruit beer, but defintely there and adding just the right flavour to keep this Lambic more true to style.
I think it's still light bodied but very close to medium, the carbonation is lightly but rightly done, and, being a fan of brews that travel into the land of sour, drinkability for me is in the upper stratosphere. This is one tasty and fabulous brew! Thanks again, Joe!!