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Cantillon Lambic de Haute Densité

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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A high density lambic, think of it as a Gueuze/Barley Wine.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14478) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2016
Sampled @ Cantillon thanks to Sebletitje. Clear rusty orange color, no head. Smell and taste both have a nice mix of wood, light tart, nice fruit influences. Tart finish. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (3379) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle at Cantillon. Pours by hazy brown color, no head. Aroma of wood, sourish. Taste is medium sour, lot of wood.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2661) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle @ Cantillon. Dark golden pour with a generous head. Notes of caramel, dark dried fruits, funk, warming alcohol and some vanilla.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teorn88 (6972) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2016
From a decanter at the brewery. It pours a clean amber color with no head and some tiny off white bubbles. Aroma is rich and sweet with complex malty toffee notes, white chocolate, vanilla, some moreish liqueur notes. Does not smell like lambic, more like and English barley wine, but nothing wrong so far, and actually a very inviting smell. Taste is where the issues come out, this beer is not only a tad boozy and sweet upfront, but also greatly astringent and bitter in the finish, after some tartness in the middle of the sip, harsh, with light off flavours of vomit. Difficult to swallow in all honesty. Thick mouthfeel with little carbonation. Overall, smells fabulous but taste is a big let down. The two of us could not finish a 25cl pour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maracuja05 (820) - Mainz, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2016
03-11-16 // glass at Cantillon brewery, Brussels. An amber coloured beer. Clear and with just some bubbles on top. No head. No carbonation. High alcoholic lambic. More like a wineous drink (barley wine, madeira). Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (7999) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle at brewery. Amber color with minimal head. Sour aroma with wood, funk, ripe fruit. Taste, lot of tannins, tart, wood, bayrnard, leathery bitterness. Interesting, but not very easy drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (5167) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2016 Bottle at the brewery. Very intensely woody, tart, loads of tannins. Also strong spontaneous barnyard character. Thin bodied, well attenuated. Very interesting, but not so much easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fajry (1685) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2016
Vycap Cantillon. Tmavo jantarova farba, bez peny. Vona kyselkava, jemne karamel, prezrete tmave ovocie. Vyborne! Chut kysla, horka, citit ze to dlho lezalo v sude a nabralo z neho uz aj pachute. Jemne slana dochut. Trpkost z trieslovin na jazyku celkom prevlada.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (8045) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2016
Glass shared at the brewery. Thanks Vincent! Sweetish grainy, not too deep, sweetish grainy body with a sweetish sourness. Heavy thick aftertaste, deep but sweetish grainy. For me the sweetness is too intense. But interesting!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2016
Tap at Cantillon bar. Hazy dark amber with thin beige ring head. Sweet grain and caramel/ honey with sour grapes and big salty mineral character. Leathery bitterness, some nutmeg, bitter grapestones, big alcohol underneath. Medium sweet and sour, quite bitter. Full body, low carbonation. Fat greasy texture, complex slow finish.


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