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


on tap


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
A high density lambic, think of it as a Gueuze/Barley Wine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Naturally since this beer will be rated en masse this weekend by geeks attending the festival it’s time I review it. Like the other rating (at this point there are only two) I sampled this thanks to Jean, who handed it to us with a big grin. One sniff and immediately I knew this was different. It was pretty still with only a ring of bubbles and a fairly darker appearance. The mouthfeel was not typical either. The beer is more sticky and much less effervescent than say a geuze would be. It has a leathery vinous nose that hints at sweetness. Once in the mouth the flavors of sourness hit along with a solid amount of sweetness. The higher alcohol percentage is apparent with a candi sugar flavor finish dominating, very triple like in my opinion. I was very happy to try this in Brussels... the day I return to Cantillon can not come soon enough. Reading the other review this calmed down a bit during the aging process as I had this at the end of April.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2858) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at Cantillon on November 10. Draft pour. The pour is a dark ruby with a faint ring of off white head and a couple bubbles stuck to the glass. The aroma is really strong on the oak and alcohol. Jesus. There is a big time caramel and a dark fruit forward aspect, but the alcohol is just huge. The light grape must on the back end add a lambic style to this, but shit, it’s not great. The flavor is much of the same. The alcohol just dominates. The dark fruits and caramel work with the grape must to create a sweet and tart alcohol that I’m not feeling. The mouth feel is somewhat thick, but has a nice crisp carbonation and doesn’t come off as syrupy as it looks. The aftertaste is heavy on oak, alcohol, and a fruity sweetness. This is just a mess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (2611) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 11, 2016
Botella @Cantillon Brewery/Museum, Bruselas 06/12/16 Color ambar, sabor dulce, final agrio, cuerpo alto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14660) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (3408) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2712) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teorn88 (7201) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maracuja05 (936) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (8111) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (5279) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fajry (1761) - 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.

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