bytemesis (8540) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2017 ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Tap. Hazy hazel, no head, no lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vinous, funk, apple. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, light tart. Medium body, low carbonation
4,6,7,4,13 Scrumpy369 (838) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle at the brewery. Amber colour no head. Nose is cognac, wood. Taste is also wood, conacy notes. Loong sour woody finish. Almost no carbonation. Very nice and complex. ciocanelu (2597) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 14, 2017
Hazy amber brownish color with some big bubbles. Really pungent old wood barrel on the aroma, dusty and musty. Taste follows with the dusty wood and earthy bitterness. A bit of acidity but it’s more astringent, not sour. Flat, medium body. dimeon (320) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 25, 2017
A: Amber with no head
N: Plenty of funk and an acidic sting in the nostrils
T: Funkiness dominates, with the acidity far in the background. Hints of rotting fruit. Some tannins.
P: Medium to full
O: Needs some more time in the barrel rayaron (1885) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle at Cantillon Brewery, Brussels. Slightly hazy golden with no head. Skunky aroma with notes of vegetables, wood and old wine. Sourish flavor with notes of acetone, old wine, wood, vegetables, a bit alcoholic. Dry, flat, medium-bodied.
zvsn (2157) - ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle at the brewery. Clear yellow. Aroma of malt, oak and herbs. Sour, yeasty, malt, oak, old hops, bitter. Light-bodied. Not too good.
Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2017
Bottle - Dark woody barrel notes. Cloudy copper with no head. Sour caramel and acidity with a raw woody acidic finish. anstei (2358) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2017
Bottle pour at the brewery. Pours cloudy darkish amber, no head. Aroma is slightly funky, but clearly a lot stronger in ABV than other Lambic. More malt, little booze. Body is heavy and strongly bitter, only a little sour, but no carbonation or tartness. Some fruity sweetness makes it, but is mostly drenched in bitterness. Short palate, a bit of booze. Not a beauty. JStax (6895) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2017
Bottle pour at the source. The beer is a clear copper with a white head of foam. The aroma has dry, earthy, grainy notes. Taste is sweet at first, then develops a slight tartness toward the finish. Big body and medium carbonation. Iznogud (3898) - CROATIA - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle pour at the Brewery. Pours hazy depp orange, small off-white head. Malty, sweetish, wood, dried fruit, some funk. Sour, tart. Strong wood, vinegar, even some cognac notes in aftertaste, maybe a bit throat burning. Definitely not easy to drink, but very interesting brew.