JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2008
Beutiful reddish colour. Some hints of raspberries in the nose. Well balanced sourness. Some citrus in the taste. Bottled in a 0.75 l bottle. Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Sampled at Heritage Liquors Inauguration beer tasting in Maplewood, Minnesota. Shaed by Joebrew, from a 750 ml bottle pours a dark ruby red and fizzy brew with a thick and fizzy pink head that slowly dissipates to a thin film and off-white ring. Aroma of tart raspberries, barnyard funk, yeast, and a touch of lemon. Taste is spritzy, medium bodied with semi-tart raspberries, citrus zest, some herbal spice and a touch of white vinegar. Finish has a tart berry aftertaste that the carbonation can really do a number to your nose. Another fine fruit lambic from Cantillon badgerben (5181) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 2005 Vintage; tasted 5/29/08: Big thanks to Joebrew dishing out this one. Dark pink color with very little head. The nose is incredible. Like jamming your face into a fresh basket of raspberries. Now smash them with your fist to turn them to juice, and that’s pretty much what it tastes like. Very tart. You know how some fruit beers are very obviously made with fruit syrup or an extract? This tasted so loaded with fresh fruit, I swear I could even taste the little seeds on the raspberries. Lightly soured wheat and malt base helps balance it out. Very, very good. 2001 Vintage; tasted 7/4/08: Murky brown color with no head. Massive raspberry and strawberry aroma. Tart, very tart fruit taste. A little hay and wheat. The raspberry flavor is unbelievable. I can almost feel the raspberry seeds getting stuck in my teeth. yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
75 cL bottle, 2005. Pours hazy to murky red with a fizzy pink head. Sulphorish dry raspberry aroma. Quite tart initial flavour. Has a classic dry wooden base flavour with a nice raspberry tartness lingering on top. Ends dry and with a lingering raspberry acidic to citric flavour. doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
On-tap at Churchill’s. Pours cloudy red with a fizzy pink head, no lcae. Smells sour and funky and fruity as well. Tastes sour and citrusy lemon with a constant mellow raspberry flavor. Not very sweet raspberry though, just raspberry. Funky sourness to it as well. Medium body, very dry, vibrant carbonation.
mjs (7370) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2008
(Vintage 2005, Bottle) Ruby red, Small, pink, quickly gone head. Sour nose with hints of raspberry. Acidic palate. Sour taste with rather clear raspberry flavour. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle.05.Pinky red with no head,aroma of apple vinegar and shalots,taste is of tart raspberry,acid,crab apple sherbet fountain and pineapple cubes,long dry finish. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle 2001. Body-orange red with a thick film of bubbles. Nose-big beautiful funk, wet dog, and unsweet red fruits. Taste-dry, light red fruit, white pepper, perfect funk, medium to high acid, watered down lemon juice, citric zest, has a bog flavor of watered down citric juice, words cannot describe the complexity, depth, and wonders of this beer. One of the world’s finest sours. austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2008
75cl bottle, labelled 2005. Deep red with pink small head. Very true, slightly sweet raspberry aroma, softly tart but not that complex. Red currants and raspberry on the sharply tart flavor. Slightly puckering tannic finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Very authentic and natural raspberry aromas but still with that Cantillon edge. And with one of the most stylish labels I’ve seen! Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2008
2004(label), 2006(cork) vintage courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a deep reddish color lambic with a nice white color bubbly head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of raspberry is dominant with some sour notes as well as some barnyard notes and a weird cough syrup-like finish. Taste is dry with some notes of sour raspberry and some limited acidic notes which I appreciated since I usually find the Cantillon lambic a bit too acid. Full body with some great carbonation. I thought this was really good but I good have done without the weird raspberry syrup-like aftertaste.