HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor Institution of Tobacco Rolling and Coffee Grinding. Many thanks to nbird for sharing his June 2013 bottle. Pours peachy gold with a pillowy head and thick lacing. Upfront aroma of zest, lemongrass, sherbet, flower bouqets and brett. Upfront taste is dry lemon, hay, lactic sourness is kept in check by the fresh flower flavours. Mouth feel is creamy but still fairly lively. Nice dry finish, lingers on the palate. Age keeps the sour at bay and the flower notes very fresh, stellar drop as usual from Cantillon. Clownoisseur (482) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
06/2013 bottle.Pours a hazy golden, minimal head, fine lacing, nice, bubbly carbonation. Smells of green peppers, straw, fresh cut flowers and a light bready yeast. Tastes of green peppers, must, lacto sourness, bread and flowers. Very nice balance. Crisp, dry finish. Interesting and my kind of weird. Buongiorgio00 (934) - - JAN 10, 2014
Se fossi una donna non vorrei che mi regalassero mazzi di fiori, mi basterebbe il profumo di questa birra elegante e superba. Aroma intenso di fiori che cattura e suduce. Gusto ugualmente floreale, con preminenza del sambuco, che pervade il palato grazie alla penetrazione dell’acido sublime e senza sbavature. La Mamouche incarna lo spirito del bacio di Proserpina che fu capace di struggere il cuore del dio degli Inferi. Come potremmo noi mortali resistere? symmetric (71) - - JAN 2, 2014
Strong flowery aroma, a bit overpowering. Taste has a nice depth with moderate lactic sourness. Lupulucid (189) - - JAN 1, 2014
Mamouche is a bit more accessible than many Catillon offerings. It is also has more funk than most Cantillon beer. There is a balance between sourness, funk expression, bitterness and a bit of yeast. A Broad range of flavors develop a fair degree of complexity although the expression of elderflower is limited and seems to contribute more of a slightly bitter herbal character than any floral character. This beer evolves through the glass so small pours may deprive one of the full experience.
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Aroma: Citrus, Hay, Mild Lactic Acid
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Hay, Lemons, Orange Peels
Mouthfeel. Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma is very musty with flowers, parma violets, elderflower. Taste is very floral, musty, funky, parma violets, elderflower. Dry and tart. Excellent. teddybeer (3782) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2013
Golden colour with a white and quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is very floral, notes of green apples and citrus. Flavor has decent acidic mouthfeel with a high presence of citrus notes and wooden hints. The final has a decent acidic sensation with citrus and floral notes. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Thanks to Morgan and Cena from Sweden for sharing the last bottle at the Cantillon Brewery this year.
A: Golden on straw ale with excellent clarity. Two fingers of bone white foam falls to a quilt of the same, which stays for the life of the beer. Central column of continuous bubbles. Spotty lacing.
S: Whoa, I could smell this as soon at it was corked! The Elderberry Blossoms are potent! I have never had this flower in my face, so I can’t compare, my table mates said it was totally obvious (Cena didn’t know it was brewed with the flower and called it out immediately). To me: peppercorns, soil, black tea, cilantro and a hint of mint. Can’t get my nose out of the glass, it’s embarrassing given my new company wants to chat.
T: Initially soil forward, peppery, herbal. I honestly am having a difficult time describing this beer. It’s something I would pair with oysters on the half-shell alongside some enanthaler and chilled white grapes. There, that clears it up right?
M: Thin bodied with prickly carbonation. Good dry finish. Truly this is like a sparkling wine.
O: This beer is excellent, complex, fun and intriguing. I wish there was some to buy from the brewery because it’s amazing!
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2011 kazin (535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
Notes from backlog. High in sourness, but not too much, the balance is very good. Floral notes, grapes, lemons.