Cantillon Olutravintola Pikkulintu

 
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Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 4.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editors note: Special release for Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Same base beer as Cantillon Cuve des Champions, but dry-hopped with Hallertau instead of Styrian Goldings.
This is different from Cantillon Pikkulinnun Viskilambic (a red label). This beer has a blue label.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2004 brewed, bottled in 2006... perfectly aged for my Cantillon, tasted like a really nice gueuze, barnyard, oak, super easy to drink, quite a treat


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2017

Bottle 375ml. @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Klaavuntie 11, Helsinki, Finland 00910.

[ As Cantillon Olutravintola Pikkulintu ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy barnyard, leather, farmyard, grapes, apples, light earthy. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, tart, farmyard, manure, apple - grapes - citric tart, dry dry, light earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160706]

(Finally I got to try this again, been here so many times to get this with out luck .. be this time it was my day. I had tryed it many years ago before, where I realy only started making notes and did not make any not of this weard beer. Thanks to the person that made this happen again.)
9-3-9-4-18

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (7224) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle @ pikkulintu. Finally got to try this! Pours golden color with a lasting white head. Green, crisp apples, tartness. Amazing aroma. Flavor has green apples, tartness, apple seed, and in the finish you get more fresh apple juice notes. Huge beer, still in excellent condition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GrumpyOldTroll (61) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Light yellow color with a small head. Faint lemon with some mustiness on the nose. Taste is nice, moderately tart and a pleasure to drink.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2016
375 ml bottle at Pikkulintu in early August, big thanks to Timo for seemingly making an exception and letting me purchase this to share with my lady! 2006 cork. Hazy peach pour, minimal head that livens nicely with a stir. Nose and flavor hold stunning, vibrant hay, barnyard, bright acidic lemon, unripe nectarine; really outstandingly bright for 9 years old. So clean, with age seemingly softening the acidic bite into a ridiculously approachable and yet insanely complex gueuze. Must and basement funk provide even more depth as the beer warms. Outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (74) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Two bottles @ Pikkulintu. Very similar to Cantillon saint gill (for obvious reasons..) but has aged wonderful. Fruit and berry tones have developed and the dusty farmhouse brett gives a nice extra touch.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gn0sis (68) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Lucky to try two bottles, side by side, 9/13 at Pikkulintu in Helsinki with Fredrik, Magnus and Ludvig. Reminiscent of other hop cuvees, this half bottle was a star example of how harmoniously hops can integrate with lambic over time. 2006 cork date would seem to indicate things may have faded a bit, but theres certainly still plenty of hop aromas and taste left. I felt it all, the familiar delicious cantillon lambic, a beautiful, if slightly faded hallertau essence.. Huge bonus points for moderate acidity and funk. Very balanced and hardly any bottle variation on the side by side tasting. A real treat!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fredrik_ (102) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Thanks to Marko at Pikkulintu for not giving us one but two of this badboy. Great beer aged beautifully. Amazing to get to try this one.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ludvig (137) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2013
375ml Bottle cork 2006. blue label. awesome to try this beer, thanks to pikkulintu that gave me the chance to try this brew! had the two of this at the bar with some friends! the aroma was a nice funky lambic with big star fruit aromas! some sweetness yet tart and that followed in the taste of the beer! it was tart and somewhat sweet, star fruit here also! very nice brew! hope to try it again but probably never will..

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (7376) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle(blue label) at Pikkulintu(this place was awesome, what a way to start it off as well). Golden pour with some white head. NIce tartness, sour fruits,, brett and other funky aromas. Flavor is tart but not overly acidic, very nice gueuze.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kingi (643) - - DEC 29, 2012
Loses points on appearance, golden colour white thin head. Aroma and taste beautiful. Very sour. Perfect?


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