GrumpyOldTroll (61) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2016 Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: An uper-dry, uper-tannic, fruity (more than just grapes) and not so funky & sour lambic. Complex and excellent beer, an average Cantillon.
How: Bottle 750ml at Akkurat, Stockholm.
The look: Cloudy glowing amber-orange body topped by a small white head with low retention.
In long: After five long minutes looking at my waitress worked on the cork on of this thing I finally have my beer. Nose is unexpectedly fruity considering the age of the beer with fresh citrus, fresh grapes and lemon zest over a moderate funk and fresh oak. Certainly not the most funky Cantillon ever, to the contrary. Taste is very smooth for a Cantillon, fresh fruits swimming in mild funk, grape skin, mouth drying tannins, mild acidity, relatively low sourness level. Finish is very very dry while not losing the fruity flavor. The yeasty last glass from the bottle was developing strawberry-like fruitiness. This is bone dry, probably the most tannic Cantillon I’ve ever had, actually probably one of the most tannic lambic I’ve ever had. That saliva sucking stuff even brought a light salty sensation. An excellent beer, an average Cantillon. This was my first beer of my first visit at the world famous Akkurat, I was so excited, I couldn’t control myself, I had butterflies in my stomach, I shouldn’t have eaten those butterflies, I eat weird stuff when I’m excited and can’t control myself.
Cloudy with a reddish amber color. Strong and distinctive nose with grapes and other fruits and a strong lambic note. Thin and dry mouthfeel, and very sour. hackobock (4095) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2015
April 25, 2015, Bottle, shared by omhper, thanks! DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2015
Hazy dark orange with no head. Aroma is funky, earthy barnyard, leather, oak, tart apples and subtle grape notes adding some light vinous and fruity notes. Taste is tart fruity with apple, lemon and grape notes, funky, dry oak, tart dry finish. Medium bodied, small bubble carbonation.
[4/25/15] Bottle sample at a tasting at omhper’s place in Tyresö. Thanks omhper, AndySnow and hackobock for sharing great beers! 2005 bottle. Hazy orange with no head. Lovely funky aroma with barnyard, oak, leather and some fruitiness. Sour flavor, funky, lemony, oaky, with some fruitiness, and a puckering finish. Medium-bodied. Great stuff. AndySnow (8163) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
How: Bottle. BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2014
Where: From omhper, thanks!
Appearance: Hazy light brown colour, no head.
Aroma: Mild sour, acidic, vinous, grapes.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: A bit sour, grapes, acidic, fruit, tart.
75cl, Vintage 2005, retired exclusive brew, with red grapes, thx alot to Kristian and Udo for sharing!, very complex sour fruit brew, sour/fruity/woody and slightly vinous, very balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, top class!, ’Very surprised that this sample is still so fruity; both beers aged very well...’
manker (76) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle @ Akkurat. Mild sour with wonderful grape and apple skin flavors. Vinous and intense and all in all a great treat. gn0sis (70) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Sampled at Akkurat with Joe and Chris, 2012. Pours deep pink/purple hue into our tumblers from a dog-eared lambic basket..the deep grape aromas hit you almost immediately. Murky appearance, frothy pillowy head and legs for days.. First sip is packed with tannic grapeskin, huge sweetness coupled by a quick punch of acidity. The balance is superb and the fruit integration goes on for (what feels like) forever..This pour can last hours if you want, just sit there and take it all in.. it’s unreal how much fruit can be packed into a beer that’s been aging for as long as this already has. This bottle makes me optimistic about the possibilities of aging fruit lambics, and helped me to realize red grape cantillon is my favorite. Reed Pinot is firmly planted somewhere in my top three alongside Pinot d’Aunis and Don Quijote. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 7, 2013
75cl bottle at Akkurat. Not on the list. It pours a muddy ruby color with a thick off white head. Aroma is sweet acidic with red wine and floral notes. Earthy with notes of lemon and pepper. Taste is acidic with some sweetness from the grapes. Nice vinous quality to it with some berry and wood notes. Finishes lemony and dry. Overall, an excellent fruit lambic. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle. Pinkish pour with no head. Some wine, grape and sweetness in the aroma. Flavor has similar tones and some nice tart sour tones. Sean9689 (286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
The "F**k Yo Passport" Tasting. 750ml bottle into Cantillon taster.
Pours reddish/orange in color, minimal white head. Tons of pinot, which is surprising and awesome, nice sour notes, oak, and some tannins in there as well. Flavor is a lot of the pinot character, oak, berries, light funk and a medium level of sour. Light body, light carbonation, dry finish.
I preferred this one over the Muscat, but both are equally amazing beers.