Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 1021   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle (Cantillon, Brussels)
Rich red, small pink head. Musty aroma, and a crotchy acrid sourness. Sticky bitter sour mouthtaste initially, but that transitions to a lighter elderflower and fruity body. Long dry bitter finish. A tad winey, and also bitter for me, and didnt have the level of mellowness I expected from the oak barrel aging.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - FEB 17, 2008
On tap at Map Rom- Chicago. Appearance is a little light-- looks like wine. I prefer something a touch darker and richer. Aroma and palate are almost pure wine. Its good-- but tastes like a barrel aged wine. I like Grand Cru, but this is a bit too winey for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
draught Gastropub Tuulensuu Tampere Colour deep red fizzy , refreshinf sour grapes, aftertaste middle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle @ Ølbaren, Cph. Pours a nice red-brown colour. Aroma is sour and fruity. The flavour is sweet and quite sour with a nice fruitiness. Long lasting good sour fruity finish. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 A great drink. Color is eye-catching like guava juice. The aroma and flavor are wonderful and varied - anything from orange/tangerine to zinfandel pops up in the course of finishing a bottle, and they are all correct. The burgundy barrel really helps this mellow out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Brouwser (119) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
Bire de couleur framboise, avec un col beige tirant sur le ros. Lger voile et beaucoup deffervescence. Belle bire. Le nez est sr et amer, avec de fortes notes de raisins et de fruits rouges : cerises, cerisettes, framboise. Je lai ouverte pour un souper entre amis, juste avant la premire gorge, jai dit lun des convives de ne pas tre surpris, car les lambics sont surets. sa premire gorge, il a sursaut, les yeux ronds, tentant de garder le tout en bouche! Je nai pas t aussi surpris, mais par pour autant ravi. La bire est trs amre, trs sre, trs et trop. Il ny a quun lger got de raisins et de bire qui agonise derrire une nature dfinitivement trop brute. Peut tre une bire pour les puristes ou les connaisseurs (dont je ne fais pas partie), mais pour lapprcier il faut trop souffrir mon avis. Cest la seconde bire belge bien cote que je verse dans lvier en une semaine, soit jai eu la malchance de tomber sur deux bouteilles tournes, soit je ne suis pas fait pour maventurer sur tous les sentiers!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2008
75cl bottle: Pours a lovely translucent dark pink, like blood-orange juice. Slight pink mousse dissipates before you notice it. What a lovely aroma wafts from the glass. An earthy bouquet of mixed berries, possibly grape, but more blueberry and raspberry. Acid followed by classic "horse blanket" with musty wood, and just a hint of cork. Wow, mild for a lambic and amazingly well balanced. A lovely play between dark red berries, cherry, grape, wood, acid twang, and light carbonation. A little sweeter than expected but that plays well with everything thats going on. Long dry, tart finish that leaves just enough fruit on the palate. Very enjoyable. I shared it with some "wine friends" and some "non-drinkers" and it went over very well indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
Cloudy pinkish/red poor very thick looking with alomst zero head. Aromas are earthy, very complexe, rhubarb, red wine vinegar, celery salt, cumin, humidity, pommegranite and dandelions. Very acid and sour yet amazingly balanced for a lambic. Long lasting everything!Once the beer gets to room temperature it becomes slightly sweeter. Flavors are somewhat the same oas the aromas... added sour apples. After the acid /sour explosion i get hints of mixed nuts and ash. What an experience and amazing for its kind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1295) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2008
(tasted at the Cellars after-tasting) Pours cloudy red with a white head. Aroma smells just like the cow barns at a county fair. Basically what Im trying to say is it smells like cow manure. Theres funk there too, but this smells like any other high-end lambic maybe a little stronger. Taste had all of your typical lambic qualities, sour, tart apple, little bit of cherry and thats about it. Lingering sour aftertaste. Not bad, but not my favorite style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle. Thanks to ekstedt. Reddish pink with a light, white head. Smell of gastric acid, grapes, sulphur. Intensely sour, very dry.

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