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

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RATINGS: 1061   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Delicious, but not my favourite Cantillon. The burgundy barrels seem to even out the flavor more than I want them to be evened. I prefer very sour and funky lambics, and this just didn’t quite do it.


4.6
beton (678) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane, rocznik 2014. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu. Genialne!

3.5
koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2017
From notes. Pour at Zwanze Day 2017 at Jolly Pumpkin on September 23. The pour is a darker reddish pink with a thick and pillowy light pink head with a nice clarity and a good lacing as it falls down to a collar. The aroma is full of grapes up front. There is a light oakiness to it and a hint of sweeter wine. There is something that’s really bland about this. The oak is nice, and the grapes are light. The flavor is a little better. There is more of a wine character with a light grape and a funky oak and light barnyard. This is pretty interesting. The mouth feel is light and brightly carbonated with a lingering heavy oaked wine grape with a lasting funk. This is surprising. 6 4 7 4 14

4
superspak (5871) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2017
5800th review! 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/14/2016. Listed at 7% on the label. Cork was wet under the cap, and almost fell apart removing it. Pours lightly hazy ruby reddish orange/pink/purple color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart plum, apricot, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, red grape, fruit skin, lemon, lime, green apple, grapefruit, hay, straw, grass, cork, wood, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, vanilla, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of complexity of fruity/funky/fairly acidic yeast, red grapes, pale malt, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart plum, apricot, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, red grape, fruit skin, lemon, lime, green apple, grapefruit, hay, straw, grass, cork, wood, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, vanilla, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness; light fruit tang and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart plum, apricot, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, red grape, fruit skin, lemon, lime, green apple, grapefruit, hay, straw, grass, cork, wood, wheat, cracker, light leather/funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/fairly acidic yeast, red grapes, pale malt, and oak barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy/tannic fruit/oak. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, fairly crisp, and acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an excellent fruit lambic. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/fairly acidic yeast, red grapes, pale malt, and oak barrel flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly lactic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Well rounded Brett complexity and solid Lacto presence. Perfectly balanced between grapes, oak, and malts. Was expecting way more out of this. Not as much depth in funky complexity, and not as jammy/vinous on fruit character as I wanted. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example otherwise.

3.8
ebone1988 (2070) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Sample at Zwanze 2017, Jolly Pumpkin. Aroma is grape, funk, wood, wine, juicy, excellent. Appearance is red, light pink head, clear. Taste is grape, wine, wood, funk, great. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, grape wine wood aftertaste. Overall, lovely.

4.1
Jow (4028) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Tap zwanze brighter cranberry pour. Nose is acidic berry and wine. Tastes of zin, strawberry, basement floor, cobwebs, lemons and light vinegar. Very good tart and interesting.

3.7
ippopotamo36 (2495) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle @Pork 'n' Roll (Rome), thanks Mark for sharing. Red ruby kind of pour, close to a dark rosee wine. Low foam with reddish highlights. Nose offers vinous notes, resinous aroma. Mouth is typical Cantillon, elegant, wine spritz.

4.5
Batavi (395) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2017
Fles gekocht via speciaalbierpakket.nl, uitgeschonken in een Cantillon tasting glas. Mooie amber donkerrode kleur, met een kleine bruisende roze schuimkraag die snel wegtrekt. Het aroma is vineus en aards, vol rode druiven, rode wijn, port, eikenhout, maar ook de typische paardendeken, leer, oude kelder en boerderij aroma’s zitten erin, heel complex! Het smaakpallet is uiteraard zuur, maar wel erg mooi in balans. De toegevoegde rode druiven geven deze Fruit Lambik een buitengewoon vineus karakter, ook liefhebbers van rode wijn zullen dit kunnen waarderen. Verdere smaken zijn zeer complex en in balans. Lambik farmyard, leder, kelder, eikenhout, alle rustieke smaken zitten erin. De carbonatie is medium, met een lange afdronk van hout en Merlot wijn. Ja, dit is de mooiste Cantillon voor mij tot nu toe, een prachtige balans en complexiteit, zowel in aroma als smaak. Inderdaad het beste van twee werelden, een mooi produkt.

4.2
jinroh (2122) - ESTONIA - AUG 26, 2017
Pours dark red, some lacings. Nose has tartness, red wine complexity and lots of sour berries, red currants maybe. Taste is also definitely sour but balanced with oak, pure fruit and grape flavors. Bitterness there but only just for balance. Dries your mouth with lots of tannins, lingers and leaves you wanting for more.

5
MeadGuide98 (11) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2017
My favorite Cantillon I’ve had to date, though I think it’s important to note that I’m typically a red wine drinker. Best of both worlds, Lambic and Merlot. A beautiful nose and an even better finish.

4.6
leigh0024 (22) - - AUG 19, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 Tap at brewski. Had to have a second. Sours don't get much better. Light funk, sour, dark fruits light, refreshing, tart and bloody delicious.


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