fonefan (48154) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Vintage 2001 @ Chris_o shindig 2007. Hazy with small particles, light yellow color with virtually none head. Aroma is fruity vinegar, sour, refreshing. Flavor is moderate acidic, sour with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watey, carbonation is flat. ;o))
Ungstrup (36935) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My 1000th Belgian rating. Bottled. An unclear orange beer with a thin white head. The aroma is acidic and tart with notes of grapefruit and berries. The flavor is acidic and tart with notes of grapefruit, lactic acid, and sour berries. Nice acidity. Thanks Patrick
joergen (27737) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at One Pint, 2006-vintage.
Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized white ehad.
Fruity and light acidic aroma of of berries with notes of oak and hops.
Acidic flavour of berries with notes of wood.
Tart berryish finish.
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Yellow a bit hazy colour, white big foamy head. Sea buckthornberry and hops + a bit of malt in aroma. Authentic Sea buckthorn flavour. I usually pick some 10+ litres of these berries every year, which kind of hurts on the hands .)
omhper (24797) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottled, thanks oh6gdx!] Cloudy pale yellow, rich airy head. Distinct citric Cantillon aroma with some perfumy soap added. Expectedly dry and vinegary with lively mouthfeel. I have not tasted these berries, but the berry character in this lambic is less evident than the one in Soleil de Minuit. It does however have an additional light fruitiness and a light bitterness.
fiulijn (20298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At One Pint Pub, Helsinki; vintage 2003, 4 years old
Hazy blond color; no head, but a thin foamy collar. Strong aroma, where the Lambic mixes with the persistent aroma of a French creamy cheese. The mouthfeel has probably been softened by the age; there is some round malt flavor, with strong citrusy character (mix of lemon and pink grapefruit), without being extremely sour (for a Cantillon, of course). The final as well is quite round, with a crescendo of astringency. An easy Cantillon; deep and pleasant, as usual.
TBone (17316) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2006 Vintage 2002, bottled 37,5 cl
Hazy orangy yellow, small head. Strong acidy and sour nose: earthy (cork) with barnyard aroma. As to expect: dry. Very carbonated, acidy sour flavor. Fruity, earthy notes are in the background, not much buckthornberry. Fruityness makes this almost enjoyably refreshing. Otherwise quite "ordinary" Cantillon. (7/3/7/3/13 3.3)
Re-rated, made from vintage 2003 lambik, bottled in 2005
Hazy golden, decent head. Sour Cantillon nose. Very sour, much drier than Cantillon Groseille à maquereau sampled just before this. Sea buckthorn is dominating the flavor quite nicely. (7/3/8/4/15 3.7)
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, Jer. Cloudy light orange color with a white head. Ooof. Rubber, plastic, and soda water aromas. Lots of salt, lemon juice, and a touch of grass. The taste isn’t much better and is actually quite watery. Fairly salty and rubbery. At least some decent citric qualities of lemon and kumquat. A touch acetic. Really disappointing.
jtclockwork (16242) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Clark. Pours gold white head. Nose and taste sour lemon, oaky funk, sea buckthorn, horse blanket - medium body.
FatPhil (15826) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 375ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki) 2006 vintage.
Alas I was "tired and emotional" when I had this so my notes are scant. One thing’s clear though - this one’s *sharp*! Fortunately I’m familiar with Sea Buckthorn (’tyrni’), and immediately recognised the berry’s distinctive sharp aroma and sharp taste. The usual Cantillon sharp bretty lambic body supporting it was as good and sharp as ever - a perfect sharp antidote to an overdose of heavy Danish stouts etc. Did I mention how sharp it was? But in absolutely *no* way unpleasant. Cantillon never cease to amaze me!
Rerate: 2004 bottle in 2009 (7-4-8-4-15=3.8)
About as good as you can get without being a pant-wetting "wow". This has aged beautifully and is now full of masses of white pepper that balance the tart sourness brilliantly.