jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2009
From a bottle poured ahazy straw color with almost no head. Very tart flavor with a lingering aftertaste. austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2009
37,5cl bottle, no date. Hazy golden, no head. Aroma is faint ammonium, strong barnyard sourness and some honey. Peppery, sharply tart flavor with little peach and a pretty clean white wine vinegary finish, extremely dry. Medium bodied, sticky yet smooth palate. Didn’t feel very fresh, as there wasn’t much of that muscat fruitiness. Still it’s a good, dry lambic. Pinball (12145) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 37.5 cl corked and capped bottle from Ølbutikken.
poured a hazy,cloudy,unclear yellow/reddish brown, small head that went away at once.
aroma like a mixture of catlle stables and white wine. aroma here is imo real bad, however it could be simply because it is very powerfully acidic. cork says it was bottled in 2005, so 3-4 years since bottled.i think what puts me off in the aroma is the flavor that resembles me of an infected wound with a patch on it. or animal stables. besides this dominating aroma, i get a strong sour acidic beer aroma which seems okay.
flavor is much better than aroma. probably the most sour i’ve tasted, add white wine, grapefruit, citrus juice. flavor is balanced and deep, but gosh that smell.[3,2,7,3,14]
75cl 2005 vintage from ølbutikken. tasted 2011-09-21 to celebrate my short of 30yr us treasuries at 157.. now - that’s likely a pretty good entry price. cloudy orange, smooth almost creamy white head. sour and tart aroma with notes of fruits, yeast , gapefruit, wood and wine. lovely sour flavor, pretty sour, very clean, besides sour and tart beer also faint notes of wood, yeast, wine, tastes like a tart gueuze with some grape juice blended in. well rounded and complex flavor. [8-4-8-3-16] This bottle so much better than the one i rated a year ago that i’ll put in this bottle’s score. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2009
750ml Bottle (2007 Vintage): Tart aroma of tart fruit, white grapes, apricot, acid, light wood, vinegar, sour patch kids, and some funk. Poured gold/yellow/orange in color with a tiny white head that disappeared immediately. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Some tiny particles. Flavor is very tart. Tastes of tart fruit, white grapes, apple, light wood, light funk, light pineapple, Riesling, and Brett. Light body. Thin, dry texture. Lively carbonation. Tart, white grape, and slight pineapple finish is dry. Delicious. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 75cl bottled in 2007 from Alvinne’s shop. Cloudy yellow straw with small white head, almost still. Aroma is funky, very dirty, slightly grapey, slight grain. Very dirty, surprisingly distinct whiney grape flavor, slightly bitter acidity, very nice all around. Medium, barely carbonated but huge tarness. Dirtier than a typical lambic, interesting grape quality. So sour and drinkable like most cantillons. 8 4 9 3 18 = 4.2
Rerate thanks to Andrew during the First Annual Chicago Sour Tasting.
Slightly amber with small white head. Nice tart aroma with definite grape and a little earthy. Flavor is probably the most sour we have had so far, a little fruity, grape, nice. Medium body with definite pucker. Sour, grapey, oak, so good.
Beer5000 (6483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2009
Bottled @ Horsens beer festival. Hazy, light orange body with a diminishing white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, grape and barnyard. Flavor is really sour and fruity, still very refreshing and pleasant. Typical Cantillon with an aggressive acid finish. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle shared by glid02 at the BSP.
Pours a bright hazy yellow with a small soapy white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.
The aroma is massively funky with lots of wood character throughout. The muscat sweetness only comes through a little bit but the vinegar sourness is dominant. Definitely a little bit of a white wine aroma to it.
The taste dials down the funk slightly and really takes on the character of a white wine. There is a slightly sweet, slightly tart grape presence with a sugary presence underneath that fades into a dry wine-like finish.
The mouthfeel is slightly fizzy but very clean and dry...much like a white wine.
This is one of the more drinkable Cantillon beers I’ve had as the funk is not completely over-the-top in the taste. Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2009
Pours a clear orange/yellow colour with a small size head and good carbonation.
Smell is very vague to me, has sourness there but can’t determine much more.
Taste is a good balance of sour and bitterness with fruits there such as lemon and lime well balanced.
esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2009
Bottled @ St. Urho´s pub, Helsinki. Hay-coloured, light yellow and a bit hazy lambic with no head. The aroma is rich in grapes with a distinctive "vomity" aroma of gueuze. Lovely aroma of grapes is clear in the finish. The flavor is dry , mouthwatering and acidic. It has sour fruitness of grapes and tartness of gueuze. The palate is tart, spritzy and lingering. Liht to medium bodied and very refreshing palate. Just wonderful! BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 7, 2009
2007 bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a spare, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, cheese) with notes of grape and wood. Light bodied, mineral texture, soft carbonation, and a sour finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity, and heavy sourness.