FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Original bottel-thanks to Jacob Lövenlund:-) pours red with a nice pink head. Taste and aroma of sweet cherry and grapes. Really soft with nice sour notes. traPISSED (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2010
75cl Bottle at home vintage circa 2000. This was one of the bottles sourced by Phil. This was one of the last batches to be made according to the origional Moriau recipie and hence had no label but the traditional dash of red paint on the bottle. Upon opening, the cork came out with no pop or hiss (I had another bottle that was carbonated) suggesting that there was going to be no carbonation. The appearance was a ruby red liquid that that produced no head even with an aggressive pour. The aroma however was fantastic and reminded me and my friend of the base cantillon kriek, plenty of cherry and wood with a bit of funk. The palate was still and somewhat thin in texture. The taste was fantastic and very balanced. This was not an overly sour lambic and again reminded me of the base Cantillon Kriek but without the sour kick and a more subdued level of funk. This was probably due to the age but I still found it to be excellent and still full of character.
75cl Bottle at home vintage 1983. This bottle was sampled after the first and actually had more carbonation but not much more. It differed by having a much less prominent cherry profile and a more golden/light tan apperance. The flavour reminded me of the younger bottle but had developed the port like flavours you should expect from a beer of this age. Still excellent but I preffered the younger version.