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Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
88
very good

604 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 119
Gots: 174 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-24-2002)
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottled November 16, 2009.

The beer pours a clear orange color with a small white head. The aroma is awesome with very tart lemons as well as some oak notes. The flavor is pretty good, but not near as tart or sour as the aroma led me to believe it would be. I get notes of lemons with some oak. The beer is extremely dry. The only real problem I have with the beer is that the body is extremely thin and watery. The carbonation is very low.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 18:38:59 | More by Mora2000
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/28/09

A - Pours a hazy gold, no carb, no head.

S - Barnyard funkiness, citrus, sour apple, pear. Oak.

T - Obviously sour and tart, sour apple, straw, "funk". Nicely balanced and complex.

M - Light bodied with minimal carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing. Dry finish, similar to an oaked white wine.

D - Very nice in small quantities, split this bottle between 5 people and we were all happy with out samples. Had this after dinner at a tapas bar, found it to be a great digestif.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 02:35:24 | More by jsanford
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largadeer

California

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

November 2009 bottling.

Pours into the tulip a clear golden-amber hue. It's completely still and could easily be mistaken for a glass of white wine.

The three years this beer spent in barrels is evident in the aroma. It's woody, musty, dry. It has a fruitiness reminiscent of grapes, green apples and lemon rind, along with a mellow lactic sourness. The oak lends an almost spicy and nutty note that brings to mind walnut shells and cinnamon sticks. Earthy and complex at first, the fruitiness increases as the beer breathes and warms, reminding me faintly of rotting citrus fruit (and I mean that in the best possible way). There's an almost hidden scent of wet hay beneath it all.

It's mouth-watering and fruity on the tongue, like taking a bite out of a tart granny smith apple. Tannic, leathery oak counters the juiciness, lending a strong dryness that creates and interesting dynamic. There's plenty of fruit flavor on display, from tart green grapes to apple cider to lemon flesh and peel. Acidity is strong but at a balance with the other flavors. It isn't harsh in the least, but it's certainly felt over the course of the bottle. The woody, drying, earthy tannins really take hold in the finish, giving me a mild case of cotton mouth. The stillness works wonderfully for the beer, allowing each and every nuance to have a turn on the palate and leaving the flavors lingering for minutes after each sip. Thoroughly enjoyable on the whole, this is an excellent low alcohol sipping beer with a light body but tremendous complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 05:53:04 | More by largadeer
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Dubber55

New York

3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled November 16, 2009

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold/orange with very few bubbles that quickly dissipate. No head, no lacing

S: Smells pretty acidic and sour. Plenty of funky aromas, hay, oak, wild yeast, maybe a little apple cider. Seems to smell a bit vinous as well- like white wine.

T: Up front I get a whole bunch of citrus. Mostly lime, lemon, a bit of grapefruit. In the midpalate, I taste some bready malt, oak, green apples and some leather. This beer is citrusy, tart, sour, acidic. Has a flavor profile similar to a white wine or rose while also reminding me of a gueuze.

M: I would say the mouthfeel is medium. There is no carbonation

D: The Bruocsella Grand Cru is pretty sour/tart/acidic. It begins to wear on my palate. Would not drink it again

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 01:37:21 | More by Dubber55
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

750 capped and corked bottle, bottled 8/28/09, into a Weyerbacher tulip.

A: Bright, slightly cloudy gold body with just the slightest topping of big, transparent bubbles. Essentially still, but it gives off a sense more of tranquility than torpor. Attractive.

S: Tart and funky, with Brett, sour apple, and a bit of mustard. Understated, but enticing.

T: Starts out spicy and mustardy, then some light malt shows up, as well as wild yeast and plenty of sour, funky acidity on the finish. Quite complex, and yet beautifully balanced. I'm a fan.

M: Feels like a nice medium bodied white wine - smooth and luscious, but completely without carbonation. I've never had an unblended Lambic before, so I won't mark it below average, but I'd really like at least a little life to it.

D: It's hard to believe so much flavor can be packed into a 5% beer. I love it, and am having a great time working my way through the whole bottle. The solid tartness just keeps me coming back for more.

Notes: I grabbed this bottle (along with a Rose de Gambrinus and a Kriek) today at the only store I know of in CT that carries more than just the Classic Gueuze (thanks to Hopstoopid120 for the tip!). Wow. I like this way better than Classic Gueuze, and I can't wait to try the others. If only it had some carbonation, as I think that would help its scores in both mouthfeel and aroma. Still, this is a delicious lambic, with a terrific balance between pure sourness and complex flavor.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 02:44:20 | More by woosterbill
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craytonic

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The pour is a hazy golden peach-apricot-straw, completely still.

Smell: Tart and musty, with a nice dose of funk and some golden raisins and concord grape juice. Nice mustiness, but it is more like a dead bottle than a nicely funked-up one.

Taste: Sour and tart, although it seems to be lacking a backbone. It is interesting to try unblended 3 year old lambic, but I feel it would benefit from blending with other barrels and vintages. Strong urea notes, also mushrooms, oak and cheese.

Mouthfeel: Completely flat, which is wonderful and enjoyable (like drinking a glass of wine). The body itself is fairly light.

Drinkability: goes down easily, probably a good thirst quainter on a hot day, right behind a bottle of fantome. Not my favorite Cantillon but that still means it is amazing.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 01:55:52 | More by craytonic
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Pahn

New York

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottled into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden color with a tiny bit of bubbly froth instead of a head. Lack of carbonation is obvious.

Smell: Tart citrus, a vinegary note, very slight cheese note, a subdued funk, and a lot of elusive floral and fruit notes (the only one I could pin down was pear, and even that is more of a suggestion than anything else). The smell is neither faint nor giant; it's there, it adds to the flavor, but it doesn't punch you in the face.

Taste: First sip: this is pretty sour, with--as in the nose--a nice, distinctly funky note that's very subdued. Lots of tart fruit (especially apple). Various savory and fruity flavors. Occasionally tastes quite reminiscent of the pith of a grapefruit (including the lingering flavor of the juicy grapefruit pulp or what wikipedia is telling me to call "endocarp"). Lots of lively things going on, and a very nice overall balance. I don't taste the oak aging--it may be present in the flavor, but I don't recognize its influence (whatever it's done to the beer, it's not the effect I've experienced in various types of oak aged RISs, (D)IPAs, American strong ales, etc).

Mouthfeel: Just a little carbonation (enough for me), with a slick and almost oily feel (my friend referred to the beer as "apple slime," though she liked it). Very puckering and mouthwatering.

Drinkability: Not too much alcohol, tons of flavor, and not even that palate-destroying. Worth splurging on occasionally.

Admittedly, I don't have much experience with lambics, blended or otherwise. I tried the (in my opinion) awful Lindemans fruity offerings early in my beer-drinking life, which soured (thank you) my view of lambics. I've been trying a few wild ales and lambics over the past year, and am really getting a taste for them. I thought this beer was delicious. Lots of flavor, lots of interesting mouthfeel, but nothing too overboard (and a nice, low-for-me ABV). I'm not giving it "Well, I guess it's supposed to taste like that..." 4s, but solid, "These flavors work; I want to drink this again," 4s. I'm not sure I have a developed enough palate to know a 5 in this style when I taste it, but I suppose that's the risk you take when you read unsolicited user reviews.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 08:45:27 | More by Pahn
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quite an intriguing offering, equally difficult, stimulating and rich.

Presentation: 750 ml capped and corked green bottle. Front label simply designed pivoting around a classic Flemish image of a banquet, notes claiming the ultimate lambic authenticity, main description, and organic certificate. Back label offers a brief note from Jean Van Roy - Lambic Brewer - noting the aging process, how this is the only unblended lambic available, alongside assertive serving instructions. Shows bottling date (16 November 2009). Served in a large wine glass.

A - Faintly hazy deep gold to pale amber pour, no head to speak of instead some short lived surface bubbles as a result of the pour. Looks nicely enough, maybe great for the style, but it is not particularly attractive out of the blue either.

S - Rich nose with an acidic fermented fruit sense. Apples, vinegar, white grapes, sour and acidic with a soft earthy touch.

T - Taste follows with strong acidic and sour elements forming the character. It is all rather woven as a solid tart piece, not overtly complex but with a firm and an assertive structure with tart yeasty notes, no evident oak (at least not in any way like I have experienced it in other styles, it would be interesting to have a taste of this without the aging), sour fruity notes with a long earthy feel that weaves itself back to acidic and rich vinegar notes.

M - Light body that feels leaning to a medium side due to the assertive tartness. Minimal to no perceived carbonation. Nice finish with a dry acidic character.

D - Nice offer in small quantities. Unless one has acquired the taste or is in love with such an assertive acidic profile this can be quite the challenge.

Notes: To be fair within style this may need to score much higher. My lack of experience with these offerings alongside what I perceive challenges offered by the brew, with a notion of overall quality made this ratings what they are... Having said that, the brew felt like a rare, and difficult, treat: rather pleasing in small servings but with a marked sour and vinegar character that is a challenge to most palates over the long run. However if one is interested in beer varieties and experiencing a quality unblended lambic this is quite the brew. I guess that outside of its ecosystem this works best shared with beer enthusiasts.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 12:46:19 | More by Daniellobo
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light orange, with little head and no lace. Typical of the style.

S: Hay, straw, barnyard funk.

T: Delicious. Smooth feel. Light citrus with a delicate tartness and present, but mild, acidity. Classic Cantillon funk and amazing flavor. Distinctive and wonderful.

M: Smooth, low carbonation level. Thin, with an acidic finish.

D: Quaffable. Another gem from the world's best brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2010 20:04:44 | More by Huhzubendah
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getkrunkhoe

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes dated 3-28-09

Very Hazy yellow to Orange color in my tulip.
Ar/T -Sour, Bitter, Hops are very faint (which is typical for these "YEAST DRIVEN BEERS"). Lacto, and maybe a bit of Brettanomyces are present. Grassy,earthy notes are there.

Had decent carbonation, faint but "there"
nice acid Mouthfeel (is that considered an oximoron)

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 08:24:33 | More by getkrunkhoe
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at a recent tasting. Beer is yellow and has pretty much no head. There is slight haze.

There is a strong sour aroma -- pretty one note. It smells about what I expected.

I'm not sure why I assumed that an unblended lambic would be more funky than the blended guezes but that's not the case at all. This beer is not tart, there is no sulfur character, not a lot of funk. Drinkability is high. I really enjoy this beer but its not what I expected.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 22:30:12 | More by drabmuh
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gyllstromk

Belgium

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As an unblended lambic, I treat this as a window into the process of the amazing Cantillon brewery, as this is typically used to make the gueuze and fruit lambics. A nice treat!

Pours still, amber, and cloudy. Aromas of tart strawberry, with tropical notes such as pineapple, and notes of light cheese and butter. I believe that the lack of carbonation does not allow the aromas to be fully expressed. Flavor is vinous, with apples and a tropical fruit explosion before the tart finish (though not as tart as the gueuzes of Cantillon or Girardin). The lack of carbonation detracts from the experience, as the bubbles often give the tartness a nice pop. Still, a complex and wonderful beer that stands up to the other Cantillon offerings.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 20:07:03 | More by gyllstromk
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glid02

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with just a few large bubbles on top that quickly recede into a glassy layer. No lacing and only thin legs.

Smells musty and acidic with hints of orange and lemon peels and lighter hints of wheat. As it warms the tart acidic aromas, slightly vinegar-like, intensify.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Nondescript malt flavors up front segue quickly into tartness on top of tartness. Again, hints of lemon and orange peel are distinguishable however the tartness is overarching. Midway through the sip a good deal of mustiness pervades, like not quite dry hay. The ending is crisp and, yes, tart.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a slick mouthfeel with very light carbonation.

Drinkability is alright. I finished my glass however it won't be easy to have another.

Overall I'm glad I finally get to taste an unblended lambic however now I see why they're normally blended. This is a very well made beer but it lacks a bit of complexity normally found by adding and augmenting one beer with another. Still, very well worth a shot if for nothing but education.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 22:37:31 | More by glid02
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jessup

New Jersey

4.93/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this is my first review.
Bottled august 28 2009. opened way too soon but just could not wait a year or (gulp) 2.

pours a very peach colored beverage w/ zero carbonation as noted in many other reviews. this must be due to the fact it's not blended?!

beer was cold at first and was way tart and not enjoyable; just crippled your taste buds with acidity and did not stike any notable flavors. after it wormed up a bit (as recommended) it was a blend of different sour apple, dry oaky strawberry in a tangerine zest. peach tangerine is the best way to describe the color and flavor together. sour and flavorful. easy to drink after the first 6 oz of warming your toungue to the taste of the overwhelming acidic balance.

solid beer that keeps me sipping away. it's more dry and flavorful than any wine, but far more than just a beer. perfect for what cantillon is.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 04:37:12 | More by jessup
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Jmoore50

Nevada

3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was my first run with Cantillon.

The appearance is like liquid straw, an incredible golden color that has a deeper, darker center. This beer is still, like other reviews have pointed out. There is no head or lacing or any foamy bubbles whatsoever. This does have a leg on it that just coats the glass with oil. When poured, the bubbles in the brew fight their hardest to make it to the top. The final gravity on this must have been high because this thing is thick.

The smell is a light funk, green apples and lots of oak. There is a mild cheese smell as well.

The taste is cheesy funk, sweet green apples, molded oak, lemon grass, and a bit of earth. There are other funky rotten tastes that are very faint, but very good.

The brew is hard to drink because it is still. I know that this is a true unblended lambic, but I need some carbonation. I feel with a little fizz this thing could of been way better. It has an oily mouthfeel, and the funky tart flavors are just mild to other lambics I have had. Towards the end of the bottle I was drinking it pretty fast, but it took me a while to get used to.

J

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 22:46:23 | More by Jmoore50
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottled in 2005.

Pours a crystal clear orange yellow color with virtually no head at all despite a vigorous pour.

Nose is full of lactic wild yeast and some slight lemon zest. Alot of wood in the nose also.

Totally flat. The flavor is good with alot of funk and clear lactic wild yeast. However, the total lack of carbonation makes this difficult to enjoy. I understand that that can be fairly common for an unblended lambic, but it still sucks.

Mouthfeel is good as far as viscosity, but totally flat, so hard to give this one any good marks here.

Drinkability would probably be decent if it had some bubbles, haha.

Overall, seems like it could be a good lambic, and tastes pretty good, just dead flat, which i really don't enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 02:39:15 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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nickd717

California

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First unblended lambic! Bought it at the Cantillon Brewery in Brussels and shared it at a BeerAdvocate tasting. Brewed in 2006 and bottled in 2009.

Clear golden color, mostly still, but some large bubbles form after an aggressive pour. Looks almost like a cask ale in a way. Some lacing is present as the beer is swirled around in the glass.

Aroma is tart, funky, and bretty. Green apples and other light fruit notes as well as wood are noticeable.

Flavor is bretty and woody with some funk. Some apple juice notes. Very tasty beer with a hint of sweetness to balance the sourness.

The beer is pretty flat, as intended, and this works very well. Really don't miss the carbonation on this one. Dry and sour on the palate with tartness lasting.

Drinkability is high. I could down this much more easily than your typical sour beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 00:11:40 | More by nickd717
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ccrida

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, 6 Sept 2008 bottle date. Poured into my Supra tumbler, Cantillon's Grand Cru is a murky dirty gold with no head, very light carbonation, some bubbles on the side of the glass, but still - as expected for the style, of course!

Smell is sweet, almost cider like, unusual for a lambic, with a bit of sweet baby diaper providing the funk.

Taste is more in line with what I was expecting, but still not very funky, with only a mild acidity, but nice chalkiness. Approachable lambic, but I prefer more complexity and intense sourness.

Mouthfeel is slick and dry, with a light pucker.

Drinkability is very easy, due to the lack of funk I prefer. An elegant lambic, but not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 00:17:30 | More by ccrida
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organicbrewer

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-No bubbles or carbonation. Completely still. Slightly hazy gold. Fine for an unblended lambic.

S-Slight oak with stomach acid funk.

T-Slightly sour with a good bit of funk. Some wheat but mostly acid (not vinegar). No hops.

M-Dry. No carbonation. Bubbles would make each sip easier but this is an unblended lambic.

D-Good beer, though a little strange. Is this my favorite lambic or even my favorite cantillon? No. Is it good and at least worth a try? Yes

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 01:39:32 | More by organicbrewer
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to botham for sharing this bottle with us last night at the big Dave & Joe BBQ. Served in a taster glass.

A - Well, it looks like unblended lambic - a few big bubbles after a hard pour, over a slightly hazed apricot orange body.

S - This is one funky brew! Must, horse, old barn, and all the associated Cantillon odors, with some light tart notes and a touch of vinegar. Very potent nose!

T - The taste is a big disappointment after the sensory assault of the aroma. Slight sourness, a touch of graham cracker sweetness, and horsey funk. Not bad, but a little lacking in the depth department compared to other Cantillon offerings.

M - Obviously low carbonation, dry finish, light medium body. It's a pretty standard unblended lambic mouthfeel.

D - This is very drinkable, although mostly because of the very mild taste. I'd have preferred things the other way around (huge flavor, lower drinkability) as there are lots of less expensive session brews to be had out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 19:56:30 | More by MasterSki
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botham

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2007 vintage bottle poured into a belgian glass. pours a rich light amber/orange with a loos rim of head that leaves no retention or lacing.

aroma is of distinct funk with a light vinous sour note in the background. a subtle fruit note in the background from the yeast keeps it honest, while the funk gets a bit more pronounced as it warms. very crisp and well put together in the nose.

taste is more of the same with a subtle vinous sour note and mellow undertones of funk. a light yeasty note forms a bsae for the funk and sour. overall pretty mellow when compared to other cantillons, with a wonderfully funky profile.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a light tartness and a subtle soft sour note in the background that gives way to lingering tartness after the fact.

drinkability is great. supremely drinkable and just mellow enough to bring the funk without getting overdone or bland. excellent offering from Cantillon. cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 17:59:25 | More by botham
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brdc

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 2006, large corked bottle, poured into a Cantillon glass.

Special one for me as it marks the completion of my task for the 103 styles.
Hazy orange, minimal carbonation, the thin bubbly head is barely present.
The aroma is an assault, as I pop the cork, the barnyard, musty smell literally fills the room. No need to stick my nose into the glass, but I do it anyway. Sour, acidic, woody and funky notes are clearly present.
Refreshing, light bodied, with a fruity and yeasty taste; woody, acidic, and very funky, even cheesy at times.
A very nice lambic, and a fun beer to complete my journey to try all listed 103 styles.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 07:39:03 | More by brdc
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Halcyondays

California

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, '07 Vintage,

A: Pours a lightly hazy orange, with a real small head, fair retention.

S: Lactic funk, apples, wet wool.

T: Sour apple cider, lemon juice, acetic acid make up the main flavour, with a smattering of wheat malt. Nice enough, but not wowing.

M: On the thin side, dry, light-bodied, low carbonation, moderately acidic.

D: A nice beer from Cantillon, I can't say I was terribly impressed since I hold Cantillon in such high regard, but I'm glad I finally got to try another one of their beers.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2009 17:53:52 | More by Halcyondays
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with golden yellow hues when held to a light source and an almost non existent thin bubbly head that dissapears immediately.

Vinegary earthy oak aroma with lots of lactic horse blanket funk. Subtle light fruit notes compliment the strong earthy oak notes.

Medium slightly puckering body that isn't too acidic. Nice tart lactic barnyard horseblanket funk. Light and fairly easy drinking with not as much of a puckering tart mouthfell than I expected or wanted. Dry finish.

Light crisp fruit notes. Cherry, grape, apple pear, etc. Sour lactic funky. Not nearly tart enough but still puckering without being very acidic. More vinegary than anything else with a lot of oak/vanilla.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 03:34:42 | More by corby112
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Kemmerlin

Colorado

2.58/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: dark gold with faint haze and absolutely no head or lacing.
S: sour apple and some cooking wine/vinegar smell
T: it has dramatic sour apple taste and a mellow vinegar flavor that is striking on the tongue. I can't say I'm a fan of this style.
M/D: astringent dry feel like cooking wine and really thin. The drinkability is difficult do to the poor taste and astringent feel.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 23:28:16 | More by Kemmerlin
Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru from Brasserie Cantillon
88 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.