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Cantillon Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Lambic
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 41
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-30-2002)
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Reviews by ark57:
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4.7/5  rDev +13.5%

I was quite happy to find this at Monk's not too long ago. I'm npot sure how many more chances I'll have to sample this, so I made sure I savored a few.

It was a hazy golden color with no head and no carbonation. The aroma is musty with some floral and citrus notes.

The body was light, but it has more mouthfeel than expected. It tastes of fresh lemon peal, honey, and of course barnyard. It finishes very clean for a sour beer and it leaves you with just enough to always want more. I don't feel it is as agressive as other Cantillon beers, but it is still fantastic. A wonderfully complex beer that I would enjoy any time, but I think it goes especially well at the begining of a meal.

07-02-2005 05:41:12 | More by ark57
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-01-2012 18:22:40 | More by bishopdc0
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-06-2013 03:48:06 | More by chickenm
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

08-25-2013 12:18:53 | More by jalexy
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4.38/5  rDev +5.8%

On tap at Monk's in the back bar. The beer poured a hazy golden color with no carbonation into a tall flute glass.The aroma gives you citrus and a bit of farmy funk that you would expect from Cantillon beers. The taste is a very citrusy, barnyard mix that is enjoyable to the mouth and tastebuds. This is enjoyable for a sour beer as I found myself looking for another and another as it is drinkable.

02-12-2006 13:53:42 | More by ggaughan
Photo of SpeedwayJim

New York

3.95/5  rDev -4.6%

Cantillon Single Barrel Lambic served at Armsby Abbey. Into a Cantillon flute. Reviewed from notes.

Beer is clear and golden with a .5 finger white head with little retention. No lace. Average for the style.

Nose is lemon rind, citrus tartness, mild hay, barnyard funk. Light, crisp, and aromatic. Nice.

Opens soft pineapple, peach, apricot, and lemon tartness. Woody towards the end with funky notes of cobwebs, hay and wet wood. Tart finish and aftertaste. Very soft. Super drinkable with good complexity.

Light bodied with high carbonation. Spritzy and lively in the mouth with a dry finish and puckering aftertaste. Incredible feel on this one.

A decent beer with nice complexity and an incredible mouthfeel. I can see where the Cantillon magic stems from. Definitely worth seeking out on tap.

09-03-2012 01:38:48 | More by SpeedwayJim
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4.33/5  rDev +4.6%

on-cask at the brewery, consumed while waiting out some rain

reviewed from brief notes

appearance: served in cantillon wine glass, hazy straw body, light beige ring, low carbonation

smell: really raw, funky, oak, white wine

taste: one of the funkier cantillons on our visit - a completely raw unblended lambic on cask for 2 euros - give me a break. this lambic has a nice must to it with lots of barnyard funk, hay, sour lemon, and grassy characteristics.

mouthfeel: no carbonation as expected, nice tartness

drinkability: good

06-04-2010 17:45:43 | More by dirtylou
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4.6/5  rDev +11.1%

vintage 98 aged 3 years and kegged in 2001. poured from a 1/2 barrel i think, filled into a growler, and served an hour later. i had this on tap as well before growler filling. taste is the same. MASSIVE thanks to brent from stlhops.com for bringing this!

pours a vibrant ruby orange. no head at all, a few bubbles on the sides.

light lemon with light sour tones. very light funk.

nice light lemon flavor through out with a strong lemon finish. the funk starts at the beginning but quickly disappears. this is mainly lemon through out with very little other sour flavors except some light grape and apple at the very end.

very light and easy. virtually NO carbonation at all. body feels a bit thin.

this is painfully easy to drink and insanely delicious. very refreshing through out and no overly anything.

06-20-2010 00:44:53 | More by hooliganlife
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-05-2014 04:49:22 | More by Leftofthedial
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-10-2012 11:57:49 | More by hanlonrn
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-18-2013 11:18:14 | More by Ajlvt
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-26-2013 23:37:19 | More by jlisuk
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-01-2012 12:49:59 | More by jsilva
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-01-2013 11:00:14 | More by ManforallSaisons
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-09-2013 02:58:45 | More by stampfler07
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-15-2014 17:22:25 | More by Moses_Malone
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3.78/5  rDev -8.7%

I had this at Churchkey on Zwanze day 2012. It was on draft and was referred to as "Cantillon unblended 2 year". It was a sour lambic with lots of unusual, funky flavours. As one would expect for the style, it was a little out of control.

A: No head. Yellow. 3.5

S: Sour. Slight rotten apple smell. Some sweetness 3.5

T: Sour with a slight blue cheese flavour in the finish. Super interesting. Vomit finish. I enjoyed it though. 4

M: Flat. 3

O: 4

12-03-2013 07:42:20 | More by vandemonian
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-08-2013 04:28:01 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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4.33/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured on tap into a tumbler at Churchkey as part of Zwanze day 2012. From notes, 2 year unblended.

Ok I am sure I am going to get some hatred on this one, but I have to be honest with myself here from all the Cantillon fanboys (and ladies). I know of course lambics can come out without any head, that's fine. That's not my issue with appearance on this. My issue is this looks in the glass like a urine sample. Golden urine yellow, the odd tiny bubble creeps up or sticks to the glass, and clear. I am sorry gang this doesn't look appetizing appearance wise, that's just me. Let's get to the more enjoyable parts of this now shall we.

Bouquet has a real nice brine salt character, and mixture of classic funk notes. Lemon tang punches in nicely also.

Palate hits with a real big almost thick vinegar body. Somewhere between white wine and rice vinegar acid, chewy and dense. Finish hits with a real hint of strangely faint sweetness slightly masking over the sourness. Heavily earthy and lots of soil dirt in the mid palate, also bringing much of the classic lemon sensing nose to taste.

Overall it's a solid lambic, even if it doesn't look like something I would want to drink.

12-02-2012 14:10:43 | More by smakawhat
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-22-2013 02:34:12 | More by JohnQVD
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-15-2014 00:11:48 | More by DrBier
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-07-2013 16:20:40 | More by montrealbcr89
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-02-2012 17:56:33 | More by HopsHopenstein
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-20-2013 22:25:22 | More by BGsWo22
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

09-11-2012 21:02:53 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Cantillon Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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