Cantillon Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon
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Ratings: 160 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jaasen64:
4.43/5 rDev +7%
This is the un-blended 2 year Cantillon lambic served on-tap at Lord Hobo for Zwanze Day 2012. 12oz serving in a tulip glass ordered twice and consumed alongside other Cantillons including Zwanze '12. Supposedly this is very rare and we were told not many bars got this even for Zwanze Day.
A- Appears a bright still golden color with hardly any carbonation and absolutely no head. Some faint small carbonation bubbles here and there, but overall hardly any carbonation and absolutely no lacing.
S- Musty, Funky, a little bit of Vinegar. Fairly aromatic and comparable to a nice aged cheese.
T- Musty, funky, some light vinegar, very light acidic sourness on the finish.
M- Medium bodied, easy to drink, not really carbonated but doesn't really take away anything from the taste.
O- I'm very glad I got to try this- not only was it very interesting but it was very good. It was awesome being able to try this alongside other Cantillons. I wouldn't say this was as flavorful as other Cantillons, but it definitely had the unique Cantillon funk that the microorganisms in the brewery creat. For an unblended lambic this was fantastic and practically just as enjoyable as any blended lambic. Overall this was an awesome experience and I would recommend any one to try it as well if they get the chance.
12-02-2012 04:38:01 | More by jaasen64
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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
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
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
06-04-2010 17:45:43 | More by dirtylou
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
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
12-03-2013 07:42:20 | More by vandemonian
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
Cantillon Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
92 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.