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Cantillon Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Lambic
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 40
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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: TheLongBeachBum on 12-30-2002)
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adrienne

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

08-31-2013 14:08:37 | More by TT--Cashout
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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North Carolina

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New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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phingdong

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Duesler

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Quackus

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Moeder Lambic, in Brussels.

Cantillon Lambic has a honey hue and is topped with a pillow - no, strike that, a mattress - of white head. Its complexion is clear but the tone is significantly dulled by haze. There's nothing really in the appearance to indicate what an unusual and unique style of beer this is.

To modern mainstream drinkers, Lambic will smell as if quality control has not been invented yet. It is overtly sour and funky, with a vinegar-like tang and an earthy mustiness like that you'd find in a barnyard. Cantillon's personifies all these "unique" qualities unapologetically.

The tartness of the flavour, however, is somewhat dialed down on the palate by a crisp straw-like and lightly honeyed maltiness as well as minor hints of marmalade. It can be difficult to get a good grasp on the flavour, not only because it's so distinct from other beers but also because the mouth dries up almost instantly.

Despite the unyielding persistence of foam atop, the beer is entirely flat. This is no surprise since it's served from cask (and hence the only carbonation mustered comes from gravity). This sample is also rather on the warm side (again, no surprise given it's July). Combined, these factors allow the acidic tartness to invade and conquer the aftertaste unencumbered.

Unblended lambics have no smooth edges. They can typically be summed up in three words: funk, funk, and funk. Both literally and figuratively they lack the 'pop' of Gueuzes and instead really narrow in on those aspects of the style that most resemble, as Martyn Cornell has put it, "a rugby team changing-room after a tough match on a hot day". Sound appealing? Strangely, it is!

Serving type: cask

08-02-2013 16:15:29 | More by biegaman
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prisdefer

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-01-2013 19:40:47 | More by prisdefer
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-30-2013 20:35:27 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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jbuddle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-30-2013 13:18:58 | More by jbuddle
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gamanley

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-24-2013 21:55:57 | More by gamanley
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

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Illinois

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dantezeull

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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fultonj

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6oz pour out of an unlabeled bottle at Brasserie Cantillon at the conclusion of the brewery tour. Poured into a Cantillon taster glass 7/3/2014.

App- Hazy dark orange body, minimal white head, no lacing. Looks very placid.

Smell- Funky, lemon zest, orange, more funk, horse blanket and hay. Strong nose and very interesting. It smells an awful lot like the brewery itself!

Flavour- Lemon zest, oak, horse blanket, hay, straw, earth. Good amount of vinegar acidity, perhaps 6/10. Just about what I expected after the brewery tour, smelling and nearly tasting the air.

Mouthfeel- Low carbonation, a bit flat. Makes sense why they blend young and old lambic to make geuezes. Dry, acidic yet refreshing.

Overall- Interesting. It seems to basically be Bruocsella Grand Cru, but more raw and with a bit more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 22:10:05 | More by Stevedore
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jlisuk

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-26-2013 23:37:19 | More by jlisuk
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-23-2013 01:19:37 | More by KeKeKumba
Cantillon Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
92 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.