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Cantillon Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Lambic
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

161 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 41
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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10-16-2013 21:22:32 | More by edhizdeid
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

Notes from Cantilon Brewery. Served from a ceramic jug into a sherry glass. Room temp.

A-Cloufy golden/orange with no head or lacing.

S-Some lemon and orange with that Cantillon funk. Some hay and earthy aromas.

T-Lemon and grass. Earthy citrus with a bitter lemon peel finish.

M-Smooth, dry, flat. Room temp is perfect. I think I'd dislike it if it was cold.

O-Nice treat to be able to try it at the brewery. Good, but not the best of their offerings by any means.

10-09-2013 18:10:54 | More by Seanniek91
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

09-15-2013 02:48:53 | More by Pecan
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adrienne

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

09-09-2013 12:40:42 | More by adrienne
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Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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volta

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%

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!

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

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Cantillon Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
92 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.