Bourgogne Lambic
Brasserie Cantillon

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Belgian Lambic
4.35 | pDev: 8.28%
Brasserie Cantillon
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Unblended lambic aged 2 years in a white wine barrel from Nuits-Saint-Georges in Bourgogne.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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MasterSki from Canada

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle generously shared by LeDunt. Thanks bro! The 2005 and only vintage. Served in a tulip.

A - A dime of white foam quickly sizzles to nothing. Transparent golden peach body.

S - Lots of vinous flavors, and a surprising amount of dry oak character for an authentic lambic; slightly spicy actually. There's an aged quality to this, but nowhere near the same level of oxidation as the Tyrnilambic. Fairly acidic, with a good dose of lemon, grape skin, underripe peach, and lactic flavors.

T - The taste is very acidic and sour, with a heavy vinous quality to it. Oak is more restrained here, with tart stone fruits, lemon, and white wine vinegar dominating the palate. Very light levels of funk and earthiness and more bright and fresh than the aroma.

M - Medium bodied, with fairly low carbonation. Dry and oaky finish, with lingering pucker and acidity.

D - Seems to be trending towards very acidic, although the aged quality blunts a bit of the sourness. I tend to prefer 3F lambic and gueuze to Cantillon, but this eschews the mineral quality of Cantillon that I'm ambivalent toward. The vinous character is evocative of Jean Chris Nomad, but I liked this more.

Aug 14, 2013
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joel66 from New York

4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Unlabeled 750ml bottle poured into a cantillon taster.

Certainly never thought id have an opportunity to try this Ghost. I have to say, the hype left me slightly underwhelmed

Poured an yellowish orange color with very little carb.

Nose was heavy on the oak, lactic acid and citrus

Flavor was pretty complex. Heavy oak presence with a nice mixture of lemon juice/peel and white wine and white wine barrels. Suttle presence of fruit on the finish.

Overall this had a very nice dry mouthfeel and was a great experience to be had. However, I would not seek this one out simply due to its difficulty

Aug 01, 2013
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Sean9689 from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, unlabeled, 2005 cork.

Pours a burnt orange color, some bubbles here and there, but basically flat. Smells very sour, citrus, oak, acetic. Tastes sour...but definitely one of the best unblended lambics I’ve ever had. The age has done well for this beer. Some oak, funk, citrus...I don’t get much wine barrel. Light body, no carbonation on the mouthfeel, tart puckering finish.

Overall, really pumped to have had this beer. Very sour and an amazing unblended lambic. Not one of my favorites from the tasting, but a great beer nonetheless.

Jul 14, 2013
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tpd975 from Florida

4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Mark Nolan for this one. One of the rare ones I had always wanted to try.

Pours a nice light yellowish golden with a white head. Head is fizzy and quick to disappear.

Wonderful funky earthy aromas. Lot's of barnyard. Horse blanket and hay with light summer fruits.

Tasty as hell. Same earthy notes as I picked up in the nose. Horse blanket and hay. Mildly citric with a bit of acidic sting. Subtle grapes with notes of leather and a touch of wood.

Medium in body, light zippy carbonation damn damn enjoyable.

Jun 01, 2011
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grub from Canada

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

lantern corps beer summit 2010 - day 2, oct 9/2010. xmarcnolanx contributed this one. thanks marc!

750ml corked and capped bottle. this one is apparently an unblended lambic aged 2 years in a white wine barrel from Nuits-Saint-Georges in Bourgogne.

pours slighly hazy dark gold. no head or lace.

aroma is great. at first glance it reminds me of the don quixote, but a bit more vinous. fruity and lemony. earthy and woody. malt vinegar. dark fruit. bit of feet.

taste is great. much like the aroma, but with way less feet. lemon. cider and malt vinegar, but pretty balanced. horse blanket and leather. earthy and woody. nice vinous character. fruity. bit of dark fruit. better depth and more restrained acidity than in don quixote.

mouthfeel is great. just over medium body with a super dry finish. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is great. great depth and balance. well balanced acidity.

Feb 04, 2011
Bourgogne Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 17 ratings