Cantillon Lambic D'Haute Densité | Brasserie Cantillon

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3.57/5
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87 Ratings
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Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
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Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Huhzubendah on 06-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,400
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
87
pDev:
17.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 14
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3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvillefan
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour at the brewery. They told me it is exactly the same as the regular, but they simply boil off more liquid to get this to the max ABV for the yeast. You'd expect a 9.5% version of a normally 5% beer to be more powerful in most ways, but that simply isn't true here. My first thought was that is wasn't as acidic as most Cantillon beers. Also, the funk is subdued. In some ways it is well rounded, with some oxidised sherry flavors mixing in. Probably most surprising, there is no alcohol on this at all. I could never have guessed it was nearly double the normal ABV. I get why some folks have given this a lower rating, as it probably wasn't what they were looking for in a Cantillon beer. However, taken on its own, it is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of WormGod
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blisscent
4.77/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AGust82
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamFuel
4.49/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at the brewery.

Pours a murky reddish orange.

Smell is powerful, with some grape fruit and quite a bit of cloudberry. Smell is more perfumey than sours usually are.

Taste is massive, with the grape fruit and cloudberries joined by oak, and some earthy bitterness. Finish is long and dry.

Mouthfeel is medium, thicker than other Cantillons.

Overall, a bit of an odd bird for Cantillon. Tastes like almost nothing else I've had, but I really, really liked it.

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Photo of unclekeith
4.51/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xtonytx
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beersnake1
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured warm from bottle at the brewery. Color is dark orange, a bit murky. Nose is funk, grape peel, and some lemon. Taste is crazy. Getting grapefruit - like taking a bit off of one directly from the tree. Orange peel, huge bitter presence, skunk. I actually like the boldness and complexity on this one. Mouthfeel is very dry and funky.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber brownish color with some big bubbles. Really pungent old wood barrel on the aroma, dusty and musty. Taste follows with the dusty wood and earthy bitterness. A bit of acidity but it's more astringent, not sour. Flat, medium body.

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Photo of Dactrius
2.84/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Photo of tobelerone
4.11/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxOhle
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spoda1983
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chippo33
4.4/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this Cantillon Lambic d'Haute Densite at the Cantillon Brewery. Unique, boozy, flat and absolutely phenomenal, my favorite of all the Cantillon brews I tried that day.

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Cantillon Lambic D'Haute Densité from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 87 ratings