Cantillon Lambic D'Haute Densité | Brasserie Cantillon

BA SCORE
3.55/5
81 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Huhzubendah on 06-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,226
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
81
pDev:
17.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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4.51/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

~4-6 oz. pour at Brasserie Cantillon. October 2012. Review from notes. After conversing with Jean for a couple hours, he disappeared to get "something very special." I was intrigued, to say the least.

The beer is a bit darker than the standard lambic. A few bubbles, but the beer is essentially still. The nose brings grape skins, musky funk, white wine, oak, light floral notes, earthy scents, mushrooms.

When Jean brought this to me, he did not tell me what was in the glass. I sniffed and savored for approximately a half hour before finally succumbing to curiosity. Me: "I’ve never had this before." Jean: "I know" He then explained the lambic and the process by which it came to be.

Alcohol content was masked so elegantly, I had no idea this weighed in at 9.7% abv. This drinks like an elegant French wine paired with all that is fabulous about Cantillon, what an experience. This was perhaps the highlight of my trip to Belgium.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of JamFuel
4.49/5  rDev +26.5%
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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4.4/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Beersnake1
4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
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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4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TampaRainman
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Cantillon Lambic D'Haute Densité from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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