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First Cantillon

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by CerealKillerKP, Sep 14, 2012.

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  1. CerealKillerKP

    CerealKillerKP Initiate (0) May 24, 2009 Kentucky

    After reading about Cantillon for months on here I finally got to try one!! Extremely sour, funky, and a bit musty. This is a 2011 so the cherries are still really evident. It's so much better than the other sours I've had (Lindeman's and Boon). I owe a big thank you to an awesome BA for hookin' me up with this bottle.

    Anyway, I figure most of you vets have fond memories of your first "Loon" so let's hear 'em! Post away :sunglasses:

  2. canucklehead

    canucklehead Poo-Bah (2,464) Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

    We got Cantillon in BC about 7 years ago and it really changed the way I saw lambics ( less sugar , way more funky). I loved the way it made your stomach ache a bit from the acid bite.
  3. kansascitytrader

    kansascitytrader Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2011 Kansas

    well, now you're fucked...
  4. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    Is that a frosted mug . . .
  5. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (152) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Is that a frosted 32oz mug.... my man!
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  6. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Ah, memories...

    I remember my first - poured into a frozen beer mug, err... wait a minute...

    Enjoy that!:slight_smile:
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  7. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Your current avatar is shockingly appropriate.
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  8. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    da fuck dude, da fuck.
  9. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    please tell me you covered that with whip cream.
  10. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Meyvn (1,165) Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    That 2011 Kriek is crazy good. I personally like my krieks bursting with cherry flavor, so that one hits the spot.
  11. cmac1705

    cmac1705 Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 Florida

    please tell me you opened the bottle with your teeth
  12. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    /snarky mug comment

    My first Cantillon was a Classic Gueuze given to me from match1112. It was delicious, and it inspired an extremely expensive habit.
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  13. SmellsLikePoor

    SmellsLikePoor Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2011 West Virginia

    Somebody please tell me that this is cruel joke... Not only is that a frosted mug, but it's also dirty.
  14. CerealKillerKP

    CerealKillerKP Initiate (0) May 24, 2009 Kentucky

    My thoughts exactly! The only beer I've had that comes close to it so far is Boon Kriek Mariage Parfait, but that ones no where near as nuanced as Cantillon. Much cheaper though.
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  15. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Meyvn (1,165) Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    This f*ckin' guy...
  16. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    Its all part of the learning experience. I recoiled as well but from now on after the majority of the people here rail him he'll know to use different glasses for different beers. One way or another Advocacy will rear its head.

    My first loon was Dark Lord Day this year and it was a 05 LP kriek. Loved every sip of it.
  17. hefehead12

    hefehead12 Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2010 North Carolina

    i drank my first loon straight out of the bottle...i dont see what the big deal about the mug is
  18. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    Check your draws...
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  19. CerealKillerKP

    CerealKillerKP Initiate (0) May 24, 2009 Kentucky

    Being a poor smelly dude, I guess you would know about things being dirty. :slight_smile:
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  20. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Man comes on here all excited about getting to try a beer that you put in his mind, gushes about BA generosity, just wants to share the happiness and hear some stories while he sips his treasure...
    and you fucks bust his nuts about his choice of glassware.

    Drink up friend. I hope you enjoy what you've got
  21. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    My first was a Rose out of the cooler at Hopleaf. It was pretty good.
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  22. ezperkins2

    ezperkins2 Aspirant (298) Jan 3, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Enjoy it and say good bye to your bank account.
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  23. kansascitytrader

    kansascitytrader Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2011 Kansas

    Boom! Roasted his ass!

    Like Shagtastic said, its part of the learning curve. Id rather be drinking a loon out of a frosted mug than WISHING I could drink a loon out of proper glasswear. Enjoy.
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  24. CerealKillerKP

    CerealKillerKP Initiate (0) May 24, 2009 Kentucky

    Sorry but I don't think people "railing" me is advocacy. I actually think large mugs are great for drinking out of and rarely drink out of anything else. There are much bigger problems in this world than what one guy on a beer website chooses to drink a really awesome beer out of!

    I am intensely jealous of your first loon story though! Aged Lou Pepe Kriek at DLD sounds like a dream
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  25. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2011 Washington

    My first Cantillon was Rose De Gambrinus. I hadn't really had too many sours before it, but I was at Brouwer's Cafe for Bigwood Festival (barrel aged beers) and decided to give it a whirl. I had no idea what Cantillon was at the time, I just remember it being one of the more expensive beers on the menu, so it had to be good.
  26. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

  27. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I remember my first Cantillon like it was tomorrow...
  28. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    How'd you get that poster of your avatar on your wall?
  29. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (152) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Drink out of whatever you want man. Proper temps and glassware have a lot of advantages, but at the end of the day you are still drinking a Cantillon. Amazing beer and I hope you enjoyed the hell out of it.
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  30. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Am I the only one to whom this post kept getting smaller and smaller and smaller?
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  31. dvelcich

    dvelcich Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2008 Illinois

    I didn't take note of my first. I used to enjoy Cantillon on a regular basis back in the day before they became the rare Loons you're all after now.
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  32. Dope

    Dope Poo-Bah (2,369) Oct 5, 2010 Massachusetts

    Excellent troll thread.

  33. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    No, the temperature must be falling in the pacific northwest
  34. FlandersNed

    FlandersNed Disciple (372) Feb 8, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Went to the Cantillion brewery in 2001 - it was my first experience with real Belgian sours and was not a fan...now kicking myself for not stocking up there. Live and learn!
  35. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I know how you feel.

    I had been trying to track down a Cantillon forever with no success. Daysinthewake was awesome enough to drink a Kriek with me and I finally got a bottle of the same from Whole Foods. Trying that for the first time was amazing.

    I'm stil trying to get a classic Gueze. That's my white whale right now.
  36. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Is North Carolina the Pacific Northwest to Floridians, or did the joke go over my head? lol
  37. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Still have yet to try my first 'loon. Hopefully once I do, I won't get so addicted that I have to cash out my 401k like everyone says.
  38. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    Smurf2055 is in Seattle and it was the font in his post that was shrinking
  39. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I've never had Cantillon... but I just wanted to say that you look like an (expletive deleted) boss with a $30 beer in that frosted Oktoberfest mug.

    I don't care if it's wrong, that's boss hog right there.
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  40. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Ah, gotcha.
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