Filed under: Cantillon, Lambic (flute, tumbler) | Tags: beautiful, bitter, cherry, Cinnamon, clove, crisp, dates, delicious, dry, excellent, floral, lemon, luscious, nearly opaque, nice, oak, orange, overwhelming, pith, plum, quiet, raisin, rind, rose, ruby, sharp, sour, strong
Purchased at: OakTree BuyRite, South Plainfield, NJ (Thanks, Jason and Matt)
Size: 25.4 fl oz
ABV: 5 %
Estimated Calories: 300 C
RateBeer Rating: 99
Aural: cork opening, but uneventful, beautiful, continuous carbonation, quiet, luscious pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Malt Aroma: sour
Hops Aroma: wholly floral, rose, cinnamon, clove,
Other Aroma: orange, cherry, lemon
Notes: You have to be able to enjoy sour to get into a cherry behemoth like this. While it’s not my favorite style, I genuinely appreciate it when it’s done well. It’s done perfectly.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Clarity: nearly opaque
Head Retention: poor
Notes: Very much like a sparkling wine, with great visual effects.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: sour
Hops Flavor: rose, lemon, rind
Other: cherry, plum, dates, raisin
Notes: An absolutely overwhelming sourness and bitterness. Done with finesse and great care.
Palate 5 out of 5
Notes: A dark, oaky, bitter finish and a very dry bite. delicious.
General Impression: 19 out of 20
Personal Taste: liked very much.
Notes: As I said, while this is not my go to style (luckily, since I couldn’t afford it) I definitely appreciate when it’s done well, and this is very well crafted. It demands to be sipped.
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