Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Style: Belgian Lambic (Unblended)
Other Notes: 17/18 Season. Hallertau dry-hopped in the cask
Brewer Description: (from bottle) A very special vintage bottling of Cantillon lambics, aged for 2 years in oak, and dry-hopped in the cask. Beer with taste evolution. To be drunk preferably within the 20 years after bottling date. Store and serve at cellar temperature (12°C-15°C).
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3
Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, 17/18 season, bottled on 18th December 2017. Poured into a Cantillon stemmed mini ballon glass.
Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, citrusy, mandarin peel, orange zest, peach, green apple, slight floral, damp wood, musty, funky.
Taste: Light to moderate sour, citrus, mandarin, orange zest and rind, peach, damp wood, barnyard, funky, earthy.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite different from most other lambics, and in a good way. Balanced, complex, refreshing, and very enjoyable to drink.