CANTILLON VIGNERONNE

Champagne-wafted lambic with Italian muscat grape skin esters and raspy vinous abundance providing puckered sour-fruited tartness to musty hay-like leathering. Oily viscosity and dotted yeast sediment storm bitter cask wood-dried unripe peach tone and hard cider squint for acidic pungency that’ll rip lining of weaker stomachs.

CANTILLON ROSE DE GAMBRINUS

Brewed with sour raspberries – though difficult to detect at mouth-puckering front end. Spontaneous fermentation provides strong alcohol luster, but watery texture becomes problematic. Tart berry fruitiness lost amongst indistinct adjuncts. Mild oaken musk, musty farmhouse funk and dry champagne fizz get acrid. Only seasoned drinkers with a taste for the unexpected will appreciate this improbable dry rosé.

CANTILLON LOU PEPE FRAMBOISE 2001

Vintage-aged ruby-hazed pinkish-headed framboise proffers tart raspberry sourness and tannic white grape pucker as carbolic hop spritz saddles fragrant dry esters. Leathery oak acridity enhances cherry-skinned crabapple-cranberry insinuation, vinous white wine sharpness, and mildewed cork tinge. Grating vinous acidity frustrates harshly bitter finish and exorbitant $28 price for 22-ounce bottle gets steep. Only daring drinkers need apply.

CANTILLON KRIEK LAMBIC

Impossibly dry pinkish-headed golden-red lambic with persistent eye-squinting sourness, uncommon dry-smoked lemon tartness, and stinging limestone acidity hiding unripe white grape influence as tempestuous vinegar vulgarity and bitterest lemon lull overtake distant cherry tang. So imposingly tart only highly individualized tastes need apply. Try it with sharp cheese if you dare, though may cause heartburn if quaffed with spicy foods.

CANTILLON IRIS

Bone-dry vinegar-wafted copper-hazed citric lambic maintains sour white grape tartness, crisp orange rind bitterness, and pink lemonade tang. Wild airborn yeast perks floral iris-rosebud-dandelion serenity, corky leather-bound must, and skewered oaken acidity of lusty lemon-peeled lemon meringue aperitif.

CANTILLON GUEUZE LAMBIC

Stylistically on the mark as brettanomyces-stricken cork-bottled Belgian sour ale. Utilizing wine-soured double fermentation, skanky dry fruited waft heightens vinous white peach, yellow grape, and green apple tartness above musty barnyard funk. Grassy-hopped horseblanket dryness saddles mineral-watered crispness. Tart green-yellow grape pucker may overwhelm its essence. Too soft to compete big time.

CANTILLON FOU’ FOUNE

Slightly turbid orange-yellow haze suits invigorating apricot lambic. Mouth puckering white peach tartness, acidic white-wined gueuze-like acridity, eye-squinting lemon-dropped green apple stint, and tangy apricot lick saddle dry-leathered cork-like barnyard funk. Champagne-fizzed vinaigrette aperitif will appease open-minded connoisseurs or seafood lovers dining on clams, shellfish, or lobster.