Main Street Brewing – Cantus Fermus 2015

Main Street Brewing – Cantus Fermus 2015


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4.1 out of 5


  • Type: Sour
  • Brand: Main Street Brewing Co.
  • Release Date: January 04, 2016
  • Pros:

    Packed with fruity aromas and flavours

  • Cons:

    Could use more time in the bottle to mellow

  • Conclusion:

    Fruity and funky, a complex and delicious beer

Main Street Canus Fermus 2015Main Street Brewing – Cantus Fermus 2015 Review

Main Street Brewing Company released their award winning Cantus Fermus in early 2016, made using the dregs of the Belgian Cantillon.  This review is for the bottle numbered 143 and bottled on October 20th, 2015.  The Beer pours from the 750mL bottle a cloudy orange colour with 2 fingers of white head that quickly dissipate.  The aromas are intensely fruity with notes of apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, sugar, and a delightful yeasty funk.  The taste proves a complex and delicious mix of sour pineapple, white grape must, yeast, crab-apple, and tropical fruit, with an acidic finish and subtle dryness that lingers long in the mouth.  These fruit flavours are complimented by a pleasant effervescence that makes the beer feel quite light on the tongue and compliments a wheaty mouthfeel.  This bottle of Cantus Fermus was aged for just over two months but further aging should mellow the flavours, making it even more delicious.

Alcohol – 5.0%
IBU – 3
Size – 750mL

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  1. Mike
    Mike 19 March, 2016, 13:14

    I really enjoyed the bottle version but loved it even more when I had it at last year’s Farmhouse Fest at UBC!

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    • Jeremy Nemanishen
      Jeremy Nemanishen Author 20 March, 2016, 09:52

      I don’t think I tried it last year at the Farmhouse Fest but I bet it would’ve been extra tasty! Looking forward to trying the other bottle I’ve got stashed away but I’ll have to exercise restraint to allow it to age!

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