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Cantillon 50N-4E

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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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In March 2005, the brewery Cantillon had bought second hands barrels in the region of Cognac. For 15 years, the wood had been impregnate with cognac. Then for 2 years, our lambic has extracted all the flavors and aromas to make a unique gueuze. The name comes from the geographic location of the brewery.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (766) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014
Pour clear bright yellow, with a small fluffy white head. Aroma is obviously a lot like the regular Cantillon gueuze, but has a lot more sweetness to it, some booze, green grapes, grape skin, barrel, slight cognac. Taste is surprisingly sweet, but still has some classic sourness to it. Watery - semi media, body, with a somewhat flat carbonation. I really enjoyed this, but is something else.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (515) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Bottle 2012 at Cantillon. Pours orange with no head. Nose is quite boozy, acid, vinegar. This js something special. Starts off like a sweet geuze, but goes into a wonderfully complex taste where the normal lambic taste blends in with the obvious cognac taste. A little bitterness to finish it off. Absolutely in love with this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8670) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Sample from 2012 bottle at (Hopp)Kurtkeller 016: Cantillon-tastic 01 on 10/11/2014. Pours a hazy yellow-gold color with a thin white head that recedes steadily to a wispy film. Spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrusy and woody with a bit of herbal wheat in the background. Medium-bodied with a vinous character and notes of green apples, oak and funky yeast. The finish is tart with the cognac coming through subtly behind the funky tart fruits. Very good brew all around.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1721) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle consumed at the brewery. Clear pale golden pour with a white head. Slightly malty and sour nose - just a hint of booze. Soft, slightly sour, mellow. Wonderfully complex without being overwhelming. Some cognac in the finish with some lingering bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
750 ml bottle
Lucky enough to score a bottle of this last year on a trip to Brussels, I have been eagerly waiting for a chance to open it ever since. Rating number 3,000 seemed as good a reason as any so while the palates were still fresh I shared one at a recent tasting. In hindsight I do wish that I could have split it with more folks who helped me reach the milestone because this world class release sets the bar high even for Cantillon. Hopefully folks like b3shine, ContemplateBeer, tastybeer, hezron, malachi, 1FastSti, Ughsmash, miketd, leaparsons, chriso, Travlr, and all those other people I have shared beers with over the years get a shot at this if theyve not already stored a case in the cellar.

Aroma / Appearance - A golden flat base lacks much, if any, carbonation. Typical of an old lambic it pours with no head. Cognac and lemons grace the air with a smooth vinegary finish that is not nearly as intense as originally expected.

Flavor / Palate - Cognac and lemons provide all the depth this gem requires. The light smooth mouthfeel finishes with a tart kick. A long lasting finish reminds one of a great bottle of vintage cognac pulled from a dusty cellar. I wish I had another bottle to share with people down the road because this is an experience that everyone should get at least once during their rating careers.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle 0647 at Moeder Lambic, decanted into a flask and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Clear Holden with a small pale head. Aroma is the best funk aroma ever, barnyard, mild cheese, horse blanket, with hints of white wine, olives, honey, white truffle, apricot. Light bodied, almost ethereal, but with a lingering funky character that makes me beg for more. Taste is almost indescribable, funky and lightly tart mild stone fruits, olives, dry white wine, sharp cheese. Best. Gueuze. Ever.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1723) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
140801. Bottle, thanks tderoeck for sharing. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with citrus, apricots, brett, funky, hay, barnyard, oak, cognac. Taste is light sweet fruity with a light/medium tart woody note, finish is light/medium bitter with some pear, citrus and cognac coming through. Texture very smooth and oily, medium bodied, soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
1/VIII/14 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ Belgo-Swedish Crazy Summer Trade Tasting - BB: n/a, 2014 vintage (2014-865) Big thanks to 77ships for picking this one up for me!

Clear light orange beer, creamy irregular white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: brett of course, sour apples, pretty fruity, peaches, bit lemony. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: soft sourness, woody notes, walnuts, bit lemony, soft bitterness, fruity, apricots. Aftertaste: bitter touch, sourness burns a bit, lemon peel and orange peel, peaches. Surprised that someone below me mentions metallic, since Im usually pretty sensitive for that, but now I dont taste it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (209) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with decent white head. Aroma is very expressive and perfumed: cognac, white fruits (pears), flowers and oak. Taste has also an intense cognac presence along with sweet fruits and a very light lactic tartness per Cantillon standards. Palate is very mellow and suits this one nicely. I prefer regular gueuze but this is very interesting take on the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Atom (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2014
For my good friend mattyb83 on the night before his wedding, congrats!! Bottled 23 Feb 2010 pours a slightly hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet with a mild funk, smooth. Starts with dry horse blanket, big tart sour in the middle, with a cognac and barrel presence on the finish. Well balanced and tasty.


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