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

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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bottle from axilla. Drank this to my dome about a week ago when the site was down. It was tasty. I like! The cognac barrels were interesting with the gueuze, but like everything cantillon makes, it turned out great. A little bit of sweetness from the barrels, along with some nice oak, and funk. Delish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Pours a golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma is oak, cognac, brett, sweet alcohol, sweaty, and some funk. Flavor is brett, cognac, tart acid, spice, oak, and a funky tart finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JK (4808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2008
A huge thanks to BDR for sharing this incredibly rare, and expensive beer. Like everyone Cantillon, it is delicious and without flaw. Sour barnyard aroma. Tons of barnyard character, horse blanket, vinegar. Lots of yeast. There is some grape, but I don’t taste the cognac. Bright, cloudy yellow, and lots of thin, white foam that leaves a lacing on the glass. Finish has cloves and some apricot. This is an incredible beer. One of my highest ratings ever.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
750ml Bottle: Sweet and sour aroma. Smells of sour mix, funk, and cherries. Poured orange amber in color with a small, extremely dense, creamy, off-white head that slowly disappeared. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is bad; sour. Tastes of sour mix, cherries, and cognac. Acidic. Light to medium body. Thin, watery texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sour, cognac finish. Eww.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8239) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Pours turbid dull deep gold with 1-finger off-white head and a subdued Guinness cascade. Nose is sour mashy, cobwebby fruit, funky earthy malt. Tastes very tart, fruity, with notes of apricot, earthy, oaky, and woody notes, and definite cognac undertones. As a cognac lover, I appreciate greatly what they have done here and how well it has worked out. The flavor was much less mouth puckering than some prior Cantillons.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2008
On tap at Portland International Beerfest 2008--Poured a hazy golden body with a nice fluffy white head. Typical sour, tart, sharp Cantillon nose. Not much evidence of cognac. Lemon, orangepeel, wooden, acidic, signature Cantillon character. Another hit! Worth 6 tickets!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Thanks Dave. The beer pours to a very hazy orange straw body with a bubbly thin white head. The aroma is tart vinegar and sour cognac barrels. Acidic grapes. The palate is really bitter and acidic. Unexpected bitterness. The flavor is sour leathers and bitter grassy hops with a strong acidic white grape. Oaken laden malts. Some apples. Sweet sugary back but dry up front.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2008
PIB 2008. This was what I hoped it would be, another well built cantillon beer without to much of the cognac taking over. I like the subtleness of the barrel. The beer pours orange with an off-white head. Dry tart and acidic, with a soft citrus and apple character, earthy finish, and soft oakiness to pull it all together.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4431) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2008
750 ml cork and caged bottle shared with jimmack and joeec, thanks Jim. Poured your standard lambic-gueuze style, golden pour mostly flat and lifeless and wirh some vigorous pouring I was able to aliven a small whiteish head. Great aroma of green apples, funkiness, very faint smoke and some apple cider vinegar as well. I didn’t care for the body of this one as I found it very thin and flat with only a slight touch of carbonation. I’m sure that was the brewers intention for this style but still not my thing. Taste is sour and funky and I am able to detect a slight touch of cognac on the aftertaste but it is very faint but there. Interesting idea but the cognac aging only seemed to thin the body out and added no aroma and only the faintest flavor. For the money stick to St. Lamvinus.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle thanks to Emanuele at Ma Che Siete Venuti a F. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium white head, Aroma of tart apples and sweet malts. taste is veryy sour with strong wood and cognac notes. An excellent sour.


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