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


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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle at the brewery- 6 Nov 2013. Nose is apples, woodiness with a bit of funk. Taste is less sour than I'd expected with the cognac well hidden until the end. Mouthfeel is more full than normal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2085) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Hay, Sour Mash, Apricots T: Apricots, Hay, Mild Sour Mash M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter Overall, was disappointed because its cantillon but still a nice lambic...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2013
750ml Corked and Caged bottle brought back from Cantillon for my friends wedding reception. Hell yeah! Pours a hazy copper with a lazy white head of foam that sticks around. The aroma is just a light funk with more pronounced oak and vanilla. I dont get Cognac per se, but I can tell theres a difference in barrels used. The taste, again, was more just a slightly funky beer with some fruity qualities, which are nice. My only knock on this beer is that it just wasnt sour enough. That didnt keep it from being delicious, though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4364) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 pours hazy yellow with a nice white cap, good retention and lacing. white grapes, oak, barn, lemongrass, peppery, fruity - hint of pineapple, nice funkiness. bright to average carbonation, light body, semi-dry bretty herbal-grassy and astringent finish. cognac barrels clearly enhance fruity flavors but imparts a bit of sweetness and not that much complexity or depth. very enjoyable! had a second bottle two weeks after the first one and cognac was much more present, brandied fruits, quite cheesy too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2127) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.04.2013, 0,75l bottle shared with ClubGonzo & ej @ the brewery:
Lett fyldig og trr lukt med preg av lys malt, sitrus, trka frukt, tre, syregras. Frisk lett trr og syrlig smak med preg av lys malt, sitrus, tre, syregras, sitrusskal. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours nice clear blond with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of funk, barnyard, citrus, fruits. Taste is of funk, some acidity, cheese, citrus. Spicy feeling on the tongue. Barnyard. Palate: Light body, low but decent carb. Overall: Very good. Clean. Nice barnyard. Very fruity. Somewhat refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tom10101 (2760) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 October 27th 2013: Bottle (750 ml). 2013 Vintage. Thanks to GrumpyOldTroll for this one! Clear bright golden with a small white head and good lacing. Theres a lot of wood/oak in the aroma along with light funky notes, hints of cognac, fruity notes and light sweetness. Taste is slightly sweet with a lot of oak again (less than aroma though), apples, light cognac and light sourness. Light to medium body. Low carbonation. Slightly dry and somewhat winey. Mild. Not as sour as most gueuzes. Complex, but much less than Crianza Helena. Delicate. Unique and quite good. 8-4-8-4-16 EDITED: I tried it 2 weeks after the first time. Same batch and from the same trade. The cognac was somewhat more present in that one, especially in the taste which gives the beer more complexity. I added .1 to the overall. 4-8-8-4-17 UPDATE: I tried it again at Cantillon on April 18th 2014. We decanted it for 1 hour in a jar before drinking it and it makes all the difference. Wow! Now we can feel the cognac in this one, in both the nose and the aroma. Way more complex this way and you even get a little more warming presence in the mouthfeel. Lesson learned: you have to give these cognac aged Cantillon the time to breathe. Awesome Gueuze! 9-4-9-4-19 = 4.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3041) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is funky, quite a bit of oak, much more oak aroma than Im used to for lambic, light cheesy notes, rather tame for a cantillon. Taste is fruity, light oaky notes, a bit winey, not very sour at all, med-dry. Palate is light, low carbonation. Delicate beer, very subtle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1077) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2013
2013 vintage Thanks to Owen for the bottle Hazy yellow color, some subtle lacing and some subtle half inch head. Thicker ABV legs with this though. Nose is apple, pear, citrus, and after a bit oak and cognac. More muddled and heavy than the lower ABV Cantillon offerings. Taste is a lot of oak, cognac, wine, apple, pear and citrus. More like a wooded fume blanc with the amount of oak and fruit. Very vinous character. Feel is much more about the barrel. Oaked fruit, slightly heavy and a lot less carbonation than others. Nice but possible too heavy and not as lifted. Fun to try but was a bit meh about it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Back room dealings at What the Funk!? Bottle - 2013 Vintage. Pour is hazy yellow with no head - decent lacing. Super funky, lemony, oaky, citrusy, a touch of grass, urine, somewhat spicy, and floral aroma. Taste is citrus, lemon peel, funk, barrel characteristics - wood, caramel, toffee - fresh cut grass, dough, and urine with a lightly tart finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Not very sour, but definitely has some funk going on - well balanced. Very unique and such a treat to try.

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