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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (702) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy, almost murky rich yellow color, with no head at all. The aromas reveal lots of warm oak, accompanied by leather, a decent tartness and white lemon zest. Tastes of tart funk, matured white grape skin, musty, old lime and a dry touch of oaken Cognac. While the beer has a distinct, slightly fruity wooden character, its typical sourness is a bit subdued. The wooden aspect contains a slight sweetness of fermented apples, leading to a medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle at the brewery: Golden, slightly hazy. Rich geuziness (made that word up) with just a hint of cognac. Very vinous (white) and fruity (grapes, pears). Insanely pleasant amount of sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alusmamuts (1419) - LATVIA - JAN 24, 2015
Golden hazy with small white head. Sweet and sour fruity aroma. Rich excellent fruity taste, carbonated, refreshing. Blend of lambics 2010...2012, bottle #0472.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon, 2012 bottling. Very pale yellow, small white head. Crisp and funky lemon rind aroma mixed with faint sweet cognac. Medium carbonation. Medium to high sourness. Caramelised citrus rind, like a lemon marmalade but with the sourness ramped up. Cognac most manifests as sweet counterpoint to the sourness and then a booze kicker in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2923) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Amber-ish, just a little light. Big white head that fades quickly and leaves some lacing behind. Big nose of funk and a slight bit of sweet cognac. Not overpowering though, or I would pass on it. Taste is a typical fruity Cantillon with funk and bright citrus. Finish tart and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (569) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Dark amber in appearance. The cognac influence is very apparent amongst the brett funk - a slight sweet caramel tone develops in the beer. Tart but very fine caramel/cognac tones on the palate. Slight sweetness appears upon warming up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Couleur jaune d’apparence moine pétillante qu’une gueuze Cantilon. Moins d’acidité et une touche légère de coganc, de vieillissement en fût. Surtout présent en rétro olfaction mais qui reste bien présent et remplis bien la bouche. Plus elle se réchauffe plus le côté cognac se révèle et s’impose. Très équilibrée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2284) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle via and shared with oakbluff. Pale copper in appearance with a moderate amount of carbonation. Aromas are of a deep earthy funk, white grape skins, rose jelly, and wet wood. More wet old wood in the mouth, along with oiled rope, lemon and funky/salty brine soaked cheese. A bit of an acidic burn going down, but in a good way. Off the carts complexity. A rare treat more to mark my 2k rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (891) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (1714) - 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.

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