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

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RATINGS: 420   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle (mine 2007 & Karl 2003). Clear pale amber coloured with almost no head. Wonderfull. Wonderfull. Very smooth and has a great sourness level. Very complex and well balanced. Simply wonderfull. (Less cognac flavour in the old one).

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2008
Now this takes awsomeness to a whole new level. Bottle thanks to Ang! Like the most balanced and drinkable lambic ever, like i had my glass in under 4 mins while everyone else is still nosing it. The cognac is subtle and adds a pepperyness to the tongue on the finish, theres also some fruity notes in the aroma. Alround probably the best beer iv ever had an i just cant fiond the right words to discribe its amazingness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2009 Bottle shared by miketd. Orange pour with a quickly fading fizzy white head. Aroma of fresh fruits, peaches, light wood and pale malt. Even flavors of sour, peach, vinous fruits, wood, light yeast and barnyard. Light body, sour, with a sour dry finish. Fantastic brew!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2004
This is one of the greatest beers I have ever tasted. Very deep golden orange coloured. Fantastic harmony between the sour, woody and grapefruity lambic and the cognac notes. Extremely complex and extremely delicious.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2013 # 25 Cantillon – took a while to get to 25 – which was sort of the number of Cantillon’s I wanted to try at least back when I got into Cantillon – didn’t expect to come across this one before the second batch came out – still looking forward just as eagerly for the upcoming batch – one can never have too much Cantillon – brewed 05/05/2006 – bottled 30/05/2007 – firstly this is almost unnervingly different from LH12 – whilst the LH12 is way more out of the ballpark of Cantillon and this one leans close to the standard geuze taste-wise – this one is almost unquestionably head and shoulders above the pure lambic version – LH12 is also very; very different from a standard Cantillon lambic – or at least a 3 yr old – haven’t really had anything else as ancient as the LH12 – pure lambic-wise – 75 cl. bottle unfairly / fairly split between me and Kraddel with me getting the lions share – pours an opaque orange / bright golden with a fluffy, almost creamy in a lambic-fashion head that sort of tries to hold itself – smell is such rich an full Cantillon funk, much fuller and more solid that one would expect, light herbal & Cognac notes popping up here as well but way more mellow and complimenting rather than full-on, touch melon, some plastic nature – in a good way that is to say – Cantillon citrus and straw, absolutely marvellous – taste takes you down the same road, full, round Cantillon funk, rich; plenty of citrus, cobweb, that herbal nature remains interesting and complimentary, some more Cognac-like notes to be found in this one, melon, the Cantillon lemon is serious business on this, acidic, going towards puckering, consider myself a bit used to sour beers but this one you feel, lemon peel, light touch of wood; almost feels hot in the finish – smooth, full, low carb. – very easy to drink – usually I opt for geuze’s + faro by 3F & fruit lambic’s by Cantillon but this one is serious contender amongst the better stuff I have had by 3F geuze-wise – as usual with this kind of stuff; it is a bit hard to tell what plays a bigger role here with the increased quantity, the aging or the special nature of this one – most likely a combination, I do think that this one would def. top a Cantillon of this age – looking forward to how a fresh one from the second batch will be like /// tried a bottle of the 2013 batch at the brewery, insanely strong cognac, almost alcohol, hard to drink, very different, interesting /// tried a different bottle from the 2013 batch, cognac is very subtle in this one, subtle oak, interesting, high quality & subtle geuze but clearly needs age still to develop the necessary complexity, both were too young /// 4.9 score is for the 2007 batch /// 2013 is still far too young, no where near 4.9 currently but will possibly become with age

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JK (4377) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2008
A sour barnyard aroma with a vinous character amid the barnyard and yeast. Faint vinous character in both bottles I’ve had, but the cognac showed through much more in the second bottle. Incredibly sour and worthy of the Cantillon name.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Batch #1 Bottle care of Barry. Pours clearish orange with light lace and head that wasn’t lasting. Heavy notes of barn funk, rich wood, florals, dry fruit, and very restrained cognac which was great. Cognac can get too aromatic or perfumey but this one was super light letting the vtg gueuze profile shine. Other notes of lemon rind, apple, leather, and horseblanket. Body was very silky and soft with lighter carbonation. We had this next to an 09 blabaer, but I think I might like this slightly better....even got a second pour of a couple ounces....Score!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
subcombicio (163) - Marghera, ITALY - MAY 23, 2014
Eccezzionale sposalizio tra lambic e cognac, con un equilibrio incredibile. Una birra che entusiasma l’anima già dal primo sorso !! Indimenticaile....

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 Bottle (Bager 2007 & Jacob 2003) at PlanB. Clear amber - white head. Lovely soft/smooth sourness, light sharp cognac taste and aroma, grape, citrus, zesty. High dry / light sour finish. Very smooth. The old one (2003) has less cognac than the new one !!!! Re--Re--Re...Rate. Just had ted 2012 bottled version again, still a very nice beer - still close to perfect.


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