adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 Bottle @ Armin’s bachelor party, picked up at De Heeren. Thanks Joost! Pours a cloudy dark golden appearance with a decent sized white head. The aroma and flavor actually surprised me a fair amount, as it had a lot more funk and less overly acidic sourness than the other Cantillon gueuzes. Tons of aged parmesan, funk, barnyard, yeast, and tart lemons in the nose. More cheese, fairly oaky, moderately sour, lemon citrusy, horse blanket, barnyard, somewhat spicy flavor with just a mild wateriness on the finish, but that was hardly anything to complain about. Refreshing, funky, and tons going on in this beauty. We had Zomer the night before at Darkness Day and I found it to be slightly superior, but this was quite nice. Another bottle @ JetsonFest III in KC. Fuck yeah
ekstedt (4913) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of mybestfriend. Clear deep golden, brief white head. Grapefruity cidery aroma, some earthy funk, wood, and coconuts. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium to high acidity.
_angst_ (2086) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Victor (non-RB). Wow, didn’t think I’d have the chance to try this one. pours tiny hazy reddish golden with a frothy offwhite head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sour and funky with crackers, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, hay, barnyard, brett, pineapple, dry soil, lemon zest, horse blanket, leather and hints of green apples. Taste is sour and tart with grapefruit juice, lemon juice, crackers, dusty barnyard, hay, horse blanket, dry soil, dried apricots, unripe pineapple and mango, brett, peppery wood and orange zest. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour and tart with grapefruit juice, unripe pineapple, dry soil, green apples, hay, barnyard, leather, dried apricots, horse blanket and green grapes. Very sour and tart. Possibly a bit over the top of the sourness but it’s a great beer of course.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Slightly hazy golden beer with a very small head. Sour aroma, grapefruit, citrus, earthy, grass, woody, acidic, hay, lemongrass, sourish, berries, tart, funky, rubber, leather, barnyard notes. Sour grass flavor, hay, rubber, leather, tart, funky, grapefruit, citrus, woody, oak, hugely sour, dry, lemongrass, hay, lemon juice, apples.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at USSkovde
Slightly hay golden. Almost no head.
Sour and wooden aroma and flavour. Tart berries.
Dazz3 (1429) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Smells sour, green apples. Tastes creamy sour and green apples.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ rlgk’s tasting. Pours cloudy pale amber with a small off white head. Aroma is funky stable cellar fruity sour astringent lemon juice. Flavor is sour tart dry astringent fruity funky bitter lemon juice. Finishes sour dry tart and a bit bitter.
Ludvig (98) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
thank for the trade tquest! nice taste of funk but cant find the flavor of the cognac or wine on there...
77ships (3037) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thx. to Gene / Travlr for actually sharing this among some other very impressive beers he also brought - 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 - pours a darker shade of orange with little in the way of head - smells of those old falling apart Cantillon corks, mellow earthly, light mushrooms, old lightly soured fruits, lemons and apricots, fruity - taste is lightly bitter, mellow mushroom, falling apart corks, very light wine, white grapes, pears, old lemons, tart, light acidity, plenty of horseblanket, green apples, much like the Nomad not much in the way of the flavours from the spirits carried in the original barrels and if you could ever pick them up, mostly long gone by now but like the Nomad this carries the old woodiness of those barrels as opposed to the taste of the actual spirits, lovely sour - it is fine stuff that aged great, it is age that this probably showed more of itself but any fine bottle of Cantillon geuze will be probably yummy with some nice aging on it, dry, little carb, nicely filling out for this kind of stuff, yummy stuff it is more the treatment and aging - lot of this Cantillon stuff is not an attempt to make the greatest geuze or anything but rather to play with fun flavours and experiments - aging and special nature does the elevation
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl Bottle @ RBBSG, Courtesy of Travlr. Hazy darker blond coloured beer with a small white head and no carbonation. Sour grainy hinted aroma with some woody hints. Medium to full palate. Finish is sour grainy and nicely balanced. Very enjoyable gueuze.