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Cantillon Gueuze Vélomoteur

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Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 4.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"For Akkurats (Stockholm/Sweden) fifteenth anniversary, Jean Van Roy has made a very special Gueuze. It is a blend of one, two, and three year old lambic and was bottled in April of 2005. It has then been fermented and matured for five years in the deep caveaus of Cantillon. 15 years is the minimum age for driving a moped in Sweden, which is why we are choosing the name, Gueuze Vélomoteur."


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2005, as Akkurat Gueuze Velomoteur, exclusive brew, thx alot to my awesome German friends for sharing!, complex sour brew, sour/woody and slightly fruity, very balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Sour, tart, manure, citrus.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Well balanced, sour, brett, stable, citrus, green apple. Smooth taste. Fruity finish.
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3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solros (88) - stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Doft: mild äppelskal. Smak: mild välbalancerad surighet. Citron, lime. Mycket fin kropp och surighet. Gott med andra ord.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle @ Akkurat…. My 2000 count on Ratebeer… 75 cl, vintage ´05... It pours golden with a large white head…. wood, funky, fruits, some spices, tart, sour, citrus, lemon peel….. Sooo glad to have this! very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
75cl bottle at Akkurat. 2005 cork. It pours a golden/light amber colour with a large white head. Aroma is wood, funky with fruitiness and some spices. Some cheesey and horseblankety notes. Taste is rich with funk again and tartness sorrounded by a sort of yogurt-like sweetness. Citrus and lemon peel notes. Some wood too. Mostly dry finish. Palate is silky, with good carbonation. So easy to drink, I’m glad I had a whole bottle for myself. This is a bit too young maybe, not on par with some older geuzes I’ve tried.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours a dark yellow/light orange in color with a fingers worth of quickly dissipating white head. Nose is still incredibly bright lemon despite being in bottles for 8 years. There is a good amount of accompanying stone fruit as well in addition to the barnyard funk, horse blanket, and all around mustiness of typical Cantillon. Taste mirrors the nose, bright citric character with just the right amount of backing funk. The stone fruit is a little more prominent in the flavor. We paired it with a peach dessert they offered and the flavors were explosive together. Light mouthfeel, spritzy carbonation, restrained acidity, and a moderate finish. Nice gueuze and a pleasure to try. Probably some better options here but a nice experience nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChinoSkillzian (134) - The Hills, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle from the source. Pours an ethereal hazy golden yellow. Nose of lemon peel, faint oak, citrus, and acidic funk. Fresh palate of lemon, lime, tart green apple, with hints of musty oak and nice, lively carbonation. Finish is nicely pure and drying, memorable but not lasting, with notable acidity. Overall a pure expression of raw Gueuze characteristics.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tinco (520) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle at Akkurat. A very well executed geueze once again from Cantillon. Intense sourness on this one and very dry. Some "cantillon funk" in there and highly enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredrik_ (81) - SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle @ Akkurat. Such a light and fresh gueuze. Really really nice! Love akkurats beautifull bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5362) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
750mL bottle at Akkurat, pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma of intense barnyard funk, some moderate horse blanket, and dry tart light fruits - super complex. Flavour brings out soft barnyard funk, some cheese, loads of lemon, and acidic citrus fruits. Very soft on the palate for a gueuze, with a medium acidity and a relatively high citrusy and lemony body. Fairly complex and very lemony. Good stuff, but not worth the price tag or hype.


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