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Cantillon Jean Chris Nomad 2011

 (RETIRED)
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100
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Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Un assemblage exclusif de lambics biologiques de 3 années différentes, mûris dans des fûts de 3 origines différentes (Bordeaux rouge, Bordeaux blanc et Côtes du Rhône) et brassés par nos amis de la brasserie Cantillon à Bruxelles. 1200 litres ont été embouteillés le 7 janvier 2011 Conservée à l’abri de la lumière, dans une bonne cave, votre Nomad se conservera jusqu’en 2030.... 6%vol - Contient du Malt d’orge, du froment et de l’eau The third in a series of beers made for the Mi-Orge Mi-Houlbon beer store in Belgium and Jean Le Chocolatier chocolate shop. A blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old Cantillon lambic from Red Bordeaux, White Bordeaux and Cotes de Rhone barrels.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2959) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2015
37.5CL Bottle Acquired in a trade in August of 2013. Allowed to sit upright since then in the cellar undisturbed. Enjoyed @ 40F (Fridge Temp) in 2 stemmed tasters. Poured carefully, no sediment transferred and split 2 ways on a very random Wednesday.

A - The appearance is very light for a Cantillon Gueuze. It’s almost straw-like very yellow, slight haziness and the head was about 1 finger with a quite vigorous pour. It was not the usual pillow-like head I’ve come to expect.

S - Smells like a very salty olive brine with cheese and mushroom with a bit of truffle oil. Honestly, the saltiness dominates most of the nose. There’s a very faint lemon aroma but it’s hard to really pick out. There is a little bit of funk on the nose as it warms up. Very faint though.

T - The taste is really interesting but honestly, I just get salted olive brine like a dominating sea-salt, kelp, fishy taste. A lot of funky old cheese, mold, a bit of grape and sour lemon finish. What a strange taste.

M - body is medium with a slight carbonation on a swish, oily finish with lingering lemon, gouda, and more funk

O - This was was sort of a let-down. #11 on the retired Gueuze list on RateBeer? The guy who traded me this has traded with me before and all of his bottles were real, authentic and he’s very trustworthy so I assume it’s the real thing as it tastes nothing like any other Cantillon Gueuze. The salty olive taste is just a huge let-down. What a shame. I waited an extra 20 minutes and let it warm and decant. The flavor doesn’t get any better but the nose does get more intense. Looks like my review brought this from #11 on the list to #13. Terribly sorry about that but seriously, just not good :(


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3730) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Lost the specific text in the rating for these beers . Opened at a tasting with Armand himself . Will update rating with text when I found the papers, only scores for now .

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9733) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle... Zwanze Day 2014… Pours hazy and amber with golden highlights and no head. The nose is an earthy, citrusy mélange of horse blanket, barnyard-like funk and lemon zest. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is tart, bready, woody and funky. Lengthy, tart, then tangy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (217) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Huge want, thanks to Tom and Francis. Pour a clear blond with a ring of foam. Aroma is very bretty, there is also wood, cheese and also pears (maybe from the use of different wine barrels) Taste is very oaky with some brett, cheese and lemon. Appropriate carbonation. Very good gueuze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4768) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101 and minderbinder, thanks bros. pours hazy/cloudy pale golden with a small and reviving white cap, nice lacing. very fruity, spicy flowers, astringent wood and cognac, grass, light and welcoming acidity - lactic at first, then the usual suspects, some funk - then again not outrageously. bright carbonation, light body, drying and firmly tart grassy-herbal finish. balanced blend. tasty and different. good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (1569) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Minderbinder and tom10101, thanks! Pours a clear golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of apricots and pepper, quite fruity. Taste is of fruits as well with a moderate acidity and some flavors reminescent of meyer lemons. Body was light and carbonation moderate. Overall an awesome experience, color me impressed if this is simply some rebranded Classic Gueuze!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minderbinder (2064) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/blond with very low white head. Aroma is of apricots, fruits, funk, barnyard, some sugar. Taste is of apricots, fruits, sourness, acid. Quite complex. Palate: Light-medum body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Pretty good. Complex. Outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3159) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). From Romain, thanks! Slightly hazy bright golden with a medium fluffy white head and little lacing. Aroma is similar to Cantillon Gueuze bio with a little more depth... oak, wet hay, lemony notes, tea leaves, oak and light funk. Taste has even more depth than aroma with light but interested funk, oak, tea leaves, hay and lemony notes. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Fluffly mouthfeel. Dry finish. Super balance. Tasty and drinkable. A little more refined than the regular Cantillon Gueuze bio. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3543) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting. Clear gold pour with fluffy white head. Aroma of classic Cantillon funk, wet hay, tea leaves, musty grain, citric and light lactic notes. Taste is tart, bright and citrusy, grassy flavor. Palate is bone dry, nice pillowy carbonation. Very tasty.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (392) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle- pours foul den yellow / white head. Lemon and sour notes in the nose. Nice tart taste. Grassy and lemony. Well balanced and great overall.


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