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Cantillon Jean Chris Nomad 2011

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

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
750ml bottle-Thanks ___ for sharing-thin white-hazy yellow. A-sweet and tart lt fruit. T-acidic, sweet and tart lt fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jethrodium (357) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
750 ml bottle generously shared by cpferris. Big thanks to Chad for sharing this rarity. Pours a clear light amber with close to no head and some light lacing. The aroma is funky with a mineral note, with a bit of a wine note that becomes more prominent as it warms up. The Initial taste has a bit of sweetness with lots of funk and a mineral note as well as some light grapefruit. The finish has a decent tartness and a light tannic astringency. Medium body. Low carbonation. This was good, but I don’t know if it’s a huge improvement over classic gueuze.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, creamy to frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy wood, funky, horse blanket, barnyard, wine, fruity notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, fruity, grape, wood, horse blanket. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. Big THANKS to Mads for bringing this Ulfborg. ;-) [20120915]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Sampled July 2012
A steady pour into my Bruery tulip produces a fat-finger-thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a pale amber / golden hue that shows a clear, full, yellow-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma smells sharp with medicinal / sanitary notes / phenolics, slightly plastic leaning in character, but definitely musky towards the finish, as well as sort of dried weed / straw like. The tartness has notes of lemon, perhaps a touch of grapefruit, and a deep green apple note in the finish. There is a dusty, woody, sort of saw dust like oak character to this beer. There is definitely a touch of dirty foot, or perhaps mellow body musk character that is found here; it is fairly soft here, and definitely contributes positively to the nose, at least if you are into that sort of thing.

Softly acidic up front, but getting a bit more sharp as it flows across the palate, the finish has a nicely lactic-acidic bit to it that is clean. Definite notes of urea are noticeable, but smoothed out considerably by grapefruit like fruit / tart notes. This is not aggressively carbonated, but definitely has a nice effervescent bite to it that pairs nicely with the soft texture and tannic influenced structure, but ultimately this is of course an eminently quaffable brew, and just about perfect for a Gueuze. Lingering in the finish is a soft fruitiness that sort of reminds me of an oaky white wine somehow; touches of funky Sauvignon Blanc, even a hint of buttery white wine, and even the tartness helps to accentuate the soft, grape-like fruitiness. This also has some sharp, spicy oak character to it as well as a solid woody character that has a sort of toasted edge to it.

As the beer warms up the grape fruitiness and wine like character becomes a touch more noticeable, especially in the finish. The oak character, while a bit more noticeable than perhaps typical, is so well integrated and just really works quite well here.

Not quite as expressive, or sharp as the 3 Fonteinen Herfst that I just had, but this is better balanced and quite tasty; ultimately, because of the balance, and the fact that despite it not being as noticeable / expressive, this is a touch more complex, I like this beer a bit more. The balance here is really between the lactic, funky, fruit, grassy malt, and oak character is what makes this beer. This is not explicitly different from the regular Gueuze, but the touches of oak and grape that this beer has definitely add a subtle difference to this brew that might not be explicitly distinguishable if you didn’t know about it, but still definitely contribute to the complexity and character of this brew. I can’t help but absolutely enjoy this beer; this is a fantastic Gueuze, one which I almost feel guilty for enjoying as much as I do. The texture of this beer is really quite wonderful, soft, somehow creamy, with a nice effervescence (that is accentuated by the lactic biting tartness), and just so quenching and quaffable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (1662) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a bright gold with no head. Aroma of grass, hay, funk and oak. Taste is sour, oaky and really funky. Really nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2012
The beer is crystal clear and light golden in color with a quarter inch of lasting white head. The aroma is complex and wonderful. Classic Cantillon funk, with notes of hay, grass, and the great outdoors. Lovely notes of white wine, tart grapes, and a touch of oak. Complex and well done. Champagne and white wine with a hint of sweetness. Tart and dry in the finish with lingering white grape flavors. A touch of citrus and classic gueuze. Tart and dry. Bold and assertive. What a treat it is to try a new beer from my favorite brewery. A very tasty beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-15-2012

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle. Thanks Ryan! Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow with a slight ruby. White head. FUNKY aroma, woody, cheese, and a slight metallic. Medium mouthfeel. Lemon, tart, peach, and the wood. Very fantastic. lingering bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5208) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of rlgk. Clear golden, no head. Grapefruity cidery aroma with some nettles and elderberries, and gooseberries. Light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Dry with medium acidity, some tannins.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2361) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
750 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy golden with a small frothy white head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and very funky with crackers, elderberries, white grapes, lemon juice, dry soil, brett, dry wood, horse blanket, barnyard, unripe currants, hay, pineapple and hints of green apples. Taste is sour and tart with crackers, dry soil, grapefruit juice, grape skins, dry wood, dry soil, pineapple, elderberries, moist wood, unripe currants, gooseberries, woody tannins, hay, barnyard, leather and horse blanket. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, fruity tart, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is dry and tart with crackers, white grapes, lemon juice, dry soil, barnyard, green apples, horse blanket, leather, wood and hay.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
(Bottle) Pours pale golden with an off white head, The aroma holds dirty brett (horse blanket/barnyard/wet soil) and juniper lemonade up front with undertones of dry white wine, spicy grapefruit peel, lime/lemon, yellow fruits (pineapples, apricot and a whisper of mango), ripe apples (red, yellow and green), smoked meat, light phenols, hay, crackers and touch of cheese. The flavor is light sweet to dry, medium acidic and tiny bitter with soft brett, fairly mild lacto, cracker-like malt and tones from the barrel aging. The mouthfeel is tart and light astringent with a light carbonation. Citric spicy finish. Light to medium bodied.


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