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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: 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2011, recently retired exclusive organic brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex sour brew, sour/woody and slightly vinous/fruity, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
750ml bottle. Thanks to cp for the assist...bottle opens without much of a sound. Cork comes off completely clean. Apprehensive after the fact... Pours a hazy apricot hue allowing some light to penetrate while being topped with a thin film of frothy yet creamy white head... Aroma of clean lambic and white wine notes throughout and consistently so. Pretty vibrant with even mild grapefruit aspects ...flavor of oaken clean and geueze-like upfront with more grapiness peaking through as it warms. Lighter than medium

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3495) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
The wine doesn’t come out as much as you would think, needs more time, looking forward to its development. A slightly vinous takes on the classic gueuze, hold onto this for awhile.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Shared by Greg at Zwanze Day 2012. This is the kind of thing I like out of a Cantillon gueuze, has picked up a lot of nice wine characteristic and isn’t super heavy on the palate. I wish I had gotten a bigger pour to get a better taste, but am extremely grateful for the share nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChinoSkillzian (180) - The LBC, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle thanks to James. Pours a rich golden color with decent sized head. Aromas of oak, wine (almost astringent red wine), light red fruit, and some citrus. The palate is a bit tannic and woody, along with being sour, with flavors of lemon candy, funk, and lime. Finishes dry and puckering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Original review 08-14.12. 750ml bottle.

JCN pours a golden yellow color, white fizzy head, and some wisps on top. Lots of citrus, oak, cheese, and a vinous kick on the end. It’s more complex then your regular old Classic Gueuze, and I would easily be able to tell the different between the two. Tastes even better then the nose, with lots of citrus funk, nice and tart, good acidity, oak. The wine barrels aren’t there as much as the nose, but it’s still an excellent-tasting beer.

Really dug this beer both times I’ve had it, and I’m looking forward to cracking another one in the next 6 months or so. Not sure if it will improve or lose some wine barrel complexity...we shall see.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Pours transparent golden yellow with a very small head. The nose is funky straw, vinegar, barnyard, lemons and Brett! The taste is medium sweet and high sour. The finish is super long, crisp and clean. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Thanks to Jose for this rarity! Hazy gold beer, tidy off white head. Light crispy palate, fairly dry. Light geueze sourness. Mildly woody dried fruits. Light dry finish. Pleasantly sour- grapefruit and wood.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle brought by Baron to the epic beer tasting. Pours a lightly hazy orange with a good amount of clarity still. Small white head on the pour that dissipates to a small white ring around the glass. The nose is pretty vinous, with a sufficient amount of backing funk. It has a lot of mustiness, cob web, and sweat. There is some oak and light white wine as well. Flavor follows the nose but there is more of a stone fruit character to it. It has a sort of apricot skin flavor to it. There is a light amount of white wine as well. Light mouthfeel, gentle carbonation, moderate acidity, and a long finish. A very solid gueuze from Cantillon. A lot of people don’t think this differs much from the classic gueuze but I think it’s very distinct with its vinous notes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (12578) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle split at the Craft Clerko, big thanks with bells on to Jose for sharing, 26/06/13. Hazed golden with good sized off white head. Nose is bitter orange sours, woody tones, grandads shed, grass, lemon rind, must, burnt straw. Taste comprises barnyard wall, lemon rind, light smoke, burnt notes, dry rot, grass, sharp tarte citrus notes, damp fencepost in the lower field. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry tarte finish with a little visit from Monsieur Puckering. Great stuff!


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