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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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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
akarova (18) - Beersel, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2012
Cantillon and Jean Chris. Should it really explain what is the heaven in mouth?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2011
75 cl. bottle – had to try a couple of bars before I got this one – glad to have tried it, although I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t get it as a take away because I wanted to enjoy this leisurely at home – they kept saying that they had to open it there and I had to drink it on the premises because they didn’t want to see this wind up on ebay – told them that I respect Cantillon just a bit too much in order to do that but it is not like there is any way to check my claim – label looks kind of on the cheaper side of thing as some slightly rarer Cantillon tends to be, red Jean Cris label upfront & on the back some explanation, only in French – the explanation basically describes what the Jean Cris series is all about, although I am willing to bet that most people who have tried it did some more for the Cantillon than the Jean Cris name, no disrespect to the guys – it clearly states that this is an all new beer consisting of a blend of lambic of 3 different years aged on Red Bordeaux, White Bordeaux & Côtes du Rhône barrels – good until 2030 (I believe them but I don’t think that I will ever get the chance to verify this statement) – bottled on 07/01/2011 making this close to 10 months old when consumed – slightly hazy golden with almost no head, whatever there is, is very lambic-like \ smell is pretty typical Cantillon, I would say that this would somewhat reminiscent of a 1 yr old Cantillon lambic, very musty, lots of horseblanket, tart, sour lemon, decay, web-covered ancient cellars of ruins but still rather restrained \ Taste is very tart, musty, rotting & decaying with musty lemons, vinegar, lots horseblanket, even more sour & tart white grapeskins, really lots of them, sour, ancient, lots of half rotting old musty wine barrels, like someone forgot them for a century in a cellar & you are kind of licking the inside of them, hint of the gueze bitterness you usual get at the very end f the finish – definitely not an over the edge sour \ typical body \ am I insane or am I the only who isn’t getting any real wine in here which was sort of what I was expecting for? I am getting musty, sour grape skins but no more than you would regularly get from Cantillon, I am getting a lot rotting old wine barrel wood but no real wine in here, maybe I don’t know enough of wine or perhaps even geueze for that matter & I came in with the wrong expectations \ Overall great as is everything in which Jean is even remotely involved in but I don’t think that this ranks amongst the best of Cantillon, whatever interest little or big exists for this beer is not because it is the best Cantillon ever, although it is certainly an enjoyable one

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13565) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2012 Bottle at Moeder Lambic Fonatinas for Paul’s celebration. Pours clear, bright gold with a medium, creamy white head. Extremely fresh, lightly grassy aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor, absurdly sweet, some fresh grass, lemony tartness. Light to medium in body with fine, creamy carbonation. Mild dry finish, quite sour but not abrasive or intense. Just exceedingly fresh. An incredibly drinkable gueuze. Awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3783) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of Jeremy, thanks dude this is one off the old bucket list. Pours a hazy glowing golden shade with small to medium white head. Aromas/Taste are ultra tart funk w/ lactic notes, wood, wine, flowers, lemon juice, grapefruit, and musty rich and earthy gueuze flavors. Medium bodied impeccable sour.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (485) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1083) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
At Stephens House with Stephen, Aaron, and Dave. Pours neon orange not clear. Around is beautiful nuanced cantillion lambic gueuze notes, sour tartness, lemon, tangy soft tartness. Taste is beautiful rounded sour dry awesomeness, sweet tart, cantillion greatness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gn0sis (52) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Quite the zesty pour, with citrus notes and bright lively carbonation. Sampled a bottle at Moeder Lambic (couldn’t beat the price - 40€! ) which really sticks out in my mind as exceptional. This blend reminds me of Cantillon Bourgogne, similar to a bio gueuze but with a nice touch more from the various wine casks used for aging. Some subtle sweetness and a bit more lacing/head retention then that of classic gueuze, the two are very similar but I got more tannins and oak from the JCN ’11. A nice treat to try, can’t wait to see what some age does to it..

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5351) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle thanks to Minh. 3500th rating. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is a lovely funk, oak, lemon zest. Medium mouthfeel with very nice funk, light sour, citrus, oak, lingering dryness. Really enjoyed this one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (856) - - SEP 7, 2014
Golden pour, white head. Nose is vinous, more funk and barnyard than regular classic gueuze and yet refined. Taste is like classic gueuze just more vinous, a touch more funk.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (8499) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas as part of my Pre-Wedding Celebrations. It pours golden-orange, with a large white head. The nose white grape/wine, tart green apple, melon, pear, grass and medicinal aspect. The taste is fresh fruit salad, lemon, grapefruit, grass, wood and hay, with a clean, tart finish. Fine carbonation, medium body and velvety-soft mouth-feel. It’s a lot softer and more balanced than the regular gueuze, making it much more drinkable. Delicious!


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