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Cantillon Loerik

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


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GrumpyOldTroll (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a nice golden straw color and most bottles I’ve had have been nicely carbonated. It’s an interesting beer and is quite different from a regular gueuze. Worth tracking this one down but there is definitely some bottle variation at this point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ Pat’s. Thanks, Jer! Hazed golden-orange pour with a white head. Really citric and lemony. Funky mushroom and library books. Some damp straw, orange peel, and golden apple. Nice sourness to the flavor. A slight sweetness of orange marmalade and apple. Sour lemon and green grapes. A sort of musty funkiness and slight earthy quality. Sort of zesty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredrik_ (101) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Lulu, Shelton label. A very elegant beer. Nose is complex although a little oxidized. Beer the same.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ludvig (137) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
This beer is so moderately acidic, and i dont find that in old lambic if it is not Cantillon. Perhaps above all on should speak of the elegance in the sourness that only comes with old Cantillon! An oxidation that makes one think of dusty cellar! The taste of green apple peel but a flavor the meat from red apples, complex is the least one can say!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (65) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
Danke Lulu. Musky aroma with nice sourness. Slight oxidation which gives depth and keeps aromas of citrus and hay. Really an aroma you want to come back to and sit and smell for a while. Lovely complex flavor, simple but wow what a mouthfeel, in the beginning. Apples, citrus and lots of murky barnyard cellars. Long finish with a sour almost bitter finish. Although there is something in the after taste I dont really dig.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (4451) - BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2015 Considering Cantillon’s quality, it would be a shame to throw away geuze bottles that show a fermentation going to slowly, so those bottles were cleverly marketed as ’Loerik’, meaning something like ’lazybones’. A geuze Cantillon "in development", so to speak. Due to the slower than expected refermentation, this one stays softer and ’flatter’ than the fully developed geuze Cantillon, but otherwise the main character is the same. Great, in other words. Which probably partially explains why this has become something of a ’white whale’ now that it is no longer produced, I suppose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gn0sis (63) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Sampled at Denver Ghost Tasting, 10/13.. Clean bottle sourced from an old Belgian cellar- 1998 Cork -an extremely well preserved cork at that. Pours with a tinge of carbonation and a bright golden presence in my tulip. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Aromas of hay, grass and barnyard, along with some lemon rind dominate. Small head, minimal lacing, watered down oily presence in glass. Looks like perfection, and tastes even moreso like it. Its amazing- supreme balance of tartness and oak, along with a delicate subtle hint of oxidation. This bottle appears to have been aged under optimal, even near-perfect cellaring conditions. Not much tops this in terms of non-fruited Cantillon offerings, this is the pinnacle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (6553) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
(backlog) Bottle. Golden pour with tan head. Big tart sour aroma, some funkiness, yeast and citrus tones. Flavor follows and has a smooth finish and after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrances33 (35) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle thanks to Matt, decanted and then poured into a Cantillon tulip. Pour is a mostly clear bright straw orange, with a finger of frothy eggshell head. Some lacing. Smell is bright, juicy lemon and a well balanced hay funk. Some earthiness. Taste is much of the same, with bright juicy lemon, mango, and peaches. Some cheese and a nice dose of minerally funk. Incredibly drinkable, with a nice tart lactic acid aspect. Finishes impeccably clean for a geuze this old. This was a great bottle, and lived up to its reputation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Wow, thank you Eric and God rest your soul Walt. Pours thick unclear amber orangish in color with a sandy colored head, ironically there is a head. Aroma and flavor both bring some sweet and tangy Belgian yeast with a decently dry ending bringing citrus puckering on the palate.

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