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Cantillon Reed Gueuze Pinot Noir

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


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours out a dark, clear amber with a touch of white foam that fades to a ring rather quickly. Nose: deep earthy funk, sharp acidic tartness, and some raisins and currants. The currants and earthy funk give this a hint of tea in the nose. Taste - shockingly sour. Acid has overrun the bottle, making it hard to notice anything else. There’s a touch of fruit - again with the currant and tea flavors - stronger than in the aroma. Not a lot of funk. Just bracingly sour. After drinking this bad boy, I had heartburn - a first for me from a sour beer, and I’ve had my fair share. Feel is solid, fairly thick, low carbonation. I’m thrilled to have tried this, but it’s not as good as a number of other bottles available on Akkurat’s holy cellar list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GrumpyOldTroll (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Cloudy with a reddish amber color. Strong and distinctive nose with grapes and other fruits and a strong lambic note. Thin and dry mouthfeel, and very sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3538) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2015
April 25, 2015, Bottle, shared by omhper, thanks!
Hazy dark orange with no head. Aroma is funky, earthy barnyard, leather, oak, tart apples and subtle grape notes adding some light vinous and fruity notes. Taste is tart fruity with apple, lemon and grape notes, funky, dry oak, tart dry finish. Medium bodied, small bubble carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2015
[4/25/15] Bottle sample at a tasting at omhper’s place in Tyresö. Thanks omhper, AndySnow and hackobock for sharing great beers! 2005 bottle. Hazy orange with no head. Lovely funky aroma with barnyard, oak, leather and some fruitiness. Sour flavor, funky, lemony, oaky, with some fruitiness, and a puckering finish. Medium-bodied. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6774) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: From omhper, thanks!
Appearance: Hazy light brown colour, no head.
Aroma: Mild sour, acidic, vinous, grapes.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: A bit sour, grapes, acidic, fruit, tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2005, retired exclusive brew, with red grapes, thx alot to Kristian and Udo for sharing!, very complex sour fruit brew, sour/fruity/woody and slightly vinous, very balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, top class!, ’Very surprised that this sample is still so fruity; both beers aged very well...’

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (66) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle @ Akkurat. Mild sour with wonderful grape and apple skin flavors. Vinous and intense and all in all a great treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gn0sis (65) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Sampled at Akkurat with Joe and Chris, 2012. Pours deep pink/purple hue into our tumblers from a dog-eared lambic basket..the deep grape aromas hit you almost immediately. Murky appearance, frothy pillowy head and legs for days.. First sip is packed with tannic grapeskin, huge sweetness coupled by a quick punch of acidity. The balance is superb and the fruit integration goes on for (what feels like) forever..This pour can last hours if you want, just sit there and take it all in.. it’s unreal how much fruit can be packed into a beer that’s been aging for as long as this already has. This bottle makes me optimistic about the possibilities of aging fruit lambics, and helped me to realize red grape cantillon is my favorite. Reed Pinot is firmly planted somewhere in my top three alongside Pinot d’Aunis and Don Quijote.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (6724) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
75cl bottle at Akkurat. Not on the list. It pours a muddy ruby color with a thick off white head. Aroma is sweet acidic with red wine and floral notes. Earthy with notes of lemon and pepper. Taste is acidic with some sweetness from the grapes. Nice vinous quality to it with some berry and wood notes. Finishes lemony and dry. Overall, an excellent fruit lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle. Pinkish pour with no head. Some wine, grape and sweetness in the aroma. Flavor has similar tones and some nice tart sour tones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
The "F**k Yo Passport" Tasting. 750ml bottle into Cantillon taster.

Pours reddish/orange in color, minimal white head. Tons of pinot, which is surprising and awesome, nice sour notes, oak, and some tannins in there as well. Flavor is a lot of the pinot character, oak, berries, light funk and a medium level of sour. Light body, light carbonation, dry finish.

I preferred this one over the Muscat, but both are equally amazing beers.

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