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style
Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In March 2005, the brewery Cantillon had bought second hands barrels in the region of Cognac. For 15 years, the wood had been impregnate with cognac. Then for 2 years, our lambic has extracted all the flavors and aromas to make a unique gueuze. The name comes from the geographic location of the brewery.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (3451) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Quintessence 2016. Light hazy full golden with thin white head. Light sour grapes on sweet grape base, tortilla chips, grassy white wine, chalkiness, cognac notes, light nutty, cashew. Medium sour, medium mineral/saltiness. Smooth body, crisp feel, soft carbonation. Pairing with comté is great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (4804) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle sampled at Quintessence. Slight hazy dark golden with bubbly white head. Roasted nuts, caramel, cognac, sherry, sour and sweet grapes, wood, hay and funk. Under medium sour and light sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with a bit sparkly carbonation. Very good, especially the nose.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1833) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille 750ml, bottle share. Couleur dorée voilée, fine mousse blanche laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre. Arôme de cognac, levures sauvages, boisé. Goût de levures sauvages, boisé, alcool, acidité moyenne-faible. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (5393) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Chêne, fruits acides, citron, fruits à noyau, vin blanc et cuir sont les choses qui me sautent au nez. En bouche, l’acidité du bois dirige mes papilles. La bouche est belle comme une Cantillon. La finale est aiguisée, très parfumée, élégante, unique. Merci à Tommy pour cette belle dégustation!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (1667) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle @ Cantillon 15/5-15. Fruity with oak/wood, cognac, also bretty and light acidic notes. Dry finish with grapefruit/peel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (7051) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Have had this a couple times. The most memorable was in Brussels as part of a epic 5 course dinner paring. 750ml bottle pours out a light golden apple color. Nose is cognac funk barrel leather barnyard. Taste is more of the cognac funky barnyard some grape notes and plenty of the wood.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Poured copper and small white head that quickly dissipated. Very sweet oak aroma. Floral and barnyard in nose. Flavor is lemon and grapefruit zest. The sourness is well balanced by the oak and funk. Very rich mouthfeel for this brewery. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7612) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 10, 2015
75cl bottle via trade. It pours a hazy rich golden color with a minimal amount of large white bubbles. Aroma is rich dusty musty funky white grapes, lemon juice, horse blanket, basement. Taste is funky and lemony, with a mellow sweetness with notes of white wine and cognac, Plenty of stone fruit, basementm horse blanket and funk. Loads of lemon character, but not tart and puckering as normal Cantillon gueuze. This is incredibly mellow and soft, super juicy and easy to drink. Definitely less extreme than regular gueuze. Body is medium with fine sparkling carbonation. Overall, an interesting experiment and an excellent beer for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (10051) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle at WTWBA 2015 in Minneapolis. Highlight of the event for me. Slight hazy gold pour. Aroma and taste of oak, cognac, funk, and some cheese. Delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (7289) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: From the brewery.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, tart, cognac, acidic, sour.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, fruit, acidic, cognac.


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