Monk's Cafe Cuvee De Monk's Gueuze - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by WillCarrera:
4.35/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle, bottled on November 14, 2008, split this with Abe and Lauren at Belgian Cafe, poured into a gueuze glass.
A- Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow color with a rapidly dissipating white head, leaves little lacing.
S- The aroma is just insane. Lots of citrusy acidity along with a complex funk that's a combination of barnyard/horseblanket notes along with an almost moist earthiness. There's also musty wood and a bit of very lightly sweet honey aroma. This is seriously one of the best smelling gueuzes I've had in a long time.
T- Similar to the nose, very sour with a solid dose of lemony and mild grapefruit tartness. Also a big earthy funkiness with barnyard and wet oak flavors. Some white grape fruitiness and dry grass/herbal flavors. Very tasty and complex.
M- Light-bodied, low carbonation and a smooth feel, bone dry finish.
O- Another really excellent gueuze from Cantillon, the flavors are delicious and complex and the aroma is just incredible, I think I slightly prefer this to the regular 100% gueuze, which is saying quite a bit. Great stuff.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2012 06:22:07 | More by WillCarrera
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA
The final keg of this beer, served at the end of Philly Beer Week 2013.
Not being a fan of the original Cantillon gueuze, I must say this one is markedly better in almost every aspect. Cloudy golden pour, with a thin layer of white bubbles for a head; minimal retention, random spots of lacing. Nice aroma of earthy funk, citrus tartness, mildly acetic, nice oak profile. Taste was very pleasant, crisp and lemony, barnyard funk, tart with a slight acetic quality making the salivary glands fire up a bit, very little of the uncomfortable wood/cork/cardboard flavor that pervades the original version, though there was a distinct clean oaky character that came through. Light-medium body, dry, moderate carbonation, enjoyable. Aged nicely. Very good overall.
Serving type: on-tap
06-10-2013 09:20:43 | More by Rifugium
4.59/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
my 500th beer! Its beenan awesome year and a half craft beer journey, and this was an awesome one to have for my 500th beer and for the end of my first philly beer week I actually participated in.
A - cloudy golden-yellow colour, small white head that stays for a little bit,
S - straw, kind of funky, light sour smell
T - mildly tart, not as sour a I expected but still very good, has a citrusy after taste
M - nice and crisp, very easily drinkable
O - very excellent beer, and very happy I got to try what I've heard was the last keg.
Serving type: on-tap
06-09-2013 19:14:06 | More by vicsju1991
Monk's Cafe Cuvee De Monk's Gueuze from Brasserie Cantillon
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