Monk's Cafe Cuvee De Monk's Gueuze - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by alcstradamus:
4.03/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a glowing golden yellow with a half finger of head that swells with each swirl.
Aroma is dry, nutty, and acidic. A deep earthy funk, very smooth and inviting.
The flavor is extremely earthy with a dry nuttiness. Not hugely acidic compared to some Cantillons, but a nice little front end sourness exists. The flavor here is noticeably different than the regular Cantillon gueuze.
The body is medium and carbonation is low for a gueuze but there is still plenty of it.
Overall the best way I can describe this beer is like a carbonated Grand Cru Brouscella. The flavor profile is very similar to that unblended lambic, it is almost as though they only used old lambic in this gueuze blend. A very interesting beer that I enjoyed but wouldn't choose it over the regular gueuze.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2011 04:53:53 | More by alcstradamus
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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
95 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.