Cantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by cfrances33:
3.7/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
2013 bottle poured into a Drie Fonteinen stem from a lambic basket. Thanks for sharing Matt!
Pour: Poured a hazy mellow orange yellow with two fingers of frothy, creamy white head. Head dimishes to a ring rather quickly. Not much lacing.
Smell: Lots of bright lemon, hay funk, earth, and oak up front. Some vanilla and caramel. Not much cognac, with a exception of a lightly boozy twang.
Taste: I'm not really sure how best to describe this. Up front, a nice bite of sour lemons, doughy bread, hay funk, barnyard, and earth. Very base lambic forward. Midsip, everything changes and immediately becomes controlled by boozy oak, vanilla, caramel, and nail polish. Not the most pleasant experience due to how boozy it is. Finishes oaky, dry, and tart.
Mouthfeel: Really nice on the front have, but the cognac presence is just too much, with fusel alcohol overpowering the finish.
Overall: I have to say, I was really disappointed with this one. Exciting to try, but not what I hoped for. I am curious as to how this will age... I hope it retains the cognac flavors, yet the alcohol bite that compliments them dimishes. Looking forward to revisiting in a few years, because this is far too young right now.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2013 20:26:23 | More by cfrances33
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4.09/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
A - Pours a light golden hazy yellow without much of a head; what head is they is creamy.
N - Nose is lemony lambic funk with a modicum of the cognac lingering in the background.
T - Taste opens up how I expected - funky lemony horse blanket, but not overpowering. Half way through this kind of peters out, which was odd. It's like the lambic just disappeared to my taste buds. The cognac shows up, which softens the funk blow, but this isn't necessarily a good thing. The lambic petered out abruptly and didn't have the complexity as I am used to. Strange.
M -Mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth and creamy.
D - Overall, this was disappointing, but given within the context of Cantillon; outside of this brewery's context it is still a damn good beer. Worth the trouble to get? Probably not.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2013 00:48:55 | More by birchstick
Cantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.