Cantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by spoony:
4.51/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From a 750 ml bottle into a tulip.
A-The brew is slightly darker than other Cantillons with more brown hue in the typically golden color. Similarly, there is some haze, but it is not as murky as Fou Foune. Not much head on my pour, which was normal to slightly aggressive.
S-The smell is complex and slightly less tart than I would expect. There is an oaky caramel here, some vanilla and just a whiff of hoppiness. The funky, earthy, barnyard gueuze scent is still there, but this is definitely a different beast.
T-The taste follows the smell in providing a bit more caramel sweetness and some toasted oaky flavor in lieu of pure tart and funk. The vanilla and caramel are a nice touch and only add to the complexity without being a distraction.
M-The feel is less carbonated and a touch heavier than a typical gueuze, but not quite flat like a true lambic. It is fitting for the flavors.
O-This is a great beer and a pleasant surprise for me. Like most Cantillon, it has that vinous complexity, and I think the less tart more caramel aspects only enhance the flavors here.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2013 01:07:51 | More by spoony
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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.