Cantillon Gueuze Vélomoteur - Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Gueuze Vélomoteur
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89
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 23
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Akkurats (Stockholm/Sweden) fifteenth anniversary, Jean Van Roy has made a very special Gueuze. It is a blend of one, two, and three year old lambic and was bottled in April of 2005. It has then been fermented and matured for five years in the deep caveaus of Cantillon. 15 years is the minimum age for driving a moped in Sweden, which is why we are choosing the name, Gueuze Vélomoteur.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 10-05-2011)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

212th Review
75cl bottle shared at Akkurat with a great crew
Poured in a Cantillon gueuze glass
Enjoyed on 9 May 2012

Bottled in 2005 for Akkurat's 15th anniversary celebration in 2010 - good thing they made it that long!

A: Hazy, dull hay. 1.5+ (bubbly white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Lemon zest, old musty hay, barnyard funk, and touch of unripe fruit. Dried out straw and pungent grapefruit notes. Smells wonderful!

T: Crisp and refreshing from the start. Follows smell, but distinct citrus sharpness is present all throughout - not overpowering, but balanced by barnyard must, touch of oak, and dry dustiness. Sourness is soft here (which surprised me a bit for Cantillon), but extremely well executed. Unripe fruit finishes this one off.

M: Light bodied with appropriate carbonation.

O: A well-rounded, crisp, refreshing beer. Balance of fruity sweet and mild sour blend well together here. This was our first beer of the afternoon/evening while visiting Akkurat and I would highly recommend this to anyone stopping by - too bad you can't get one to go...it'd be a fun beer to age a bit. I guess I'll just have to go back once I replenish my bank account!

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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at Akkurat. Pours golden peach with tight bubbles on a white head. Nose is funky, dusty and cobweby. Yeasty spice and white pepper add an interesting note with golden ripe peaches and fruit sourness. The flavor has heavy cobweb and dustiness, brett has a strong presence here, the interesting spice of yeast and pepper adds depth as the fruits transition in of white ripe peaches and an assertive sourness. The body is creamy with a prickly carbonation and a semi dry finish. A touch sweet in the finish with a very strong sourness doesn't quite play perfect and huge brett presence.

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3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 75 cl bottle into a Cantillon glass at Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden. Cost was a wallet-shattering 375 SEK, breaking me balls. Reviewed from extensive notes.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of wonderful soft delicate cream and great thickness. Retention is good. Colour is a cloudy dark yellow. Quite appealing; usually beers in the style don't look this good.

Sm: Sourness and maybe lemon citrus ester hops. A mild strength aroma.

T: Sour. Some cream, but only on the very brief open. Rather simple for a gueuze, but well built. There're not many notes to balance, but it's balanced. Refreshing in spite of its sourness - not an easy feat. Not as yeasty, tart, or bacterial as I'd like.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with adequate coarseness. Suits the flavours of the body.

Dr: Average ABV and easy drinking - at least for the style. Even a bit refreshing. I'd have it again if it weren't so damned expensive.

Cantillon Gueuze Vélomoteur from Brasserie Cantillon
89 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.