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Jean Chris Nomad 2011 - Brasserie Cantillon

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Jean Chris Nomad 2011Jean Chris Nomad 2011

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 6.85%
Wants: 222
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

The third in a series of beers made for the Mi-Orge Mi-Houlbon beer store in Belgium and Jean Le Chocolatier chocolate shop. A blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old Cantillon lambic from Red Bordeaux, White Bordeaux and Cotes de Rhone barrels.

(Beer added by: Radome on 10-12-2011)
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-30-2013 22:15:07 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some grain, acidic, and mineral aromas. Taste is much the same with some mineral-like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great aromas and flavors that make it super easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 21:08:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012. Served in a Cantillon wine glass.

Pours a clear, sparkling straw color with an average-sized fizzy white head with decent retention and some sparse lacing on the way down.

The aroma has some heavy barnyard and horse blanket notes with some light leather and a nice bit of earth. A good dose of wine and oak are there. Everything is really fresh and pungent, which I quite enjoyed, though others may find it to be a bit young.

The flavor carries on with more wine and funk. Really fantastic balance. There's moderate acidity and heavy funk over a light body with a nice, dry finish.

Overall, loads of fresh funk and nice acidity with a good helping of wine in the background. One of my favorites of the night. Fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 10:41:34 | More by Thorpe429
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womencantsail

California

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Tim for sharing.

Pours a golden orange color with a tall white head. Really intense nose. The typical Cantillon funk is present here and there is a ton of wine and wood aroma here. Quite lactic with a nice grassiness and earthiness. The flavor is reminiscent of Classic Gueuze. Strong acidity but also quite a lot of earthy and musty funk. Noticeable wine barrel flavor and a tannic dryness on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 03:58:49 | More by womencantsail
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-10-2013 03:22:10 | More by spycow
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

04-14-2012 19:20:17 | More by ygtbsm94
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-20-2012 03:34:49 | More by GRG1313
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Sean.

Standard Cantillon gueuze appearance here: clear pale amber with a big bubbly head. The nose is quite different from Classic Gueuze, however, with a vinous and earthy oak presence that overwhelms the funk. It smells rather acidic too, presumably from the greater portion of 3 year lambic in the blend. It's softer on the palate than expected, very oaky and tannic, vinous, earthy, with gentle acidity. Very full, rounded mouthfeel. This is an excellent gueuze that leans more toward the mushroomy and vinous side than the bright and citric.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 20:37:02 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-08-2013 21:48:33 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Sean. Served in Hill Farmstead stemware. Definitely not counterfeit based on close inspection of the label.

A - Not much pop from the cork. Thin white foam quickly settles to nothing. Transparent golden body.

S - Super funky and vinous, with surprising malt heft. The stone fruit and light caramel malt flavor is mildly reminiscent of Armand'4 Winter, but there's that signature Cantillon lemon and mineral in the periphery. Surprising balance here.

T - Taste has more in common with your typical Cantillon gueuze, with stone fruit, lemon sourness, some funky feet, moderate acidity, and a slightly brackish and salty mineral finish. The fresh wine barrels impart an additional vinous quality not normally present in the Classic Gueuze.

M - Lower carbonation, quite dry and acidic, medium-light body, with some slight vinous alcohol presence.

D - I think the cork may have been slightly compromised in this bottle, as the other reviews mentioned spritzy carbonation and voluminous foam. In any case, I was slightly underwhelmed with this one even though it's still an enjoyable gueuze. This may be heresy, but I think Drie Fonteinen is a better bet for blended beers, whereas Cantillon's forté is fruit lambics.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 06:51:57 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle consumed out of a Cantillon stemmed glass because I am an adult and am competent.

Beer is yellow, straw, clear, moderate to high carbonation, white head, small and medium bubbles, low retention, no lacing, steady carbonation.

Beer smells like a Cantillon but it is already clear that this is a super young beer. White wine, oak, sulfur, bright, a mild malt, funk, wet smelling. Smells good, but could be better.

Beer is vinous, has a mild carbonation bite to it, light in body, nice finish, mildly dry, a little funky, oaky on the end, again it is good but feels a little too young. Would I have it again? Yes, in a minute. I think it will improve with age and should be good in the future. Another great gueuze from Jean.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 14:33:26 | More by drabmuh
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mdfb79

New York

4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From 04/14/12 notes. Had at our Epic Sour tasting.

a - Pours a clear bright golden yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of funk, cheese, light sour fruits, oak, earthy notes, hay. Super funky and cheesey, really awesome nose for a gueuze.

t - Tastes of funk, sour fruits, cheese, hay, earthy notes, light spice and bread. Taste is funky as well, but with a little more sourness than the nose. Awesome.

m - Light body and low carbonation. Crisp and very easy to drink.

io - Overall I thought this was a fantastic gueuze. It's super funky in the nose and sour in the taste; would love to get more of this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 00:29:41 | More by mdfb79
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-10-2013 03:23:15 | More by Gueuzedude
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-18-2013 01:56:53 | More by yourefragile
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is crystal clear and light golden in color with a quarter inch of lasting white head.

The aroma is complex and wonderful. Classic Cantillon funk, with notes of hay, grass, and the great outdoors. Lovely notes of white wine, tart grapes, and a touch of oak.

Complex and well done. Champagne and white wine with a hint of sweetness. Tart and dry in the finish with lingering white grape flavors. A touch of citrus and classic gueuze.

Tart and dry. Bold and assertive.

What a treat it is to try a new beer from my favorite brewery. A very tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 23:36:51 | More by Huhzubendah
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-27-2013 01:16:40 | More by zestar
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HopHead84

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6/16/2012

Big thanks for sharing.

A: Vibrant orange with a big long lasting mousse-like white head. Great looking beer.

S: Firm barnyard and goaty notes with mushroom and earth. Really bright with a pleasant citrus quality. Light dark fruit notes give a vinous impression. Woody, leathery, and tart. Really nice aroma.

T: Mouth puckering tartness with woody and earthy notes. Rustic and tannic. Light apricot and lemon characteristics blend with leather, barnyard, and light salty notes. Pleasant citric acidity throughout that meets a moderate lactic sourness. Piquant citric finish.

M: Upper light to lower medium body with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry, spritzy, and lightly tannic.

Overall: A killer Gueuze. For being fairly young it's pretty damn complex. I could drink bottle after bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 16:35:23 | More by HopHead84
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-23-2013 23:14:44 | More by TurdFurgison
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-03-2012 21:28:07 | More by BeerFMAndy
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

06-23-2012 22:06:54 | More by AgentZero
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-25-2012 20:02:34 | More by bsuedekum
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-24-2012 05:54:36 | More by whartontallboy
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at our Epic Tres Tasting and also again with some friends at our pre-T25 Mega Tasting.

JCN pours a golden yellow color, white fizzy head, and some wisps on top. Lots of citrus, oak, cheese, and a vinous kick on the end. It's more complex then your regular old Classic Gueuze, and I would easily be able to tell the different between the two. Tastes even better then the nose, with lots of citrus funk, nice and tart, good acidity, oak. The wine barrels aren't there as much as the nose, but it's still an excellent-tasting beer.

Really dug this beer both times I've had it, and I'm looking forward to cracking another one in the next 6 months or so. Not sure if it will improve or lose some wine barrel complexity...we shall see.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 06:39:13 | More by Sean9689
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-07-2012 18:50:04 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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scottfrie

California

4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing, Chad! Snifter. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours lemon-golden with amber highlights beneath a thin white head that faded into a good long-lasting collar.
S: Very funky nose, light citrus, and a bit of sweetness. Smells awesome, a bit fruity too.
T: Follows the nose with a good funky fruity flavor. I get notes of golden fruits, hay, straw, citrus peel, peach, apricot and a hint of shit and earth. The finish is sweet but has a good bite of acid, and the aftertaste is smooth and clean.
M: Medium body, very smooth mouthfeel, acidic but not vinegary. Super easy to drink.
O: A wonderful gueuze. I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while. Thanks again cpferris!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 20:04:57 | More by scottfrie
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Jean Chris Nomad 2011 from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.