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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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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.61%
Wants: 224
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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Photo of jethrodium
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle generously shared by cpferris. Big thanks to Chad for sharing this rarity. Pours a clear light amber with close to no head and some light lacing. The aroma is funky with a mineral note, with a bit of a wine note that becomes more prominent as it warms up. The Initial taste has a bit of sweetness with lots of funk and a mineral note as well as some light grapefruit. The finish has a decent tartness and a light tannic astringency. Medium body. Low carbonation. This was good, but I don't know if it's a huge improvement over classic gueuze.

jethrodium, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of ChrisPro
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

ChrisPro, Jan 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

jbuddle, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of MordorMongo
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by me at a tasting 1/12/13. 4oz. pour into a Cantillon Zwanze glass. Reviewed from notes.

Thin white head with great retention. Stringy, spotty lace to match. Thin legs. Beer is a clear pale lemon-goldenrod. Head retention is impressive here.

Nose is straw, light lemon tartness, fresh grass. Moderately aromatic. Pretty simple and rather fresh.

Opens light lemon spritz. Hay, old wet wood, lemon rind, very mellow vinegar notes linger in the back. Dry and lightly tart going down with more wood, horse blanket and lemon rind in the finish and aftertaste. Like a 2-3 year old, well aged gueuze.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Lively in the mouth and clean going down. Clean finish with a dry, sticky aftertaste. Solid.

A lot of people have compared this one to Classic gueuze and I think rightfully so. That said, this one tastes and smells a bit older than its 2011 date. There's also noticeably less sweetness (which I appreciate). Worth trying and a very well made beer but I wouldn't go out of my way for this one again.

SpeedwayJim, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
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!

scottfrie, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Agold, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

futura123, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Gueuzedude, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

spycow, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

pperez38, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

teddyarrowhead, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Shmeal, Dec 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

gregmoscetti, Dec 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

mistakebythelake, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev -8.9%

jacewg, Oct 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

claaark13, Sep 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

CheapBeerBuzz, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

MrFootstones, Aug 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

GRG1313, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Sean9689, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

womencantsail, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of spdyfire83
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

260th Review
75cl poured into a Cantillon gueuze glass
Vintage: Cork reads "2010", so this must be the real deal.

Enjoyed at Chez Moeder Lambic Sint-Gilles in early June 2012.

A: Deep Loonie yellow. Single+ (foamy white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Smells of funk and must - classic goodness, per the usual! Touch of lemon zest and grapefruit with nice aged cheese and slight dustiness to it.

T: Very soft and mild for a Cantillon gueuze. Balanced notes of must, oak, and slight lemon. Earthy character and nice funk, but I think it is too young to enjoy at this point.

M: Light bodied with appropriate carbonation.

O: A very young gueuze, but still quite tasty and enjoyable nonetheless. I think this will grow and develop wonderfully with a bit of age and look forward to drinking another bottle in a decade or so - I think it has Cuvée De Florian potential. Definitely fun to try and finishing a 75cl solo was great! A bit steep at EUR 40 for the bottle, but that price will only go up for on-site consumption I'm sure (LH12 was EUR 180 at the time of my visit and that's just too darn much for a beer).

spdyfire83, Aug 01, 2012
Jean Chris Nomad 2011 from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.