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Heerengeuze - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 11.85%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-19-2013)
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

2.78/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

750mL for 35 euros at DHL.

I haven't given a written review in a long time, but I feel this beer deserves documentation. I went in with mid-range expectations (having heard from others who had tried it) but even those low bars were too high. Especially given the prices charged at various times and whether it's on-site or to-go (still listed as 200 euros to-go today!).

This was one of maybe 10 gueuzes I had over 2 days, not enough for palate fatigue but rather just enough that I'm not reviewing it in vacuo. It looked nice enough, clear golden color with a thick fine-celled foam. The aroma is pretty inviting too, citrusy and acidic in the nose.

The taste is where things fall off a cliff. The first sip seemed OK, we were still getting acquainted. Although I did get a sharply astringent aftertaste. The second taste piled on the acid, and by the third sip I noticed some vinegar notes. Ugh. Of course it never got better, I swear it got progressively more difficult to drink.

We didn't even finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 21:05:42 | More by TurdFurgison
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dirtylou

Washington

4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 bottle, @ De Heeren

"Blend of 3 Fonteinen and Cantillon lambic . Bottled in 2011 by Cantillon, aged for 2 years in 75 cl bottles by heeren van liedekercke. Released in April 2013 on Tour de Geuze day."

Kicked off our evening at De Heeren by splitting this gem. I found this to be a really really special gueuze. Incredibly complex - tart and funky but bright citrus and candi sugar really providing a nice twist. For a 50-50 blend, seems to lean more Cantillon with the nice hoppy goodness. Fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 21:09:18 | More by dirtylou
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A huge thanks to Mike for busting this one out. 750ml capped and corked bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. 2010 Cork date. Reviewed from notes. 2010

Pours a 1.5 finger foamy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear lemon with a slight orange tint. Lacing is spotty with decent stick. Solid.

Nose is moderately funky and aromatic. Notes of hay, lemon, vinegar and oak. Yeasty overtones. Pretty simple and this seems like it'll benefit from a bit of time.

Opens tart lemon, vinegar and hay. Woody but pretty one-dimensional in the middle. Not really funky but quite sour throughout. Notes of oak, dry hay and cobweb funk. Much more Cantillon than Drie Fonteinen. Finishes with some vinegar and lemon rind notes. Aftertaste is tart and dry. A bit disappointingly simple, I'm hoping just like the nose, this one evolves a bit.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down dry and puckering. Filmy, sticky finish, with a dry, sticky aftertaste. Very good.

Very solid but considering the beers that went into this blend, HeerenGeuze falls a bit short. Its not as good as Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze or Classic Gueuze... so what's the point? Hopefully some of the tartness falls out and this one develops a bit more funk character in coming years. As it is, wait on it.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 14:06:41 | More by SpeedwayJim
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle at de Heeren. This is an exact 50/50 blend of Cantillon gueuze from December 2008 and Drie Fonteinen gueuze from November 2008. Bottled on 07/01/2011, released 13/03/2013. According to the waiter this is one of less than 600 bottles.

A- Pours a hazy dark gold/amber color, topped with a finger of creamy white head, great retention, leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Hay, lemon, lots of dry, cobwebby funk, as it warms the funkiness just gets more complex. The 3F aromas are definitely predominating here.

T- Very soft, rounded flavors, more balanced between the Cantillon and 3F flavors. Lots of damp, earthy funk, damp oak, with a bit of honey towards the end, along with a huge lactic and lemony acidity.

M- Medium-bodied, low carbonation, feels very soft and smooth.

O- I really do like this beer, the flavors are nice, complex and rounded.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 02:08:32 | More by WillCarrera
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fewa

Belgium

4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

25 (not 125) euro a bottle at DHVL (this price is for the in-house consumption only; take away is 200 euro which is ridiculous). This Gueuze is not for starters; the typical 3 Fonteinen funk is clearly dominant in the already very complex taste, while the beer has a very strong citric aftertaste, showing the presence of Cantillon lambiek. A beautiful blend, with extremely much aging potential. Definitely worth to try, and worth the 25 euro price tag.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 07:53:11 | More by fewa
Heerengeuze from Brasserie Cantillon
91 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.