Brasserie Cantillon

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Brasserie Cantillon
4.59 | pDev: 8.28%
Jul 30, 2022
Jul 02, 2004
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Rated: 4.49 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jul 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.93/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle, at Plan B, Copenhagen. Cloudy golden colour. Funky and sour aroma and flavour, feels quite strong. Some hops too (more than in other gueuzes, anyway).
May 01, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by fthegiants from California

Feb 28, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a golden yellow color, with not much head or lacing - doesn't seem super carbonated, which makes sense given what this beer is.

This smells like stone fruit, tropical fruit, dusty musty funk, white wine, and oak.

I imagine this will age very well. It feels "young" so to speak, but it's still quite delicious. There's a nice jamminess, like apricot jam, with some oak and wine, prickly and herbal funk, lemoncello, and vague spice.

This is light bodied, lightly carbonated, and pretty drinkable, with not a ton of sourness to it.

I'd love to revisit this one 5-10 years down the road, I bet it gets even better with lots of years on it.
Feb 04, 2022
Rated: 5 by Ziosa from Missouri

Dec 29, 2021
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Rated by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

4.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Nov 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.22/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 mL bottle. No head, of course. Clear golden. Smells of cheese, oak, dried grass, a little citrus. Tastes of oak, cheesy funk, citrus, lots of dried grass. A little bit of sweetness. Just a little bit of carbonation. Outstanding.
Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
27 Dec 2018 bottle.

White head. A bit of carb showing. Golden orange color.

If this was labeled as a regular Gueuze, I’d believe it. Maybe it’s too young, but I’m just not seeing what’s the big deal (and cantillon is my favorite). Stonefruit, melon, citrus, oak, minerals. Tastes like a Gueuze to me. Not sure how to rate this.
Aug 11, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by vfgccp from New York

Jul 10, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by HopBelT from Belgium

Feb 19, 2021
Rated: 4.77 by chippo33 from Vermont

Feb 16, 2021
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Reviewed by edthehead from New York

5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Lots of nice oak and must on the nose and the palate. Smooth, semi-still, and damp. Beautiful mouthfeel, Wonderful taste. Soft, earthy, and mild citrus. Can't say I've every enjoyed a Gueuze more! Would love to experience again if any exist.
Jul 23, 2020
Rated: 4.83 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jul 19, 2020
Rated: 4.96 by CTJman from Connecticut

Jul 31, 2018
Rated: 4.81 by AMCimpi from New York

Mar 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Fux from France

4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this at our annual tasting at Moeder Lambic's cellar. I had never really thought I could try this one day, some I'm thankful for the chance given. I was in charge of opening the bottle and pouring it, and I felt quite nervous when the cork disintgrated at the contact of the cork screw. I finally managed to open it without cork pieces coming inside the bottle. Pfiou!
A: Well looking for its age, cloudy, orange with a small white head (good point: this is carbonated!)
S: Smell is dust and old basement at first, with juicy citruses, lemon and oranges. After opening a little while, I got more mineral and floral flavors, with also some fresh mint. No vinegar on the nose, which can happen with a beer this old. Reminiscent scent of mushroom and cobweb linger.
T: Taste is quite sour (citric acid, with moderate lactiness) and funky with hay, barnyard, lemon and mineral flavors. Age shows but it has held well. It is quite juicy and also highlights some of the quality of the old 3F gueuzes that I love.
M: Although it apparently took time, carbonation has reached a good level. Body is light to medium. Perfectly sessionable as it is.
O: Very good gueuze. Not exactly at the same level as the best examples from 3F, but really worth a try. Thanks Michaelis for having brought this to our Day to Sink all Sea Shepherds!
Oct 05, 2016
Rated: 4.6 by halo3one from Georgia

Mar 28, 2016
Rated: 4.53 by brian4beer from Indiana

Feb 01, 2016
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Reviewed by blisscent from Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The beer pours a straw yellow color with a soft and cloudy white head. Smells of dry malt and lots of refined wild qualities. Taste was exceptional and dry with a great tartness and heavy earthy barnyard notes and horse blankets. Ample amount of funky, lightly cheesy yeast . One of the best liquid beverages ever created.
Aug 16, 2015
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Reviewed by iong516 from Pennsylvania

4.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
1998 cork. Holy cobwebs and stinky cheese. Not oxidized or off in any way, great bottle. Docked it a bit for appearance because it was kinda murky but who cares? The cleanest pour was a bit darker than expected, a hazy orange bordering on amber. My pour towards the middle/end of the bottle was fantastic, and even the dregs tasted alright. ...bet I'll never have this again, thanks Nate and everyone else involved! Beautiful funk.
Jun 02, 2015
Rated: 4.41 by Mbrown44 from Delaware

Dec 22, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by baybum from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2014
Rated: 2.2 by patol8 from Michigan

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by TurdFurgison from Ohio

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by KAF from Iowa

Jun 15, 2014
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Here's a bottle I never thought I'd try, but thanks to Francois for cracking this baby. 2001 vintage.

Light fizzy head, hazy orange bright color.

Nose amazing, perfect lambic funk, more hansenns like, great grape skin, must, fruity like funk, etc.

Taste great sour, grape skin, sour funk, again more hanssens like, just awesome sourness. Flemmy sour, nice funk with very little acidity,

Nice and bright mouth, little acidity and flemmy feel for a gueuze this old, and decent carb.

Overall fantastic!
Apr 04, 2014
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Huge, huge thanks to Francois for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a very nice crystal clear golden hue with a thin white halo, very nice.

S - Aromas of dusty basement, super funky, cheese, barnyard, super aromatic and complex.

T - Taste is just like the nose, super musty, light tart lemons, really drinkable, funky cheese, barnyard, hay, delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is really nice, super drinkable. Very enjoyable.

O - Overall this beer was awesome, never thought I'd get to try it.
Apr 02, 2014
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Reviewed by cfrances33 from Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottle thanks to Matt, decanted and then poured into a Cantillon tulip. Pour is a mostly clear bright straw orange, with a finger of frothy eggshell head. Some lacing. Smell is bright, juicy lemon and a well balanced hay funk. Some earthiness. Taste is much of the same, with bright juicy lemon, mango, and peaches. Some cheese and a nice dose of minerally funk. Incredibly drinkable, with a nice tart lactic acid aspect. Finishes impeccably clean for a geuze this old. This was a great bottle, and lived up to its reputation
Feb 04, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Jan 26, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by largadeer from California

Jan 26, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jan 26, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by gn0sis from Massachusetts

Oct 15, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by CityofBals from Illinois

Sep 12, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by toretto from Connecticut

Aug 16, 2013
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Reviewed by BucketBoy from Pennsylvania

4.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Review from notes. This review is from the first time I had it, courtesy of SpeedwayJim (huge thanks!) at Ryan's Labor Day tasting 2011. I've had this again since then (huge thanks, Joel!) and the second time the bottle didn't quite pop in the same way this first bottle did. The first bottle was most likely the best beer I've ever had.

L - Orange-kissed Gulf sunset, hazy eggshell cap of wispy bubbles. Carbonated.

S - Fresh, pungent barnyard, lemon and rind, old cut grass, bright light sulphur, tropical fruits. Just plain awesome! I sat sniffing my glass for a full 15 minutes before drinking any. The best part of the beer for me.

T - Very assertive sour, great funk, barnyard, oak, fruitiness - just a great gueuze. So balanced. Everything you could hope for in a gueuze.

M - Nice and smooth, with fine carbonation.

O - Just killer! Well deserving of the hype, despite the second bottle I tried in 2013 being just okay (relative to the first bottle).
Jul 07, 2013
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Reviewed by joel66 from New York

4.96/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Rating # 100

Bottle poured into a cantillon taster on 4/20/2013. I have been waiting a long time for this day to come. One of my biggest white whales has been beached.. Appearance. Bottle poured a hazy orange color with a thin line of head. good carbonation... its awake! Nose- lemons and peach, with a moldy funky cheese, notes of soccer cleats but in a good way(dont know how that is possible but it is) grass funk & hay. One of the best smelling beers i have ever had Taste- citrus notes mixed with barnyard funk. grapefruit and cheese. Lactic acid combined with a suttle earthiness probably attributed from the age of this fine geuze. Overall- this totally lived up to the hype. One of the best beers, and beer experiences shared with some great guys!
Apr 22, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by GRG1313 from California

Mar 11, 2013
Rated: 5 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

Jan 25, 2013
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Reviewed by cosmicevan from New York

4.97/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
big thanks goes out to GrumpyOldTroll, jbuddle, Sean9689, SpeedwayJim, AgentZero, dtmets84 for sharing in the greatest day of beer that i have ever been a part of. huge thanks to sean for providing this bit of unobtainium.

notes from 1/12/2013

consumed from a cantillon sherry glass.

poured a murky orange with a fizzy head that fizzed away leaving a ring of fizz on the surface. also, comes in a bottle with one of the coolest looking labels of all time (imho). OH MY! the smell is UNREAL. smells fruity and funky at the same time. has some vanilla like oakiness qualities even though tit isn't from barrels. so smooth and subtle. lemons and fruitiness with a hint of funk and even some notes of cheesy sourness. possibly one of the most balanced beers ever. so fresh tasting for a 15 yr old beer. like fruits that have JUST gotten ripe. feel is perfect. one of the best beers i've ever had.
Jan 20, 2013
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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 89 ratings