Cantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
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Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in cognac barrels

Added by moulefrite on 01-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#630
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
442
pDev:
8.01%
 
 
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654
Gots:
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Photo of REVZEB
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The cognac cuts into the bitterness of the gueuze finish, and replaced it with sweet booze. Upgrade! Plenty of green apple, pear, hay, lemon, earth tones, oak and a finish of slight smoke. Smell is more boozy and rigid, so sip slowly to truly take in, because the taste is the champion here.

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage at Akkurat.

Pours a clear yellow with some wispy head.

Smel is very interesting , crisp and tart with hints of youghurt and a solid note of cognac and oak.

Taste is less sour than most Cantillons, but a bit more funky. The cognac and oak also adds a little bit of sweetness. Very complex and deep.

Mouthfeel is thin and sparkly.

Overall, a very interesting beer. Expensive, but very glad I splurged.

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Photo of edthehead
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvillefan
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, not the best of the day when we visited Cantillon but still an elite beer. The cognac is very subtle but adds a little sweet to the nose and palate. The lambic base shine through in this one. This base is a little more barnyard then the typical Canillon beer.

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Photo of xtonytx
4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BT_Bobandy
4.89/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of randylangford
4.89/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Duncian
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KT123
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greenspointexas
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fireazzi
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrenihan
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cognac is not strong, which is good. The main flavour and aroma remains the gueuze. The cognac comes in at the end subtly, a bIt of a bulwark to the funk. Finish is quite oaky, with the strongest cognac expression.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rudzud
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Received this in a trade quite a while back. 2012 vintage. Review number 3,000.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice crystal clear honey hue with a thin half finger white head that faded slowly to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of lemons, citrus, strong barnyard funk, little bit of oak. Hint of green apple and a bit of cognac sweetness. Big musty basement and even a bit of green grapes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. The funky horse blanket / barnyard hits up front followed by that incredible musty basement type taste. There is some nice lemons and green apple that bring a little bit of tartness as well. The oak is on the lighter side. The cognac finishes the beer with it's own unique sweetness. Little bit of oak, tannins, and vanilla as well. The finish is an interesting balance between tartness and cognac. They both cancel one another out in a sense to leave a very pleasant lightly flemmy finish.

M - Mouthfeel is the only knock here. The bottle's cork did not really pop and while there was some initial head the carbonation here is light, at best. Not quite still but about as close as it could be. Incredibly fine bubbles. That translates to a much more heavier mouthfeel than I would think should be for this or any other Cantillon beer. Bad cork I presume.

O - Overall this was an incredibly enjoyable beer. The barrel really brings so much to the table and makes this beer completely transcend the classic Cantillon flavour profile. Incredibly well done and unique.

Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RPM3334
4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 442 ratings