Cantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees EastCantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East
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Cantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees EastCantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in cognac barrels

Added by moulefrite on 01-02-2008

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Ratings: 425 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of t2grogan
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of WeisGuy
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of beerdweeb
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of nathanjohnson
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of randomdanger
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tduecen
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer, tried this while in Belgium and I was amazed by it.

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Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Miamilice
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of wanderingpints
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tjmackie
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of francisweizen
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fresh bottle from the Shelton shipment. I got this one in a trade with MC. Cheers!

A: Dark orange gold with a nice white head that dies down quickly and leaves nice belgian lacing on my lambic glass.

S: Fuky but subdued. Oak, cob web, spider, cognac, booze, citrus, and more.

T: Well rounded and integrated. Not as funky as most Cantillons, but I'm loving it all the same. Citrus, oak, a bit of boozy, some orange peel, and the nomral bready and bretty funk notes.

M: Thicker and less spritzy than most Cantillons. Reminds me of draught lambics had over in Belgium itself.

D: Awesome, well rounded, funky but super smooth and substantial. Maybe I am in the minority here, but this is something different from Cantillon and a welcome addition to their lineup for me. I find this a flawless brew and possibly the most interesting of the Cantillon brews.

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Photo of jerz
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Leeds_xx
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nvbrew
4.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.94/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of WillCarrera
4.92/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle, brewed on 5 March 2005, bottled on 30 March 2007. Served at Tørst in a wine glass.

A- Pours a only slightly hazy but nearly clear deep golden color, with a thin white head that recedes to a collar. It has a bit of clearing towards the edges.

S- This blew me away. The aroma is an incredible blend of lactic tartness, with some acetic character too, earthy, damp, musty funk, and (the part that makes this perfect and totally unique), a really nice sweet, slightly boozy cognac aroma, which lends some vanilla and oak.

T- Again, my mind is blown. It's intensely sour, with a huge lactic character and a bit of acetic, there's also a big funky character, which is damp, earthy, and musty. The cognac is more subtle here than in the aroma, which is exactly how it needed to be. The cognac flavor shows up towards the finish, where it lends a sweet vanilla flavor, some oak, and a soft, smooth liquor warmth. Somehow these flavors are smoothly blended and work perfectly together.

M- Light to medium-bodied, has moderate to low carbonation and has a very dry, tannic finish.

O- Truly delicious. This is definitely the most unique, and also one of the tastiest, lambics I've had. The cognac barrel character is really delicious and complements the tart, funky lambic flavors in a way I didn't expect. A stunning beer.

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Photo of gn0sis
4.92/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2007 Vintage. The cork eases out, perfectly spongy & in tact with a muted pop.. immediately the aroma of funk starts to emanate. Poured into gueuze tumblers with a robust, seafoam-like head with lingering retention. Nose is musty & bretty, reminiscent of a horse stable on a cool summer night. The bacteria has a pronounced and complex flavor, followed by the subtle undertone of cognac. The lambic essence is so deep and rich, the effort is perfectly executed with a touch of warmth on the back end.The barnyard resonance transcends into faint booziness, which could almost be confused as lingering oak from the barrel. If you observe closely, theres really something more here. The small nuances are what really puts this in distant perspective with other Cantillon Gueuze of the same vintage...made from the same loom, but certainly a different fabric. Makes everything else in life fade into nothingness..Truly a world class offering!

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4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared by nerd. Thanks Michael!

The beer is slightly translucent and golden hued, with about a quarter inch of white, foamy head. Ah...the aroma. Cantillon has done it again, and I already know I am in for a treat. The nose brings big gueuze scents, classic Cantillon funk, straw, hay, light citrus. The flavor is phenomenal. I love what the cognac barrel has done here. The feel on the palate is just a bit fuller than the normal gueuze, with added complexity and depth from the cognac barrels.

This is the second amazing cognac barrel-aged brew I have had this year. I'm not necessarily a big fan of cognac, per se, but apparently, when done right, it can really invigorate a beer and add a wealth of complexity and flavor.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
4.86/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 3.
Pours dark yellow / amber with small white head.
Aroma has tart, green apples, funk, wet cellar.
Taste is green apples, hay, lemon, tart, grapefruit

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Photo of iheartgeist
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Shared by Nimrod. Like an exceptional wine, crisp and incredibly drinkable. Smooth and perfect tartness.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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