Cantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: 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
Ratings:
425
Reviews:
106
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
8.39%
 
 
Wants:
649
Gots:
68
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 425 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of greenspointexas
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fireazzi
4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrenihan
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rudzud
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
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 +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RPM3334
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wanderingpints
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle at Cantillon Brewery.

Yellow-light amber appearance with good bit of light foam upon pour. Smell is more subtle than Cantillon 100% Lambic Bio gueueze but without much difference in the notes that I could detect. Maybe slightly 'sweeter' smell if anything. The taste on the other hand was more balanced. The Cognac barrel aging added that bit off sweetness needed to offset some of the sourness in the standard Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio. Really smooth feel and subtle aftertaste. Could sip on this one for a while!

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Photo of Virby44
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dleiner
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Given it's a cognac Aged gueuze it hits the mark! 2012 vintage consumed 7/23/17 at Akkurat, Stockholm

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Photo of orangesol
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewski
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dddddddd
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of happyreefer
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tobelerone
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roze
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marco_Gtz
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Deltoro
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East from Brasserie Cantillon
4.29 out of 5 based on 425 ratings.
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