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:
406
Reviews:
103
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
8.39%
 
 
Wants:
648
Gots:
70
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 406 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of dnb128
3.49/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sarge3130
3.39/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not digging this one. Miss for me.

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Photo of BColton1
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nablock
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IronTom
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socalbrewlvr
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of klipper
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of linnymtu
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrankHammer
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of straightlambic
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lavatorylinksman
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.94/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hugonaut13
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a slightly cloudy, almost murky rich yellow color, with no head at all.

The aromas reveal lots of warm oak, accompanied by leather, a decent tartness and white lemon zest.

Tastes of tart funk, matured white grape skin, musty, old lime and a dry touch of oaken Cognac. While the beer has a distinct, slightly fruity wooden character, its typical sourness is a bit subdued. The wooden aspect contains a slight sweetness of fermented apples, leading to a medium body with low carbonation.

Rerate: batch 3, at the scource on 161119

Cantillon 50n

Pours a crystal clear golden color with a fluffy, big, white head.

Smells of skunky mushroom at first glance, but once you are able to cut through that initial impression, the barrel starts to show. There is an intriguing mix of mead honey, old grapes and a fermented fruitiness resulting from a high gravity liquour going on, topped off by a flowery whiff. Everything is coming together amazingly harmoniously, way sweeter than I remember the last batch, but in a very enjoyable, natural way, with just enough basement character to provide a well working depth on the nose. There is even a subtle booze bite in its faintest way possible to detect, which promises a warming dryness on the palate.

Has a lower, yet still recognizable carbonation, which helps to disguise the beer's heavier abv perfectly well. Drinks smooth, while its sweetness from the nose does not transfer directly to the palate, instead it provides a slight sweet peak to the oak.

Tastes of an awesome dustiness, old basement with a damp, wet stone quality, which gets enriched and overruled by a complex softness of Lambic complexity. This features stale caramel bonbons you found in your drawer by accident from a few years ago, together with young and crisp lemon peel, blue cream cheese, moldy earth and an astonishing brightness contrasting all this. That probably derives from the barrel, which does also produce a nice scented wood depth, adding to the overall impression, next to fermented grapes. Finishes extremely clean and enjoyable, getting a little sweeter, due to the barrel sweetness which lends a touch of fruit sugar, while maintaining its initial lemony crispness.

This drinks amazing, way better than the last batch to me. Round on the palate, well executed from the beginning till the end, a little fuller bodied than their average Lambic, this has been a pleasure to drink throughout.

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Photo of nquigley16
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4.89/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Highbury09
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another overly hyped Cantillon. Sorry but just tastes like vinegar

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

Photo of innominat
3.66/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of drewone
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East from Brasserie Cantillon
4.29 out of 5 based on 406 ratings.
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