Reed Gueuze Muscat
Brasserie Cantillon

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Lambic - Fruit
4.4 | pDev: 8.41%
Brasserie Cantillon
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm beyond grateful for the opportunity to try this. Thanks Clark!

Decanted. Light orange with a broken bubble head. Aromas of funk, mint, earth, basement, mineral, floral notes. Intensely tart grape character. Light acetic finish complex and lovely. Green grapes, mint, herbal notes. What a treat.

Oct 08, 2016
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Sean9689 from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The "F**k Yo Passport" Tasting. 750ml bottle into Cantillon taster.

Pours hazy orange, white thin head, wisps here and there. Funky with a nice vinous and citrus quality, berries. Flavor is also outstanding...lots of grape notes, straw, lemon rind. Light body, good carbonation, dry finish.

The Reed’s far exceeded my expectations and this beer is truly a gem.

Sep 23, 2013
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the legwork Mike! Another in one of the bottles-I-ever-thought-I'd-ever-see series. 750ml screen printed capped and corked bottle into a Cantillon sherry glass. Reviewed at a tasting from notes.

Just like Goldackerl Gueuze but a bit darker. Pours peach-orange. Light white head dissipates quickly. No lace and light legs. Decent but nothing special.

Nose is grape, mint, cheese, funk, hay and wet wood. Real clean and fantastically aromatic.

Opens sweet tart grape. Very acidic. Hay and light cheesiness in the back. Hair-raisingly sour. Grape skin, lemon spritz and cobwebs and funk in the end. Finishes dry with a juicy, sweet and tart aftertaste. Pretty delicious!

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and foamy in the mouth and goes down prickly and dry. Dry finish with a puckering, filmy, juicy aftertaste. Spot on!

Certainly one of the more unique lambics I've had. Nose and taste are excellent and the feel ties things together nicely. I'm grateful to have gotten the opportunity to try this one.

Sep 22, 2013
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spdyfire83 from Ireland

4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

216th Review
75cl bottle shared at Akkurat with a great crew
Poured in a stemmed glass
Enjoyed on 9 May 2012

Vintage: 2005 - the only one to my knowledge

Enjoyed next to the Reed Gueuze Pinot Noir.

A: Bright sunshine yellow. Quarter (white head) on medium pour.

S: Sharp aged cheese, white grape, oak, dust, funk, cobwebs, and touch of citrus fruit. Smells intense.

T: Tons of fruit here - sour apple, white grape, clementine, lemon, and apricot. Finishes with punch of oak, touch of funk, and soft floral notes. The sourness here is pronounced (almost unbalanced), but I like that it is pushing the limits; thus, I found it to be very enjoyable.

M: Light body with gentle carbonation.

O: Having compared this one directly to its sibling (Reed Gueuze Pinot Noir), I enjoyed this one way more than the other. This beer is very sharp, bold, and in-your-face. I think it drinks wonderfully smooth and oh so nice.

May 20, 2012
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a slightly hazed pale yellow with a tight gentle pure white head. The nose is very nice balance of lambic. fruit and barrel, dry oak up front with some earthy mushroom notes, musky, and tart white grapes. The taste is similar, lots of dry oak and tart vinous white wine characteristics. More funky earthy cobweb flavors than traditional cantillons. Tartness is strong, bright white grapes, light acetic acid in the back burns a little but not from alcohol heat. Medium to light body, very soft on the palate, great carbonation and very dry finish. Acetic acid is starting to impede on an otherwise very tasty beer.

Jan 03, 2012
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callmemickey from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with my wife on my birthday, August 17 2010 at Akkurat.

A: Orangish-wheat colored body. Smallish off-white colored head. Spotty lacing after the head slowly receded.

S: Notes of stonefruits like peach as well as some lemon-citric notes. Light oakyness. Not profoundly funky, but there is an undercurrent of barnyard aromas.

T: Like the nose there is a healthy dose of lemon, apricots, and peach. A sour grape component really starts to come through here, despite not being present in the nose. Nice tartness and a fresh oak. Some bready wheat.

M: A little on the thin side and just a tad undercarbed. Otherwise, quite nice.

D: A nice, somewhat unique brew... could use a bit more substance to the body as well as more effervescence.

Aug 20, 2010
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alfrantzell from California

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in 2005.

Orange colored, orange flavored. Apricots primarily, but also tangerines, grapefruit, nectarines, cloudberries, and oranges. And lemons, but that was a given. Not especially vinous. There is a pervasive bread flavor, maybe rye.

This is like a bolder, more complicated version of Vigneronne, or Drie Fonteinen's 2005 Special Vintage Oude Geuze, which had its share of stone fruit. It's lightly carbed and easily ingested. The bread quality gets strange, though.

Next to Reed Gueuze Pinot Noir this was my preference. I would have liked more funk, but you can't have everythng.

Apr 25, 2010
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ggaughan from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at Akkurat in Stockholm on a recent trip with family. We also tasted the Reed Gueuze Pinot Noir around the same time.

The beer poured a cloudy golden, slight straw color. Thick, thick head at first that ran away quickly to appear quickly flat after 30 seconds. Nose has earth tones, a bit bready and tart with some stone fruit notes. Taste was a nice mix of tart yet some definite fruit notes, peach, tropical and pineapple along with subtle wood tones. Excellent body and mouthfeel. Worth the wait to try it and worth savoring as we did.

Oct 10, 2009
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Crosling from Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden. Peach colored lambic with a small head. In the nose, elements of fruit (smells of peaches and apricots) combine with traditional Cantillon lambik. Flavor mixes Cantillon with some light fresh fruits. An extremely sour lambic. In contrast, I sampled a Rose De Gambrinus next to it and it was like a Lindeman's in comparison. Yet, I really wasn't happy with the wood element or the addition of Opitz grapes. Beer is only as good as how it tastes. I failed to see the appeal here.

Jun 09, 2008
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 22 ratings