Jean Chris Nomad 2011 | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The third in a series of beers made for the Mi-Orge Mi-Houlbon beer store in Belgium and Jean Le Chocolatier chocolate shop. A blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old Cantillon lambic from Red Bordeaux, White Bordeaux and Cotes de Rhone barrels.

Added by Radome on 10-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
28
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
7.05%
 
 
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236
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some grain, acidic, and mineral aromas. Taste is much the same with some mineral-like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great aromas and flavors that make it super easy to drink.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Sean.

Standard Cantillon gueuze appearance here: clear pale amber with a big bubbly head. The nose is quite different from Classic Gueuze, however, with a vinous and earthy oak presence that overwhelms the funk. It smells rather acidic too, presumably from the greater portion of 3 year lambic in the blend. It's softer on the palate than expected, very oaky and tannic, vinous, earthy, with gentle acidity. Very full, rounded mouthfeel. This is an excellent gueuze that leans more toward the mushroomy and vinous side than the bright and citric.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012. Served in a Cantillon wine glass.

Pours a clear, sparkling straw color with an average-sized fizzy white head with decent retention and some sparse lacing on the way down.

The aroma has some heavy barnyard and horse blanket notes with some light leather and a nice bit of earth. A good dose of wine and oak are there. Everything is really fresh and pungent, which I quite enjoyed, though others may find it to be a bit young.

The flavor carries on with more wine and funk. Really fantastic balance. There's moderate acidity and heavy funk over a light body with a nice, dry finish.

Overall, loads of fresh funk and nice acidity with a good helping of wine in the background. One of my favorites of the night. Fantastic.

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From 04/14/12 notes. Had at our Epic Sour tasting.

a - Pours a clear bright golden yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of funk, cheese, light sour fruits, oak, earthy notes, hay. Super funky and cheesey, really awesome nose for a gueuze.

t - Tastes of funk, sour fruits, cheese, hay, earthy notes, light spice and bread. Taste is funky as well, but with a little more sourness than the nose. Awesome.

m - Light body and low carbonation. Crisp and very easy to drink.

io - Overall I thought this was a fantastic gueuze. It's super funky in the nose and sour in the taste; would love to get more of this one.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Orange body. A bit of haze. Medium collar.

Smell - Very woody. Citrusy. A little herbal. Dry grass.

Taste - Citrusy sour. Lemon. Grassy and woody. Lots of oak. Very much like Classic Gueuze, maybe a shade less malty.

Mouthfeel - Crisp. Well carbonated.

Overall - Excellent. Very similar to Classic Gueuze, but that's not a bad thing.

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

Big thanks to Tim for sharing.

Pours a golden orange color with a tall white head. Really intense nose. The typical Cantillon funk is present here and there is a ton of wine and wood aroma here. Quite lactic with a nice grassiness and earthiness. The flavor is reminiscent of Classic Gueuze. Strong acidity but also quite a lot of earthy and musty funk. Noticeable wine barrel flavor and a tannic dryness on the finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is crystal clear and light golden in color with a quarter inch of lasting white head.

The aroma is complex and wonderful. Classic Cantillon funk, with notes of hay, grass, and the great outdoors. Lovely notes of white wine, tart grapes, and a touch of oak.

Complex and well done. Champagne and white wine with a hint of sweetness. Tart and dry in the finish with lingering white grape flavors. A touch of citrus and classic gueuze.

Tart and dry. Bold and assertive.

What a treat it is to try a new beer from my favorite brewery. A very tasty beer.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Sean. Served in Hill Farmstead stemware. Definitely not counterfeit based on close inspection of the label.

A - Not much pop from the cork. Thin white foam quickly settles to nothing. Transparent golden body.

S - Super funky and vinous, with surprising malt heft. The stone fruit and light caramel malt flavor is mildly reminiscent of Armand'4 Winter, but there's that signature Cantillon lemon and mineral in the periphery. Surprising balance here.

T - Taste has more in common with your typical Cantillon gueuze, with stone fruit, lemon sourness, some funky feet, moderate acidity, and a slightly brackish and salty mineral finish. The fresh wine barrels impart an additional vinous quality not normally present in the Classic Gueuze.

M - Lower carbonation, quite dry and acidic, medium-light body, with some slight vinous alcohol presence.

D - I think the cork may have been slightly compromised in this bottle, as the other reviews mentioned spritzy carbonation and voluminous foam. In any case, I was slightly underwhelmed with this one even though it's still an enjoyable gueuze. This may be heresy, but I think Drie Fonteinen is a better bet for blended beers, whereas Cantillon's forté is fruit lambics.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle consumed out of a Cantillon stemmed glass because I am an adult and am competent.

Beer is yellow, straw, clear, moderate to high carbonation, white head, small and medium bubbles, low retention, no lacing, steady carbonation.

Beer smells like a Cantillon but it is already clear that this is a super young beer. White wine, oak, sulfur, bright, a mild malt, funk, wet smelling. Smells good, but could be better.

Beer is vinous, has a mild carbonation bite to it, light in body, nice finish, mildly dry, a little funky, oaky on the end, again it is good but feels a little too young. Would I have it again? Yes, in a minute. I think it will improve with age and should be good in the future. Another great gueuze from Jean.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Raziel313
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopHead84
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6/16/2012

Big thanks for sharing.

A: Vibrant orange with a big long lasting mousse-like white head. Great looking beer.

S: Firm barnyard and goaty notes with mushroom and earth. Really bright with a pleasant citrus quality. Light dark fruit notes give a vinous impression. Woody, leathery, and tart. Really nice aroma.

T: Mouth puckering tartness with woody and earthy notes. Rustic and tannic. Light apricot and lemon characteristics blend with leather, barnyard, and light salty notes. Pleasant citric acidity throughout that meets a moderate lactic sourness. Piquant citric finish.

M: Upper light to lower medium body with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry, spritzy, and lightly tannic.

Overall: A killer Gueuze. For being fairly young it's pretty damn complex. I could drink bottle after bottle of this.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.85/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Jean Chris Nomad 2011 from Brasserie Cantillon
4.4 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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