Jean Chris Nomad 2011 | Brasserie Cantillon

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Jean Chris Nomad 2011Jean Chris Nomad 2011

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon

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.

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 28
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Bottle shared at our Epic Tres Tasting and also again with some friends at our pre-T25 Mega Tasting.

JCN pours a golden yellow color, white fizzy head, and some wisps on top. Lots of citrus, oak, cheese, and a vinous kick on the end. It's more complex then your regular old Classic Gueuze, and I would easily be able to tell the different between the two. Tastes even better then the nose, with lots of citrus funk, nice and tart, good acidity, oak. The wine barrels aren't there as much as the nose, but it's still an excellent-tasting beer.

Really dug this beer both times I've had it, and I'm looking forward to cracking another one in the next 6 months or so. Not sure if it will improve or lose some wine barrel complexity...we shall see.

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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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Photo of spdyfire83
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

260th Review
75cl poured into a Cantillon gueuze glass
Vintage: Cork reads "2010", so this must be the real deal.

Enjoyed at Chez Moeder Lambic Sint-Gilles in early June 2012.

A: Deep Loonie yellow. Single+ (foamy white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Smells of funk and must - classic goodness, per the usual! Touch of lemon zest and grapefruit with nice aged cheese and slight dustiness to it.

T: Very soft and mild for a Cantillon gueuze. Balanced notes of must, oak, and slight lemon. Earthy character and nice funk, but I think it is too young to enjoy at this point.

M: Light bodied with appropriate carbonation.

O: A very young gueuze, but still quite tasty and enjoyable nonetheless. I think this will grow and develop wonderfully with a bit of age and look forward to drinking another bottle in a decade or so - I think it has Cuvée De Florian potential. Definitely fun to try and finishing a 75cl solo was great! A bit steep at EUR 40 for the bottle, but that price will only go up for on-site consumption I'm sure (LH12 was EUR 180 at the time of my visit and that's just too darn much for a beer).

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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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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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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


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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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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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

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%

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4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pour is a golden apricot, with a touch of flush. Good carbonation.

Smell: Earthy, with light must and funk and a slightly bitter citrus element. Some oak. Very young.

Taste: Slight bitterness, very young and earthy. Touch of wheat and lemongrass.

Mouthfeel: Very light with good carbonation.

Overall: Good beer but too light and young, would like to try it again in 3 or 4 years.

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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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4.62/5  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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Jean Chris Nomad 2011 from Brasserie Cantillon
4.4 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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