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Heerengeuze | Brasserie Cantillon

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4.31/5
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37 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 04-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
37
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
11
Trade:
2
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Photo of TurdFurgison
2.85/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

750mL for 35 euros at DHL.

I haven't given a written review in a long time, but I feel this beer deserves documentation. I went in with mid-range expectations (having heard from others who had tried it) but even those low bars were too high. Especially given the prices charged at various times and whether it's on-site or to-go (still listed as 200 euros to-go today!).

This was one of maybe 10 gueuzes I had over 2 days, not enough for palate fatigue but rather just enough that I'm not reviewing it in vacuo. It looked nice enough, clear golden color with a thick fine-celled foam. The aroma is pretty inviting too, citrusy and acidic in the nose.

The taste is where things fall off a cliff. The first sip seemed OK, we were still getting acquainted. Although I did get a sharply astringent aftertaste. The second taste piled on the acid, and by the third sip I noticed some vinegar notes. Ugh. Of course it never got better, I swear it got progressively more difficult to drink.

We didn't even finish the bottle.

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Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

First of all can I say with both bottle cap & cork I found it easier to get into a Pearl Jam Concert (manchester academyII back in the day) or various knickers/panties

Cloudy lemon body with cloudy head for looks

It has that classic geuze smell with a touch of stomach acid

taste you get that oil based paint mixed with white wine but just too much vinegar/acid
It' biting and corrosive and no doubt will repeat tomorrow

No big fizz, thankfully what with the trouble opening the thing

Confirmed my preconception like wine but more sour.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A huge thanks to Mike for busting this one out. 750ml capped and corked bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. 2010 Cork date. Reviewed from notes. 2010

Pours a 1.5 finger foamy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear lemon with a slight orange tint. Lacing is spotty with decent stick. Solid.

Nose is moderately funky and aromatic. Notes of hay, lemon, vinegar and oak. Yeasty overtones. Pretty simple and this seems like it'll benefit from a bit of time.

Opens tart lemon, vinegar and hay. Woody but pretty one-dimensional in the middle. Not really funky but quite sour throughout. Notes of oak, dry hay and cobweb funk. Much more Cantillon than Drie Fonteinen. Finishes with some vinegar and lemon rind notes. Aftertaste is tart and dry. A bit disappointingly simple, I'm hoping just like the nose, this one evolves a bit.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down dry and puckering. Filmy, sticky finish, with a dry, sticky aftertaste. Very good.

Very solid but considering the beers that went into this blend, HeerenGeuze falls a bit short. Its not as good as Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze or Classic Gueuze... so what's the point? Hopefully some of the tartness falls out and this one develops a bit more funk character in coming years. As it is, wait on it.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Caleb for grabbing this from De Heeren and shipping it across the ocean! A 3 Fonteinen / Cantillon collaboration?!? Yes, please!

Cork 2010

The beer is light rusty orange with a small white head. Mineral and basement scents, well water. Cantillon character comes out more in the nose and flavor. Funky with mineral and citrus notes. A slight pucker in the finish. This has a few years on it and tastes like it. Very nice. I believe I enjoyed this more than the rest of the guys. Very similar to a Classic Gueuze with some age on it, only much more expensive and rare. Still, I'd do it again.

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Photo of nkeckhar
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dddddddd
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle at de Heeren. This is an exact 50/50 blend of Cantillon gueuze from December 2008 and Drie Fonteinen gueuze from November 2008. Bottled on 07/01/2011, released 13/03/2013. According to the waiter this is one of less than 600 bottles.

A- Pours a hazy dark gold/amber color, topped with a finger of creamy white head, great retention, leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Hay, lemon, lots of dry, cobwebby funk, as it warms the funkiness just gets more complex. The 3F aromas are definitely predominating here.

T- Very soft, rounded flavors, more balanced between the Cantillon and 3F flavors. Lots of damp, earthy funk, damp oak, with a bit of honey towards the end, along with a huge lactic and lemony acidity.

M- Medium-bodied, low carbonation, feels very soft and smooth.

O- I really do like this beer, the flavors are nice, complex and rounded.

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Photo of JonahNW
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Excellent, complexly funky, *super* tart. 3 Fonteinen + Cantillon lambic collaboration blend, a.k.a. the Watch the Throne of geuze.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Heerengeuze from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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