Heerengeuze | Brasserie Cantillon

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88
very good
33 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
10.4%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
11
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 9
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4.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothman
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

White head.

Golden orange color.

A nice lemon and citrus flavor up front. Grapefruit and orange. More tropical than a typical gueuze. Nice oak shows. Funky but mainly bright. Light sour. Nice and tart.

Very beautiful feel. Nice body and nice carbonation, medium level.

A beautiful blend that was bright and citrusy. Very fun to try. A delightful treat.

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Photo of domdomdomdom
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
4.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of halo3one
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - light, golden, hazy
Smell - citrus, apple
Taste- pear, apple
Mouthfeel- typical Cantillon (a smoother, softer gueuze vs 3F)
Overall- This is an underrated and still young gueuze that should continue to devop.

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Photo of codasnap52
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baybum
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of JonahNW
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
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 EmperorBevis
3.89/5  rDev -8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of TurdFurgison
2.85/5  rDev -32.6%
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of dirtylou
4.74/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 bottle, @ De Heeren

"Blend of 3 Fonteinen and Cantillon lambic . Bottled in 2011 by Cantillon, aged for 2 years in 75 cl bottles by heeren van liedekercke. Released in April 2013 on Tour de Geuze day."

Kicked off our evening at De Heeren by splitting this gem. I found this to be a really really special gueuze. Incredibly complex - tart and funky but bright citrus and candi sugar really providing a nice twist. For a 50-50 blend, seems to lean more Cantillon with the nice hoppy goodness. Fantastic.

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Heerengeuze from Brasserie Cantillon
4.23 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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