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Belgium For sale at Cantillon

Discussion in 'Europe' started by jefverstraete, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (349) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    This topic seems to crop up very regularly here. People seem pretty divided on Brussels as a whole.
     
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  2. spicelab

    spicelab Defender (672) Nov 6, 2009 Australia
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    I just spent 2 weeks in Belgium, including a week in G(h)ent and 4 days in Brussels. I pretty much concur with your observations entirely, though I didn't find anything particularly noteworthy beer-wise in Gent. Brussels is utterly incoherent as a city.
     
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  3. Floydster

    Floydster Poo-Bah (2,423) Sep 3, 2007 California
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    Are there any magnums or zwanze or carignan or aunis for sale to go right now? Any ceramic pitchers either?
     
  4. beerpirates

    beerpirates Defender (676) May 4, 2010 Belgium
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    Zwanze is never for take away , all bottels your talking about are for on site consumption except the geuze magnum , that is for take away
     
  5. hurleymanvw

    hurleymanvw Aspirant (285) Jan 9, 2007 Georgia
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    Well I'll help since I stopped by today.

    Vig
    Grand B
    Gueuze Bio
    Rose
     
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  6. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (349) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    They really should have a webcam setup to show the board!

    Do they often have the cheese and gueuze sausage available?
     
  7. JimF138

    JimF138 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2015 United Kingdom (Scotland)
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    Moeder had the sausage if I remember correctly.
     
  8. alfie

    alfie Aspirant (225) Apr 16, 2013 Michigan
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    The cheese is amazing. I highly recommend it.
     
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  9. atomeyes

    atomeyes Disciple (383) Jul 13, 2011 Ontario (Canada)
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    made by Dupont with gueuze rind wash
     
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  10. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Disciple (389) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    I just want to make sure this gets answered for you. It's one of the most frequently available. I see it more often than not.
     
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  11. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (349) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    Great news, I love this beer, especially with a few years on it.
     
  12. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Disciple (389) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    I was going to overshare, then decided against, but now may's well blurt out that I buy it a lot but don't drink it a lot, so I must have something of a stash by now in some corner of the basement that I try to avoid looking in. Mental note: find and drink... Anyway, you'll find it. I have some Fou if you get shut out and need to trade or something, but, you can certainly drink it on site. Others will have posted here about stores that might carry it, and I've seen it at a couple restaurants in Brussels (La Villette, Bouchéry).
     
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  13. Paccamacca

    Paccamacca Defender (676) Sep 15, 2012 California
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    I'll be staying at a hotel near Cantillon from 7/1-7/6 if anyone's around.
     
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  14. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (740) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    Anyone have any inclination on when LPF may be released?
     
  15. newbeeraday

    newbeeraday Crusader (754) May 1, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Recently saw a picture of the wall of LPF. So they are just chilling now.
     
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  16. treznor

    treznor Zealot (531) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    I'll be at Cantillon in 2-5 days (probably multiple times across that time span). Man I hope LPF comes through during that time. Would be a dream :slight_smile:
     
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  17. Paccamacca

    Paccamacca Defender (676) Sep 15, 2012 California
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    I was there two years ago when LPF was on sale- a 3-pack of them cost 24€!!!
     
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  18. atpca

    atpca Zealot (575) Jun 10, 2013 California
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    Gueze, Kriek & Vig today. By 2pm Gambrinus was sold out.
     
  19. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (349) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    This was posted yesterday by the "Drink Belgian Beer" Facebook page.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. atpca

    atpca Zealot (575) Jun 10, 2013 California
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    Same list today for on-prem
     
  21. dc55110

    dc55110 Aspirant (282) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota
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    Except they stopped selling bottles for a few hours today due to all the tour buses. We're heading back on Monday when it should be much more tame there. It was a zoo today.
     
  22. treznor

    treznor Zealot (531) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    My wife and I should be there Monday as well (and probably again later in the week). If you see someone looking around in awe that might be us :slight_smile:
     
  23. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (349) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    What would you guys say was the best of the Zwanze's? Not going to have chance to try them all unless I find some like minded soul to split them with...
     
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  24. rodzm14

    rodzm14 Aspirant (275) Nov 3, 2014 Washington
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    I would say check the reviews and make your decision based on that. I'd say try the 14 and another one if you can but in the end just go with whatever reviews piqued your interest. I would also HIGHLY suggest Carignan and Pinot d'Aunis
     
  25. Highbury09

    Highbury09 Disciple (348) Aug 11, 2014 North Carolina

    The 14 is very good....I like the 12 as well.
     
  26. ElManana

    ElManana Initiate (150) Sep 18, 2014 Belgium
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    Like rodzm14 says. Don't bother with Zwanze's. Drink Carignan & Pinot D'Aunis and have your mind blown.
     
  27. Graeme24

    Graeme24 Initiate (194) Dec 16, 2008 Ireland

    So annoyed at myself for not taking advantage or some of these beers while at Cantillon...I was but a Lambic noob. Excuse to go back though!
     
  28. Lamnic

    Lamnic Aspirant (258) Mar 1, 2012 Connecticut
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    Did a large amount of the on-site bottles last weekend with some English fellows we met. My personal favorite was definitely the Zwanze 12. Also wanted to note that 50N4E was near the bottom for me, but it certainly is very interesting and completely worth trying.
    I agree too with @rodzm14 and @ElManana. Get Carignan and Pinot D'Aunis. Apparently they bottled a lot of both and are ONLY selling it for on-site, so it should be there for a long time.
    [​IMG]

    Also got try to a Vigneronne 2010 at Moeder and it's bangin! The age on it brought out a lot more tartness but it still had some nice grape flavor.
    Has anyone had the Heerengeuze? I splurged on a bottle at De Heeren and it was one of my favorites from the trip.
     
  29. SFCraft

    SFCraft Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 California
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    I can't wait, I'll be in Belgium on June 8 & 9. I hope I can find some thirsty folks to share a bunch of bottles with! :slight_smile:
     
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  30. gordnbiers

    gordnbiers Aspirant (226) Jun 29, 2012 California
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    Does anyone know if any of the cantillons for sale right now have the cork that says "bottled in 2015" ?
     
  31. Albin

    Albin Initiate (153) Aug 18, 2013 Sweden
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    None of the bottles I bought last week had been bottled in 2015... Think the magnums were bottled in 2013...
     
  32. seanunreal

    seanunreal Initiate (149) Jul 23, 2009 Massachusetts
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    What are the bottle limits usually like? I'll be over that way next week and can't wait.
     
  33. treznor

    treznor Zealot (531) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Vig and Bruscella are limit 3 right now. The standards (Gueuze and Kriek) were either limit 6 or limit 12, can't remember. That was all they had when I was there a couple days ago.
     
  34. warnerry

    warnerry Meyvn (1,192) Apr 23, 2010 Michigan

    Not sure about what is available currently, but I picked up Kriek and Rose a few weeks ago, both bottled in March 2015 with 2015 corks.
     
  35. ElManana

    ElManana Initiate (150) Sep 18, 2014 Belgium
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    Good stuff! However I think 50N4E is one of the best beers they ever made. De coloribus et gustibus non est disputandum right :slight_smile:.
     
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  36. digita7693

    digita7693 Disciple (394) Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    I agree my favorites onsite would probably be, in order: Pineau d'Aunis, 50N, Zwanze 2014, Carignan
    Pineau is the one bottle, along with Cuvee Florian (Zwanze 14) I have ordered the last 4 times I have been there.
     
  37. treznor

    treznor Zealot (531) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Of what they have now:
    Bottled in 2015:
    Kriek
    Grand Cru Bruoscella 2012

    Bottled in 2014:
    Gueuze
    Vignerrone

    They were out of the Rose when I was there, though the one I picked up in a bottle shop was from 2014.
     
  38. gordnbiers

    gordnbiers Aspirant (226) Jun 29, 2012 California
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  39. atomeyes

    atomeyes Disciple (383) Jul 13, 2011 Ontario (Canada)
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    May 28-29 = me in brussels w/o the wife. i'll be drinking alone. so sharing some cantillon would be quite alright.
     
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  40. tupacmoi

    tupacmoi Initiate (132) Mar 2, 2013 Belgium
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    I Can maybe be there on 28may , Will see one week before :wink:
     
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