Cantillon Loerik (2018)

Loerik (2018)
(Batch of Loerik)


Cantillon in Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium 🇧🇪

Lambic Style - Gueuze Special Out of Production
ABV: 5.5% IBU: - Ticks: 20
Guess who is back? A Loerik Cantillon, 20 years later!
A Loerik is a mixture of lambics that will give birth to a gueuze whose fermentation - for an unknown reason - will last much longer than an ordinary gueuze.

While a gueuze will need several months of cellar before sparkling, a Loerik will have to rest years due to this slow fermentation. Since yeasts don't act as strong as they should, this atypical gueuze is considered lazy, hence the name Loerik (meaning lazy in Brussels dialect).

We can't explain this slower development and are therefore unable to plan for making such a beer. A Loerik is always the fruit of chance with a beautiful end result. Slow fermentation gives beer a lot of complexity and delicacy.

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Tried from Bottle on 08 Jan 2022 at 16:16

Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 8.5 | Flavor - 9.5 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9

Thanks to Kraddel. 750 ml. bottle split by 4. Second bottle that I try. Lightly hazy darker orange, head disappears quickly. Nose is soft stone fruit, lightly funky, low old cellar and soft hay. Virtually no carbonation, even less than other bottle tried. Very soft mushy stone fruit, hay, overripe peach and oak, more fun than the regular geuze and obviously fun to try given how rare and famous the previous batch used to be.

Tried from Bottle on 16 Nov 2021 at 17:15

gave a cheers!

Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8

Bottle shared with and thanks to Kraddel. Near clear golden with a ring off white head. Aroma of dry cellar funk, cobwebs, dust notes and bright lemon notes. Flavour is moderate sour. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation.

Tried from Bottle on 16 Nov 2021 at 17:14

gave a cheers!

Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8

Pours slightly unclear gold. Ever so slight ring of head. Scent is sharp, green , mushroomy wooden funk. citric, Malic acid. Taste is citric, malci acid, brett, bready, loads of oak. mild mushroomy 'funk'. Very decent. Low carbonation. Just as the OG, it's pretty good, but overhyped.

Tried on 16 Nov 2021 at 17:10


The lazy Gueuze. Bottled 27 December 2018. sweeter than regular gueuze. barrel influence tasteable. Soft soft carbonation.

Tried from Bottle on 14 Aug 2021 at 15:04