Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
4.25/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
375 mL bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Bottled 12/30/2009.
Appearance - Hazy yellow-orange with a nice pillow of foam. Doesn't yield an impressive head, but sticks around long enough to compensate.
Smell - Citrus acidity. Orange is the best descriptor. Grainy wheat with just a touch of funk in the aroma. Straightforward, but maybe lacking in some complexity.
Taste - Sour-forward citric flavors. Orangy and lemony. Oaky and a little bit of a white wine flavor. Definitely lacking in the complexity of some of the great gueuzes, but what it provides is exemplary.
Mouthfeel - Sweeter than other gueuzes. Not as dry. Very tart, but too much sugar to be spritzy.
Overall - I know it's the standard for gueuzes, but I'd take Drie Fonteinen any day over this. Not many other things I'd take over it, though. To complain about it is splitting hairs.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2012 04:20:12 | More by Alieniloquium
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750mL bottle into a Teku
A big thanks to joshwith for sending this one over in a trade!
A: Pours a somewhat hazy golden color with 1.5 fingers width of white head. Head dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves effectively zero lacing.
S: Lots of tart lactic acidiy, and an equally big lemon-lime citrus. I also get oak, vanilla, fruity esters, some floral notes, and subtle melting plastic like funk. Awesome.
T: Funkier than the nose, with that burnt plastic like character. Next I get a fair amount of citrus rind and lactic tartness. Pretty sour, but not to the degree of some Gueuzes or other Cantillon's Ive had. I also get a pretty big degree of floral notes, oak, some sweet citrus notes, and some bitterness. Tartness builtd throughout the drink. Theres a very nice flavor of oak and fruity esters that linger forever in the aftertaste. Great complexity, and really tasty beer.
M/D: Medium body, carbonation is moderate but lower than most examples Ive had of the style, fairly drying on the finish, and drinkability is very good.
O: One of the standards of the style, truly a classic.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 18:44:58 | More by zac16125
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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