Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.22/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a tulip.
I'm sitting next to my friend, Reaper16, who is absolutely enamored with this beer. I'm angling my computer away so he can't cheatyface and read my review as I write. I'm going to sit in silence as I sit and explore this beer to avoid any sort of outside opinion mingling with my own. "I love this beer, I love this beer so much." That's right, I exact quoted you, just now.
Review time. This pour seems a little stillborn to me. I expect some carbonation in my beer and this lacks that. I get it for the style. Also there's a very minimal head, almost no lacing around the bottle. I have a thin line of foam around the top, which is a welcome sight. Cantillon Gueuze is a nice amberish orange colour.
I can't keep myself from sticking my nose into this beer. It's a very intense sweet tartness. My friend said some people say lemon, I don't want to do that. There's some sort of fruit flavor but I can't identify. It's like mashing a bunch of shock tarts together and sniffing them like cocaine. Do they still make shock tarts? If not that analogy may be lost on you. That's what I'm getting. Some sort of artificial candy sweetness in the nose. I'm not saying this is a bad thing. I'm American, bring on the artificial.
"Hmm, wow." My exact initial line from drinking this. I had such a small sip yet I feel like I had such a huge gulp, I can notice almost all of the components from that small sip.This is such a strong beer, the flavor will stay with you. I can very easily see this wrecking your palette for a day. Wow. Cantillon Gueuze is super freaking sour and tart! Incredible. It's so much that you have to sit and notice other complexities in the beer, you kind of need to fight through that. Fight paints a negative picture, I don't mean it that way at all. It's like fighting your way through a tough bra strap, worth the effort. There's this earthy note to it, this oak aged quality that's quite delicious. It's aged in oak barrels and that's noticeable, and that's of course good. I'm getting some white grape in this taste. I feel like I've said a lot without really saying anything, it's unique. It's delectable. I'm very much enjoying this.
This beer is very tart so you can either just drink it down like a child getting into his Halloween candy or you can sit and sip it because it's over powering. That's the two options here. I fall to the latter category. It's sort of frothy and kind of thick, which is good. If this had a thin body I would be severely disappointed with the experience. Having a strong enough body to carry this bold, tart flavor is key to making this a successful beer. Jesus.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2011 04:54:23 | More by FernMaster
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