Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by Reaper16:
4.9/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
750mL bottle - bottled in 2009 - served into a tulip glass
Pours a glowing goldenrod color. Fairly hazy. The head is pretty much white and sits at one and a half fingers in size. Spotty lacing in the few spots where there is lacing. Pretty solid looking, especially for the style.
Oh, man, this is a great nose for a Gueuze. This beer brings the FUNK. Horseblanket, decaying hay, a bit of poop - the Brettonamyces aromas are strong (and lovely, if you're into Brett). To balance that funk is the tang of wheat, the sourness of lemon juice and the sharpness of vinegar. It doesn't have any aromas that you don't normally expect from gueuze, but what it has (especially in the category of funk) is perfectly executed.
This is a tremendous guezue. It is perfectly balanced between sour and funky. Lots of lemon juice flavor provides the sharp, sour backbone needed to deliver the amazing funk character. Taste follows the nose, only there is no poop flavor. Instead we get some phenolic business that takes the edge off the sourness. I'm a little surprised that the beer isn't MORE sour, given that this bottle was bottled in 2009. Still, this is great. So, so much funk.
Love the mouthfeel. Light to medium bodied with a just-right amount of carbonation. It is very drying; this would make for a killer aperitif. The drinkability is insane; this is totally sour and funky but also refreshing; I can polish off a 750mL of this very quickly.
I can't imagine a guezue getting much better. The balance is tremendous and the funk is so well-executed. This is the best guezue I've ever had; if there are better than I really, really want to try them. Please. Give them to me. I'm down for trades.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2010 04:02:31 | More by Reaper16
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4.49/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Relatively clear golden liquid, slight haze. Pure white head, decent retention.
Tart aroma, straw, funk, lemon. Strong and clear.
Taste does not disappoint. Strongly sour and tart, sharp flavors, citric acid with musty funkiness.
Light and drinkable, oily and slick. Puckering and a mild back-throat acidity helps you to slow down and savor each sip. Long, long, semi-dry finish.
Lovely beer - easy to see why it's considered among the best in the style.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 17:56:53 | More by Roguer
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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