Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by RoyalT:
4.75/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance This one is bright, light orange in color with some good, visible carbonation. The color was crystal clear; almost radiant. The head was modest and fully white.
Smell This was still cold when I opened it. The nose started off with a light sourness that developed into some beautiful horse blanket. This is your classic horsey aroma. A second assessment of the nose after an hour or so showed a bit stronger sourness and the presence of a good, healthy malt base that was kind of yeasty.
Taste The light, freshly-squeezed lemonade was very even. This Gueze is not overly sour like other efforts Ive tasted. The light, unsweetened pink grapefruit and hints of cherries rightly complimented the other flavors that I picked up at the nose. Everything here is so natural. I almost missed the light, natural sweetness until Skyhand pointed it out to me.
Mouthfeel This light-bodied Gueze is very dry without a hint of bitterness. The delicate, active carbonation was right on. This one is perfectly blended. The balanced mouthfeel was the key to my enjoyment of this Cantillon.
Drinkability How can you go wrong? This is not an over-the-top example of this Belgium style. It is incredibly well-blended and balanced. It is the perfect mating of light sourness, intense but pleasing dryness, and wonderful carbonation.
Comments I popped this 2001 to celebrate my 1,000th review on the site, and it surely made the occasion a memorable one.
Reviewing Notes: I could have copied and pasted the style description right out of the BJCP on-line style guide to write this review. Word for word this bottle represents the ideal of a Belgian Gueze.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2004 15:23:13 | More by RoyalT
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy golden hued beer with a wisp of off white head covering just a portion of the top of the beer. Sour apple and pale wheat aroma. Tart apple and pale wheat flavor with a nice light malt backbone. The finish is heavily carbonated and dry. This is a great summer warm weather thirst quencher.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 18:59:24 | More by Franziskaner
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
99 out of 100 based on 2,104 ratings.