Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by brewdoc75:
4.13/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not much of a sour guy, but I'm trying to get into them. This came highly recommended by one of my sour loving friends.
A: Golden yellow, light carbonation. Minimal head. This is my first gueuze but from what I read, this is what they should look like. Crystal clear.
S: Sour, grape-like aroma. At first it smells a bit like vinegar, but then it dies down a bit. Hints of cork. Reminds me of a white wine, but with some graininess in the aroma. Not a ton of aroma overall.
T: As one would expect, this baby is sour!. Lots of tart, acidic flavor. Not too overpowering for a sour-novice like me, but definitely on the more sour end of the spectrum. I get lots of green grape flavor with some lemon drop sourness in the end. Some graininess, but not a ton. Ends with a light grassy touch. Reminds me a lot of a white wine, but more depth and flavor, and not sweet at all.
M: Bone dry. Slightly astringent. Finishes with a twang in the back of the throat. Light to no carbonation.
D: I will have to say I enjoyed this overall. You have to be in the mood for this type of beer to truly enjoy it. I probably didn't pick up on all of the character of this beer as I'm a novice. The good thing is that I now want to try more beers like this. I'll pick this up again after I have a more experienced palate.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2010 16:53:49 | More by brewdoc75
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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
99 out of 100 based on 2,159 ratings.