Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.47/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - This beer pours a nice orange amber color. A vigorous pour yielded almost 2-fingers of pure white head on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves behind a few specs of lace on the glass.
S - The nose is nice and tart up front. There are some aromas of green apple, lemon, and some earthy grassiness. There are also some nice notes of brett and funkiness.
T - The taste follows the nose pretty well. The sour green apple stands out more and so does the lemon. There is a some nice earthy grassy flavors and a nice bit of funk. The finish leaves some lingering dry funkiness, sourness, grass, and lemon flavors on the palate.
M - This has a medium body and pretty good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice tartness to it. It is also a bit acidic, and there is some dryness on the back end. It has a nice bit of puckering sourness to it.
O - This has great drinkability. It is an awesome tasting beer, and I could drink it all night long. This is a really good example of the style and I would definitely pick up some more of this. I highly recommend trying it.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2011 15:01:28 | More by JizackFH
4.93/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Special thanks to Evan for this one. Bottled September 17th 2011
A- Hazy orange pour with a thin white cap that slowly disappears. lacing is minimal.
S- Lemon, grass and full on funk. The beer is making my mouth water. Typical Cantillon smells of hay, horse blanket and damp barn.
T- Sour, funky and delicious. This thing is a triple threat. Starts off with a puckering lemon, cranberry sour that quickly hits its stride with full on barnyard funk. There is a grassy aftertaste that makes my mouth water for more.
M- Thin with oodles of carbonation making this sour and prickly on the tongue.
O- This one is remarkable. A true bench mark for all other gueuzes on the market.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2011 00:37:38 | More by korguy123
5/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bought a 1 PT 9.4 FL OZ bottle from Hair of the Dog in St. Louis, MO for $25 & shared w/ GeoffTheAleMan. Poured from the Bright Yellow labeled bottle w/ a silhouette of a man in a chair leaning back & downing a cold one into a 0,47l New Belgium Oversized Snifter Glass. Has "Classic Gueuze, Ale Aged in Oak Barrels" on the front and on the back, Bottled: ?/?/2010 (Month & Day rubbed off)...
Aroma- Strongest sour, goaty, barnyard, and horsey notes you can ever imagine! Hits the nose with so much power, you go back for more but could give you a nosebleed if you tried hard enough. Watch out! Some fruit in here also but couldn't make out any specifics.
Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger head that lasts the entire time! Has a golden color body and leaves good lacing behind. Not quite 100% clear but good clarity.
Flavor- Wow, wow, wow! Lemon puckering from the start to finish. Very well balanced though. Has nice malt and barnyard flavors while being able to see the oaky flavor mentioned on the bottle! No hops but not worried. Awesome from start to finish!
Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Crazy High Carbonation, Lemon strength like never before, and then has a tart puckering on the finish.
Overall Impression- It took me over 600 beers to find but I found it! The perfect 5 out of 5 beer! It could be a 10 out of 10 too if you put it on an even tougher scale. If you get a chance, get your hands on this and let it age. I'm going to be searching far and wide for this and wouldn't mind buying 2 or 3 to enjoy once again and then age the other two! Not one category in this had any flaws... How could this be? Really appreciated the lemon flavors and how real this one was! Highly, HIGHLY recommended! Don't worry about the price on this one, it will be worth your buck.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2011 00:02:00 | More by DCon
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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