Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by bonbright7:
3.53/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I was handed a glass of this unusual beer at a small party this evening and I was told it was something special from Belgium. I put my nose to it right away to ascertain it values after being told it was a lambic. I thought the fragrances of tart apples and fruit were going to knock me out or at least scare me away from enjoying it.
The first taste was a very spicy and tart flavor that made me question, like many other Belgian beers I had tasted recently, was this made from apples and hard cider. I put the glass down to taste the home brewed version of Poor Richard's I had made with great success. It's smooth sweet flavor contrasted well with the lambic which I thought may have needed more time to settle.
I remarked that while this could be found at Whole Foods, I didn't think it would be served in Shea stadium anytime soon as one needed a lot of time to go over it to find its reason of being.
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2006 04:17:53 | More by bonbright7
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4.01/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml, 2009 edition, poured into a Cantillon fruit lambic glass today, 1/22/2014 as part of our cellar/extras cleaning tasting.
App- Pours a slightly hazy dark golden-yellow body. Absolutely no head despite a 90 degree pour into the glass. Without the head, it actually looks more appealing just the same.
Smell- Oak, lots of barnyard Cantillon funk, grape skin, pears, bit of cane sugar. No vinegar in the nose
Flavour- Lots of barnyard Cantillon funk, a bit of grape skin and lemon tartness, with acidic vinegar that makes this a 5/10 sour. Also a bit cheesy. Tasty but certainly not complex
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, flat with zero carbonation (obviously), very drinkable
Overall- Not super complex, tastes a lot like Classic Geuze but flat. An interesting take on the lambic, cool to try but if I had the choice between Classic Geuze and Bruocsella, I would take Classic anytime.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2014 07:00:56 | More by Stevedore
Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru from Brasserie Cantillon
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