Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by marc77:
4.38/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pale, turbid auric hue. It's nearly still, thus no head or lace forms. Initial waft of fermented lemon peel and overripe apricot gives way to soft leathery notes along with sweetart hints of partially converted cider and white wine vinegar. Swirling release notions of honey and aspirin. Enticing aromawise, indeed. Incipient in flavor is a brusque wash of clean, simply tart dilute acetic acid. Ensuing mid palate is a burly melange of goaty caproic acid, tepid lactic acid tartness, all enveloped by rounded fermented citrus pith like bitterness. As the beer warms, lemon and dried sour plum candy hints arise along with suggestions of powdered quinine. Dusty, thinnish mouthfeel that's akin to filtered still cider. Finishes with a snap of bile - like bitterness and lingering white grape skin like tannins. A delicious lambic, with stunning complexities, yet it sits softly on the palate. Outstanding. Big thanks to Realale for this fine brew.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2007 03:57:41 | More by marc77
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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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