Cantillon Classic Gueuze

 

4.3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20

adamjackson (757) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – APR 17, 2012

Thanks to a friend who sent this to me unexpectedly in a trade! Stoked to try it. Poured into an Ommegang Glass at Cellar temperature. Bottle Date: March 9th, 2011. Just over one year old.A – Tangerine orange appearance. The golden orange looks like a jolly rancher like sweet candy. Looks excellent. 2-Finger cream colored head that dissipated to a find line around the edges of the glass. I’m out by the river so the bugs are flocking to this beer. Very nice head lacing.

S – The young Gueuze dominates the scent. Very strong, funky and bitter all in one. Floral honey scent and mango.

T – Wow. Amazing sour apricot taste on the tip of my tongue. Bananas and cranberries cover my tongue to the back of my throat. The mouth puckering sourness of a lime at the finish.

M – 20% carbonation. Heavy body with so much complexity. Very dry finish. Slick mouthfeel while in my mouth. More like a syrup than a beer. Very nicely balanced

O – This beer is excellent. it doesn’t compare to the 3F Gueuze or Gueuze blends I’ve had. The funk is nice but, mid-way through the bottle and it starts to become too much.

Cantillon Classic Gueuze