Cantillon Gueuze Lambic: Brewed in Brussels, Belgium at a strength of 5% abv with a new modern flag themed label, this 100% spontaneously fermented Lambic beer is the newest release in BC private liquor stores to which I was excited to try and then subsequently stock up on. Per their website this Gueze is a blend of one, two and three year old Lambic’s and on the bottle it claims a 35% wheat and 65% barley mix. Apparently this sour beer represents 50% of their production volume.
Aroma and Appearance: It pours a pale copper colour with a thin layer of white foam and no visible carbonation. The aroma is grape must, general sour and tart with an oakey aroma.
Flavour: This has a very clean tart flavour with oak and slightly sour grapes, some apple cider vinegar and a very classic barnyard funk.
Overall Impression: I don’t think a 100% Lambic can really get much better than this unless it is aged for longer (will find out in a few years how it progresses).
Rating: Awesome, 9/10 and very cellar worthy.
Food Pairing: Stinky cheese, the stinkier the better (funk with funk!)
These little 375 mL bottles are about $8 each, so not too bad of a deal and much easier to stock up on versus the 750mL bottles at $14 a piece.
6 thoughts on “Craft Beer Review – Cantillon Gueuze Lambic”
Cantillon makes great beer. Why ruin it with stinky cheese. Lol.
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If only in NZ 😦
One day…one day…
… to make it better I went and brought me a NZ made by Garage Project – Wabi Sabi Sour that might make me forget my tears of impotent rage 🙂
Well that sounds pretty fun, glad to see the local market has matured enough to make sours. Most local breweries here are really just getting started in the sour market.