Monday, August 20, 2012
Beer 254: Cantillon Gueuze
Saturday's SourFest kicked off with a Cantillon Gueuze. This is the holy grail of gueuzes. Check out the process to come up with a finished product here. That is a whole lot of care and craft and you can taste it in every sip! The Cantillon Gueuze poured a bright beautiful gold color with a white head that settled down rather quickly. It had a smell that was earth and minerals. The taste was dry with lemon tartness. There's mineral notes and some additional tart fruit...like a very green apple. It's very light to drink and the carbonation is perfection -- bubbly but not aggressive.
This is the standard bearer for the genre. Cheers!