This Belgian beer is something special. It’s a Gueuze, which is a blend of lambic beers. These are made by spontaneous fermentations, and are naturally quite sour in taste. Brewery website is here.
It’s very much a wine-lovers beer. It’s completely dry, and on the back label it suggests that this beer can be kept for two decades.
Interestingly, the beer is sealed with a cork as well as a crown cap. This helps make it more ageable, as the crown cap liners allow more oxygen transmission than a cork would. Indeed, this reminds me of an old Yalumba wine from the 1970s that I had, which had a cork plus a screwcap!
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio
5% alcohol. Beautiful stuff, with amazing acidity. Very dry but with some fruit sweetness: notes of grapefruit and citrus, as well as subtle malt and nut richness. Apple notes, too. Precise with a fine mousse. Complex, edgy and intriguing, but not difficult to drink. Very wine like. 9.5/10