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Cantillon Classic Gueuze

5% ABV. Gueuze from Brasserie Cantillon in Belgium. Cantillon supposedly makes the best lambics in the world and I just had to try their classic even though I am not a fan of sours. Poured from 750ml bottle into snifter glass (bottled March 4, 2011). Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine hues and a one finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a thin ring. Tarty, funky, earthy aroma with some musty, lemon. Acidity vinegary sweetness along with a strong citrus fruit presence. Medium bodied with a tart puckering mouthfeel and dry, tart sourness that lingers throughout into a slightly acidity, sweet vinegary finish. Some oak with a ton of sweet citrus, especially lemon, and a lingering vinegar flavor. A bit too tarty and acidity for me. I can see why this is the tart/sours of all sours. I can respect the style though the style is not my style.
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