438. Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze - 2000

438. Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze - 2000

As mentioned in my last post, I've been in the mood for sour beers. This was purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits on Monday. I let this warm to around 40ยบ F and served it in one of my New Belgium glasses.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Year: 2000
Alcohol: 5.00%
Serving: Bottle, 750 mL
Style: Gueuze, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (5.0): Pours a lovely, cloudy, apricot color with a one-inch, fizzy, white head that thins to a persistent film.

Smell (4.5): A sweet, fruity aroma mingles with an acidic tartness. Swirling brings out the characteristic Cantillon funk: earthy, funky, and wet-blanket aromas.

Taste (4.0): There's a sweet, light fruitiness upfront. It's predominantly a lemony, citric flavor. The taste quickly moves into an acidic tartness that melds with an earthy, yeasty funkiness. The sourness isn't as strong as I'd hoped, but this is still delicious.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Light-bodied with tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Drinkability (4.5): The sourness is relatively subdued in this beer, making it very easy to sip.

Overall (4.4): Very nice, I haven't had a bad Cantillon beer.

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