From Cantillon – In March 2005, the brewery Cantillon had bought second hands barrels in the region of Cognac. For 15 years, the wood had been impregnate with cognac. Then for 2 years, our lambic has extracted all the flavors and aromas to make a unique gueuze. The name comes from the geographic location of the brewery.
Cantillon – Cantillon 50°N-4°E – 750 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. 7% abv.
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow gold with a thin white film.
Aroma: Barnyard funk, lemon and perfume.
Taste: Astringent tannins and sour funk. Not much malt presence. Finishes pretty bitter.
Mouthfeel: Puckering, astringent with moderate fizz.
Overall: The cognac barrel treatment along with this particular wild yeast strain made this very earthy and bitter, I’d have to try more of this to see if I like it or not.