Archive for the 'Belgium' Category
I’ve checked into most of the social networking sites over the years and am active to varying degrees in different ones. One that I especially enjoy is RateBeer.com. It’s a site where members rate and discuss beers, breweries, places that serve beer and places that sell beer. It’s a wonderful site. Here’s my most recent post, on what happens to be my favorite beer.
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio
This is absolutely my favorite beer on the planet. It comes from a tiny museum/brewery in Brussels Belgium. I find one now and then in my travels. I havenâ€™t been to Europe much lately (that pesky devalued dollar and all) but found this one in April of 2007 in a grocery store in the Yokohama Japan train station. That little bottle had quite a ride until it got to my belly in a home on a dirt road in North Florida.
This is an incredibly well balanced guezue with palate that is quite dry but not offensively so. Smell is so subjective. Either you love or it reminds you of a sheep pen. I love but then I kind of like the smells of a barnyard so take that at what itâ€™s worth. It poured a beautiful amber with a very tiny and quickly evaporating head. Itâ€™s an amazing beer.
I was a little worried about how this bottle had fared on itâ€™s long journey. Fear not, pilgrim. It was just as tasty as it was when I drank a bottle in Antwerp a few years ago that had had a much shorter trip.
This bottle came with the makenpis statue on the label and a Japanese label (with barcode) pasted on the back. If you have a chance to try this beer, you owe it to yourself, even if you donâ€™t think you like lambicâ€™s.