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543. Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio

Cantillon Lambic 100If you have followed my blog for a while you know I drink mostly American beer and lots of beer from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Occasionally I buy or trade for a bottle from away like this one from Cantillon.

This beer pours a nice light orange color with a very thin white head. Aroma has some apple but is mostly funky and tart. Taste is excellent with the same fruity apple in the beginning with a tart lemon like finish. Also a fair amount of funk but it is nicely done. It is nicely carbonated with a clean finish.

The small bottle was gone all too quickly.
Different than what we see from American brewers
Alcohol Content: 5.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness):
Brewers Website: Cantillon
Brewers Description: 

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146. Scaldis Noel (Bush De Noel)

It has been a couple of days since I drank this beer and I am still not sure about it. It is the first beer that does not come in a 12 oz or higher bottle with only an 8.5 oz pour from the very decorative Christmas themed bottle. Appearance is different than most other beers and the best comparison I can make is to apple cider with similar color, minimal head and a sweet spicy smell. Taste mirrors the smell as long as you let it warm slightly. Belgiums were not meant to be enjoyed cold and this is no exception. At 12% alcohol you do get a slight burn but the sweet malts and caramels mask this pretty well. Not really my style of beer but worth trying.
Pros: Original
Cons: Expensive for a small bottle
Alcohol Content: 12% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Dubuisson
Brewers Description: Bush de Noël was born in 1991 to satisfy consumers seeking a hearty beer for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. A product made exclusively from malt, hops, candy sugar and water, Bush de Noël is a high fermentation, filtered beer and has an alcohol volume of 12%. The substantial use of caramel malt gives it a coppery red colour and an exceptional roundness. Particularly carefully studied hopping gives Bush de Noël a consistent, fruity flavour with a delicately hopped aroma. A limited edition beverage, Bush de Noël is an indispensable reference among the end-of-year beers

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