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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: 

355. Allagash Coolship Resurgam

This is another brewery only beer from Allagash and one that I have been sitting on for some time. The beer comes from their coolship series of open fermentation and is a blend like many Gueze. Again this beer came in a 375 ml bottle and went down too quickly.

Appearance is a nice pale orange with almost no head. Aroma is different but what a gueze should be with some tart apple and an earthy funk to it. Taste has some citrus, plenty of funk and acid but in a good way.

Overall this was a great beer that is from a completely different style. If you are used to drinking IPAs, stouts, porters or other ales and lagers you will be surprised by the complexity and unique character of this beer. If you see Allagash post about a Coolship beer going on sale in the brewery get in your car and go as the last release was gone the second day. 
Very tasty and complex

Alcohol Content: 6.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★★☆
Brewers Website: Allagash Brewing
Brewers Description: Coolship Resurgam is a blend of both old and young unfruited spontaneous beer. The name comes from the motto of our fair city, Portland, Me. It means “I shall rise again”. Coolship Resurgam won a Silver medal at the 2010 GABF.