Proper storage: with zwanze festivities set to kick off in about a week, this #tbt shot from our trip in june is an absolute highlight. grand cru bruocsella 1983, bottled in 1986. though it’s a mainstay in the cantillon lineup now, bottling straight lambic was a big step. some bottles of this have circulated in the wild, but the opportunity to try this from the brewery’s own cellar was amazing. the cork, black as it was, was skillfully (if not slowly) removed in one piece by jean. this bottle was amazingly well preserved, and the surprise carbonation kept any oxidative notes to a minimum. pillowy white fluffy head with beautiful amber hue. dry, funky, dirty, musty, nutty, a hint of toasted kernels, and a light chardonnay-like finish. simply amazing that with the right conditions, a lambic can continue to develop and hold its character for so long.