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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio (Organic Gueuze) - Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio (Organic Gueuze)Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio (Organic Gueuze)

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756 Ratings
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Ratings: 756
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 142
Gots: 220 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 09-13-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

Look: Slightly hazy golden yellow - the bottle was capped and corked so care was needed opening it, since this stuff is fairly lively. That said, the off-white fingers-width head didn't stick around for too long, diminishing to a foam cap and ring round the edge of the glass.

Smell: Typical gueuze - barnyard funkiness with more than a hint of vinegar. Some citrus and apple, but smells more than a bit like apple cider vinegar. Oddly, it's not nearly as sharp as Cantillon Kriek or Rose de Gambrinus.

Taste: Slightly funky up front before the fruit and citrus flavours start to show through. There's a bit of a herbal or grassy taste too with just the faintest hint of spice (pepper? coriander?). Surprisingly, it isn't relentlessly sour - most of the sourness comes in at the end.

Feel: Medium body, and the lively carbonation helps to accentuate the tart funkiness. If there was such a thing as the 'canonical' gueuze, then this would likely be it.

Overall: The ideal 'gateway drug' for Cantillon beers - it has a character all of its own but lacks the teeth-grinding sourness of, say, Rose de Gambrinus. That's not to say that it'll be to everyone's tastes - it won't be - but if you only ever try one gueuze then it should be this one. Fantastic.

Photo of IKR
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled April 23, 2014
Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden-yellow with a moderate white head that subsides to a thin white cap.

Smell: Prominent barnyard funk with some citrus and apple notes.

Taste: The barnyard funk hits first followed by some citrus notes. Some grassy hay notes are present along with some apricot-like notes. There is also what I call some classic Cantillon black pepper-like spiciness. The finish is fairly dry.

Mouth-feel: Fairly light-bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Perfect for the style.

Overall: For me Cantillon makes the protypical Gueuze, upfront funk and complex taste profile. I would go so far as to say they make my ideal sour. It is likely purely due to the age but I found the funk more pronounced in this European Bio version than the other import versions I've had.

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4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jfstilling
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _morandi_
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Homebrew
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TampaRainman
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EuphonicHops
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NJBeer265
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Highbury09
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MacQ32
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mplsbrew
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattyrubes
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kristougher
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chico1985
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not quite a formal review for this one - but just wanted to collect brief notes from a bottle I consumed back in 2013, and another just last week with friends while celebrating my 30th birthday. Both were 2005 vintage 750mls.

Easily the most sour and uniquely funky Cantillon I've ever had. Particularly the 10-year old bottle from last week. Very intense vinegar, lemon and earthy woodsy wet rock funk. Still well-carbonated, extremely dirty looking pour. This was the epitome of a sipper. The vinegar in particular is absurdly intense to the point of overkill, almost like a bad bottle of wine - but in a good way. I found myself nursing a ~8 oz pour for quite a long time.

I hopefully will add more notes/a more formal review after trying it again.

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4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Myst
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dwagner003
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of IPAchris
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio (Organic Gueuze) from Brasserie Cantillon
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