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

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767 Ratings
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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 143
Gots: 226 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
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.

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Ratings: 767 | Reviews: 363
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottled March 14th 2012, opened March 23 2015. 375 corked and capped bottle bought at the brewery in Brussels on a "late honeymoon/finished nursing school/anniversary" trip with my wife in 2012. I packed the bottle around Europe for the next 2 weeks before flying it home. Something like 10 trains and 3 flights. Opened to celebrate the birth of our first born daughter.

Very nearly the most perfect Gueuze I have tasted. Just as good and maybe better than the 100% lambic gueuze I had from Cantillon a few years ago. I think I like this with a little age as well. I had it "fresh" at the brewery and although delicious, I think this is better after 3 years in the bottle. Bight acidity, mind-blowingly simple-yet-complex myriad of hay, brett, oak, and white wine flavors. The better the lambic, the less I find I can name the flavors.

The label says this can get better till 2030. I believe it. I have two more and one of them is going to sit in my cellar till that year.

Photo of Syracuse12
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SquishedFox
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of msumike89
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbub18
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgeddis
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parintele
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of interzen
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

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio (Organic Gueuze) from Brasserie Cantillon
95 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.