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

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Ratings: 703
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 137
Gots: 193 | FT: 15
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 09-13-2003)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

bsuedekum, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

imperialking, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of rodkin
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color, with a fluffy 1-2 finger head.

Smell of lemon, green apple, citrus, a bit of barnyard funk.

Citrus, funk, a bit of hay, some apple. Nice balance. Lots of sourness upfront, but pretty mellow in the finish.

A little low on carbonation, and a tad thin. Pretty crisp despite the carbonation, though. It's good, not great.

A very good gueuze. Highly drinkable.

rodkin, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabboon for this stellar birthday present.

Appearance: Dark, slightly hazed gold. Starts clear, but I just couldn't skip all the sediment. Flavor-town ahead. Head starts of bubbly and bright-white. Drops to a tiny spotty cap in short order. Lively carbonation.

Smell: Wood, funk, and solid sour. Tart and earthy. Loaded with musty basement and deep wood notes. It's a forest. Biting sour pushes toward citric acid. Lemon juice. A little touch of underripe peach.

Taste: Lactic sourness coupled with a big hit of oak. Leather and and lemon juice. Big citric bite, but it's not quite puckering. Some hay and horse blanket, but it's buried under the sour. Biting lactic and citric combo. It all rolls around and around. Deeply woody.

Mouthfeel: Lip-smackingly dry. Carbonation is moderate and the body is incredibly smooth. Refreshing.

Overall: Nice depth and complexity. Hits that sour threshold without pushing in to straight up tart. Has that great blend of Cantillon bacteria. Delightful and well worth finding and drinking again.

Goblinmunkey7, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of RuckusDu
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Ended up with a few of these and I don't know why I haven't had it yet. I love me some cantillon.

A - a little over a finger of just off-white head. Body is a cloudy orange.

S - smell's like a gueuze that has been sitting in a dank musty room for years. Oh wait, it did. Very funky with only slight lemon round sour. Acidic.

T - perfection. Just the right balance between funk and acidity. Stars with a wonderful sweetness and melds into sour lime. As the sour comes, so does the funk which is very rind like. I dont know how to describe the sweet. Not overpowering, just awesome.

M - very good carbonation with medium body. The acidity dries as it develops.

O - absolutely wonderful. Give me more.

RuckusDu, Jul 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

tylermains, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Rinkor16
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this with my brother, animortician and a buddy from work. 2010 bottle opened 6/26/12.

A: Cloudy orange color. Nice white head that stayed around the edges for a while.

S: Funk. Very oaky and funky.

T: Tons of funk. Lemon and oak. Reminded me of Beatification, but not as sour.

M: Great carbonation. Felt fantastic on the pallet. Very refreshing.

O: A great brew! This was my first Cantillon and it was definitely a pleasant experience. Very woody and lots of citrus.

Rinkor16, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle popped on 6.23.12.

A - Pours a slightly cloudy honey-orange color with a one finger off-white head.

S - Peach, then some lemon and light funk.

T - Tart barnyard funk, lemony-citrus.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Tart, light and crips. Lots of lemon citrus and subtle funky horseblanket.

HuskyinPDX, Jun 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ithinkimasofa, Jun 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

leschkie, Jun 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

denimdemon, Jun 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Hanzo, Jun 17, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 into a matching cantillon geuze tumbler. Bottle date of September 2011. The brew appears a clear golden orange with a solid finger of white froth that slowly fades maintaining a creamy layering atop. The cap is supported by constantly rising bubbles of carbonation. A light swirl agitates more bubbles from solution.

The aroma is funky like moist old oak with barnyard quality almost hay-like in nature that blends into a bit of tropical fruit scents. The fruit is somewhat lemony. For a geuze, it doesnt get much better than the way this smells. The aroma is very well balanced across the board, nothing is dominating it all blends and transitions together so nicely.

The flavor is acidic with classic cantillon funk tasting of wet cork/moist oak. There is a hint of dry bretted quality tasting earthy and nearly barnyard-like however it quickly dissolves into a fruited tropical flavor like lemon. For a gueze, I am picking up on a surprising amount of almost herbal hop flavoring and mild bitterness which really integrates well with the acidic components and dry earthiness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is light and easy drinking and overall just a very well put together brew with no characteristics downplaying the others. It blends together perfectly and is a real joy to drink. Just when I think ive finally decided on 3f oude geuze as my geuze of choice, I have this and enjoy it enough to reconsider. A blind tasting is in order!

stakem, Jun 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JAHMUR, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks, dunt! 2011 vintage, 750ml bottle.

A - Pours mirky yellow, white head, wisps.

S - Very funky, very sour, very tart, very awesome. Must, oak, light vinegar, tart fruit.

T - Funky sour fruity, wood, big tart pucker, barnyard, must. It's not overly sour, just about right to sip on and enjoy. Finish is very tart fruits and light oak.

M - Light, crisp and refreshing, dry finish.

O - I think I prefer the Classic over the Bio, but give me a bottle of either and I'll chug it for you, no problem. Would to do a side-by-side of this and the Classic with some age...in due time, I guess.

Sean9689, Jun 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

SilvioDV, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Bitterbill
3.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml, bottled May 4, 2010, nary a sound when I removed the cork.

It pours a cloudy orange with a nice 1 finger head of foam and it leaves some outstanding lacing.

There are big sour notes in the smell, fruity(lots of green apples)with light vinegar, more fruit that's pear like, some notes of wheat, and *something* sweet. A nice nose for the style.

The taste doesn't match the smell to me. Big sour and bitter notes of vinegar, lemon, the green apples aren't hitting my palate at all and, overall, pretty simple and one dimensional. 2 years old and I don't think it has hit its stride yet, if there's a stride out there for this Gueuze to hit.

Nice mouthfeel with a medium body and lively carbonation.

This doesn't match up well with other Cantillon brews I've tried but oh well. They can't all knock my socks off.

Bitterbill, May 28, 2012
Photo of mulder1010
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ML poured into a tulip
Bottle date 9/6/11
corked and capped

A-- Poured a golden straw color. Quite hazy looking. One finger bright white head that fell to a white layer of film. Slightly thicker film on swirling. Couple strands of lacing here and there.

S-- Big, bright, crisp and acidic green apple. Followed by straw, vinegar and pear. The acid levels in the nose are quite nice but the crispness in the apple is just sublime.

T-- More like lemonade in the taste. Slightly thin and under sugared lemonade with some lime and lemon grass. Loses the apple, straw and vinegar from the nose.

M-- Bright and crisp with lively carbonation and feel. More like the smell. Lots of tart apple, lemon and other citrus. High amounts of acid with vinegar soaked straw in the mid and back palate. Long lasting tart lemon grass finish. Nice amount of funk with the acid in the finish.

O-- Have had a few of the 09 cork dated bottles and have wanted to have this fresh so can compare. Prefer older vintages as just more complex and rounded. That being said a fresh 750 is easy to drink where an older one is just difficult with the acid and funk that develops. Great gueze but was just lacking in the taste for me. Hit the rest of the notes well. older vintages do have more in the taste though.

mulder1010, May 22, 2012
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio (Organic Gueuze) from Brasserie Cantillon
95 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.