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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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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 139
Gots: 178 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of shleepy


4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from 750 mL bottle into wine glasses.

A: Light orange, opaque. Small, white head.

S: Mmm... Can't wait to drink. More floral funkiness than usual from a gueuze (and if I remember correctly, more floral than the standard Cantillon gueuze). Very pleasant.

T: Such a great balance of lambic funk, sourness, and fruitiness. Delicious and complex.

M: Acidic, but not too much so. And of course, it's quite light and drinkable.

O: It's fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 02:08:33 | More by shleepy
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

04-11-2012 02:26:45 | More by BraatenBrew
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

04-11-2012 01:59:08 | More by jsilva
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

04-10-2012 08:37:47 | More by pperez38
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3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky yellow with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly skunky after it's poured but sour and funk aromas come out as well. Taste is sour, tart, and funky with some grain and citrus flavors I am picking up as well. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a a good gueuze but it's different from the classic version.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 00:29:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All breweries have a brand. But what makes Cantillon unique is that theirs isn't so much a logo or a name or even the nostalgic and sentimental mindset, but rather a smell. And a stinky and sour one at that! Just popping the cork took me back to the musty attic, the cobwebs, the spiders, the dusty cellar and rusted machinery of Rue Gheude 56.

Gueuze Lambic-Bio looks as murky as it smells musty. Even shadows are hardly visible on the other side of the glass and the beer's rather lucid golden colour seems a most unlikely culprit for the visual obstructions. Usually something that shines this much allows a little more transparency. Despite some 'pop' from the cork, the beer is plainly flat.

I don't just like the taste of Cantillon - I live for it. Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio has the flavor of a sour peach. It is at once sweet (though no sugar is added) yet tremendously tart. This mouth puckering sourness is no doubt the flagship of the brewery, and indeed the style writ large. It may be an acquired taste but one that is irrevocably incomparable.

In both flavor and aroma, the beer has a lot of borrowed white wine-like characteristics, including a cutting acidity, remnants of oak wood and a very dry finish. Fruity hints of rotting pineapple and lemon accompany the towering presence of sour peach, which is undercut by grassy and dry wood notes. It's almost like champagne meets vinegar.

The Van Roys are prolific fathers. A generation of new brewers have attempted to carry on their Lambic lineage with mixed success, but I doubt anyone outside of Brussels will ever come close to enacting the complexity, quality and personality of Cantillon. There simply aren't enough words to capture the experience of authentic Lambic such as this.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 19:24:04 | More by biegaman
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-09-2012 08:48:02 | More by OttomanSoxFan
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4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2003 vintage; Bottle into geuze glass at Bier Circus in Brussels

A - Pours clean golden brown with minimal head and spare carbonation.

S - Very musty with hints of citrus. Very nice.

T - Intensely dry tartness, with a lemony aspect. Nice dry earthiness and horse blanket funk. I had a fresh batch at the brewery, and while that was very good, this is a whole different level. I think the fresh batch is more refreshing, but the depth of flavors and intense tartness of this vintage is pretty spectacular.

M - Medium mouthfeel, but very crisp, tart and dry throughout.

O - Having the fresh and aged bottles close together gives me a great appreciation for aging geuze, as this was excellent.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 00:25:00 | More by warnerry
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-04-2012 15:11:30 | More by pawpaw
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-30-2012 16:43:47 | More by doughanson78
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Bottled February 13, 2009. BB September 2029 (!).

Beer is a clear light golden, with a fairly small white head resulting from a pretty careful pour. Seems quite fizzy as it is being poured. Head dissipates quickly.

Smell is a nice, sour funky scent. Grapes, lemon, tart apple. The wheat comes through a bit.

Taste is similar to the nose. Tart, sour lemon and apple, tastes like brett, with a liberal dose of funk accompanying, especially in the finish, where the 'barnyard' flavour really comes through.

Beer is seriously astringent, the sour puckering the mouth and drying it right up. Fairly light bodied, moderate carbonation.

Overall, seriously enjoyable. Great on a nice such as this. Exactly what I was in the mood for. Always nice when things work out that way.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 21:04:55 | More by jrenihan
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 May 2010 375

Appearance. Pours a somewhat clear, light gold-amber with close to a finger of thick white head that fades fairly quckly.

Smell. Nice lemony tartness with a little bit of green apple and some nice funk.

Taste. Big sour lemon ...some more sour lemon. Maybe a bit of under-ripe green apple. A hint of bitterness. Dry with some light, woody funk.

Mouthfeel. Fairly light body with below medium, fine carbonation.

Overall. Good stuff. Pretty simple and nicely sour. I could drink this often.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 03:19:27 | More by Rutager
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a straw yellow color with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: Holy horseblanket and sour lemon lacto

T: Dry, tart and loads of barnyard funk, horseblanket. Lemons and green apples being the dominant fruitiness

M: Light to medium body, big carbonation, tart and acidity lingers on the palate

O: Good

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 13:35:18 | More by barleywinefiend
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United Kingdom (England)

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 375ml bottle with a bottling date of May 2010. Acquired at the brewery in Sept 2010, while on a trip to Belgium. Subsequently stored in my garage.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A clear golden-amber hue with low carbonation. Produces a small head of white foam that dissipates quickly. An intense acidic aroma with hints of apples, barnyard funk, fruity notes, lactic acid and vinegar. Complex and sour.

A powerful sour flavour - highly acidic and puckeringly astringent. A tart fruitiness, like apples or apricots, along with a lactic acid note (like an out-of-control yoghurt). Hints of funk and vinegar. Mouthfeel is light, tingly and incredibly dry and acerbic. Dries the palate thoroughly. A fruity, sour aftertaste.

Wow. I've had this before and it's always a unique drinking experience. Incredibly sour but delicious. It really brings home the idea that there's more than one way to make beer. A classic of the style - if you have the opportunity to try it, don't pass it up.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 00:44:35 | More by jazzyjeff13
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-18-2012 22:50:37 | More by jfcaa193
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-15-2012 15:06:42 | More by druptight
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Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +17.4%

02-12-2012 15:57:29 | More by oldp0rt
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-10-2012 00:13:08 | More by BeerThursdays
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North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a slightly hazy yellow orange with half a finger of white head that fades into a thin ring wih no lacing.

S: lots of dry, bitter, funky aromas reminiscent of a barnyard. There are some tart and sour aromas as well.

T: similar to the aroma, lots of slightly bitter funky and musty flavors. Tart and sour fruit notes follow with a clean, slightly yeasty and sweet finish.

M: medium-light body with lowish xarbonation, this beer is crisp and refreshing.

O: a pretty decent gueuze with lots of funky flavors. Not as balanced as the classic gueuze, but still good.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 23:43:29 | More by n2185
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Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -29.6%

01-30-2012 14:03:44 | More by martun
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-30-2012 04:24:08 | More by spicelab
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-28-2012 06:59:12 | More by Texasfan549
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-27-2012 15:52:10 | More by Beertracker
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-27-2012 01:08:54 | More by grownfool
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United Kingdom (England)

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden, the color of a nice cider, sligh thead slight lacing. Smell also has a bit of dry cider aroma to it, barnyard, sour apple, lactic, goatscheese, and a whiff of light airy perfume in the backround. Taste begins mellow the sourness creeps in and assaults your tongue. Lot's going on with sour fruit funky barnyard flavors and a dry ciderish and bretty finish that just left me wanting another sip. SO Drinkable! The palate was not what I was expecting, very mild carbonation, so smooth and velvety. Medium bodied almost. I have had this before and the carbonation was MUCH more lively and the feel lighter. Not sure what was up but I loved it as it came closer to the Flat Lambics tht you get in Belgium, and which I LOVE! Overall just a fantastic Beer, maybe my favorite of the style but it's tough as I never have them side by side.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 14:58:56 | More by thepeter
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio (Organic Gueuze) from Brasserie Cantillon
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