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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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BA SCORE
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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
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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.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. Japanese 375ml bottle into a Cantillon flute. Shared with schen9303. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a .5 finger foamy white head with poor retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Oily legs with little to no lace. Average.

Nose is lemon zest, hay, and wet wood. Some mild funkiness though very clean overall. Appetizing and aromatic.

Opens tart lemon zest, yeast, oak, cobwebs. Sweet fruit upfront. Hay. Finishes tart and dry with a little to no aftertaste. Simple and clean. Great reflection of the nose.

Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down oily and slick. Finishes dry with no aftertaste. Near perfect for the style.

Decent overall and clearly one of the better made gueuzes. However, considering this is from Cantillon, I'm a bit disappointed. There's a lack of a cheesiness and this is, all things considered, a touch too sweet for the style. Still worth having though.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Thanks to Momar42 for all three gueuzes (and the kriek surprise afterwards!) This was part of the gueuze showdown, pitting Tilquin's gueuze against the juggernaut duo known as Cantillon Gueuze and Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night's Skins/Cowboys game.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a half finger white color with poor retention.

S: This one had the most balanced hybrid between winy fruit tartness and earthy funk. A very expressive aroma, and the best one of the three (by a small margin).

T: Acetic sourness comes on the palate fast and hard, and then afterwards cheesy, earthy funk...finishes the flavor profile fast and hard. This was the boldest and most complex of the three, yet it wasn't that much harsher than the 3F (certainly it was somehow more subtle than Tilquin's offering). Shockingly easy to drink for me.

M: The finish is the 'dirtiest' and most tannic of the three, closing the palate with big dryness, yet minimal harshness. This one is actually pretty thick in its texture, accentuating a fuller level of carbonation than the 3F Oude Geuze.

O: This was the winner in my book - but I wouldn't dare recommend this one to beginners. There is a sense of subtle delicacy to it; however the bigness of the acetic sourness, wet hay, and cheesy funk WILL scare off the average Fat Tire drinker the way a celery stalk scares off a fat kid. And moreso than the other two gueuzes, in fact. To those acclimated to the style's idiosyncrasies, this one's hard to beat.

Photo of lafunguspore
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of SkeeterBoganski
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 37,5cl corked and capped bottle into a snifter. Bottled dated August 31, 2012. Cellaring a second.

A - pours a glowing golden/peachy color; a significant head of foam and lace dissipates within a couple minutes to just about nothing; carbonation present up front but again, disappears quickly

S - really musty; pungent of sour fruit; peach and strawberry notes; lemon and sour grapes; green apples and that funk that comes with the beer (I suppose)

T - up-front, it's all sour green apples; the barnyard funk and basement musty come secondarily; a bit of vinegar but overall, well-balanced flavors that spam the spectrum of sour fruits to stankonia funk

M - light, drinkable; 'easy'-bodied; lightly carbonated; the sour notes bring some puckering elements upon consumption; dry, slightly acidic

O - this was my very first foray in to the eminent gueuze style; I've enjoyed traditional fruit lambics but have never accessed or noticed on the shelf anything in the gueuze style until the last couple months; I'll explore others and imagine there are tastier offerings. This beer is certainly a departure from my normal roster of consumables, but it's balanced, interesting, and leaves you curious and slightly dazed without the bloat or heavy characteristics of other dank (and popular) beer styles.

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Jeffo
3.52/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of a nine gueuze lineup the other day. Fun and education night it was. Got this one at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a 37,5cl corked and capped bottle into a mini snifter
Bottled 1 December 2011

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, one finger, medium-thin, white head with decent retention. Head fades rather quickly to a thin wisp. Clear gamboge orange or dark amber in color with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a small half wisp and hangs around for the duration of the glass.

SMELL: Very mouldy and musty on the nose. Dank basement, with old cheese, fungus, and some light lemon esters and green apples. The fruity component is a little outplayed by the musty aromas, unfortunately, but this shows some balance.

TASTE: Musty and mouldy up front, with barnyard notes, hay, and a light hint of lemon sourness at the swallow. Not acidic or vinegary at all. Some more fungus, barnyard and mouldy, musty basement after the swallow, balanced out with a tartness and hints of lemon sourness as well. Quite puckerinly tart. This one shows some balance for sure, though I'd prefer a little less must and mould in favor of fruity tartness.

PALATE: Medium body and lower levels of carbonation. Smooth on the palate, thought it goes down a little watery, finishing quite dry and puckering on the palate. Probably the most puckering of the bunch.

OVERALL: This was a step in the right direction for me, but not quite the flavor profile I prefer in a gueuze. There is an attempt at balancing the mouldy, musty flavors with the tartness, which is much appreciated. It is a quality gueuze with a very good feel to boot, but just not quite my style. This mixed really, really well with the Tilquin though, so don't be afraid to give that a try.

Photo of claytong
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of teddyarrowhead
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of smakawhat
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tumbler at Churchkey on Zwanze day 2012. From notes.

This is very similar in appearance to Fou' Foune, some nice rising columns of carbonation come up through a pale orb glowing lemon amber body. Simple off white head on top with a creamy looking top. Very nice.

Nose is a little bit closed though. Moderate funk aromas. Clean, but not much else going on and kind of mild.

Palate hits with a very sharp bite on first sips. Hot brett? on the swallow bringing sour lemon qualities in the mouth. Peppery. Stinging white hot pepper. Body is very vinous in feel and comes across much like wine. Afterfinish is incredibly long and staying. I could feel pepper on my tongue for minutes even after I finished this.

Overall a fun gueze, and enjoyable drinking experience.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of cbeer88
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tasted blindly in Blind BIF #7 as 1 of 5 gueuzes. Poured into snifter.

A: Golden, medium head, spotted lacing, thinnest looking of the bunch.

S: Barnyard funk and wheat balanced, with a strong sour note

T: Moderate to high sour level, more funky, with a bitter backend. Nice wood.

M: Thin bodied and medium carbed.

O: Great gueuze. Complex and balanced. Really good. I gave this beer the victory as the best of the 5, by being very tart but balanced, and impressively clean.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of wd40
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

18 September 2011 bottle date. Sampled 3 November 2012
Cantillon makes fantastic beer so this one is no exception. This is a very clean and pure gueuze without some of the impurities or less desirable smells and tastes that other producers have in their gueuzes. It is actually so pure tasting that it ends up being a very understated beer.

Slightly hazy appearance. I get some lightly acidic fruits in the frangrance like apples with a hint of peach. The taste is lightly acidic and tart with a dry finish. The carbonation is noticably less vigorous than I expect for this style. I kind of like a little more oomph to my gueuzes, but this is tastey that I feel silly even critiquing it!

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of JustinQ
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of davey101
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

9/13/2011 vintage. 750 ml into a tulip glass. I've already reviewed the Classic Gueuze but hey....tickers gonna tick!

A - Pours a clear golden amber body. Fleeting fizzy off white head. Sits in the glass very still with no lacing at all. A swirl produces just some large bubbles.

S - Sour lemon rind and overripe green apples. This is an especially funky batch. Very earthy with notes of mushroom, cheese, leather and rotten hay. Lactic acid on the finish with some warmth from the oak.

T - Lemons and mouth puckering apples on the front, then comes some funk in the form of wet hay, leather and old cheese. Finishes very smooth and sweet with no residual sour notes. Mouth feel is crisp and light.

O - A surprisingly smooth and funky batch. When I had a relatively fresh Classic last year it was closer to a sparkling apple cider. Age has really allowed the brett to evolve. Simply one of the best gueuzes.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio (Organic Gueuze) from Brasserie Cantillon
95 out of 100 based on 756 ratings.