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

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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 138
Gots: 208 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

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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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by drabmuh. It's almost breakfast time. Cantillon is likely my favorite brewery, and for some unknown reason, I have still yet to try this beer. What a fun beer to bust out just before dawn!

March 2010 vintage

Hazy and light orange hued, with a lasting white head. The aroma is classic Cantillon funk. Ahh...

Wow, this is some damn fine beer. It tastes and feels cleaner than the standard gueuze. Simply quaffable, pleasant, enjoyable, and wonderful. Barnyard funk, fresh spring water. While I have been remiss not get acquainted with this beer sooner, I will certainly make this a staple of my cellar ASAP. Highly recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of kscaldef
2.73/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottled 7 June 2011

A: Straw colored, small white head that doesn't last very long. Nice bubble streams

S: Funky and earthy. Not much complexity. Really working to pull much out of this. Maybe a touch of diaper :-(.

T: Really dry and earthy. Not very tart at all. Very minerally in the finish. About a third into the glass, I'm starting to get past the mineral assault and pick up a touch of fruit, apricot perhaps, but quite mild.

M: Despite the bubbles, not very carbonated. Maybe needs more time past the bottling date to fully condition? Palate scraping astringency.

O: This is proving to be one of my least favorite gueuzes. Seems pretty one-dimensional. The lack of carbonation particularly makes me wonder if I should have given this more time in the cellar to condition.

Photo of Centennial
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into snifter split, thanks NPAS for sharing this!

A. Light Pale yellow, low head, mild carbonation.

S. Nice citrusy sour, lactic, slight spice coming through, barnyard funk for sure

T. Dry and sour, very complex, sour apple, lemon....
tangy vagina??? yes this is what we all threw out there and pretty much agreed on.

M. Sharp, bubbly, Dry

O. very Good abd complex, but a little dry and slightly funky

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ZorPrime
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this one directly from the brewery in Brussels. Bottled on August 31st, 2011. Consumed on december 27th, 2011.

Nice golden orange color with a nice foamy head and sticks to the glass. Nice. Small bubbles... perfect carbonation and perfect look if you ask me. Wow, directly out of the bottle, it smells so good. Complex, funky... i like it. Sour in the nose too. It actually smells like in the brewery... reminds me of my visit. Nice. I get some cheese in the nose and some fruits as it warms up a bit. Taste is sour... gotta love sourness to drink this. I do. Its not sourness like you get in vinegar. Its perfect sourness. Fruity notes are presents too. Apple, mainly. This is so easy to drink and so good. You have to love sourness 'tho... but if you get into gueuze... i guess you want to taste it or you absolutely like this. This is the best gueuze I had so far.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at the Cantillon Brewery in Brussels. The bottle say to drink it "preferably within 20 years after the bottling date," which is amazing. Bottled 9 June 2011.

A- Pours a bright golden apricot color. Lively white head fizzles up quickly but soon bubbles down to almost nothing.

S- Lots of fruit, lemon, apple, pear, a little bit of hay or wet grass and a powerful sour yeast aroma.

T- Big citrus/lemon/sour apple tartness, underneath that there's some fruity sweetness, a bit of oak/vanilla from the barrels, and some vinegar and yeasty barnyard funk.

M- Light bodied, very dry with lively carbonation.

O- An excellent beer, simple and elegant, this really sets the standard for what a gueuze should be.

Photo of Agent1
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This will be quite an interesting experience. Going from strong Belgian ales, this Lambic is a stark difference. Known for being the "champagne of Belgian beer", this most likely will not disappoint given Belgium's beer history. Now, on to the review...

Appearance - A stunning orange. Very bright and vivid. Pours out nice and the head is quite strong, however, it disappears rather quickly. After it sits, almost no head is visible. Nice and bubbly, though. A very active beer.

Smell - Quite a strong bouquet. Vinegar, lemon citrus, vanilla, flowers, sourdough and wine immediately come to mind.

Taste - Before you even have time to taste it the sour attacks your tongue. Quite shocking at first. Like biting into a ripe lemon. After the sourness settles, this beer really comes to life. Quite dry and bitter. Once the lemon and citrus notes tame down you can definitely taste the wheat. Vinegar, green apple, white sugar (even though there is no sugar added). Naturally sweet and tart. Very nice!

Mouthfeel - Nicely carbonated. Very refreshing, crisp and sharp on the mouth. Seems to stimulate the back, roof of the mouth more than other areas. Never really experienced that before.

Overall - Not normally a beer I typically resort to, but quite distinct and complex in its own right. Very light and refreshing. The sour characteristics do not seem overpowering (which is surprising considering how sour it really is). A beer worth trying if you wish to mix things up.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of ehammond1
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle

Thanks for opening this, cavery!

A bright, dark orange and a thin white head. Highly carbonated. Looks thin, with a myriad of little bubbles racing their way to the top of the glass.

A spicy, musty, funky aroma, consisting of bright fruit, lemon and apple, tangy Brett yeast, hay and grass, and lots of barnyard funk. Pretty awesome. Seems comforting, inviting, and welcoming.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, but perhaps a bit more bright with fruit--lemon, apple, and pear. The tart funk and sourness is huge here as well, though balances exceptionally well with the sweet, fruity flavors. Tremendous!

Light, bubbly, airy mouthfeel--an absolute pleasure.

A definitive version of the style. A classic. Just about perfect.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BMoldy
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very fizzy white head that dissipates immediately, leaving behind only the hazy, golden honey brew.

S: Musty (I know a lot of people here prefer the term "funky", but I've always found that gueuzes smell like damp cellars, which I'm perfectly okay with), accentuated by a strong but smooth tannic aroma. A mild floral scent is also noticeable.

T: Clean, crisp tartness shines the most here, without being overpowering in the least. The sourness releases its grip a bit in the middle as an oaky, almost chalk-like dryness kicks in on the finish and lingers till the next sip. Relatively minimal tannic flavor otherwise.

M: The wood aging gives the beer a nice full body, while the spontaneous fermentation lends a somewhat effervescent carbonation that perfectly suits it. Slightly astringent, especially on the finish, and dry, though not as much as some other gueuzes I've had (Girardin 1882 white label).

O: I'm a big gueuze fan, but this one was kind of lacking in "oomph" for me. It's a good beer, don't get me wrong, but the taste is relatively one-dimensional. Maybe I'm just spoiled from all the Fou'Foune I've been drinking lately, or my unabashed love for the Tilquin I tried last week, but I was just hoping for a little bit more from this one.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of BlastBeats
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Here goes my very first gueuze..

Appearance: interesting combination of cork and bottle cap.. this beer pours an electroluminescent orange color with a very thin white head.

Smell: one hundred percent bio has a very funky and strong aroma; I actually found it to be quite staggering.. probably because I'm not yet acquainted with the style. A lot of barnyard funk and mustiness.

Taste: wow this beer is sour! There's an immediate blast of mouth puckering sourness that sweeps the palate.. very tart and highly acidic fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel: the acidity in the taste definitely carries over into the mouthfeel; sharp carbonation.

Overall: this is one dynamic beer.. I definitely need to try more Cantillon!

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio (Organic Gueuze) from Brasserie Cantillon
95 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.