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

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rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of oline73
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet. The cork said this was bottled in 2011.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden amber color that ends up being a bit orange. There is a very small layer of off white head that goes away very quickly.

Smell: Light and quite funky. Mild vinegar with some hay and lemon juice. The funk is here, but I wouldn't call this an overly funky gueuze, no stinky cheese or anything.

Taste: Super light and drinkable. A bit acidic, but the sourness leans more towards a white vinegar. The hay from the smell shows up here too. The finish is slightly herbal as the sourness calms down.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive but fluffy carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Another great beer from Cantillon. So light yet so interesting. I'll definitely have more given the chance. (817 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

September 2010 bottle

The beer pours a hazy light amber with a thin halo of white head that scours the perimeter and leaves a trace lacing. The nose is a very dank barnyard funk with a slightly tart, acetone finish. The taste is relatively sweet and tart; an exceptional balanced beer that is far more drinkable than the classic gueuze. The mouthfeel is slightly vinegary and sweet with a light-medium body. No lingering bitterness and a relatively clean dryness. Very tasty, milder gueuze that would appeal to a much wider audience. (534 characters)

Photo of angrybabboon
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note: 2011 bottle

Consumed 9/3/12

Appearance: Somewhere between copper and orange, with some gold - starts with a little, fizzy, white head - leaves an above-average ring and a little lacing

Smell: Clean, sour, and funky like only Cantillon does it - lactic, acidic sourness, and tart - yeasty funk, with slight, musty barnyard aromas, with a side of clean horse (it's not particularly pungent) - oak - some pale malts and wheat weirdness

Taste: Simply beautiful - nicely acidic, with both a sour acidity, and a citric acid-like lemon character - mildly tart - barnyard funk - a mellow oak flavor that works well with the other flavors - grass and some leather - nice complexity

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, smooth, nicely carbonated, borderline puckering, but not that extreme

Overall: Wizard casts LAMBIC-BIO for massive damage!

This beer sounds like a spell (with poison damage). In other news, this is great. If I had to compare it to anything, it definitely reminds me of Cantillon Classic Gueuze. It's just less sour, and less intense in general. Considering the epic heartburn that beer gives me, I think this is a good thing. Needless to say, I am glad I found this beer. I hope to find it again. (1,223 characters)

Photo of maximep
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on June 1, 2006

A- blondish tan, pretty opaque, nice big bubbled head

S- hay, wet dogs, rotten eggs, sulfuric, fresh cut grass

T- peppery, sulfuric, salty, eggy, grassy tartness. lovely as always from the masters of Lambic

M- not too carbonated as a vintage but very pleasantly surprised with the incredible dichotomy of wispy yet substantial mouthfeel. i was really pleased with the creamy lightness of the head.

O- excellent as always from Cantillon. (466 characters)

Photo of Etan
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml into a wine glass. March 2010 bottle.

A: Pours a golden orange with a nice white head.

S: Sweet wet hay and mushroom funk, woody lactic tartness.

T: A mild yet lasting lactic tartness sets in over sweet wheat, yogurt, mild funk. Plenty of sour oak and light acid underneath.

M: Lively carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: A really nice, relatively funky and moderately sour gueuze. (386 characters)

Photo of Absumaster
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An orange, golden beer with a nice frothy head. After popping the cork and pouring the beer shows a strong carbonation.

Smell is tart and has notes of grapes, horseblanket, some lemon, hay and some woody notes. Also some faint notes of acetic acid.

Taste is tart, which tastes mostly of lactic acid, but also has some rough edged acetic acid. Notes of horse blanket and some mustiness. Also some green apples and lemon. The mouthfeel is a little thin and a bit sharp. This is not the most drinkable geuze I ever had. (520 characters)

Photo of yamar68
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 12/1/2011. Poured from 375ml bottle to tulip:

Pours a hazy burnt gold with a finger of light white head that fades out to a retaining collar. A lively looking beer indeed.

Extremely reminiscent of the american Classic Gueuze - lots of earthy, funky yeast presence, pear, grape, quite tart.

Very smooth and approachable. Mildly tart, faint grassy hops, some lemon, quite balanced.

The tartness doesn't affect its drinkability... nice dry finish.

Fantastic. (469 characters)

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours honey golden with thick white head. Dissipates pretty quickly into white ring along sides of Teku glass.

Smell is lemony and tart. Hints of green apple with sweeter, smoother notes of honey present in the background and some definite funk.

Taste of Gueuze always catches me off gaurd. Very tart with citrusy lemon notes. This doesn't seem quite as tart as others I have had in this style. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is very dry. Good carbonation.

Overall this is interesting and always fun to try. I am not a big fan of the style but it is growing on me. I think this is a good example of a gueuze/lambic. (617 characters)

Photo of jmarsh123
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours gold with a finger of white bubbly head. Lots of carbonation.

Smells slightly sour with hints of apple, other light fruits and the typical Cantillon funk.

Lots of lemon up front in the flavor. A distinct tartness hits mid-palate and coats the side of my tongue with a weird twanginess which is hard to describe. Not exactly pleasant, but not horrible either. Finishes dry and almost white wine like. Grape-y and musty. Not quite as sour as most Cantillons from memory.

Lighter bodied with lots of carbonation.

In the realm of Gueuze at large, this is pretty solid, but in the range of Cantillon just ok. I still can't figure out that weird flavor I was getting mid-palate and to me that detracted a bit. (713 characters)

Photo of drpimento
4.97/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Doesn't get much better than thls! Poured cold, straight out of the fridge with a nice foamy, thick, off-white head that slowly settles and a little lace. Color is a clear amber with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, tart, citrus, spice, perfume. Flavor's like nose, tart from yeast and carbonation perfectly married up front, hint of sweet, and grapes in back; very clean. Body and carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, long, refreshing and satisfying. Truly a masterpiece. (491 characters)

Photo of rodkin
4.2/5  rDev +1%
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. (387 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (1,052 characters)

Photo of RuckusDu
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
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. (735 characters)

Photo of Rinkor16
4.2/5  rDev +1%
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. (479 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.12/5  rDev -1%
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. (311 characters)

Photo of stakem
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
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! (1,489 characters)

Photo of Sean9689
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
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 due time, I guess. (594 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
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. (821 characters)

Photo of mulder1010
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
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. (1,293 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1294th Review on BA
Bottle to Tulip
750 ml Cap/Cork

30th Birthday Party
Thanks to Smarcoly for bringing this one.

App- The color of lemonade with about as many bubbles in the glass. Had zero cling but what cantillon does?

Smell- A good not great nose on this one. A little to lacking of balance but had a lot of lemon behind it with some earthy hay notes.

Taste- The lack of aromatics did little in terms of keeping the flavors top notch. This had some great lemon, wheat, hay and a little bit of sour/funk.

Mouth- A lighter medium with a medium carbonation level. Residual hay and damp lemon flavors.

Drink- Another great offering from the Cantillon camp. A solid job on this one. They make so many good beers, hard to one up yourself. (742 characters)

Photo of falloutsnow
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Etre Gourmet
Bottled on June 7, 2011
Poured into a Cantillon gueuze glass

Cantillon's classic gueuze is an excellent version of the style with different focus than Drie Fonteinen, yet equally delicious and enticing. Acidity is let to shine through, although associated fruit and malt sweetness are allowed to balance this as necessary. The oak aging adds notable complexity in the close, which is appreciated. I only wish that the aroma was stronger and that this was widely available.

Pours a 1.5cm head composed of fine, dense bubbles, which quickly descends. No lacing is left by the declining head, which eventually settles to a thin ring around the glass with some sparse islands of foam atop the body. Body is a moderate intensity orange-yellow in color, with gold highlights. Semi-transparent with no intended sediment pour, vigorous streams of fine carbonation rise from the bottom of the glass. Swirling the beer in the bottle and adding the sentiment makes this completely opaque, of course, and more of an orange-yellow in color.

Aroma has lactic and acetic acid components, for a sour presence. Other components are scents like finely grated lemon, floral blossoms (particularly basswood), acetone, a bit of damp basement mustiness, and maybe a hint of butter. Good, not as bold as the Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze, but also completely different in character.
Adding the sediment seems to make this beer less expressive in the nose, also adding a slight iron-like component.

Tip of the tongue picks up light sweetness with a hint of tartness, somewhat like Meyer lemon juice. As the beer descends a bit further on the front of the palate, tartness and bacterial effects become known (light vinegar tempered with sweetness from malt and lactobacillus contribution). By mid-palate, there is a stronger sourness, but also a stronger fruity lemon presence and actually a slight bit of whatever tastes like graham cracker to me, which was more present in Girardin and only glimpses at the palate here. Oak character becomes noticeable near the back of the palate, along with slight acetone. Finishes with a flash of tartness, followed by an oak-influenced, fall-dry-leaves
Adding the yeast makes this beer both more sour (almost mouth-witheringly so) and bolder in flavor.

Body is medium weight, with very fine carbonation bubbling up quickly to create a smooth and fairly creamy mouthfeel. Closes dry, from acid, with a bit of stickiness around the lips, and with fair burning sensation from acids on the throat. (2,535 characters)

Photo of Treebs
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 corked and capped 750 ml bottle served in a Portsmouth tulip. Big thanks to Tnudish for the share.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a whispy film that hovers the whole way down leaving some splotchy lace.

S: Nice funky notes with a tart green apple and some white grape skins.

T: Tartness is up front with green grape skin, slight puckering sour and some nice funk on the finish.

M: Light and refreshing with some spritzy carb and a slightly sour finish.

O: This a delicious beer and my pour left the glass very quickly. This is a very balanced beer and I would love to have it again and again. (612 characters)

Photo of spdyfire83
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

208th Review
37.5cl bottle
Poured in a 3F Geuze glass
Bottled: 2010

Old vs. new world (Round 1): Enjoyed side-by-side next to Russian River Beatification B5.

A: Bright orange yellow. Big, fluffy 4+ (white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Very sour. Old must, cheese, funk, barnyard, and lemon zest. So inviting, it's hard not to just smell; however, beer is meant to be drank...

T: Farmhouse funk through and through. Loads of intense sour from the start followed by dry green apple and unripened peach - nice subtle fruit profile to accompany crisp dryness. Touch of lemon and brett is nicely balanced!

M: Light bodied with plenty of carbonation.

O: Such a good beer (even without much age). Classic Cantillon here and just down-right tasty! Well done. This stands above Beat B5, hands down. (803 characters)

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.97/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

bought from BeerPlanet
drank at home

A: golden sunflower color. clear. beautiful.
S: impeccable balance. oak barrels. some pollen sweetness. citrus (pomelo). mmmm
T: just the right amount of awesome sourness. Delicate bitterness in dry finish. mmm delicious.
M: medium carbonation. dry to the bone. acid forms backbone of this beer. (335 characters)

Photo of shleepy
4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
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. (452 characters)

Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio (Organic Gueuze) from Brasserie Cantillon
93 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.