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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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2,161 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,161
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 799
Gots: 623 | FT: 47
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This listing is for all vintages (Gueuze, Oude Gueuze, etc.).

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001)
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botham

New York

4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cantillon Classic Gueuze. nothing on the bottle indicates that this is the organic version, but the listing for the 'Classic Gueuze' is listed as an alias for the organic gueuze. oh well.

bottle poured into a sinfter. pours a golden apricot with no head, a thin rim, no lacings or retention.

aroma is of a strong acidic sourness with a touch of light funk. a bit of wet hay and some distant fruit are in the background as well. pleasantly sharp in the nose.

taste is great. the sour is not as pronounced here, not until the finish. the funk is a bit more of a factor here, with a lightly tart aftertaste and a mildly sharp finish. exceptional on the palate.

mouthfeel is medium bodied and mostly crisp with only a light tartness after the fact. very tart on the palate with a pleasant sourness and a mildly crisp quality overall.

drinkability is excellent. beers like this will always get some bad reviews because the flavors are so polarizing, which is unfortunate. this is a supremely sour and fresh brew with a tart profile and a sourness that plays off of a light funk, helping to sustain the crispness. what a solid beer. it dances on the palate with its light sharpness and leaves the palate puckering for the next sip. cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 18:21:47 | More by botham
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2013 Belgian Flag label...pours rich yellow urine color...This beer smells amazingly oaky, earthy, & funky.... the taste is a balance of Oak, barnyard funk, and and medium lactic tones giving the tart lemony characteristics...Overall a great Gueuze... sadly i overpaid.... but it was tasty nonetheless...

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750mL bottle into a Teku
Vintage 2011

A big thanks to joshwith for sending this one over in a trade!

A: Pours a somewhat hazy golden color with 1.5 fingers width of white head. Head dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves effectively zero lacing.

S: Lots of tart lactic acidiy, and an equally big lemon-lime citrus. I also get oak, vanilla, fruity esters, some floral notes, and subtle melting plastic like funk. Awesome.

T: Funkier than the nose, with that burnt plastic like character. Next I get a fair amount of citrus rind and lactic tartness. Pretty sour, but not to the degree of some Gueuzes or other Cantillon's Ive had. I also get a pretty big degree of floral notes, oak, some sweet citrus notes, and some bitterness. Tartness builtd throughout the drink. Theres a very nice flavor of oak and fruity esters that linger forever in the aftertaste. Great complexity, and really tasty beer.

M/D: Medium body, carbonation is moderate but lower than most examples Ive had of the style, fairly drying on the finish, and drinkability is very good.

O: One of the standards of the style, truly a classic.

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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