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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
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world-class

1,859 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1859
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.93%


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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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally, Cantillon has come (not back) to Reno, Nevada!

Pours a light brown and orange liquid with good clarity. Aroma was dry and tart, much like the taste. Phenomenal lacing.

Puckering, dry, doesn't come off sweet at all. Great sourness, excellent carbonation tingling all the way down. Great mix of oak, lime and grapefruit here, maybe some lemon. Astringent. Seriously makes you want more and more. Didn't want to share this one. But of course, I did.

EDIT: Wow, had it on tap, pure awesomeness, just like the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 20:03:08 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cork date of 2001, Sampled November 2004
Pours a brilliantly clear copper orange color. It is topped by a frothy light tan head, that is held up by a light but persistent carbonation. Ah, the aroma is simply magnificent. In the nose I get notes of lemon, grapefruit, an astringent woodiness, musty leather, vinegar, citric acid, a hint of ripe cheese, lemon zest, and hay.<br><br>

The beer is creamy up front, but quickly moves to a bracing hit of sharp acidity that lingers through to the finish. I get lots of notes of grapefruit up front, and the finish has an austere dry, mouth coating, tannic astringency which helps to balance the citrus character. It is almost like chewing on a old piece of formerly musty but now dry leather, ooh how pleasant that sounds.

It is amazing how much one can get used to things, I hardly even notice the acidity in a traditional Lambic anymore.

Sampled 2001
This one is quite sour smelling. There is lots of acidity (one of the harder gueuzes out there) and tastes of grapefruit. Well carbonated and has a woody finish, that is accompanied by a light bitterness. Though quite sour this beer still manages to be well balanced with lots of different things going on. A good traditional example of this style.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2003 21:49:54 | More by Gueuzedude
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my all-time favorite sours. It is not for the meek of palate baby, this sucker is super freaking sour! The epitome of sour Gueuze. This is a perfect beer for aging and even better beer for drinking. I find the sour soothing. It is certainly a love it or hate it style. If you love the style this is the epitome of Gueuze.

Appearance: Pours golden orange with a small white head that fades to a collar and little lace.

Smell: Beautifully and deeply sour and yet simple and bold. Lactic, acidic and woody aromas..

Taste: Sour tannic vinous acidic as all hell. Glorious sour!! Wooden flavors, slight wine and sour apple grape skin and farmhouse flavors. A suggestion of leather and acidity. Intensely dry, astringent and long lingering flavors.

Mouthfeel: It is light weight in the mouth but intense. Boldly dry and sour and encompassing every taste bud in the mouth. Magnificent!

Drinkability: This is sour but not too much so for a fan of sours. Personally I could sip this sucker all day long.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2007 04:41:22 | More by Phatz
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HopHead84

California

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1996 bottle opened by seaoflament on 11/24/2009 in a snifter. This has an old Cantillon label that I've never before seen. Thanks for bringing this rare treat, Carlos. It was amusing and tragic to watch the cork fall apart while Joey attempted to uncork this. The beer appears hazy dark orange with a creamy, fizzy head.

The aroma opens with lemon, orange, and strong dry woody notes. There's a moderate tannic quality with a low sweetness and a horsey, goaty, dirty funk. Notes of wet horse blanket, musty barnyard, and blue cheese are evident with a moderate lactic character.

The flavor opens with succulent tart lemon with a whisper of orange. The beer seems to suck the moisture out of my mouth with its tannins, and then quench my thirst with tart citrus. The beer is extremely woody and it has a nice high level of funk. The beer has a moderate lactic quality. The Brett imparts horsey, goaty, cheesy, musty, and wet barnyard blanket notes. The citric acidity is high and there's a low level of acetic character. The beer seems to rip the enamel off my teeth with its acidity. The finish is dry, woody, tannic, and tart with lingering lemon. An aged Gueuze is an amazing experience. What could possibly be better?

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2009 08:41:17 | More by HopHead84
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Naugros

New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Goldenrod to light orange in color. A finger-wide head forms, but dissipates to a thin film. The carbonation forms on the sides, settles down and continues from the bottom of the glass.

The smell is like lemons and oranges. Maybe sour orange juice soaked in a yeasty, French bread.

To me, this tastes like someone squeezed a tangerine into a slightly flat glass of seltzer and added some sour. It gives you a bit of a pucker, so the citrus must come from ample hopping. The malts are very crisp and not that easily discerned due to the incredible balance of this beer. The citrus flavor lingers in the aftertaste, being not at all unpleasant.

The pucker is quite pleasant and paired with the citrus it makes for a very refreshing beer. The body is medium, but the carbonation makes it seem lighter.

I was never fond of lambics due to only having the fruited ones. Now? I need to get more of this! I can see setting back one after another in the summer rather than a mojito or a shandy.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 00:05:22 | More by Naugros
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pdoran10

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a light hazy golden color with two fingers of white head, that disappears after about 5 minutes. not much lacing.

Smell is slightly acidic vinegar, a hint of lemon, some musty basement aroma. not overly pungent.

Smell opens with lemon citrus and quickly blends to sour vinegar notes. funk, light breadiness mixed with the sour. Finishes with slight oakiness coming in at the end to really balance the sourness excellently.

Mouthfeel is extremely dry with high lively carbonation. probaly the dryest beer i've ever had, but I really enjoy dryness.

Probably the most smooth and drinkable of the style i have had to date. the subtle oak really rounds out this delicious gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 22:50:22 | More by pdoran10
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into an oversized red wine glass.

A: It pours a beautiful golden straw color with two fingers of frothy white head. The head recedes quickly to a small white blanket and it leaves no lacing.

S: The smell is really sour/tart fruit up front, lemons, apples, and grapes. That is followed by a waft of barnyard funk and some oak barrel. An absolutely great smelling gueuze.

T: Starts with a nice puckering sour kick that smoothly transitions into the flavor of the fruit. The brett makes itself known as I swish it around in my mouth, the oak surfaces as well. There is an earthy element at play that hints at hay and dirt. This beer is expertly blended as all the flavors just fade magnificently into each other.

M: As a swish it in my mouth it feels light and lush. It makes the beer feel much bigger than it actually is. In my opinion the feel really elevates the overall experience.

D: One of the best brews I have had in a while. I have been on a hops hiatus and the sour world has been a pleasant surprise!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 01:01:20 | More by Neffbeer
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Peoria Int Beerfest VIP notes

a - clear, yellow straw.

s - vinegar, lactic sourness. yeasty

t - light lactic sourness. light stone fruit. reminds me of a nice unoaked chard w/o any malo-lactic fermentation.

m - refreshing, crisp acidity. perfect amount of carbonation. the tingle from the acid and the carb plays nicely.

o - this lambic is a killer.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 16:14:10 | More by PhineasGage
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml ~ bottled 2010

Hazy, golden yellow body and a finger of fizzy head that fades quickly. Very nice musty funk going on in the nose, as well as some fruity note (apple, sour grapes, lemon) - very fragrant.

Taste is every bit as good as I hoped for! Fairly tart and sour, and somewhat dry. Certainly a nice dose of funk in each sip, and able to pick up all the hints of fruit detected in the aromas. Light bodied with adequate carbonation, and smooth.

Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 00:28:01 | More by prdstmnky
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*Review #700*

750ml bottle, vintage 1994, old-school label. Thanks to westcoastbeerlvr for this one. Craig, you are the man! I think this one works perfectly for #700.

A - Pours a hazy muddled golden yellow color, fizzy white head, some bottles on top, wisps here and there, thin film on top.

S - Soft lemon tartness, citrus, subtle funk, straw, damp oak. All very mellow and subtle, nothing sharp about this beer. The age has mellow this one out, very smooth.

T - A wonderful soft tart lemon citrus, nice funk, hay, straw, old stuff, oak. Again, soft and mellow is what this one is all about. Nice and dry, great acidity, slight pucker.

M - Light, soft, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - The best beer I've ever had from the 1990's. This was just so impressive, I was in awe. A well-respected BA at this tasting said this one reminded him of Loerik (which I haven't had). This just shows how excellent Loerik is. Outstanding!

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 02:02:56 | More by Sean9689
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WankelEngine

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a large wine glass

A: Hazy burnt orange with a small white head that dissipates to a cap of foam very quickly.

S: This is a funky smelling beer. The Brett comes out right away, all sour and tart. There is also some vinegar and a hint of oak.

T: Mouth-puckeringly tart. I can taste lemon and cider-vinegar. Sour apple, some citrus and some general barnyard funk. Leaves my mouth watering and a sourness (a good sourness) at the back of my mouth.

M: Light and fairly effervescent.

O: A very drinkable, tart gueuze. Absolutely delicious. This beer is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 03:22:12 | More by WankelEngine
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tarheels86

California

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I’ve had this so many times and many different vintages. I will rate the best examples I have had like I have with Drie Fonteinen Geuze.

1998 vintage 750mL courtesy of Puzzl at Cantillon day at Spuytin Duyvil in Brooklyn, NY. It pours a cloudy light orange almost amber with a thin, white head that leaves little lace. Looks like melted butter in the glass. Aroma is funky, sweaty, tangy sour, full of citrus complexity. Taste is watery at first, not too intense, moving to full lactic sourness, lemon yogurt, feet, and finishes very spicy, sweaty, oaky, and massively sour. Really complex if you give it a chance to warm up. Palate is zippy, peppery, lemony sour, full of lactic yogurt. Easy to love. 9/20/2010 8/4/9/5/16=4.2

1998 vintage 750mL thanks to Turdferguson at RBSG 2011 in Philly. The pour is similar looking to Loerik with a clear to hazy neon peach color and scant white head formation. Nose is completely insane. Just nothing comes close to this one: wild amounts of sour peaches, sweet oranges, fresh grapefruit, and soft sour funk that has no spice or vinegar. Only fresh citrus and unreal amounts of it. Perfect aroma. Taste is leathery and sharp with mild sweat and bitter grapefruit. Excellent, soft, leathery palate. What an insanely amazing treat. If you have ever dreamed about what Loerik tastes like, this is it. They are both 1998 batches and have aged very similarly. Thank you Sam! 6/3/2011 10/4/9/5/18=4.6

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 22:34:56 | More by tarheels86
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alenonbeeradv

California

4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a - a luscious half finger thick head and a very inviting carbonation level kinda like a thicker champagne. the glass looks so alive! kind of an vibrant hay color, gold, and orange.

s - mmmm smells tangy like orange and citrus peel. definitely some presence of wood and oak. slightly barnyard-esk.

t - wow a lot tamer on the pallet than i expected but still a burst of flavor. the taste matches the smells, but getting some melon and grape/winelike similarities. you can really taste the oak as well. aftertaste of a little tart bitterness thats fades mellow finish.

m - smoothest gueuze ive tried. medium-light carbonation in the mouthfeel. tart and alive.

o - so thankful to have gotten this. this is one of the best gueuze ive had and leads me to believe the vintages have got to be totally bangin. i have another one thats gonna be sittin in my 'cellar' (fridge) for a lot longer than i was planning. this is an exceptional beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 00:35:04 | More by alenonbeeradv
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biga7346

Michigan

4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass in the halfway point of a long sour tasting

A - Firm golden to copper color, straw like, very still with no head retention.

N - Soft and mild cheeses like goat cheese or fresh mozz, big wafty barnyard notes of wet hay, top soil, fresh cut grass, it's like you almost feel you're drinking this in the woods or something. Nice suggestions of white peppercorn, fresh herbs leads into a backdrop of dark fruits like tart blackberries, blueberries.

T/M - Very tart cherries, vinous, nose follows in the grassiness, barnyard; tastes like biting into a fresh, crisp green pepper. The finish rounds out with a really nice acidity riding on a champagne-like, irony mouthfeel.

D - A lovely, well rounded gueze. Cantillon hits the mark with barnyard notes more than others IMHO.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 02:22:12 | More by biga7346
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davey101

Connecticut

4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottling date of March 17, 2010. Got this 750ml via trade. After months of contemplating when to drink it...I finally cracked it on a random Tuesday when I was out of work early and its hot as hell out. Capped and corked bottle, absolutely love the label and look of this bottle. I cracked the cap and found some vile smelling yellow liquid sitting above the cork. Decided to give it a taste....straight acid. The spider webbed cork pulled out with a very faint pop. First glass was poured into a palm tulip at near cellar temperature. The rest of the bottle went into the fridge for some temperature variation. Pairing this with some fresh caprese salad drenched in balsamic vinegar.

A - Deep golden color, lots of bubbling, and a really impressive white, foamy head that died down slowly. Lacing was pretty dismal.

S - The first thing I thought of was sparkling apple cider...and then came the wall of funk. Lots of bretty goodness, hay, sour lemons, and oak.

T - Near perfect. The mouth feel is just so dry, lively and crisp. It just compliments the amazing flavors profile. Sour apples and lemon, barnyard funk, hay, grass, and light oak flavors.

O - This just surpassed Drie Fonteinen oude as my favorite gueze. This is such a well crafted beer that was worth the wait.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 21:59:18 | More by davey101
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Huhzubendah- Thanks Matt!

Pours a cloudy orange color w/ a one finger off white head. Excellent lacing on my tulip glass. The nose is a beautiful musty barnyard, lemony smell. Really excellent. The taste steps it up a notch... This is a world class, fantastic Gueze. Unbelievably complex, with different funky tastes coming out. I can't think of one thing I would change about the taste of this brew. Feel is an acidic sharp feel w/ a nice smooth edge to it as well. Overall, this is an awesome beer and I'm glad I got to try it. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 21:34:55 | More by jayhawk73
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travMI13

Michigan

4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First review of a gueuze for me. Why not make it a good one?

2011 vintage. Bottled on February 2, 2011. 750 mL bottle served into a Belgian tulip glass.

A: A murky, hazy golden-orange body with an inch of fluffy white head.

S: Funky, tart scent with hints of lemon and apricot. There is a touch of oak on the nose as it warms. This smells fantastic.

T: And it tastes even better than it smells. Tart, sour, and funky. Apricot and pear with hints of oak and lemon mixed in. The sour funk lingers. I love this.

M: Pretty decent amount of carbonation. Pretty dry finish. A lingering, acidic, and funky mouthfeel.

O: I loved this beer. This is my first beer from Cantillon, and I am completely sold. The funkiness and sourness of this beer was unlike anything I have ever had in a beer. A bit of an eye-opener, really. I will be seeking out more sours like this in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 04:02:06 | More by travMI13
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2010 750ml bottle into Dupont widemouth wine glass at 50 degrees.

Pours with just 1F of white head that fades quickly over a deep golden urine color. Few tiny bubbles flowing up.

Approachable aroma - tart, funky, and sweet all at the same time. Barnyard of old hay. Lemon and apricot are the fruits represented. Honey sweetness in the middle tames the tart and makes it inviting.

Sweet tart pull, but not overly puckering. Musty hay / grassy bitterness, along with soapy quality. Lemonade is prevalent, along with a kiss of lime. Mouthfeel is full and rich, given the ABV and style.

Could drink this all day (w/some Tums). This is as close to perfect as it gets. Benchmark for the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 21:24:36 | More by BeerImmediately
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dar482

New York

4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a clear golden yellow with a small white head.

The aroma has huge white vinegar. With some warmth, you get a hint of sweetness and white grape. There's some funk, but it's actually quite close to a white wine.

The flavor hits you with berry, white grape, then rolls with tartness. There some sour apple. There's some vinegar in there and really close to white wine.

There is a beautiful longy tartness that is stiff and dry, but also gentle. It doesn't wreck the palate.

This is the second gueuze I've had next to Tilquin. While this is surely more complex and complete of a beer, I would still say Tilquin is extremely comparable. Therefore, I recommend that beer because this is hard to find.

The 375 ml was a perfect amount. I'm still slowly getting into this beer, but this really was a wonderful treat.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 01:09:38 | More by dar482
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barebearbeer

Rhode Island

4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed this while on vacation. Was my second time having it and was not disappointed. I guess the only negative would be that everything else I drank on that trip paled in comparison to the Cantillon! Seriously one of the best gueuzes out there. If you have a chance to try it, savor every drop!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 18:29:19 | More by barebearbeer
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance – This one is bright, light orange in color with some good, visible carbonation. The color was crystal clear; almost radiant. The head was modest and fully white.

Smell – This was still cold when I opened it. The nose started off with a light sourness that developed into some beautiful horse blanket. This is your classic horsey aroma. A second assessment of the nose after an hour or so showed a bit stronger sourness and the presence of a good, healthy malt base that was kind of yeasty.

Taste – The light, freshly-squeezed lemonade was very even. This Gueze is not overly sour like other efforts I’ve tasted. The light, unsweetened pink grapefruit and hints of cherries rightly complimented the other flavors that I picked up at the nose. Everything here is so natural. I almost missed the light, natural sweetness until Skyhand pointed it out to me.

Mouthfeel – This light-bodied Gueze is very dry without a hint of bitterness. The delicate, active carbonation was right on. This one is perfectly blended. The balanced mouthfeel was the key to my enjoyment of this Cantillon.

Drinkability – How can you go wrong? This is not an over-the-top example of this Belgium style. It is incredibly well-blended and balanced. It is the perfect mating of light sourness, intense but pleasing dryness, and wonderful carbonation.

Comments – I popped this 2001 to celebrate my 1,000th review on the site, and it surely made the occasion a memorable one.

Reviewing Notes: I could have copied and pasted the style description right out of the BJCP on-line style guide to write this review. Word for word this bottle represents the ideal of a Belgian Gueze.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2004 15:23:13 | More by RoyalT
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Shultzerdugen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

75cl green bottle with full color picture of copper brew kettle. No dates.

Poured a cloudy dark straw/orange color with a white clingy head.

Whew! This has the funk on it! Super tart smell with a farmyard dankness.

I'm baffled. A definite citrus taste throughout, light crisp mouthfeel. Bone dry, oh, so friggin' dry. Great spritzy feel on the back of the mouth.

What a change of pace! What a great style of beer. I'm a believer.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2005 01:10:12 | More by Shultzerdugen
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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled at the 5th anniversary of Saint-Bock bar. From Notes.

A: Light yellow color, quite strong foam, ok retention and lacing.

S: Well, this is the most prototypical gueuze I ever had. It smells like strong barn: with wet hay, horse blanket and everything you'd expect from a gueuze. Also, very fruity with strong green apples, strong lemon and light mint.

T: It's everything from the smell and even a little more. It's more balanced that what I expected, with it being a bit less acidic than expected. Good amount of barnyard: good wet hay and horse blanket. But, it's really fruitiness that steals the show, it's like biting in one of these sweet lemons, not the overly acidic type, mixed with that tart like notes of green apples and very light mint.

M: It's very very light like everything Cantillon does, and superbly dry.

O: I love everything Cantillon does, and this is no exception. This is the gueuze every other gueuzes should be compared. This is damn near perfect.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2011 18:27:39 | More by flipper2gv
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Danny1217

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The first beer I drank during my trip to Belgium. Poured into the appropriate Cantillon gueuze glass.

Hazy golden appearance with a white head. Medium retention, and some nice lacing. It's nothing special in its appearance, but looks pretty good anyway.
Smell is very funk forward. A slight fruitiness, and a bit of a sour aroma. The smell would be off putting to some people, but to the informed lambic drinker it smells quite good.
Lots of funk in the taste as well, and a good deal of lactic sourness. Very rustic and earthy. A bit of a wheat bread like flavor. The cool serving temperature and medium high carbonation give this a very refreshing quality.

While people are going crazy trying to get all the rare Cantillons with various fruits and barrel treatments, I find that the flavor of the classic gueuze is already pretty much perfect. I could drink this forever.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 08:19:13 | More by Danny1217
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle. Bottled: 2 February 2012

A: Pours a sunset yellow color with a fingers worth of head that lasts surprisingly long (at least in terms of gueuze)

S: Nice and tart with a bit of funkiness. Lighter fruits come through as well as an oaky woodiness

T: Starts off with a bit of a puckering sour followed quickly by a refreshing tartness, subtle horse blanket, and light fruitiness. Oak finishes it out, along with a lingering tartness

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: A classic gueuze indeed. All the quality and flavors you would expect out of any gueuze are there as well as great drinkability for a sour beer. Obviously a little pricey, but definitely worth the $15-17 for a 750 mL bottle. A must-try for any gueuze/sour lover

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 00:37:51 | More by BEERMILER12
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