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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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world-class

2,258 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,258
Reviews: 568
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 822
Gots: 649 | 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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babaracas

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -12.5%

"Bottled in 2009" on the cork. Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a thin ring of lace. Smell, which you can smell from across the room: vinegar, lemon, barnyard (but more like zoo) funk. Taste: lime, grapefruit, sour cherry... the tart and sour fades into funky midsip... finish is green grapeskin with a hint of sweetness. Low on the carbonation, which is not very noticeable because it's pretty much puckering. Finishes dry. I had a hard time with the combination of big funk and big lactic-ness in the aroma, but it's certainly tasty.

04-23-2010 02:44:17 | More by babaracas
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DovaliHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Finally got to try this beer! Once popping the cork I got a nice whiff of delicious barnyard funk. Appearance is cloudy golden with small white head. Scent is a lot of lemon with amazing sour fragrances... A bit of floral notes as well with some great funk and oak. Taste is amazingly sour, which I love!!! Initially, I get tartness with great oak flavors, quickly followed by mouth-puckering sourness. Then I just get some great flavors or bread, flowers, and other citrus notes. A little bit of bitterness at the end with more oak. Delicious beer!!! Mouthfeel is almost perfect...very full bodied and crisp. Mouth-puckering sour queuze. Drinkability is very high for me...as long as I can find it somewhere and my stomach can handle the amazing acidic features of this world-class brew!

01-03-2011 06:59:23 | More by DovaliHops
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draheim

Washington

4.48/5  rDev -0.2%

750mL (bottled October 16, 2012) into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy honey straw color w/ a thin white head.

Aroma is grassy, earthy, and tart. Really nice and clean.

Taste is likewise lemony, spritzy, pleasantly sour and very clean and crisp. Grassy and slightly grainy, nicely citrusy. No off flavors, everything just works together.

Mouthfeel is balanced and refreshing, nice dry finish.

Overall just a great gueuze, probably the most representative of the style that I've had. Right up there with Tilquin for sure.

10-25-2013 03:49:11 | More by draheim
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

11-17-2013 17:54:33 | More by GeoffreyM
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WynnO

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-19-2012 13:30:12 | More by WynnO
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -9.8%

The last batch of notes from last week.

Cork comes off with no pop, i was afraid it'd be flat but it wasn't. 750ml into an oversized wine glass. Bottle date is 10-3-08.

Pours a nice hazy orange, head turns to a spotty cap and thick ring. Leaves some lacing.

Smell is the funkiest I have experienced. Light fruit, feet, hay, just straight up back room in a barn that a homeless guy sneaks into to sleep. Of course that is all acceptable and well in the world of sours. My roommate said it smelled like garbage, lols.

Lots of lemon ad barnyard in the taste, more fruit than in the scent. Very musty and sharp, tart light fruit. Still some white wine and oak notes as usual for a lambic/gueuze but it's very much smothered in sour funk.

Well-carbonated, nice body. Leaves sour film all over your mouth. 750ml by myself wasn't too much of a problem.

06-20-2010 19:36:17 | More by Chico1985
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Big_Dave

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

08-06-2014 20:15:24 | More by Big_Dave
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev -0.4%

Absolutely classic. I'd take this by a hair over Girardin 1882 as far as everyday gueuzes go.

Have had many times both bottle and draft, but I finally got around to sitting down and reviewing one.

2009 Vintage

A: Orange-gold body. Just the slightest bit of haze. Fairly large, 3 finger, bubbly head. Good retention and a nice soapy lacing.

S: On first whiff, this has all the barnyard funk of the brightest, mustiest saisons. Lemons, oranges, horsebanket, and a bit of earth. Then you start to sense the tartness and sourness that will come. Then you realize you are drinking a top flight gueuze.

T: Like the nose, there is lots of funk. Sour lemon. Fresh squeezed orange. Light breadyness. General acidic citrus notes. Complex and layered. Very nice.

M: Medium bodied. Lively, but not unrestrained carbonation. Nice zing on the tongue. Good sour/tart finish. I don't find it puckering, but it is an aggressive experience on the tongue.

D: Whenever I have a good gueuze I can't help but say to myself, I would like to wake up every weekend and drink one for breakfast with waffles, whipped cream and fresh fruit. Cantillon is highly regarded for a reason.... this is just one of many.

05-16-2010 19:47:50 | More by callmemickey
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claytong

Vermont

4.3/5  rDev -4.2%

bottled on the 27th of march 2010

cork was a bit crumbly but thankfully just on top

appearance - very hazy, very active straw orange. fizzly head with good lacing and decent retention

smell - tart apple and pear, peach, bit of clove, some funk, but minor

taste - the same with some hay, and a bit more funk.

mouthfeel - super drinkable, a bit dry which i like. nice carbonation and good body for the style

mouthfeel -

11-09-2011 06:52:01 | More by claytong
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-01-2012 21:38:21 | More by Bilco
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

08-24-2012 21:51:50 | More by nrs207
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

06-01-2013 03:14:43 | More by FUwolfpacker
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-13-2014 20:39:13 | More by Arsenal0328
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dunix

Vermont

5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-11-2012 16:40:30 | More by dunix
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev -10.9%

01-19-2014 00:12:26 | More by CwrwAmByth
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

09-19-2013 03:29:59 | More by mikereaser
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sirsteve42

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

01-11-2013 14:28:37 | More by sirsteve42
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -8.7%

Well after the shock wore off I really enjoyed sipping this. Kind of like sucking on a raw, tart lemon for the first time. You know you're into new, unexplored territory, but plunge on ahead anyway, until you're so lost you can't go back.

Murky yellow body with hints of orange. Small whitish head and some lacing. The smell is sour tartness and fairly bold - hints that you've got something rare here. Then the taste. Wow! Let me try that again as the brow furrows and mouth puckers. Am I really tasting something this tart and yet so appealing? Back for more - it's growing on you now. Sip, sip again, feel that strong acidity and champaign like feel? What is this? Tart, sour, lovely stuff this.

Could I drink it for long? Not more than I could suck a lemon for long, but, wow, on a special occasion and in the right mood, this is really special sipping. Try it, but be warned - there's no turning back.

09-15-2003 17:52:19 | More by AtLagerHeads
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-25-2014 01:24:37 | More by leftoverburrito
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safaricook

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-22-2013 17:17:34 | More by safaricook
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

06-11-2014 22:07:00 | More by apasternak
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

09-28-2013 03:02:34 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

01-29-2012 23:45:32 | More by monitorpop
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -2%

375 mL cork-n-crown champagne bottle, bottled in 2007. Brewed with 65% barley and 35% raw wheat, with 5 grams per liter of three year old hops. This is a blend of one, two and three year old lambics that spent upwards of a year at the brewery to fully carbonate. It pours a beautiful, chill-hazed golden orange, with a thin white cap that leaves little lacing - very inviting. Cleaner that I was expecting in the nose, with a little funkiness, oak, cork and an earthy character. Pretty crazy sour on the palate, with oak, cork and a strong acidic note. Little musty as well, with mild malts, cherry pits?, sharp lemon, and a bit of bitterness, oddly enough. It has a light and tingly, very dry body, with teeth-peeling sourness that attacks the back of the throat. Despite the wildly sour character of this beer, it is imminently drinkable and very refreshing. Fans of gueuze need to seek out this beer.

03-08-2010 23:58:42 | More by mmmbeer
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-25-2014 12:46:13 | More by shehateme
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
99 out of 100 based on 2,258 ratings.