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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,526 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,526
Reviews: 577
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 892
Gots: 721 | FT: 50
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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4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7 oz bottle; complete with cap and cork, poured into an over sized wine glass. Liquid itself doesn't look like anything out of the ordinary. Slightly darker than straw yellow in the fall. Really nice clarity (despite the bottle saying pour out unwanted sediment). Tiny white bubbles producing maybe a finger width head, a ring stays around it most of the time. Good looking beer, but probably wouldn't look twice at it.

A little funky in the smell, but not too bad. Lemon acidic sourness and maybe a little peel. Sort of similar to a white wine. So say lemon peel, grape skin, honey crisp apple rinds, something to that effect. Not overly potent, pretty pleasant.

Taste is really good, on par with the smell. More fruity tart than sour. Plenty of pith and skin from lemons (maybe some lime), white grapes and honey crisp and granny smith apples. Slightest bit of grassy funk as well.

Moutheel is really good. Easy medium body and a very light carbonation level. Nice lingering flavor. Slightest bit of slightly touching your sweet taste buds and then tart and sour in a natural earthy sort of way. Not overpowering and has a nice clean feel all the way to the finish. Really drinkable. Thank you for the Christmas present from my wife via the BBG! Thanks to both of you. Very nice beer; not exactly my style, but I'd drink it again!

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4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass from a 12.7 oz bottle.

A: Rich golden in color with a vigorous white head that settles very quickly. Fine champagne-like bubbles rise quickly from the bottom of the glass.

S: Aromas conist mainly of citrus, white grape, sour apple, and some cider vinegar, along with some barnyardy funk in the backround.

T: Flavors are reminiscent of sour green apple, with some citrus and vinegar, with the funkiness of the Brett only slightly hanging out in the beer's finish.

M: light to medium bodied, with a finish that seems to last forever on the palate.

D: While not a session brew, this sour brew is very refreshing, and would be great to enjoy outside on a 90+ degree Summer day. A very solid example of this style. Probably my personal favorite.

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4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this bottle after the ball dropped, as my first beer of 2010. Figured I would start off the year on a good foot.

2009 cork date. I wish I could have cellared this longer, but I coulnd't bring myself to drink the 2007 I have in the cellar just yet.

Cork pulled out with relative ease. Pours a light hazy golden color with a thin fizzy head that quickly fades and doesn't leave much lacing.

The aroma is sour, sour and more sour. Brett qualities shine through at times, but it's mostly about the sourness and vinous nature of the lambic bases.

The taste is very sour as well, with an extremely dry finish. Vinous qualities come out again, as well as some woody characters, can't tell if they are from barrels or the Brett or both. Very dry finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, with a fine carbonation that seems very appropriate for this brew. Drinkability is great, I wish I had some food to sample alongside that could stand up to this.

Overall, an excellent Gueuze, no doubt. I can definitely tell this is a young Gueuze, and I can easily see that this will only get better with age, gaining complexity. I can't wait to try my older bottle a couple years down the road.

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 2,526 ratings.