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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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world-class

2,116 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,116
Reviews: 558
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 779
Gots: 624 | FT: 46
Brewed by:
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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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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-14-2011 22:15:34 | More by madtowndmb1
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

5/5  rDev +11.6%

04-29-2014 17:11:09 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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kmanjohnson

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-09-2014 19:56:17 | More by kmanjohnson
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metalgdog

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

01-14-2012 17:50:49 | More by metalgdog
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-20-2013 02:04:47 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-24-2012 02:19:22 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Gold pour with white foam. Strong lambic funkiness immediately finds its way to my nose as I’m pouring. Aroma has strong notes of wet hay, leather, brett, classic farmyard gueuze funk and cheesy aromas from the aged hops. Taste is very sour, no sweetness really, some old hop flavors but mostly sharp. Palate is what makes these beers a wonderful experience for me. Highly carbonated and dry, it is super refreshing. A great classic.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 22:10:49 | More by Luk13
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mhenson42

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-13-2014 03:03:12 | More by mhenson42
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Murph

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a nice creamy white head that just won't give up. Huge tart and musty aroma. Musty hay smell with some slight woody characterisitics to it. Cheek puckering tartness starts this one off with an apple and grape skin flavor to it. A nice fruity sweetness is in the back of this brew and keeps a very pleasant balance. Extremely crisp and refreshing, this lightish bodied brew is an absolute pleasure to drink. The only bad thing about this was when the bottle was empty and there wasn't anymore left to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2002 17:20:24 | More by Murph
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assurbanipaul

Texas

4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Initial odor of sour, rotten fruit immediately fills the room upon uncorking. Pour is a hazy hefe orange with a thick, fluffy head. Aroma is complex: grass, bready, wet hay, sweat, stagnant pond water… Generally smells like a barnyard with fruit trees in back left unattended and old shoes left on the porch.

Taste is immediately sour, sour, sour. Yeast on top of fruit juice left out too long. Not all citrus, some apple, pear, peach, banana, vinegar, very little of it sweet. Tart buttery elements, some faint sweetness arises as it warms to room temperature along with some weird fishy flavors, pungent cheese and ham.

Mouthfeel is silky, medium heavy, a bit biting and acidic so I had to take off a little for drinkability. Highly carbonated, lots of burps and an ever-evolving taste. I like The Bum's description as the "dirty whore of lambics," seems fitting. It's one wild ride for the palate, that's for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2004 05:26:07 | More by assurbanipaul
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wahhmaster

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Lindemans lambic flute. Bottle says it was bottled on 20 November 2009.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, pale, golden color reminiscent of champagne. Has an aggressive, fizzy head that dissipates quickly down to a large cap and leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: Has a very light, sour smell with a bit of grain and citrus in it as well.

Taste: Tastes highly lemon-y up front. Becomes increasingly sour as it moves back. Finishes with a sour lemon flavor with slight hints of grain and spice. Quite nice...

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean, and dry, like champagne.

Drinkability: Gueuze is certainly an interesting and unique style. I have a hard time with some of these unique Belgian styles comparing them to anything other than champagne. All in all, that's what really describes this beer: sour, citrusy, champagne. It's definitely good and definitely worth a shot but don't expect "beer-beer" when you drink it.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 20:49:43 | More by wahhmaster
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washburnkid

New York

4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cantillon...I love you.

The thing about a good gueuze is that it's both uncomplicated and super complex at the same time. Layers of earth, funk, and downright sour goodness. Sticky, good carbonation, nice lacing...and just writing about it is making my mouth water all over again. Can't wait to get my hands on more.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 16:05:08 | More by washburnkid
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atoulouk

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

10-14-2013 17:10:11 | More by atoulouk
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Williaar

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +6%

03-25-2014 22:20:17 | More by Williaar
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.7%

11-18-2011 06:01:29 | More by ej285701
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cvfish

Louisiana

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a light golden color that produced a white fluffy head that had good retention and laced the glass nicely

S - The aromas that were produced by this beer were lots of sourness, like sour grapes, and a funky yeast

T - The taste of this beer is dominated by the sourness, but after that subsides, and fruity burst of sour grapes and lemon occurs with is followed by a funky yeast taste

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a light body with a moderate amount of carbonation, very smooth

D - This was a sour burst, but was still a well crafted beer that everyone should experience once

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 02:25:59 | More by cvfish
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n00blar

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-15-2013 22:16:00 | More by n00blar
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.7%

04-27-2014 12:54:14 | More by DerekQXQX
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BierReise

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle capped and corked. 5th Bottling October 2000Poured a light clear gold color with minimal head and looking very Champagne like. Aroma is slightly sour, musty, yeasty and with notes of grapes. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp and somewhat lighter bodied. Flavor is as close to champagne as a beer has eve tasted. Tart and grape like with a dry finish and quite sour. Overall a very good Gueze.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2004 22:45:37 | More by BierReise
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allstar255

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-05-2014 04:03:17 | More by allstar255
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amalburg

Michigan

2/5  rDev -55.4%

05-03-2014 16:21:17 | More by amalburg
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AwYeh

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 ounce bottle, 2010 vintage, poured into snifter.

A: Pours a vibrant orange, with less than a finger of foamy white head, which dissipates leaving a good deal of lacing behind. A decent number of carbonation bubble streams flow up through the glass, even after the head is long gone (I took my time with this one).

S: Extremely complex; while I was expecting to be overwhelmed by a funky yeast aroma, I'm met with a good deal of flavors beyond that (and the initial tangy funk is 'focused,' allowing those other aromas to remain clear and distinct). Lemons, white grapes, oak, apples, pears, leather, freshly cut grass are all easily noticed.

T: It's ot quite as easy for me to detect individual flavors here as compared to aroma, but still incredibly enjoyable; very sour and tart overall, with a huge kick of lemons upfront. An emergence of Brett and the grassy, woody flavors noted in smell follows up this very sour introduction. The finish is a balance of the other two, with sour apples and white grapes emerging once again.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, extremely dry and with a mouth-puckering sour characteristic that results in a mouth coat much like that experienced after drinking pure lemon juice. Probably not the best for my teeth, but hey, I'm a fan.

D: Really had to restrain myself from drinking this one too quickly; absolutely nothing stopping it from going down. Looking very forward to the next time I have a chance to try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 07:24:13 | More by AwYeh
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

05-29-2013 00:20:54 | More by Jslay013
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bird22

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-28-2013 04:00:28 | More by bird22
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-14-2011 15:39:35 | More by Kaydogg
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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