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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 2,156
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 794
Gots: 623 | FT: 47
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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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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.6%

08-05-2013 12:54:55 | More by HopBrain
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4.03/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally got to try this classic Belgian ale. The appearance is very nice, with a golden orange color topped by a eggshell white head and rimmed with generous lacing. The smell is a complex but unified sour funk blast, with hay, funk, earth, apple skin and lemon rind. The taste follows suit, with a fairly harsh sourness that hits the spot nicely. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy, and the beer really gets the saliva going. Overall, quite good.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 06:56:02 | More by sacrelicio
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4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from the bottle with virtually no head, but just enough foam to produce some edge lacing. The body was a very hazy straw yellow color, with no visible carbonation.

S- Smells strongly sour and phenolic, with lesser aromas of vinous fruit, oak and must.

T- Smooth acetic sourness blends with lemony vinous notes and some mild "band-aid" phenolic notes. No astringency and nothing overacidic here... just smooth and soft sourness that lasts throughout the finish.

M- Relatively thin body with some soft carbonation. Very highly attenuated. While this lack of performance in the mouthfeel department keeps the beer from lingering on the palate, it is not far from other geueze's... and therefore gets an average mark for mouthfeel.

D- A very drinkable gueuze. I can drink this stuff all night and wouldn't anticipate the sourness to become too overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 14:51:28 | More by jgasparine
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4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this one on tap at Track 84 in Warwick RI
A - Hazy golden yellow. Nice bone white head that stays. Nice lacing.
S - Big nose of sour cherries, sour green apples..slight vinegar. Actually smells smooth.
T - Tart and sour up front then mellows to lingering sour cherry flavor. A little vinegar on the mouth afterward.
M/F - Light/medium body. Nicely carbonated. Very lively but creamy and smooth.
D - Smoothest and most elegant gueuze that I've had. Really something special on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2010 23:17:46 | More by ThirstyBird
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South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a tulip. 2009 vintage. Glad to finally be trying this one.

Pour is a golden orange, with a finger of thick white foam. Head retention is outstanding. Maybe a spot or two of lacing left on the glass.

Great nose of barnyard funk, sour lemons, tart green apples (and maybe pears), oak, cheese, vinegar, and leather. Somewhat surprised that the nose isn't very intense, but I'm not complaining.

Flavor follows. All the classic gueuze elements, and very tastefully done. Creamier than expected. Bone dry finish. Good tart flavor, but not nearly as sour as I thought it would be. Funk/cheese in the finish.

Medium bodied. Good carbonation, just a slight tingle. Highly drinkable. Hard to keep it in the glass for too long. Truly a classic gueuze. However, I'd rate Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze slightly higher.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 07:12:49 | More by Gyle41386
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

09-24-2013 14:50:43 | More by CDCNAM
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

11-16-2011 21:58:33 | More by azorie
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

01-30-2014 14:31:57 | More by Joecaddie
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4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

375mL courtesy of PDX chasing. Consumed 6-8, reviewed from notes.

A: Orangish-yellow with a receding head. Glides off the glass.

N: Balanced sourness. Orange, lemon, oak. Some subtleties of the yeast funk, but they're fringe elements.

T: Incredibly well balanced, and very oak forward. Lemon, pepper, and earth. Salty, in a way. Slight candy sweetness to back up the rest of the flavors.

M: Prickly and perfect. Not nearly as drying as its American counterpart.

O: Tried two days after having Beatification, and the two are comparable in quality. I prefer this one, both because it's a classic and because it's more rounded where the Beatification is sharp.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 01:09:15 | More by writerLJBerg
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

01-12-2012 16:45:17 | More by ne0m00re
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

01-19-2012 18:12:51 | More by kiki3drt292
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4.03/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 version, poured into a snifter glass.

A- Champagne appearance, bubbly, excellent carbonation, very clear, golden hay appearance, nice lacing
S- Sour, Vinegar, white grapes, apple, lemon, vinegar, just funky.
T- Tart, sour, apple, vinegar, white grapes, lemons, wild yeast, funkiness really comes out in every sip, well balanced.
M- Well carbonated, crisp medium mouthfeel, real puckering.
O- Solid quality gueuze, im just expanding into the sour category and I was not disappointed with this beer. Very funky, and sour, as well as refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 06:35:59 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange, this has a small white head.

Huge fruitiness in aroma, same in first taste. Tart, persistent across palate. Grape in nose, with solid sourness, apples and great freshness, like the fuzz from a lemon. Really refreshing. Lively taste, effervescent. Grapefruit & apricot flavors, sour apples, much malt. Bitterness from the yeast or hops, I'm thinking it's from the malt as well.

Fizzy full body mouthfeel, a great summer beer, maybe the best made beer I've tasted from this wonderful maker, a gueuze to die for. Great to have it on tap, will be seeking it in bottles as well.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2009 21:40:02 | More by robbyc1
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

05-08-2013 00:43:41 | More by Thickfreakness
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-05-2013 19:06:39 | More by pmoney
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

07-16-2012 22:18:01 | More by wesley14
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

05-27-2013 04:42:38 | More by paulys55
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

11-18-2011 00:23:12 | More by LSUPT
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-11-2013 20:52:18 | More by MarcWP
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

07-28-2013 03:31:08 | More by judkinst
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +6%

04-25-2014 01:17:25 | More by Pete27lax
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New York

4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 16 Oct 2012

A - Translucent golden with a 3-finger frothy-white head. A bit cloudy

S - Delicious sour apples. White vinegar. Wild yeast.

T - Sour apples with a citrus note. Tastes like an awesome Champagne or Riesling

M - Dry and perfectly carbonated with a bigger body than you expect.

O - Wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 00:53:06 | More by allenson21
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4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pours out a hazy orange with a nice head that stays with you the entire time.

Smell consisted of horse blanket, farm funk, lemon sourness, a true classic nose of a gueze.

Taste was pretty good. Sourness hidden by some oranges. Feels light in a way. I was expecting it to be quite sour, but that orange flavor really hideen it well. Finshed very dry. Almost Orval-like dryness. But it was in good way.

I'm not really a gueuze man, but this is one that I wouldn't mind trying every now and then.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2004 19:27:11 | More by necoadam
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-21-2011 07:21:04 | More by bob727
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

12-15-2013 02:38:40 | More by BeersAndBears
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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