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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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2,628 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,628
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 947
Gots: 770 | FT: 55
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

This listing is for all vintages (Gueuze, Oude Gueuze, etc.).
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light golden yellow with a thin head and lots of cascading carbonation. Semi-unfiltered and not much lacing.

S - Tart. Funky yeast/citric acid phenols, over ripened apples, super sour lemon, and a strong sour wheat aroma.

T - QUITE sour...I've had some gueuzes in my day before but this one takes the cake on sourness. Flavor dies quite quickly but from the quick flash of taste I get lots of super sour apple, hay/horse blanket, citric acid, and lemon zest.

M/D - Light body with an ultra sour finish. The intensity of the sourness makes it a definite sipper but complex enough to come back for another drink. Always a pleasure to enjoy such an exotic, "out there" beer style.

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4.57/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

375 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass at room temperature. Bottled on March 9, 2011. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while.

L - Deep gold color with a 3 finger white bubbly head. Slightly hazy, a few carbonation bubbles, head dissipates quickly, hardly any lacing.

S - Definite Brett in here. Vinegar aromas as well as apples and cherries. My mouth is puckering just by smelling this thing. Awesome.

T - Mind blown. Fruity sweetness, a mixture of grapes, cherries, and apples that turns very, very sour very, very quickly. There is just a crescendo of sourness that seems to build forever. It’s awesome. The barnyard from the Brett is evident as the liquid rolls over your tongue and in your throat in the aftertaste. There’s lots of stuff going on here but it is mouth-puckeringly sour in an amazing way.

F - Medium-bodied with a sharp, biting, slightly dry finish. Mouth-coating and lip-licking stickiness.

O - I was looking forward to this and was not disappointed. I’m a fan of sours and I’m trying to get more experience with them. This was a terrific experience. One thing that I love about it is that you could give it to someone who wasn’t familiar with sours and they would never in a million years think that it was beer. It just goes to show you how vast this wonderful world of beers is. Loved this and highly recommend it.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.32/5  rDev -3.8%
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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4.32/5  rDev -3.8%
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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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
99 out of 100 based on 2,628 ratings.