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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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99
world-class

2,283 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,283
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 831
Gots: 656 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

cbnz, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

dhbiker0889, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

hopswap1, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

atpca, Jun 24, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -14.3%

Don’t know how long this bottle hovered in back of the liquor store cooler in Clinton, NJ, but it doesn’t have the current label...
Whoa! Big horsey smell when I finally got the slightly moldy cork out of the bottle. Kicked up a big foamy head when I poured it, that quickly subsided as I set up some crackers and blue cheese. Appearance is just like a pilsner, yet somehow more pleasing. That original smell went away, too. Taste combines aspects of a dry champagne and a sour grape juice. Sourness is not distracting, rather, allows more subtle traces of fruits. Can’t pick up too much malts or hops, but color is like a good French farmhouse ale. Yeast dregs on bottom add extra note of grape skin tannins. Good introduction to this style for me!

DrunkMcDermott, Feb 01, 2005
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4.7/5  rDev +4.7%

750ml ~ bottled 2010

Hazy, golden yellow body and a finger of fizzy head that fades quickly. Very nice musty funk going on in the nose, as well as some fruity note (apple, sour grapes, lemon) - very fragrant.

Taste is every bit as good as I hoped for! Fairly tart and sour, and somewhat dry. Certainly a nice dose of funk in each sip, and able to pick up all the hints of fruit detected in the aromas. Light bodied with adequate carbonation, and smooth.

Great beer!

prdstmnky, Aug 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

nickhiller, Nov 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

judkinst, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

jryanj927, May 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

hansgruber, Jan 14, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +3.6%

As good Geuze, it offers a taste winey acid but with a little less acidity than the competition. The nose is complex, slightly acidic, and a good intensity with beautiful floral traces of citrus.

Sparkling but not too much, the body features flavors lactic woodlands and dry tannins and acids on the palate. The finish offers a wooded late drought and the presence of fresh citrus zest. Beer pure and fresh, easy drinking and refreshing.

A "must-have" when you speak about lambic.

ThaCreep, Apr 24, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

-NESTO-, Sep 11, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev 0%

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.

allenson21, Feb 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

T_Hass, Apr 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

n00blar, Jul 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

allstar255, Jul 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Pete27lax, Apr 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

lgmol, Aug 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Canti4341, Oct 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

unclejazz, Apr 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

CDCNAM, Sep 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

lpayette, May 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

CypherEnigma, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

I got to do a side-by-side with the Gueuze and the organic Gueuze from the same year (2005) in early 2008. Personally, I liked the organic Gueuze a little better, but given the wildly variable nature of lambics, I'm sure if I repeated the side-by-side comparison a few times I might come to a different conclusion.

The beer is slightly lighter than the organic variety, so it pours a pleasant straw as opposed to a hazy gold. The standard Gueuze is incredibly dry, I didn't detect any residual sweetness so there was a strong blast of barnyard funk with a nice sour pineapple and grapefruit finish. The nose was really strong on the standard lambic as opposed to the organic, just so much going on here it is hard to pick out a single smell. A nice dose of balsamic, with nice citrus fruits, and horse saddle, with a healthy blast of "feminine odor". Delicious.

Overall, I thought the organic gueuze had a bit more residual sweetness at this point as well as a slightly more muted character. Today I think I was in the mood for something more muted so that really fit the bill but the standard has a nice complexity to it that I could see myself desiring. Both are fantastic products.

shbobdb, Jan 15, 2008
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
99 out of 100 based on 2,283 ratings.