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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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99
world-class

2,583 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,583
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 920
Gots: 743 | FT: 50
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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4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Patrick, thanks again!

Pours a bright and hazy gold color with a fine white head.

Aromas are potent, notice them as soon as the cork popped. Lemon, grassy, with some really light vinegar, and a touch of sugar.

Taste is not quite as strong as the nose suggests. Crisp and dry, sour, with a light vinegar, and lactic taste. Lots of lemon, light cream, and a general Belgian yeast flavor.

Mouthfeel is really nice, full, smooth, with plenty of body.

Overall, outstanding. Also comes off as very approachable and drinkable. A classic indeed.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Cantilliion Gueuze pours a clear golden color with little to no foam on top. It leaves behind a few spots of lace with each sip.

The aroma is tart lemon and grapefruit citrus, hay, and ripe fruit (white grapes, strawberry?).

Each sip is smooth and creamy with a dry finish. The flavor is tart lemon and grapefruit citrus, green apple, strawberry, grass and hay. It finishes sour and dry with lingering citrus and fruit.

This is a very complex and tasty beer that's not too heavy on the sour/tartness. It's easy drinking, but each sip should be savored.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of macher0
4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to the Roof Bros shop in Paducah, KY for this treat.

A. Hazy golden to light copper color. Poured a highly effervescent finger-high head that retreated to a very fine bubble rim. Opaque and hazy, but not cloudy.

S. Highly fragrant. Sour yeast. Neutral oak. Tart white grapes. Dry and dusty bail of straw.

T. Follows nose nicely with a strong sour yeast and neutral oak taste. Highly acidic vinegar notes. Dry chardonnay. Dusty and earthy. Slight hint of granny smith apples and apricots.

M. Super smooth with light carbonation that is perfect for this style. Light bodied.

O. Wow. Super good This ale certainly lives up to expectations. It is very clean and light. The neutral oak is nicely balanced with the medium tartness level. The only draw-back is the burpiness that builds up in ones stomach. If you ever see this or any Cantillon - drink it.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and capped Oct,16,2012 bottle poured into tulip 6/11/13

A almost clear golden yellow body with just a few slow tiny bubbles visible but a healthy two fingers of foam that slowly falls to a thick film leaving random lace on the way down

S funk and wet wood hit me first, grass and hay, apple, peach, lemon and pear, slightly cheesy, leafy hops smells like it should

T cereals, wood, funk and lemon, not quite everything the nose had going on but still represents the style very well

M light bodied, well carbonated, a little grit, sour but not overly so, finishes with funk and sour lemon

O extra points here for being so easy to drink and having nice mix of fruit, funk, and wood, well rounded brew and I could easily drink another bottle or two no problems

I'm wishing I had a hot summers day to do with this one but I have no complaints even on this chilly evening. I'm a little surprised it took me so long to rate the easiest to find Cantillon but I was bound to get t it sooner or later

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4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is my 1000th review, so I thought it would be fitting to pull out a true classic.

A 375ml green bottle with a bottling date of Dec 1st 2011. Picked up at the brewery while on a trip to Belgium about 18 months ago, and stored in my garage. Mannekin features on the label, making the gueuze...

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A bright golden-amber hue with faint haze and light carbonation. Yields a smallish head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding and disappearing. Aroma of sour funkiness: hints of unripe apples, apricot, peach, barnyard funk, hay/straw, faint wheat, mild lactic acid and subtle vinegar. Complex yet balanced - fantastic!

Tastes of prickly sourness and funky fruitiness with a lingering acidic finish. Notes of unripe apples, apricot, barnyard funk, hay, husky wheat, lactic acid, vinegar and earthy yeast. The sourness is dominant yet the flavour is simultaneously complex and rounded. Highly attenuated - the driest beer I've had. No bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with light carbonation and good body. The sourness stimulates the palate. Exceptionally astringent, followed by an aftertaste of acidic funk, fruitiness and earthy yeast.

Wow - Cantillon gueuze never fails to impress. At first the sourness hits you and dominates the experience, but after a while the other flavours make themselves felt. The aroma and flavour are superbly balanced, and the body is wonderful. The only minor flaw was a slight lack of effervescence, but each bottle is different. Quite simply, a world-class brew that demands to be tried.

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
99 out of 100 based on 2,583 ratings.