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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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world-class

2,141 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,141
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 790
Gots: 623 | FT: 48
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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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-31-2013 23:00:26 | More by s1ckboy
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-31-2013 20:23:29 | More by CGMLS3
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-31-2013 20:19:48 | More by Polasiuss
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-31-2013 14:24:36 | More by UNCCTDawg
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-31-2013 13:32:59 | More by Retail1LO
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beergod1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-31-2013 13:24:28 | More by beergod1
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Duff27

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Short lived thin white head leaves thin collar. Cloudy honey-dew colored body.

Funky but with a slight lemon grass note on the tail end of the nose.

Mountain Dew-like citrus note up front. Sour comes in second...and wow! I'd give it a 7.5 on the sour scale. Has a "woody" note.

Medium mouthfeel. Low but fitting carbonation.

One of the top 5 wilds/sours I've had. This was a real treat, thanks a ton kawilliams81!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 04:03:47 | More by Duff27
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Mike. 2011 vintage. The original Cantillon gueuze has evaded me for long enough - but not anymore! Pours an almost perfect copper color with great clarity upon warming - the initial pour warrants a very slight chill haze throughout the middle. The foamy white head escapes quickly, but not before leaving a few rings of lacing at the top of the glass.

As I slowly bring the glass to my nose, an incredible tartness immediately begins to invade my nostrils and plague my senses. Very tart smelling, even a bit lactic-like with a heavy amount of acidity. Apple skins, lemons, white grapes, and an accompanying trace of malt. Slightly vinegar-like, too.

There is just a touch of funk and a little bit of brettanomyces on the nose, but not as much as I would usually expect from a beer like this. That might be a good thing, though, because this aroma is pretty much fine as it is. A touch of wood on the tail end, fading out with the heaps and heaps of sour and tart fruits. This is the type of beer that gets your saliva glands moving, long before you even take a sip.

I take a taste and there's really no surprise here - this baby is sour and tart as can be. A puckering incision of apples and grapes just cuts across my palate and devours every last corner of my mouth. Mild astringency for a brief moment, due to the insane tart flavors, quickly followed up and mellowed out a bit by the oak. The oak is more apparent on the palate and provides a nice dryness to help sooth everything and bring the wild running sourness back to earth.

From middle to end, the funk pops out and the Brett works its magic. Light enough as to not distract from the tartness, but heavy enough to give you that little bit of barnyard you're looking for. Finishes super dry with a mild vinegar tone, some oak and funk, and a dash of dying fruit - thin bodied with lots of carbonation.

There's no wonder why this stuff is so highly praised - it's fantastic. There's truly no recreation or replica of a beer like this. Masterfully done, definitely a benchmark of the classic gueuze style. If this were readily available to me, you can bet that my fridge would be stocked with it all day. I might have a stomach ulcer from all the acid, but it might be worth it for this.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 20:04:03 | More by tectactoe
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6%

03-30-2013 15:42:21 | More by mrebeka
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.7%

03-30-2013 13:53:49 | More by TheEvilGenius
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eriknordlund

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-29-2013 09:21:52 | More by eriknordlund
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Tmolaskey

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-28-2013 13:27:42 | More by Tmolaskey
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KGMIbeer

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-28-2013 02:40:35 | More by KGMIbeer
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6%

03-27-2013 16:45:53 | More by adamant1912
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harpus

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-27-2013 14:09:25 | More by harpus
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straightlambic

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-26-2013 18:44:48 | More by straightlambic
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-26-2013 16:54:24 | More by cbnz
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jeonseh

Indiana

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

2012 bottle at Local Option.

A - Golden color with a clean body and only a small amount of carbonation. Had a small head that settles down to a small layer of foam.

S - Tart lemon and lactic acid with slight funk that adds complexity to it

T - Tart white vinegar, sweet tarts, and lemon up front that give it a nice bite. There is a light funk that comes through near the finish. Good complexity and balance between the two.

M - Light body with good amount but not too much carbonation. Light dry finish with a slight tingle from the carbonation

O - Solid with great balance between the tartness and funk. I thought this was tarter but had less funk that the 3F Gueuze

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 01:11:38 | More by jeonseh
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Doc_Hops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-25-2013 04:00:35 | More by Doc_Hops
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased in Victoria. Bottled on 31 August 2012.
Poured in to teku glass.

A - Completely cloudy bright orange colour with a thin layer of off white head.

S/T - Tart with lots of barnyard funk. Musky. Some vinegar and grape notes. Sourness is restrained but present.

M - Medium body with some chew. Light carbonation.

O - Still getting in to the style and this was one of the more enjoyable ones I have had to date.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 18:33:44 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-24-2013 03:15:32 | More by kscaldef
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-24-2013 03:08:41 | More by BARFLYB
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.7%

03-23-2013 21:23:48 | More by Sparky44
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marshmeli

New York

5/5  rDev +11.6%

03-23-2013 14:49:04 | More by marshmeli
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Kuemmelbrau

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-23-2013 04:02:23 | More by Kuemmelbrau
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
99 out of 100 based on 2,141 ratings.