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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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2,295 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,295
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 834
Gots: 661 | FT: 47
Brewed by:
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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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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%

microzoa, Feb 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Beerstorian, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of heygeebee
4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drunk fresh, latest shipment. 375ml.

Pours a fantastic looking hazy light gold. White white head. Fades to film. Nice.

Aromas are tart, vinegar, funk, green apples.

Taste is refreshing big time. On the tart side of middling, without being overbearing. Green apples again, very dry. Hint of spirit vinegar, funk. Just one nudge too tart for this palate but better that than artificially sweetened for style.

Mouthfeel zesty, lightly but most definitely carbonated.

Good drinking, top class. Look forward to cellaring one next time.

heygeebee, Feb 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

schopenhauerale, Feb 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

T_rizzo, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

krl2112, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Bottled February 13, 2009. BB September 2029 (!).

Beer is a clear light golden, with a fairly small white head resulting from a pretty careful pour. Seems quite fizzy as it is being poured. Head dissipates quickly.

Smell is a nice, sour funky scent. Grapes, lemon, tart apple. The wheat comes through a bit.

Taste is similar to the nose. Tart, sour lemon and apple, tastes like brett, with a liberal dose of funk accompanying, especially in the finish, where the 'barnyard' flavour really comes through.

Beer is seriously astringent, the sour puckering the mouth and drying it right up. Fairly light bodied, moderate carbonation.

Overall, seriously enjoyable. Great on a nice day such as this. Exactly what I was in the mood for. Always nice when things work out that way.

jrenihan, Feb 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

kdb150, Feb 13, 2013
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TallSaint, Feb 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

trapper2408, Feb 10, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Etre Gourmet
Bottled on June 7, 2011
Poured into a Cantillon gueuze glass

Cantillon's classic gueuze is an excellent version of the style with different focus than Drie Fonteinen, yet equally delicious and enticing. Acidity is let to shine through, although associated fruit and malt sweetness are allowed to balance this as necessary. The oak aging adds notable complexity in the close, which is appreciated. I only wish that the aroma was stronger and that this was widely available.

Pours a 1.5cm head composed of fine, dense bubbles, which quickly descends. No lacing is left by the declining head, which eventually settles to a thin ring around the glass with some sparse islands of foam atop the body. Body is a moderate intensity orange-yellow in color, with gold highlights. Semi-transparent with no intended sediment pour, vigorous streams of fine carbonation rise from the bottom of the glass. Swirling the beer in the bottle and adding the sentiment makes this completely opaque, of course, and more of an orange-yellow in color.

Aroma has lactic and acetic acid components, for a sour presence. Other components are scents like finely grated lemon, floral blossoms (particularly basswood), acetone, a bit of damp basement mustiness, and maybe a hint of butter. Good, not as bold as the Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze, but also completely different in character.
Adding the sediment seems to make this beer less expressive in the nose, also adding a slight iron-like component.

Tip of the tongue picks up light sweetness with a hint of tartness, somewhat like Meyer lemon juice. As the beer descends a bit further on the front of the palate, tartness and bacterial effects become known (light vinegar tempered with sweetness from malt and lactobacillus contribution). By mid-palate, there is a stronger sourness, but also a stronger fruity lemon presence and actually a slight bit of whatever tastes like graham cracker to me, which was more present in Girardin and only glimpses at the palate here. Oak character becomes noticeable near the back of the palate, along with slight acetone. Finishes with a flash of tartness, followed by an oak-influenced, fall-dry-leaves
Adding the yeast makes this beer both more sour (almost mouth-witheringly so) and bolder in flavor.

Body is medium weight, with very fine carbonation bubbling up quickly to create a smooth and fairly creamy mouthfeel. Closes dry, from acid, with a bit of stickiness around the lips, and with fair burning sensation from acids on the throat.

falloutsnow, Feb 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Shilt, Feb 10, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage

A: A beautiful beer, blushing gold. It seems to glow in the glass, a stunner.

S: Lemon, a floral and complex fruitiness. The brettanomyces-produced perfume is divine and complex: damp wool, basement, barnyard funkiness and a hint of earthy mushrooms.

T: Bright acidity, layered brett funk, bone-dry and ridiculously refreshing. One of my favorite beers anytime.

M: Super dry, tiny bubbles, big carbonation.

mattsander, Feb 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

GRG1313, Feb 09, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375ml corked and capped bottle served in a Thumbler glass.

Bottled at the 1st of December 2011.

A: Pours a dark and cloudy yellow color forming a medium thin bubbled white head. Good retention but not many lacings left in the glass

S: Authentic Belgian Gueuze Lambic, which means a very fruity and vinegar beet in the nose. Strong notes of apples which gives the impression of a cider. Metallic notes and Lambic yeasts

T: The best part. Sour and fruity upfront. Again, strong notes of apples. Apple vinegar. Metallic notes. Pale malts and earthy Lambic yeasts. Some hop bitterness can be felt in the very end

M: Light body. Good carbonation. Fruity, tart, metallic and a little bit bitter aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. The perfect Gueuze. A masterpiece

eduardolinhalis, Feb 09, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: A thin white laced head over a golden yellow body.

S: Very sour aroma. It has an estery brett aroma similar to sour apples.

T: Sharp bitterring front that slowly trails off to a very very dry finish.

M: Very sharp carbonation bite with a thin body.

O: Amazing beer. What all guezes should shoot for.

jvillefan, Feb 08, 2013
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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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