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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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2,300 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,300
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 834
Gots: 661 | FT: 46
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website

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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Photo of cosmicevan
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

picked up locally at some point when these were still gettable. bottled some time in march 2010. enjoyed out of a cantillion taster glass.

a - popped the cap, de-corked...brew poured a stunning transparent orange yellow with visible champagne like carbonation and a finger of fizzy white head that actually hung out for a while. attractive.

s - sweet n sour grassiness. lemon, vinegar, grapefruit. funky and nice.

t - barnyard sweet and sour, but more sour than sweet. grassy. funky. the sourness is strong, but enjoyable.

m - a bit dry, but really well done. prickly carbonation. puckering, but really drinkable.

o - overall, paint me impressed. yet again, cantillion steps up and backs up their rep. as good or better than other cantillions i've had. seems that if it is from cantillion it is safe to say that it will be tasty. good lemon flavoring with grassiness and hay and a palatable sourness. just wish i had some funky cheese to go with this.

cosmicevan, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

hoppymcgee, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of pschul4
4.81/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Some days you just wake up and be all like "I need a fucking gueuze!"

A- Pours a very pale orange with a short white head. Falls back to only some white wisps around the rims of the glass

S- Daaamn! Smells so sour! Some funk in there with touch of citris but the sourness rules all

T- Beautiful. Nice sourness without being too much. This truly is everything you can want in a sour

M- Nice and light. Couldnt imagine a heavy sour

O- This is the bar for a reason. Beautifully done and I'll be trying to get my hands on more of this in the future

pschul4, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of The22Lou
5/5  rDev +11.4%

The22Lou, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of tylermains
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

tylermains, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of shleepy
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from a 375mL bottle into snifter. Spoiler alert: I've had this beer many times before, and I think it is the best "common" / mass-produced gueuze on the market... though the 3F comes close.

A: Slightly hazy, gold. Small, white head that quickly dissapears.

S: Oak, pine... general "cellar smell." There is a certain fruitiness to it, as well (citrus?).

T: Incredibly delicious. What sets Cantillon apart from the others is the absolute balance of all elements. It's got oakiness, subtle citrus and maybe apricot, funk, and sourness, but nothing excessively sticks out.

M: Oh, and there's also the beautiful mouthfeel and body. It's sour, pleasant, and very light. You could drink this beer all day.

O: Some breweries are overrated and overhyped. And I'm not just talking about companies like Dogfish Head, but even the actual good ones - say, Russian River. I like Russian River, and drink their stuff regularly, but they do not deserve the hype (heck, I prefer Cascade Barrel House). Cantillon and 3 Fonteinen really do deserve their hype and their wonderful reviews. The Cantillon gueuze is just amazingly balanced. I can see why some people prefer the 3F (and I love that one, as well), but Cantillon keeps its oak flavor in check, thereby creating a beer that is extremely easy to drink and exposing an array of subtle but interesting flavors.

shleepy, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 3/9/2011.

Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a snifter glass.

Gold colored. Little head. Some oil slicks floating on top.

Very citrusy aroma, especially of lemons. Some other associations include green grape skins, green apple.The acidity goes straight to the head.

There is a barrel-like taste to it, though I cannot identifiy a specific type of wood. Probably oak. Some vanilla. Sourness is sharp, but not overbearing like some can be (Hanssens?). In the finish, a lingering acidity slowly fades away.

Mouthfeel is light. Carbonation is low. And yet, it's not watery, but somehow smooth.

A gracious drink. A classic. It doesn't get much better than this. It does, but not by much.

jibbyvonjibb, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of HardyGeneraL
2/5  rDev -55.5%

HardyGeneraL, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of alalvarez75
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

alalvarez75, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of doughanson78
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

doughanson78, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

BlackBelt5112203, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of TotallyHosed
5/5  rDev +11.4%

TotallyHosed, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of IKR
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden-yellow with a generous white head that subsides to a thin white cap. Nothing to change here

Smell: Predominately barnyard funk with some citrus and apple notes.

Taste: Grapefruit/citrus delivered on a tart note. Some barnyard funk and unripened peach notes also comes through in the taste. There is also some black pepper-like spiciness. The aftertaste finishes on a sort of tart apple note. Yeah...this works.

Mouth-feel: Medium body (for a Gueuze) with a moderate level of carbonation. A satisfying mouthful.

Overall: A complex good tasting beer that within the last 2 years I come upon far less frequently than I like. I could tell myself XXX Gueuze is just as good and readily available but hell, why lie to myself!

IKR, Mar 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

IpeeA, Mar 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Caterwaul, Mar 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

tmcd02, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

schnarr84, Mar 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Cnorrisl, Mar 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Varkias41, Mar 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Rollzroyce21, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

kjkinsey, Mar 11, 2012
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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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Davit, Mar 05, 2012
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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