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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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2,623 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,623
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 947
Gots: 765 | FT: 54
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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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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of BigCheese
4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ML Bottle that I personally bought at brewery and transported back to USA. Dranken on Thanksgiving.

Pours a super hazy orange/yellow with thin white head. Minimal Lacing. Smells of sweet fruits with some barnyard funk. Taste is tart, sour, salty, complex, refreshing. Very drinkable, smooth but rich body, high carbonation. A great meal beer that isnt to heavy and compliments a variety of dishes, maybe a bit over hyped but quite different from a typical AIPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Holland
4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy gold to straw colored pour with minimal head that leaves quickly, to return only in small bits with a sip.

S: very bright and citrus-like, along with a bit of that barnyard funk.

T: bitterness surprised me a bit, but it also has very nice sourness and that bright character. It opens up even more as it warms, giving earthy flavors with some more funk.

M: light carbonation and fairly smooth feeling with a light body.

O: mmm...Cantillon Classic. Everything I thought it would be, and for an amazing price (I think $7 for a 375ml at Whole Foods in SFO). Excellent - could drink this every day.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Rifugium
3.24/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not sure when/where I first had this. This review is for a recent tasting on cask at Teresa's, Wayne, PA.

Much like the normal tap version, this was a slightly hazy golden-yellow liquid, served in a stem glass; a small fizzy white head quickly dissipated leaving a few stray bubbles on top. Aroma was distant, hints of barnyard funk, grass, light citrus. Lots of lemon rind in the taste, more bitter than tart, very woody, barnyard funk and horseblanket, moldy cardboard, cobwebs, and stale Champagne; sourness factor was not very high, finish was dry. Somewhat unbalanced. About medium bodied, mellow carbonation. Good for the style, I'm just not nuts about it.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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

A-hazy golden yellow color with a nice white head and minimal lacing

S-lemon, grassy, funk, musty

T-lemon, yeasty funk, grass, earthy, hint of orange

F-medium body with nice crisp carbonation, tart and acidic

O-my favorite gueuze thus far, nice body and flavor

Photo of Tnudish
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle provided by Baron whilst watching football. Thanks for bringing the Loons bro, I love drinking dis shit. 2011 vintage poured into a New Belgium tulip.

A-Poured a golden brown in color with about a fingers worth of tight white head. It’s hazy in clarity.

S-Nose is comprised of lemon and a ton of dirty funk. It’s surprisingly funky for this stage in its development. There is must, horse blanket, wet hay, and some cat piss.

T-Flavor is less funk focused, there is still some sweetness accompanied by the lemon rind. There is some funk on the finish, but not a bunch.

M-Mouthfeel is light, carbonation is low, gentle acidity, and a moderate finish.

O-I love Classic Gueuze/Gueuze BIO/etc., so I always think its a treat to have. I prefer 3F Oude Gueuze in terms of standard gueuzes, but this is probably a close second. Thanks for bringing this Baron.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a delicious and wonderful example of the style. it appears cloudy and lemon juice colored, with a small white head comprised of big round bubbles the rise pretty aggressively on the pour. acidic citrus peel and tart lactic acid are what i smell, almost stings my nose to breathe this in deeply. the flavor is also very tart, and lemon seems to be the predominant flavor, although some wild sour yeast is also doing its part to keep this tart. its wheaty, but not heavy. the mouthfeel is in fact really light, and if it wasnt so intensely acidic, it might come off as quite delicate really. the carbonation is good, but thats the biggest critique i have with this. i like my gueuze effervescently bright, and this one seems a little flat to me. not flat flat, but just less bubbly than i know the style to be. maybe my bottle wasnt the most fresh, but it lacked that sonic carbonation. overall though, this is, as the label says, the classis gueuze. famous for a reason.

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4.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml 2011 bottle

A - Pours golden straw colored, with a hint of orange. A very small off-white head forms, but that fades quickly and leaves a small amount of lacing.

S - Smells of sour vinegar, sweet citrus, and a bit of funk.

T - The first taste you get is that sour, acidic vinegar taste. But, surprisingly the sourness isn't overpowering at all. Next you get an smooth oaky taste and finally it finishes almost like a sweet champagne. After the first sip I immediately needed another. It's sour, smooth, and refreshing all at once.

M - Fine carbonation, almost champagne - like. Beautifully smooth and bubbly mouth feel.

O - In my opinion, this is the gold standard for the standard gueze style. I can't imagine it getting much better than this.

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle date of 12-1-11.

A- Pours a very hazy golden-yellow to orange color. Small head, but very, very fizzy like champagne. Head is gone quickly with little lacing following.

S- Mild and buttery starts of the scent. Moves right along into prominent oak flavors and a fair amount of sourness. Acidity and mild fruit flavors are among the sour notes. Hints of spiciness are also present.

T- Complex, slightly sour, and somewhat buttery, just like the scent. Sour profile is the first flavor that comes through. Similar to the sour qualities of citrus, but not overwhelmingly sour like some geuzes are. Definite notes of barrel wood chime in after the initial sour pang. Transitions from sour and barrel flavor to a few more hints of fruit, right into a nice buttery/bready flavor. Hops clean up with a brief and mild bite right at the end.

M- Spritzy and light, just like a champagne. Sour level makes it a little harder to drink, but not nearly to the level of some others. Sour level is definitely tame compared to others of the style that I have had. This is a beer I could drink all the time if it was more readily available.

Overall, this is probably the best sour I have had to date. The only beer that is close would be Cantillon Iris, but that was aged a year or two more and on tap.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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