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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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2,584 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,584
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 921
Gots: 743 | FT: 50
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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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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden honey color with a solid half inch cream head that lingers as a ring of foam around the glass rim.

Very fruity, sour apple, acetic, vinegar, with a bit of bready malt and wine must comprise the aroma. There's a somewhat vegetal character. Floral notes emerge as it warms.

Acetic acid, lemons, limes, tart cherries, and a slightly bitter finish are accompanied by lactic acid and a hint of earthiness. The finish is clean and fairly vinegary.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. It's very refreshing and effervescent.

Overall, a fairly complex sour. Not a beginner's choice. Very tart and dry and refreshing.

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4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a tight white head that recedes quickly.

S: Aromas of pickle brine, vinegar, must, unripened vine fruits, and barnyard funk fill the nose.

T: Notes of must, vinegar, pickle brine, sea salt, unripened pineapple, unripened grapes, crab apple, minerals, and barnyard funk grip the palate. The finish is quenching, sour, and acidic with loads of unripened fruit, must, vinegar, and barnyard funk flavors.

M: Medium-bodied, chalky, and dry. Carbonation is intense, imparting a crisp mouthfeel. Just as drinkable as any other authentic gueuze.

O: This gueuze has a reputation as being one of the best out there, and I can't say anything to contradict that. This is as complex and enticing as any of Cantillon's other products. I can't recommend this one highly enough for fans of sour ales.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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

Many, many thanks to match1112 for sending this beer my way.

Poured from 12.7oz bottle to stange, bottled 17 September 2010:

Pours a lively apple cider, hazy gold with a quick few fingers of fizzy, loose head. Great lacing.

The nose is stuffed with earthy, funky yeast. White grape, pear, overripe light fruit, subtle sour character, increasingly tart.

Ooo... super smooth. It doesn't have any of the aggressive carbonation that it appears to in the glass. Instead, the feel is pretty mellow, with the perfect amount of fizz to support the tart pop on the tongue. Tart apple skin, grassy bits, drying yeast in the finish.

What a terrific beer.

A longtime want of mine that surely didn't disappoint!

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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

Enjoyed this with my older brother. 2011 bottle opened on 7/6/12.

A: Nice orange and yellow color. Very little head that would slide right off the glass.

S: Tons of citrus. Lemon, orange and oak.

T: Extremely well balanced. Nice citrus notes up front followed by the funk and sour. Reminded me a lot of Beatification, but less intense. Very dry finish that leaves you wanting more!

M: Right amount of carbonation. Very refreshing.

O: Fantastic! I wish I could get a hold of this more often.

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.02/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On "tap" at Cantillon

Due to my lack of experience with Gueuze, I was surprised when this was served in a tumbler rather than a tulip.

Dull orange/straw color.
The aroma was very funky with all the earthy smells expected from a naturally fermented beer.
Taste was tart but not over the top. Clearly there is a lot of thought put into what goes into the blend for this beer as it is quite balanced and with a mouthfeel that makes it very easy to drink.

Wouldn't be a daily drinker but was obviously a marvelously brewed beer.

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4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2011

Pours clear light amber/gold with a small white head that disappears quickly.

The aroma consists of barnyard, musty basement, oak, followed by sour apples, overripe fruit, and wet hay. Floral and slightly cheesy. Very earthy.

Tart, oaky, and slightly bitter in the flavor. Funk and some cheesiness. Follows along with the aroma. Slightly grainy.

Very carbonated mouthfeel with an acidic bite. Super dry.

I previously had an longer aged example of this beer which was much more complex. The sourness and funk really jumped out. However, even fresh, this beer is near perfect.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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