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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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2,618 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,618
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 948
Gots: 762 | FT: 53
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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%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of sjccmd
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%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle at the brewery. Poured into a small wine snifter. Smells like the straight lambic with greater depth and stratification of flavor. The depth of cereal grains, cheese, earth, and wild yeast is fantastic, as well as the balance of acids. This is fantastically well done and complex while still being approachable. Not overly sour or harsh, but every bit as wild as it should be. This bears no resemblance to the pasteurized and sweetened gueuze that is too often found of the shelves today. Real, wild, excellent.

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4.1/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle bottled on 9 march 2011. Pours a slightly hazy light amber with a small white head that has good retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is really funky with lots of brett, some horseradish, a light sulfur note, and some earthiness. The taste has a big lactic tartness with lemon, slight horseradish, and lots of funky brett. The finish is tart with earthy brett. Medium body. Low carbonation. Dry throughout. This was drank side by side with a 3F Oude Geuze. I slightly preferred the 3F, but this was still great. I suspect that the slight sulfur note will go away with some age and this beer will get even better.

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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

375mL courtesy of PDX chasing. Consumed 6-8, reviewed from notes.

A: Orangish-yellow with a receding head. Glides off the glass.

N: Balanced sourness. Orange, lemon, oak. Some subtleties of the yeast funk, but they're fringe elements.

T: Incredibly well balanced, and very oak forward. Lemon, pepper, and earth. Salty, in a way. Slight candy sweetness to back up the rest of the flavors.

M: Prickly and perfect. Not nearly as drying as its American counterpart.

O: Tried two days after having Beatification, and the two are comparable in quality. I prefer this one, both because it's a classic and because it's more rounded where the Beatification is sharp.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear apple juice golden color with a thin white head. Tons of carbonation visible in the body. Looks pretty amazing.

S: Definitely a good amount of cheesy, barnyard funk right away. Lots of lemon and wood along with some faint pear and green apple notes. The wood comes out a bit more as it warms.

T: Hits with a bit punch of sourness with an edge of funk to it. Lemon, a touch of faint spice, sour plum, and some green apple as well. Some hints of wood and earth on the finish. The taste isn't as in your face as some of the other geuzes I've had, but I think I actually like that better. This is really, really good.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -22%

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2.5/5  rDev -44.3%

Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
99 out of 100 based on 2,618 ratings.