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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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2,526 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,526
Reviews: 577
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 892
Gots: 722 | FT: 51
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

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

A: Pours a completely clear golden color with a small white head that rises quickly and takes its time to settle.  A thin, bubbly film and thick ring remain.  Numerous steady streams of bubbles quickly float toward the surface in unison.  Decent lacing left behind on the edges of the glass. 

S: The aroma is mainly musty and funky; wet hay and barnyard all over.  The fruitiness is gently in the background with lemon, pear, apple, grape skins, and some cherry, but they are almost overcome by the earthy and funky qualities, especially as it warms.  A bit of oak as well, but I don't pick up on much vinegar as others did. 

T: Tart for sure, but I wouldn't say it's puckering by any means.  Nice and citrusy up front along with grape skins and tart apples.  A good amount of straw, hay, grass, and oak are towards the back end.  The earthiness really comes out as it warms, and I love it.  The acidity is great ... quite apparent but not overwhelming.

M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.  Soft yet spritzy and tingly on the tongue.  Starts and ends tart with a great drying effect on the finish that makes the mouth water in between sips.  Alcohol is completely hidden, allowing the finer qualities to shine.

D/O: Very well balanced with great complexity that isn't overdone.  Tasty, funky, tart, delicious.  I could sip on a few of these all day long.  A great example of the style, but the tartness was just a touch toned down for me.  Fortunately, I have a few more bottles to sit on for a couple years.  Can't wait to try it again down the road. 

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4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a large wine glass

A: Hazy burnt orange with a small white head that dissipates to a cap of foam very quickly.

S: This is a funky smelling beer. The Brett comes out right away, all sour and tart. There is also some vinegar and a hint of oak.

T: Mouth-puckeringly tart. I can taste lemon and cider-vinegar. Sour apple, some citrus and some general barnyard funk. Leaves my mouth watering and a sourness (a good sourness) at the back of my mouth.

M: Light and fairly effervescent.

O: A very drinkable, tart gueuze. Absolutely delicious. This beer is a winner.

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2.38/5  rDev -47%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12.7 oz green bottle, corked and capped. cork says bottled in 2010. when cap is removed, there's a nasty black slime on top of the cork. I removed the cork without getting any in the beer.
warmed up to cellar temperature as instructed on the label.

appears a clear golden color, lots of carbonation bubbles stream to surface. smell is funky and musty, maybe a bit of citrus.

taste is extremely mouth puckeringly sour and harsh. lemon rind, vinegar. hard to drink. mouthfeel isn't bad. lighter body, significant carbonation.

overall - just way too sour for me. I've enjoyed other lambic styles, but this is just too much sour.

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of aasher
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of AleWatcher
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle into flute -- bottled in 2010 sometime.
Shared by aasher.

I've had this beer so many times and couldn't believe I'd never typed up a review!
Here we go--
Dark golden body with a fluffy 3 finger white head... Nice retention.

Smells oaky and funky with some delicious lemony citrus notes. The flavor adds a tasty sourness.

Light and effervescent feel. Great level of carbonation.

Overall-- this is the measuring bar of gueuze for me. This is the standard by which all others are to be judged.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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

Blind beer #5, enjoyed with my wife. I had some suspicions, so I had her open it. 750 mL bottle, poured into my 3F lambic glass (yeah, I took a guess).

Pours a hazy, translucent golden color. Very bubbly. Looks appetizing. - 4.0

The nose is really nice and funky. A touch of yeastiness, cider vinegar, apple, lemon rind, a bit of funk. This is certainly something wild/sour. - 4.0

The taste is fantastic - funky, cider vinegar, sour apple, pear, citrus rind, barnyard. The flavors just come together so nicely. It's a gueuze and I'm going to guess that it is Belgian. - 4.5 [Edit - had it like a million times since, 4.0]

Good carbonation, with lots of bubbles and a nice body. Goes down very easy. - 4.5

Overall, this beer is a huge winner. I think the whole of the beer is greater than the sum of its parts. Insanely drinkable and delicious gueuze. - 5.0 [Edit - this is now 4.0 for me]

Given that stature (and the bottle), I am going to guess that it is Cantillon Classic or Lou Pepe Gueuze. Reveal...Classic Gueuze! Wow! What a fantastic beer. Thanks again Pellinore1!

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4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle, with a bottled on date of March 17, 2010. Got this one from Soonami and poured it into my Bruery tulip.

Cantillon Classic pours a remarkably clear orange on the first pour, though subsequent additions introduce some cloudiness. Maybe two fingers of creamy white foam top the beer, and the head lingers around for a little bit. Nothing at all left in the way of lacing though. There's a ton to sift through in the nose. Complex barnyard funk takes the lead. There's also some light white pepper, oak, and a touch of vinegar that serve to keep things lively. The flavor keeps to the spirit of the nose, though the beer's a little bit more tart than the aroma would have let on. The heavy funk, redolent of wet hay, is what leads things off. Oak and pepper then split a mild mid palate flash before the acidity comes in for the finish. The body is supremely dry, and the carbonation is prickly on my tongue, without being overly fizzy. Cantillon Classic is just that, a true classic, and I'm interested to see how one with a bit less age on it compares.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into my Mikkeller long stemmed snifter.
Bottled: 4 March 2011

A: Pours a perfect semi-translucent peach. With about 2 fingers of head that settle quickly into only the tiniest of white rings along the edge of the glass. No lacing as it drinks.

S: This brew smells sweet, tart, salty, and fruity. I’m picking up notes of salt, vinegar, tangerine, and sour apple.

T: Damn. It’s salty and sour. The tartness of this beer reminds me of sour apples, and unripe peaches. There is also a very distinct vinegar taste to this beer. It’s intense, but insanely delicious.

M: Light bodied beer. It’s a very puckering feel, but the flavors are nice and it drinks pretty easily.

O: This beer is pretty darn delicious. I feel like you really have to be in the mood for a gueuze to enjoy it. But if you’re going to pick a gueuze to drink, why not pick a this Cantillon.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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

Thanks to Dave/Blake for this bottle.

375ml. Bottled: 9/17/10

Capped and corked bottle to Allagash tulip at about 50 degrees.

A: Easy pour leads to a nice two finger wide head that dissipate fairly quickly. Beer is a very nice light golden colored hue, slightly hazy. Steady steam of bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. This is a nice looking beer. 4.5

S: Smell is definitely funky. Getting some slight apple cider, belgian yeast, slight smell of alcohol. 4.0

T: Quite tart, lemon, really tough to describe the flavor of this beer but I like it. Has somewhat of a white wine or champagne flavor but much more satisfying with a slight vinegar taste. 4.5

M: Very nice level of carbonation. Very prickly on the tongue 4.0

O: Overall an awesome offering from Cantillon. Really enjoying this beer. 4.5

Thanks again to Dave and Blake for this bottle. Glad I have one more in the cellar.

Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 2,526 ratings.