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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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2,628 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,628
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 948
Gots: 770 | FT: 55
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle. Dated: Sept, 2010. Poured this guy into my Lost Abbey tulip.

A: Pours a very crystal clear golden color. Half finger of bright white head. Good carbonation. This is just a really pretty beer.

S: Nice funkiness. Lots of citrus, mostly lemon. I am getting a nice amount of green apple and white grape as well.

T: Nice tartness on tip of tongue. You get white grape hints in the middle of the mouth. Also, a lot of that acidic lemon but not crazy over the top. It's not overly mouth puckering like the Mother Funker that we had earlier in the nice. Nude dry finish. Leaves you wanting more! Wish I had a bigger bottle.

M: light to medium

O: A beer for sure. Again, the Euro's just do it better.

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3.88/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this through a trade as well - Thanks!

A: Yellowish-to-light-orange color, one and a half finger head, ok amount of lacing

S: Sour, funk, lemon

T: Puckering sourness, sour lemon, a bit of breadiness near the end, followed by more vinegar-like sourness - that's about it. Kind of... disappointing?

M: Good amount of carbonation, light, refreshing.

O: It was just very sour but nothing much else. It smelled better than it tasted. This though did not have any distracting taste or smell. I was able to finish the entire the bottle and enjoyed it - but it's not something I will be seeking again.

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

Review from notes. Had as part of a blind gueuze tasting.

A: Pours a clear orange with a small white head on top. Sporadic lacing down the sides.

S: Funky aroma with some tart fruits mixed in, mostly lemon, lemon rind, and some tart green apple.

T: Fantastic blend of funk and tart/sour. Was my favorite of the five gueuzes we tasted. Lots sour/citrus fruits with lemon, apple, and apricot. Really nice acidity.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Great level of tart/sourness.

O: Really enjoyed this beer, thought it had the best combination of funk/sourness of the group. Would drink this everyday if I could find it..and afford it.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have had this before but apparetly didn't review it. This time it is a 750ml green corked and capped bottle.

Served in a "gaeuze" glass. It pours a clear gold with a nice bright white head that leaves a nice froth atop the beer as it recedes.

The smell is surprisingly not too powerful. It is nicely acidic and tart with lemonade, acid, tart apple, and more sour. It is one dimensional a bit.

The flavor is a blast of sourness. Sour acidic lemon is the main flavor, just loads of it there is also some oxidized green apple and more just pure sourness. Not too funky, the funk is in the aftertaste along with a nice smooth and sweet malt backing and a hint of oak. Some earthiness creeps in in subsequent sips but the sourness remains.

The mouthfeel is crisp but puckering with a good dryness though not too dry.

I love the sourness so naturally this is my favorite Geuze.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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

375 mL bottle purchased at Hill Farmstead in October '11

Bottled 12/3/2010 , poured into Hill Farmstead stemware

A - Pours a orange-amber with huge carbonation. Bubbles pour up and create a one-finger white head that lasts for a good while. The cascade of bubbles lasts forever.

S - Plenty of funk, but perhaps not as forwards as I was expecting. It is so balanced. A bit fruity and a bit funky, with some white wine and grape characteristics. Fruity, funky, leathery, sweet, tart, and sour. The yeast makes the aroma that much funkier, aggressively so.

T - Wow. Sour and sweet, with some citrusy sourness. Black pepper corns. A very strong sourness, but it doesn't overwhelm, perhaps thanks to the aging. Very acidic. So funky and earthy. White grape flavors, plus sour apple and unripe nectarine. A level of tartness that people don't experience regularly, this is something fairly new or rare to me. Swirling and pouring in the yeast adds a cherry component that was muted before, plus floral and bread flavors.

M - Big carbonation leading into puckering dryness that then mellows out and doesn't dehydrate your mouth. The sourness and the dryness work perfectly together. Medium to light in body.

O - This is a legend. My experience with Sours is limited, but this is right up there with the Russian River offerings, but is very different indeed from those beers. Comparing it to the only eve Gueuze I'd had before, by Lindemann's, this beer is miiles ahead. In spite of the intense sourness and tartness, this beer is still very easy to drink and fantastically delicious. This would be *incredible* with a ribeye with some aged bleu cheese.

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4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pt 9.4 fl oz corked and capped bottle purchased at Berman's Wines & Spirits, Lexington, MA
Bottled: 17 March 2010
Served in a Cantillon Belgian tumbler

Thanks to Matt for holding this one for me.

The beer poured light amber and nearly crystal clear. Large bubbles could be seen throughout the body. A bubbly, off-white, sea foam head topped the liquid, but it quickly dissolved to a thin ring of lace.

The aroma was both sweet and tart, and rather complex. Moderately sour and fruity with noticeable peach and apricot notes. Within a few minutes, the nose turned a bit steely, as well as very powdery and dry. Subtle notes of oak were noticeable. Later, a barnyard-like aroma was detectible, but the sharp funkiness that I anticipated was surprisingly absent. Some wet hay and must. The peachy, fruitiness soon emerged as the dominant character. Slightly sweet, crackery malts came through as well. Needless to say, the nose was exceptionally dynamic. As the beer warmed, the oak intensified. Hints of leather were noticeable. Later, the sweet peach notes again appeared in full force. The nose did not cease to evolve. My second glass was extra powdery, yeasty and dry.

The flavor profile was crisp and tart, and quite impressive, but more tame than I anticipated. I would describe this gueuze as being more tangy than sour. Like the aroma, the flavor profile contained strong fruit notes. The beer was noticeably brighter on the palate than in the nose. Slightly musty and a bit Chardonnay-like. Remarkably refreshing. Lots of citrus. Good dose of lemon rind. Peach and apricot notes were apparent. Some must and funk. There was almost an even balance between the funky, musty, sweet and sour notes. The finish was mildly hoppy. The hops were earthy, somewhat citrusy and bitter, and they lent the beer a surprisingly dry, pithy, grapefruit-like flavor. As the beer warmed, the hops became more potent.

The mouthfeel was clean and smooth but a bit nondescript. There was definitely less carbonation in this gueuze than is typical for the style. The fine and mild effervescence lent the beer a pillowy soft and supple texture however.

Cantillon Gueuze is an an amazingly complex, fantastically balanced and remarkably refreshing beer. Although people usually comment on its intensity, I found my example to be exceptionably smooth and drinkable. I would love to get my hands on another bottle or two for when the warm weather rolls around.

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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