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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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2,578 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,578
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 920
Gots: 742 | FT: 52
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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%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -22%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's a while back. Bottled in 2010.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a crystal clear golden hue with a fizzy half a finger head that fadedto leave no sice lacing and minimal haloing.

S - Really prominant oak and belgian yeast notes. Really nice on those two, dont get much fruit in the nose, just good sour and dry notes.

T - Very nice balanced gueuze here. Good earthy, deep oak intermixed with sharp, strong sourness. Sour lemons, light green apple. Really nice clean tartness. Like super tart lemonade, just..minus some of the lemons.

M - Wow is this dry! Excellent oak and dry finish with sharp yet still light carbonation. Very, very drinkable.

O - Overall, this was my favourite gueuze of the night, but not by much. The appearance hurt it, as did the lack of a really fruity nose. But the oak and dry, crisp clean mouthfeel reall won this one over. Great beer from Cantillon.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated December 2nd 2010. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance. Crystal clear golden yellow in color, with some visible effervescence. Pours with a finger of head, which quickly dissipates to a few groups of tiny bubbles on top of the beer.

Smell. Very floral up front, with a tart apple aroma. Definitely some smells that are unfamiliar to me, given the more standard beers I normally review.

Taste. Starts out tart, and very clean. Some of the fukiness that this beer is famous for comes in, and is joined by a slightly oaky flavor. The funk is joined and eventually taken over by some fruity tartness similar to apples and cherries. Some sweetness starts to balance out the sour and tart flavors, and is joined by a floral note. The finish is very dry and funky, but with a lingering wonderful floral flavor.

Mouthfeel. Thin body, but with excellent carbonation, giving the beer a somewhat creamy and fuller mouthfeel.

This beer lived up to all of my expectations. Very glad that I have one to age.

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2010 750ml bottle into Dupont widemouth wine glass at 50 degrees.

Pours with just 1F of white head that fades quickly over a deep golden urine color. Few tiny bubbles flowing up.

Approachable aroma - tart, funky, and sweet all at the same time. Barnyard of old hay. Lemon and apricot are the fruits represented. Honey sweetness in the middle tames the tart and makes it inviting.

Sweet tart pull, but not overly puckering. Musty hay / grassy bitterness, along with soapy quality. Lemonade is prevalent, along with a kiss of lime. Mouthfeel is full and rich, given the ABV and style.

Could drink this all day (w/some Tums). This is as close to perfect as it gets. Benchmark for the style.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to StarLight Distributors for bringing Cantillon back to IN!

Pours bright deep straw with a 2 finger creamy white head with excellent retention and lots of bubbles. 4.5

Classic Cantillon smell. Very musty with lemon, grape and tart wheat. Deep barnyard earthy funk going on as well. 4.5

This one is very funky. The earthy funk is front and center. Also a lot of cheese flavor with the lemon subtly sneaking in. 4.0

Creamy mouthfeel with high carbonation levels. 4.5

So glad to have Cantillon back in IN and to finally be able to snag one of these from the shelf after several dry years. Not as good as their special fruit releases, but still one of the better gueuzes around and pretty good bang for the buck. 4.5

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden amber color with three fingers of fluffy white head. As the head fades it leaves some lacing on the glass. Good retention.

Smell: This one has a very strong smell, and it's wonderful. Herbal, quite tart and funky. I'm picking up some of the oak from the barrels as well.

Taste: Just like the smell. There is a lemon tartness along with a strong, funky herbal presence. There is definitely some oak and a bitterness in the finish. This is a fantastic gueuze.

Mouthfeel: The body is just on the light side of medium with aggressive and tingly carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is a fantastic Gueuze. Very tart and complex. So easy to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First review of a gueuze for me. Why not make it a good one?

2011 vintage. Bottled on February 2, 2011. 750 mL bottle served into a Belgian tulip glass.

A: A murky, hazy golden-orange body with an inch of fluffy white head.

S: Funky, tart scent with hints of lemon and apricot. There is a touch of oak on the nose as it warms. This smells fantastic.

T: And it tastes even better than it smells. Tart, sour, and funky. Apricot and pear with hints of oak and lemon mixed in. The sour funk lingers. I love this.

M: Pretty decent amount of carbonation. Pretty dry finish. A lingering, acidic, and funky mouthfeel.

O: I loved this beer. This is my first beer from Cantillon, and I am completely sold. The funkiness and sourness of this beer was unlike anything I have ever had in a beer. A bit of an eye-opener, really. I will be seeking out more sours like this in the near future.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Huhzubendah- Thanks Matt!

Pours a cloudy orange color w/ a one finger off white head. Excellent lacing on my tulip glass. The nose is a beautiful musty barnyard, lemony smell. Really excellent. The taste steps it up a notch... This is a world class, fantastic Gueze. Unbelievably complex, with different funky tastes coming out. I can't think of one thing I would change about the taste of this brew. Feel is an acidic sharp feel w/ a nice smooth edge to it as well. Overall, this is an awesome beer and I'm glad I got to try it. Cheers.

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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