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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: 763 | 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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
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%

Photo of oline73
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
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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4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
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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4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -33.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Poured from 750ml bottle into snifter glass (bottled March 4, 2011). Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine hues and a one finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a thin ring. Tarty, funky, earthy aroma with some musty, lemon. Acidity vinegary sweetness along with a strong citrus fruit presence. Medium bodied with a tart puckering mouthfeel and dry, tart sourness that lingers throughout into a slightly acidity, sweet vinegary finish. Some oak with a ton of sweet citrus, especially lemon, and a lingering vinegar flavor. A bit too tarty and acidity for me. I can see why this is the tart/sours of all sours. I can respect the style though the style is not my style.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Motörhed at recent tasting.

Poured a 5 oz sample into a bells tulip. About an inch of pearly white head which lasted for a few minutes with minimal lacing

Aroma was big on the sour with hints of lemon, barnyard, medicinal tartness, and general funkiness.

Flavors were brilliant bright sour lemons, and crushed sweet tarts. Had a slight fruitiness amidst the tart tones.

Mouthfeel was light but the mouth puckering sours gently burned my tongue on every sip. Brilliant

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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

157th Review
Bottle to snifter

From notes. Enjoyed with some local beer geeks in Denver way back when. Thanks Knownfactor for this treat!

A: Bright golden hue. Barely 0.25 (bubbly pure white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Oh the goodness of the Classic Cantillon Gueuze. Funk, must, sweet dried fruit, lemon zest, and tart cherry. Everything I would expect from an "ideal gueuze".

T: Clean (citric) sweetness straight to sour and tart. Beautiful balance of funk, barnyard, and crispness here. So, so good, but not quite great - it's close though.

M: Light bodied with delicate (i.e. perfect) carbonation.

O: Simply put...a rock solid classic. Not quite great (there a better ones out there), but really, really good. Well done (again) Cantillon!

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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