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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 2,578
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 921
Gots: 742 | FT: 52
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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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4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I picked up two at Milltown in Carrboro! part of my Cigar City and Lambic haul!

2009 vintage I do believe, it says 2.009 on the cork.

Pours a bright lucid orange with a somewhat fizzy carbonation. Head is bright white and very thin. Good looking gueuze.

Smell hits you immediately after pouring, like a wafting cloud. A nice funk is there, with a latent sweetness. Lactic acid is rampant. Hints of sour grapes and apple cider vinegar.

The first thing that comes to mind is balance. It has a little bitterness. And a little more fruit in there somewhere. Not too dry. Dry sour apples and a good amount of green grape rind. Very mild notes of cigars upon exhale. Full, big body that makes you feel like you always have the gueuze ready to swallow.

It leaves a slightly sweet feel, but still overall sour. Hints of malt and apple cider vinegar resonate.

I could go on for days about this thing (and I mean thing literally), but I do know that its complex, funky, full bodied, and fantastic. Purchase on sight with no questions asked.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Bottled in 2010

A- Light creamy head developed, about a finger of head. Low lacing, bit sticky. Dissipates down quickly above the clear, light tea colored body. Tons of singular bubbles rise individually, no streams.

S- Funky, for sure funky! Bits of lactic acid tartness with the idea of acetic tarnishing the flanks. The funk is along the lines of barnyard and wood. Like the area of the barn where the walls give off the musk of wet wood combined with horse saddles. Not so much off funk like diaper, but Popsicle sticks dipped in animal skins would suffice.

T- Big burst of tartness, all lactic and perhaps I'm missing the acetic here. It has an opening dry funk that combined with the tartness and is hard to separate from each other. They are so well integrated that you just fall in love with it and can't but imagine how it can improve... but I know it does. Some citric bitterness on the finish. It isn't the sour I'd like, definitely too young right now, and mostly tart funk. Allowing the citric to rise up bites the center of the tongue giving it a nice bitterness that really balances out the entirety of the package. Not only that, but it allows time to really appreciate the aging in casks.

M- Bit thinner and more watery than I'd like. Great placement of carbonation, light but still present. Crispness of flavors and tartness let me know that this beer is going places. Sticky flavors, good retention. Perfect amount of bittering acidity, needs more sourness. Funk is nice.

I love this beer. So so so delicious. If I could drink it nightly, I would.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

375 ml. Bottle poured into my founder's tulip. Vintage 09'.

A: Hazy orangish yellow color. A finger of soapy white head appears then fades to a thin rim. Nice lace and retention.

A: Tart off the bat with notes of Lemongrass, sour green apples, and white grapes. Maybe some notes of wheat and some grassy hops.

T: The two and a half years this has spent in the bottle has really done this justice. Great balance of sweet and sour. The tartness is not overpowering, just about perfect for the style. Again, notes of white grape and green apple dominate.

M: light body, and aggressive carbonation.

O: Really great beer. So glad I let this sit for a couple years, I think I mellowed it quite a bit. Highly recommended. Skal.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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

A - This beer pours a nice orange amber color. A vigorous pour yielded almost 2-fingers of pure white head on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves behind a few specs of lace on the glass.

S - The nose is nice and tart up front. There are some aromas of green apple, lemon, and some earthy grassiness. There are also some nice notes of brett and funkiness.

T - The taste follows the nose pretty well. The sour green apple stands out more and so does the lemon. There is a some nice earthy grassy flavors and a nice bit of funk. The finish leaves some lingering dry funkiness, sourness, grass, and lemon flavors on the palate.

M - This has a medium body and pretty good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice tartness to it. It is also a bit acidic, and there is some dryness on the back end. It has a nice bit of puckering sourness to it.

O - This has great drinkability. It is an awesome tasting beer, and I could drink it all night long. This is a really good example of the style and I would definitely pick up some more of this. I highly recommend trying it.

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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