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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,850 Ratings
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Ratings: 1850
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.93%


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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magictacosinus

California

4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured on tap at Mikkeller Bar SF during Zwanze Day. I had a little bit of this a few days before at Trappist Provisions, but both experiences felt extremely different for whatever reason. I will make note of them during the review. Poured into a 20cl tulip glass.

Pours a wonderful, beautiful gueuze on tap - glimmering and shiny, exactly in the manner I expect Cantillon's beers to be. I don't know how they quite do it, but they are miles ahead from other Lambics in terms of presenting their beers. Slightly vinous, like a juicy Sauvignon blanc, but still bready enough in appearance and some light cloudiness to add charm to the offering as a whole. Some bubbles, with a slightly frothy head that coats the glass that soon dissipates next to nothing. While not perfect, the color is extremely appealing and a benchmark for how this style should strive to look. The sample I had at Provisions was cloudier, but still retained some elegant rustic charm. The clearer, amber bronze version is pretty damn beautiful, however.

Yes, this is a full culmination of everything I enjoy about Cantillon right at the aroma. Tart white grapes, raisins, lemon peel, and tons and tons of funky and sour phenols. I'm not sure after all this time if it's the wild yeast strains, the brewing environment, or the oak barrel blending that produces flavors this robust, but something is working in their favor. There's a musty cellar flavor, as well as dust, light limestone, and cold stones that come in full force. The oak is not extremely strong in terms of providing a toasted flavor, but it still brings in notes of cedar and slight sawdust, as well as some baking spices to pep things up a bit. Really funky, but extremely appealing stuff overall.

The flavor takes everything from the aroma and immediately coats the palate in a puckering, soured sensation, further elevating all of the characteristics that make this enjoyable. Strong white raisins, tart grapes, and lemon peel are the most predominant fruit, with notes of vanilla, almonds, and baking soda soon following in the aroma. For me, the highlight is the yeasty tart flavor, that ranges from green apple peel to under-ripe apricots - combined with the oak blending and mineral flavor, this really is top notch stuff. The finish is long lasting and goes on for a long while, even hours after consumption. The bottled versions are probably more extreme than this one, but the tap version is without a doubt clean and crisper, and more of the refined nuances are, as a result, more present without too much of the yeasty acetic or lactic phenols clouding it up. Really divine.

The scariest thing about a beer this complex is how easily drinkable it is. I could have this in a long session without ever growing tired of it. I'm excited to try the bottled version of this and see how it differs. This really is, terms of basic oude gueuzes, a top quality standard and a real privilege to be able to drink whenever the opportunity arises. Without a doubt one of my favorite sours - I just wish it were more affordable and accessible.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2013 05:53:02 | More by magictacosinus
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wedge

North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

@ Armsby Abbey

What a treat to stumble upon Zwanze Day leftovers on our vacation through New England.

Served in a little Cantillon glass, the pour is a clearish yellow with a skimpy head that results in some minor lacing. The smell is a juicy, sour melange of hay, melon, grape, green apple, and lemon. Sour, funky flavor, slightly acetic, but not over the top. Lemons, limes, puckering apple, and some oak wood tannins. Dry, tart, and crisp. Just an excellent gueuze that I could have kept drinking for the remainder of the night if money were no object.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2013 13:23:22 | More by wedge
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-Cloudy bright yellow, one finger head, nicely carbonated.

S-Funk, grapes, oak and vinegar.

T-Rather funky, great balance, oak, grapes and grass.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated, very dry crisp finish.

O-The flavors meshed perfectly the funk was there, nice and sour. An amazing beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2013 00:57:22 | More by rlee1390
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Light golden yellow with a very tiny head.

S: Aroma is fantastic. Very crisp and clean with mouthwatering fruit notes of melon, light berries, apple, and pineapple. White wine and green grapes or champagne.

T: Very tart at the front with grapes, sour Granny Smith apples, lime rind and lemon. Fresh graininess underneath. Implosive flavors...

M: The variety of sensations is excellent. Bright smooth and extremely dry through the finish. Tingly and chewy at the same time.

O: This is great. A very interesting sour treat.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2013 23:26:15 | More by tastybeer
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark gold, cloudy, body with two finger head that dies slow and left some lace patches down glass. Has a pronounced tart/sour edge, but there are very noticeable traits of spice, funk, fruit smells like apple and pear and grape skinn, kinda like a white wine, and a touch of sweet fruit or sugary malt. The beer is lively thanks to strong carbonation, has a spice and citric hop zip to it, get some sweet notes and some fruit flavors like the tart apple and grape. Besides being filling the mouthfeel is very smooth, beer passes easy, thanks to oakiness and the finish is so crisp yet sweet. Overall, a little bit of everything is in this beer, although don't be confused because the overriding taste sensation is sourness but the balance is great and this is an incredible beer that if you find you need to pick up.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 17:25:25 | More by clayrock81
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Review # 500!!!

Appearance: It has a nice hazy deep golden/orange color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of barnyard funk, sour apples, tart notes and lemon zest.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some yeast funk, tart apples, lemon and a nice sourness. Great combination of flavors.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 21:18:36 | More by SebD
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dirtylou

Washington

4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've had this beer dozens of times but not reviewed. Tap, bottle, cask. Reviewing from recent trip to Cantillon.

Smells like an old basement, a cellar perhaps. Nutty, lemon, yeast, cheese rind. It's a great beer, but Cantillon does better and I think I'd take 3F and De Cam standard gueuze over this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 01:27:00 | More by dirtylou
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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at Northdown Cafe in Chicago at the 2013 Lions Tiger Beers 3F / Surly event

Got lucky enough to try this before I even knew about Cantillon. This was probably only the fifth or sixth sour beer I had ever tried, but damn it was good. Its too bad its never around. It really made me understand the difference between the American sour experimentation's and a true Belgium gueuze. Im hooked. More, please!

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 23:32:03 | More by Chibeerguy1
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Plastic cup.

A: Pours a pale color with a finger of snow white head, fizzling out quickly to a sturdy, fluffy ring. Effervescent in a champagne-like way. Very good retention, generous lacing, and very good clarity.

S: Lots of barnyard funk up front, very prominent but not overpowering. Sweaty socks, dry wood, hint of herbs, sweetish candy, grass/dirt.

T: Medium-high sourness, lemon, mild funk, hay, a little sweetness but finishing quite dry. Not as much complexity as the nose.

M: Medium-light body and high, sharp carbonation.

O: A reference for the style. Very good but doesn't blow me away. 3F is easier to find and at least as good. A nice reward for finishing packing.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 02:29:33 | More by pmarlowe
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tarheels86

California

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I’ve had this so many times and many different vintages. I will rate the best examples I have had like I have with Drie Fonteinen Geuze.

1998 vintage 750mL courtesy of Puzzl at Cantillon day at Spuytin Duyvil in Brooklyn, NY. It pours a cloudy light orange almost amber with a thin, white head that leaves little lace. Looks like melted butter in the glass. Aroma is funky, sweaty, tangy sour, full of citrus complexity. Taste is watery at first, not too intense, moving to full lactic sourness, lemon yogurt, feet, and finishes very spicy, sweaty, oaky, and massively sour. Really complex if you give it a chance to warm up. Palate is zippy, peppery, lemony sour, full of lactic yogurt. Easy to love. 9/20/2010 8/4/9/5/16=4.2

1998 vintage 750mL thanks to Turdferguson at RBSG 2011 in Philly. The pour is similar looking to Loerik with a clear to hazy neon peach color and scant white head formation. Nose is completely insane. Just nothing comes close to this one: wild amounts of sour peaches, sweet oranges, fresh grapefruit, and soft sour funk that has no spice or vinegar. Only fresh citrus and unreal amounts of it. Perfect aroma. Taste is leathery and sharp with mild sweat and bitter grapefruit. Excellent, soft, leathery palate. What an insanely amazing treat. If you have ever dreamed about what Loerik tastes like, this is it. They are both 1998 batches and have aged very similarly. Thank you Sam! 6/3/2011 10/4/9/5/18=4.6

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 22:34:56 | More by tarheels86
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 25 oz bottle into a Cantillon tulip. Purchased in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

A- Pours a golden-orange, slightly hazy body with 2" fizzy white head that reduces quickly and leaves no lacing.

S- The first aroma upon popping the cork was a musty, bready, leathery, earthy funk sitting on an acidic, lemony, tart backbone. Smells like other sours I've had but more pungent and balanced.

T- Oh my god that's amazing. The first sip of my first Cantillon beer literally put a smile on my face. The second it hits your tongue you get a mouth puckering tartness that has lemon, green apple, and white vinegar notes. The follow through reveals some funky notes, including fermented fruit, leather, and a nice earthyness. Oak is present throughout the whole experience, really balancing everything and creating a super complex beer.

M- Light and crisp, medium carbonation. Really sip-demanding.

I'm glad that I tried the Classic Geueze as my first Cantillon beer. It's complexity, balance, drinkibility, and magnificent flavors really make for a world class brew. Definitely the best sour that I've ever tasted. Seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 22:48:02 | More by gcamparone
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Cantillon Gueuze.

Sharp acetic sour with mellowed nuttiness, absolutely tart lemon rind, must, hay, and basement muck. Royally interesting.

Follows the nose. Sharp and tart. Tart lemon rind, wet hay, funkiness, mushroom, Bretty muck, languid nuttiness, wheat malts, and white vinegar. Unreal, how the first sixth of the bottle tastes compared to the middle two-thirds. Really sharp white cheddar note, with rotted citrus. Exquisite.

Thinner and spritzier. Has a sour cunning with a lightly spicy finish, which I like.

Best gueuze that I have had, thus far. Need I recommend it??

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 02:43:23 | More by thecheapies
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

75cl bottle from the 2013 bottling purchased at the Brasserie Cantillon for consumption on-premises during our trip to Belgium on 7/4/2013; poured into the Cantillon stemmed taster glasses. Also drank a 2012 vintage yesterday at our whale tasting 7/13/2013.

Smelling this geuze takes me all the way back to Anderlecht. When you walk into the brewery, you smell this beer straight up- leathery, funky, musty, earthy are the best adjectives I have for this somewhat hard to describe smell. Very pungent and strong. Hard to miss the nose here!

It of course pours a golden-orange body with a heck of a lot of carbonation. Hazy body. Tons of white head that never really goes away in any significant amounts- plenty of retention here. Lacing is very good.

Tasting this beer is just great. Acidic lemony vinegar, a good bit of funk and some more lemon sourness. This is the classic sour beer here and you can't miss it here. The carbonation is excellent and the flavours just gets delivered very well. The aftertaste is mostly the acidic earthy funk and it definitely cleans out whatever I had on my palate. The finish is not dry at all, unlike the 3F Oude Geuze- it is refreshing and I can keep sipping on this beer all day.

This is a classic, best example of a geuze. This is a must-try for anyone who likes sours that has not had this yet. I love Cantillons and I think I would take this one just a notch above Drie Fonteinen's Oude Geuze, but its a very close one. I don't usually have to pick one over the other because I'll take whatever I can find here in the US!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 22:09:02 | More by Stevedore
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared with two friends at Monk's cafe in Philly.
Pours a lightly hazy dark straw color with a decent sized bone white head that displays moderate retention. The aroma is lemons in your face with a solid hit of grass and hay with a bit of bretty funkiness that lingers and swirls. The flavor is a bit sour with lemons and pomme fruits being dominant. A hint of honey sweetness before a bready bretty yeastiness takes over. Long tart puckering finish begs for a cleanse of the palette which I am all too happy to oblige. Medium body with a tart puckering mouthfeel and a spirited level of carbonation. Great brew, venue, and friends to share the experience with, what more could I ask for.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 23:48:43 | More by johnnnniee
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superspak

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/17/2010. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart green apple, lemon, pear, grape, clove, pepper, oak, leather, hay, grass, straw, funk, white vinegar, wheat, and earthy yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast notes with a good amount of barrel presence; and good strength. Taste of big tart green apple, lemon, pear, grape, clove, oak, pepper, hay, grass, straw, leather, wheat, white vinegar, funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate tart acidity on the finish; with lingering notes of tart light fruits, clove, oak, pepper, hay, grass, straw, wheat, white vinegar, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a good amount of oak presence and zero cloying acidity on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a crisp and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a world class Gueuze! All around incredible complexity and balance of flavors and aromas; and extremely smooth to sip on, even with the acidity. Completely amazing stuff as expected.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 04:35:18 | More by superspak
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle. Bottled: 2 February 2012

A: Pours a sunset yellow color with a fingers worth of head that lasts surprisingly long (at least in terms of gueuze)

S: Nice and tart with a bit of funkiness. Lighter fruits come through as well as an oaky woodiness

T: Starts off with a bit of a puckering sour followed quickly by a refreshing tartness, subtle horse blanket, and light fruitiness. Oak finishes it out, along with a lingering tartness

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: A classic gueuze indeed. All the quality and flavors you would expect out of any gueuze are there as well as great drinkability for a sour beer. Obviously a little pricey, but definitely worth the $15-17 for a 750 mL bottle. A must-try for any gueuze/sour lover

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 00:37:51 | More by BEERMILER12
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

2/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Peach colored; cloudy; small head that dissipates quickly

Aroma: Tart, sour citrus smells

Taste: Sour, tangy, lemony start; dry mid, with dry finish

Remarks: This style is m not my thing, but it's on my beer list to try

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 12:04:19 | More by IchLiebeBier
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- Doesn't pour up a whole lot of head- about two fingers worth- but I did pour it pretty slowly. The head was pure cotton white and dissipates almost instantly. The body is light amber/hazy grapefruit- very hazy. It glows a very light orange when held to the light

Nose- Very dominant aroma as to be expected from a Belgian lambic. Strong sour notes alongside spicy yeast and hints of funkiness which sample earth and barnyard. The sour notes reflect tart apple, raspberry, peach, and several citrus fruits- orange, lemon, and tangerine. Notes of cherry and strawberry as well.

Taste- The beer, of course, follows the nose and responds tartly reflecting many of the flavors of the nose. However, it is not as tart as the aroma and relies upon the funky notes of the aroma to give it more structure. Straw, funky cheese, and a light spicy yeast bitterness work to give this beer an interesting interplay of flavors. Deep citrus, deep red fruits, stone fruit work against grass, straw, funk, and yeast. At the moment, I think that I prefer Oude Gueuze Tilquin a l'ancienne but this could change. It would appear that this beer is fresher and that might have some part in my opinion. Earwax notes come out that I don't think that I noticed in Tilquin come out. As far as fruit goes, this is all over the place. Tangerine, lemon, cherry- practically any strong brash fruit you can think of. This is certainly not as tart as I remember Tilquin being. This is favorable to my personal taste buds but in terms of the style, can go either way. Strong hints of vinegar and a delightful vinous taste. Orange peel, sour cherry, tart apple, vinegar, grapes, yeast, straw, grass, and earth are the strongest aspects in the flavor profile. Some saltiness comes out and this is becoming more and more lip smacking.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with with the crisp refreshing qualities of a light sparkling white wine. Not as dry as I remember Tilquin being. This may be an advantage. It's head retention certainly is not.

Drinkability- This is so easy going for a sour. As far as the lip puckering tartness others have mentioned goes, I don't see it. I imagine the lactic fermentation builds so that this becomes more sour as it ages.

Overall- Definite A. I have no problem spending 11 bucks for a beer like this. It's a must try unless you don't like sours.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 01:43:18 | More by artoolemomo
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dwren89

Virginia

4.89/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: slight haze, gold color, small white head

Aroma: bittersweet fruit, milder acidity on nose than the pure Lambic, sour notes

Taste: musty, barnyard like flavor, less acidic than 15 month pure Lambic, sour notes on finish

Mouthfeel: medium body, medium carbonation, prickly on the palate

Overall impression: a mellowed version of the 15 month Lambic with sour and acidic notes toned down. Also with the addition of the 3 year Lambic, it achieves that musty, barnyard flavor that is so desired in a proper Geuze.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 21:59:37 | More by dwren89
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dar482

New York

4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a clear golden yellow with a small white head.

The aroma has huge white vinegar. With some warmth, you get a hint of sweetness and white grape. There's some funk, but it's actually quite close to a white wine.

The flavor hits you with berry, white grape, then rolls with tartness. There some sour apple. There's some vinegar in there and really close to white wine.

There is a beautiful longy tartness that is stiff and dry, but also gentle. It doesn't wreck the palate.

This is the second gueuze I've had next to Tilquin. While this is surely more complex and complete of a beer, I would still say Tilquin is extremely comparable. Therefore, I recommend that beer because this is hard to find.

The 375 ml was a perfect amount. I'm still slowly getting into this beer, but this really was a wonderful treat.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 01:09:38 | More by dar482
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RaulMondesi

California

4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Out of the classic green bottle at tha joint - The Playground, in Downtown Santa Ana, CA.

Like your mama after she puts on cocoa butter, this bad sucker was all kinds of sexi. No vinegar, no off-putting sour, no funky like your sister after the gym...

Raul likes it. Raul likes it well and good.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 23:27:30 | More by RaulMondesi
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spoony

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 375 ml bottle (dated June 2012) into a tulip.

A-The brew is a solid golden color with a slightly cloudy appearance. There are a few bubbles visible, but the one-finger head of white foam drops pretty quickly to a thin cap and then to a collar.

S-The scent is pretty strong with an earthy funky note up front and vinous acidity in back. I detect a fair amount of white wine vinegar here.

T-Like the smell, the taste is funky and earthy up front. The sour notes come in later with green apples and white grapes and a long, long finish that reminds me of good vinegar.

M-The feel is light with a persistent carbonation that manages to be both crisp and soft feeling at the same time.

O-This is another solid offering from Cantillon. It is well-balanced and the long finish is pleasingly tart. Although I may not rate it as high as my favorite gueuze, Golden Blend, I would happily drink this all day long if my stomach could handle the acidity.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 15:24:09 | More by spoony
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

37,5 cl bottle from 31 August 2012 into a tulip glass, produced a compact white head, resedes to a layer of foamy film and good lacing. Colour is a bright orange gold with no visible carbonation. 4

S – an immediate sourness edge, grapes, honeysuckle, full of tart berries, unripe blueberries, a dry floral aspect. Souring malt also comes through, granary mill. Wow, this has an amazing array of sour, fruity and complex notes woven together. 4.5

T – a sour sweet lemon, dry fruitiness with a pervasive tart sourness, raspberry, sourness everywhere! But also lots of floral and fruity notes, green apple, earthy pear, a strong yeasty funk, with hay and some horseblanket, very dry toward the finish, mouthpluckering tartness and dry barn. Good full long finish. Balance is steller, just enough sour prickle to coat the palate but enough fruity yeasty character with floral hops to make a very tasty beer. 4.75

M – A light start leads to a big fat sour presence that leaves a tart coating, almost candylike, and slides down so smooth, little detectable carbonation it is very zesty though and lively. Drinks excellently with a nice prickle to it. 4.5

Worth the hype I would say, Cantillon makes outstanding beers, and are turning me around on lambics and sours! This is surely one of the finest out there with deft complexity and balance. Definitely one to savour and sip, a very pleasing all-round experience. 4.75

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 21:46:19 | More by mick303
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ngeunit1

California

4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet wheat, funk, tart green fruits, oak, vanilla, lactic acid, lemon zest.

T - Wheat, lots of barnyard and yeast funk, tart green fruits, oak, vanilla, lactic acid, lemon zest, sourness.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, funky, and sour finish.

D - Great complex and balanced gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 06:46:05 | More by ngeunit1
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mahak213

New York

4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 375ml bottle thanks to Hugonaut13

Appearance- Golden yellow/orange with a fizzy white head that dissipated pretty quickly.

Smell- Big vinegary citrusy notes up front, lemon and green apple, along with funkiness

Taste- Big blast of sour, some wheat and lemon zest, and then some funky, musty notes to finish things off

Mouthfeel- Pretty light and crisp, but the carbonation is a notch lower than other gueuzes I have tried. That's really the only way I can knock this.

Overall- Excellent as expected. This isn't really any better than 3F or Tilquin offerings, but it has it's subtle differences. Either way, it's world class and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 01:54:23 | More by mahak213
Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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