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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

803 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 803
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 470
Gots: 186 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Two year-old lambic, dry-hopped in the cask for three weeks.

(Beer added by: Dukeofearl on 01-23-2005)
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stealth

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-24-2014 06:15:19 | More by stealth
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TheBeerTrekker

New York

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

07-22-2014 11:52:41 | More by TheBeerTrekker
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fresh 2014 bottle into Cantillon balloon.

Pours hazy, juicy light orange color, with a one finger active white head that settles to a ring around the edge of the glass with a little left over bubble mass in the center. Looks inviting.

Aroma is deep older lambic funk with wet horse hair, dusty basement, pungent tangy flowers, grapefruit pulp, subtle Bordeaux grape, and earthy/woodsy hops. Damn this is smelling good. Similar yet different than Iris. I prefer the stronger funk of this.

Taste is just the shiznit. Mellow, refined lambic unlike the maltier Iris. Nice bright citrus and grape flavors come out as the result of the smooth 2 year old lambic underneath. The funk is there but balanced. I'm getting peach notes, limeade, and sweet apple along with a lot of those nuances from the nose.

This sports a light body, creamy lower end carbonation, and dry, tart finish with a pleasing acetic bite coming through the lacticness.

This fresh Gilloise may be drinking better than the 3 year old Lou Pepe I had last week. And that Lou Pepe was amazing. And I certainly enjoy the 2 year old base lambic better than the all pale malt Iris base. The hops seem to shine through more on this as well without the sharper hop bite of Iris. Yes, yes, yes..

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 03:27:53 | More by MarcWP
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-18-2014 02:02:23 | More by Yeti1979
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ajevne

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-17-2014 04:29:27 | More by ajevne
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atpca

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-15-2014 16:40:58 | More by atpca
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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farnold

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-14-2014 21:00:07 | More by farnold
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-13-2014 19:15:45 | More by illeagle05
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-13-2014 13:16:59 | More by scotv
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erbu

Belgium

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-11-2014 12:50:44 | More by erbu
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Utah

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

07-08-2014 00:57:31 | More by MeisterSmudge
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GopherPharmer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-07-2014 23:35:39 | More by GopherPharmer
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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-05-2014 18:23:11 | More by JCam9981
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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matt2591

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-05-2014 01:50:25 | More by matt2591
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Moc513

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-04-2014 12:37:54 | More by Moc513
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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 803 ratings.