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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

808 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 242
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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littlebeer

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-11-2013 04:10:34 | More by littlebeer
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Bowdoinbeerboy

Maine

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very opaque, no head.

Noise is strongly of vinegar, some sweetness underneath? Funjy.

Taste its bit nearly as acidic as i would have thought. Sourness is 6 of 10, and much more pronounced on aftertaste. Acidity really lingers.

No real hint of the dry hops, very funky.

This was delightful, not nearly as acidic as the regular gueuze, it seems as if the hops really moderated some of that. The hops are very subdued, I really couldn't detect them all that much, they may have muted some of the vinegar in the nose.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 14:47:28 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
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aztraz

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-05-2013 17:21:35 | More by aztraz
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corysmith01

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-04-2013 19:35:32 | More by corysmith01
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mltobin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-01-2013 23:58:35 | More by mltobin
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Jballn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-01-2013 23:22:21 | More by Jballn
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-31-2013 18:57:53 | More by ajcormier
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AndrewSmith

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

10-31-2013 16:45:07 | More by AndrewSmith
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, a HUGE thanks to merc7186 for breaking this bad boy out.

a 2012 cork date on this bottle.

Pours a cloudy yellow with a finger of off white head.

Smells of old damp basement, stinky cheese, and a bit of sweat.

Taste is interesting, a tartness quickly washes over the tongue, followed by a peach and apricot flesh taste. Following this, a quite hit of tartness, and the it fades to almost nothingness. After a few seconds, a cold root cellar flavor emerges, almost like moist underground dirt.

As the beer warms up, the flavor profile opens up, allowing for more fruit, along with the tartness to expand a bit and a subtle hop sharpness as you swallow, which then once again fades to cold dirt basement floor. The mouthfeel also opens up, become soft and smooth.

Overall, a super enjoyable beer, one I would absolutely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 01:27:46 | More by taylor714914
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-30-2013 15:15:02 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Beeranator

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-30-2013 12:31:37 | More by Beeranator
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.3%

10-29-2013 02:45:42 | More by gillagorilla
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nharres

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-28-2013 17:06:12 | More by nharres
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-27-2013 07:03:16 | More by KevinGordon
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zestar

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-27-2013 01:08:37 | More by zestar
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-22-2013 12:01:30 | More by brandonld23
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-22-2013 10:02:02 | More by jaminjohnson
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

10-21-2013 21:54:33 | More by InspectorBob
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-20-2013 22:03:43 | More by brother_kenneth
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RichD

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-19-2013 12:11:13 | More by RichD
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wildcats10

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

10-15-2013 03:19:43 | More by wildcats10
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.3%

10-14-2013 20:33:01 | More by mendvicdog
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sfr26

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-14-2013 18:09:07 | More by sfr26
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riemster

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

10-14-2013 18:00:44 | More by riemster
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hctap00

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-14-2013 01:39:09 | More by hctap00
Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.