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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

801 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 470
Gots: 185 | 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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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
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DaveJanssen

Germany

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

10-13-2013 15:53:21 | More by DaveJanssen
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -8.3%

10-11-2013 11:37:29 | More by jarrgal
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PolarBear3

Australia

3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy honey amber colour with frothy white head that dissipates fairly quickly

S - Aged cheese, lemon tart, apple, almost vinegar like

T - Lots of lemon tartness up front, earthy grassiness, light floral hops. Slightly sour but not over the top with a slightly dry finish. Amazing for a beer.

M - Lightly bodied with medium carbonation

O - Very enjoyable geuze that goes down very well.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 08:09:43 | More by PolarBear3
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle from the 2012 vintage, generously shared by thedarkestlord at our crazy bottleshare last night, 10/5/2013. This came after drinking Vigneronne and Saint Lamvinus.

Review #226.

Pours a hazy, golden-amber body with an effervescent 1cm white head with excellent retention. Looks like a Cantillon lambic to me.

It smells so musty, its ridiculous. Like an old attic.. kind of like Brasserie Cantillon's attic! It smells quite a bit different than the Classic.. but has more of the pears and an earthy, floral smell which I imagine is from the dry hopping. Pretty intense aroma without much indication of vinegar or lactate.

This was way more sour than the Vigneronne and Saint Lamvinus, up there with Blabaer and Fou' Foune. It tastes so much different than the Classic. Its cleaner, more crisp while bringing a mustier quality with more of pears and oak. There is a nice tartness on top of the vinegary sourness. I don't get much of the florals here that I did in the nose; really I can't tell that its been dry-hopped. Still, I really appreciate the difference in this Cantillon from some of the other ones I've had.

Such a crisp, dry, refreshing beer. Its not as crisp like Vigneronne was, but it is crisp in the sense that the lambic flavours just pop out more. Very enjoyable, really refreshing. Rather sour, very clean and enjoyable.

Clean, crisp and musty. Highly recommend to any sour head. This is a really good lambic and a nice change-up from many of the other Cantillons out there that have the classic brewery funk all over them.

Re-review (18 months): Had this one again, from the same November 2012 vintage. Poured into a Cantillon stemmed glass today, 4/1/2014. So a year and a half of age. Basically, I found this to be significantly better than at 11 months of age. The floral aspects have faded and there is a much more lemon zesty, white vinous quality to the beer. I could be fooled into thinking this had some white grapes, especially accompanied by the oak and mustiness. Clear Cantillon barnyard horseblanket funk that's developed a good bit in the past few months. Really good stuff, especially as the vinous qualities seem to have developed in this beer somehow.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 04:34:24 | More by Stevedore
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-06-2013 17:41:49 | More by lunarbrew
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Lunch

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

10-06-2013 16:13:09 | More by Lunch
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dar482

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-06-2013 06:35:32 | More by dar482
Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.