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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

802 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 802
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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dar482

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-06-2013 06:35:32 | More by dar482
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Roger85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14%

10-06-2013 00:50:31 | More by Roger85
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

09-30-2013 20:45:31 | More by Kmlund
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Strelnikov

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

09-29-2013 21:00:19 | More by Strelnikov
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-28-2013 19:09:48 | More by Phillyz
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dipso123

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-26-2013 23:18:19 | More by dipso123
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gpawned

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-26-2013 22:46:25 | More by gpawned
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

09-26-2013 16:22:18 | More by lucas1801
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-26-2013 03:14:22 | More by williamjbauer
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SourinQns

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

09-25-2013 20:36:58 | More by SourinQns
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quine

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-25-2013 18:41:40 | More by quine
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bouncepass

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-24-2013 03:14:49 | More by bouncepass
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gueuze-a-palooza 10/8/11; poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass

Thanks Chris

A) Quite clear with a reasonably bright hue. One finger head fizzles to a slight layer. Pretty color and nice clarity.

S) Pleasantly restrained aroma with enjoyable subtleties. Very clean for a gueuze. Soft tones of oak sit atop. Apple and pear mix with citric hop notes. Hints of grass and a floral suggestion. Faint earthy undertones round it out. Musty without being particularly funky.

T) Tastes tangy and tart with crisp apple notes. Quite fruity. A good swirl or two draws forth funky tones of musty oak, antiques stores and cheese. Dry with a tart, sour twinge throughout.

M) Dry, light and crisp feel. Carbonation is higher than I prefer but it adds some crackle that manages not to trump the flavors.

D) Perhaps not the most proper take on the style, it is very tasty and does subtlety full justice.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 01:01:48 | More by Ryan011235
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light amber with a foamy, shortlived head. Lots of lace trails drape the glass on the way down. Acidity, restrained funk and cheesy hops fill the nose. Acidity lingers in the nostrils for a good while. The taste is huge sourness, but not quite as puckering as the Cantillon Geueze. Lemon, barnyard funk, gym socks, some vinegar and some tea(?) notes mingle together. Hugely complex and enigmatic. The mouthfeel is briskly carbonated, almost like a champagne. Finishes sour and earthy with a lingering citric edge.

This is an excellent lambic, apparently straight 2 year. The differences between a standard gueueze are apparent - a bit less funk depth and south intensity - but still stupidly quaffable and complex. Another must try from Cantillon.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 02:43:29 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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jvillefan

California

3.75/5  rDev -14%

09-19-2013 01:00:01 | More by jvillefan
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

S-Very funky, oak and grapes.

T-Great balance, very funky, very acidic oak and grapes.

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

O-First Cantillon Gueuze. It was tasty. Not as good as the Classic Gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 00:15:00 | More by rlee1390
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

09-18-2013 21:27:42 | More by JefferyYoung
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Rconn006

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-18-2013 04:54:01 | More by Rconn006
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mookihouse

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-18-2013 04:41:59 | More by mookihouse
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IPAkindaguy

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

09-17-2013 01:53:27 | More by IPAkindaguy
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at Zwanze Day @ Avenue Pub.

Appearance: light yellow, light haziness, bone white minimal head.

Aroma: lemony tart notes, funk, acid, musky sourness, floral notes, with some herbal spiciness.

Taste: strong sour note, lemony zest, musk, funk, sour apple, earthy yeast, floral.

Mouthfeel: light, a bit crisp, but lower carbonation.

Overall: fantastic. Ended up with this when they kicked the Kriek keg, and I'm glad it did. The highlight of the night for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 20:59:46 | More by EgadBananas
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-16-2013 20:37:46 | More by ubufan2112
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bmur112

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-16-2013 20:27:15 | More by bmur112
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-16-2013 18:58:04 | More by JustinMatthew
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jpbebeau

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -14%

09-16-2013 18:39:34 | More by jpbebeau
Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 802 ratings.