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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 484
Gots: 198 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website

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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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Pinknuggets, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Hugonaut13, Jul 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

jwat, Jul 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

leedorham, Jul 05, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. Bottled 02 November 2011.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed yellow orange color. A little over one finger of frothy white head. Retention is about average and no lacing is left.

4.5 S: What an enticing aroma this has! It smells like the fresh outdoors. Wildflowers, jasmine, running water through a forest, melon, apple orchard. Hay to a lesser extent along with rotting wood. Not very acidic, which isn't really the Cantillon way. Perhaps that's why I like it so much. Fresh outdoors funk with just mild lactic acid. Supremely pleasant.

3.5 T: There's more acid in the taste, but it's still low for Cantillon - mainly lactic, but also some acetic as well. Herbal bitterness, lots of jasmine again, with a big woody type funkiness. Again wildflower and apple orchard. Sour apple and unripened peach. Hay, dried out campfire wood. There's a decent amount of astringency in this and it's a unique type of astringency, which I will call an acid astringency. Still, pretty good.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Neither spritzy, nor creamy, but it works well enough.

3.5 D: It's definitely one of the funkier Cantillons out there. It's good, but 3F does it so much better. Still, worth a try.

DavoleBomb, Jul 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

blkcld, Jul 03, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Ølbutikken in Copenhagen (Cuvee Saint-Gilloise label)... Poured into a Cantillon glass.

A: hazy orange; thin, white, spritzy head; no lace.

S: earthy; citrus peel; some vinegar notes and funk.

T: follows the aroma; as it warms it gets even tastier; peach.

M: light feel; high carbonation; refreshing.

O: very good; quite drinkable, too.

jpro, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

moonknight31, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

drewone, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

rpstevens, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

cacostaj, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ArchEnemyBrew, Jun 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Squeezemyhops, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

BeerHunter76, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

mrfrancis, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Jun 22, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled June 27, 2012.

Beer is translucent golden, bordering on opaque. Moderate white head, OK retention.

Very nice smell. Funk is notable but a bit restrained. A strong fruit smell is present. Apple.

Taste is quite tart. Funk and barnyard flavours are there, but not overwhelming. The added hops have a big impact. A bitterness accompanies the tartness expected from the lambic. Grass, apple, lemon and oak are all detectable.

Medium bodied, highly carbonated, but with delicate bubbles. Dries the mouth.

Overall, very good as one would expect from Cantillon, but I found the bitterness a bit jarring. I may like this beer more with a bit more time on it.

jrenihan, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

TobiasG, Jun 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

TheCrowsNest, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

IanSpindler, Jun 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

DeanMoriarty, Jun 13, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 27 June 2012 (Cuvee Saint-Gilloise label)

A -Pours a slightly hazed deep golden brown with one finger of creamy off-white head. Head has good retention before fading to a thin cap.

S - Nice lemon and funk initially. The funky element of the aroma is persistent throughout the aroma, but it isn't particularly strong and not overpowering, though it seems to get stronger and pick up more of a cheese element the further I get into the glass.

T - Very tart up front, with a lot of lemon and some under-ripe peach. The tartness masks the funk initially, but a nice earthy layer comes in midway through and lingers into the aftertaste. Both he tart elements and the funk linger for a long time after the finish.

M - Very creamy mouthfeel to accompany the mouth puckering tartness. Finishes moderately dry, but less so than many other gueuzes. Pretty impressive.

O - Still relatively young, so I assume this may become more dry over time, but this is a very enjoyable gueuze.

warnerry, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Hopbully, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Ayelikebeer, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 06, 2013
Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.