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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

858 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 858
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 484
Gots: 197 | FT: 20
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

the-gobbler, Jul 28, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev -6.2%

Pear colored appearance with an active and alive foam. Sour, tangy pear aroma with white wine, vinegar and Apple cider. Lemony tart flavor with some Apple cider, balsamic vinegar, earth, and mineral. Tart, sour feel, quite tangy it feels alive on the palate.

KYGunner, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

jkball01, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

rodkin, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Beersnake1, Jul 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

stealth, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

TheBeerTrekker, Jul 22, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +8%

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..

MarcWP, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Dirtinabottle, Jul 21, 2014
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Beervana, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

JayCheG, Jul 19, 2014
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Yeti1979, Jul 18, 2014
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atpca, Jul 15, 2014
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DrBier, Jul 15, 2014
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farnold, Jul 14, 2014
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illeagle05, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

scotv, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

erbu, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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GopherPharmer, Jul 07, 2014
Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 858 ratings.