1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon

Not Rated.
Cantillon Cuvée Des ChampionsCantillon Cuvée Des Champions

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

919 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 919
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 484
Gots: 204 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions Alström Bros
Ratings: 919 | Reviews: 247 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Franch
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Franch, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of pearljam118
5/5  rDev +14.7%

pearljam118, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

THECPJ, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of BeerThursdays
4/5  rDev -8.3%

BeerThursdays, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of wedge
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

wedge, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of jacewg
3.75/5  rDev -14%

jacewg, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

drummermattie02, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of jl28r1
5/5  rDev +14.7%

jl28r1, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2011 cork date. Split two ways. Consumed on 1-11-13, reviewed from notes.

A: Clear copper with a foaming white head. Serene inside of the glass.

N: Delicious. Musty hops, lemon zest, and attic spaces. Oak holds down the fort with some black peppercorns and graininess. Hints of grapefruit and pineapple.

T: Lemons, straw filled barn stalls, pineapple, horse blanket, oats, and wood. There’s a very balanced sourness here and some excellent funk. Tart without being grotesquely sour.

M: Perfect. Like drinking a pilsner it goes down so smoothly.

O: Accomplished beer and one of my favorites in the Cantillon pantheon. The hops and the lambic work for me.

Sarlacc83, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of jbuddle
4/5  rDev -8.3%

jbuddle, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of MordorMongo
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of sirsteve42
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

sirsteve42, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Spider889
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Spider889, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

vrbulldog22, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of mantissa
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

mantissa, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of Luk13
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Luk13, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of claspada
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright gold color with an average size white foamy bubbly head that recedes to leave some spotty lacing.

Aromas begin with barnyard funk, lemon and hints of grassiness from the hops. As it warms it gets much more funky to an almost cheese-like level, maybe that is the combo of Belgian funk yeast and the choice of the dry hops. Oak and some mustiness exist as well.

The tastes follow the nose with lemon, and grassy hops, then some cheesy funk and some more emerging earthy, musty funk notes. Wet hay and other dusty musty oak flavors add to the complexity as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is super funky, not super sour, but really musty and oaky.

Overall I enjoyed this beer albeit being nothing like I was expecting. I have not had a Cantillon with this much hop character but it was a nice chance of pace. There is the typical Cantillon funk which cannot be replicated to complement the dry hops and create a unique yet enjoyable experience.

claspada, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is cloudy orange with a short dense head that doesn't last long. Nose is funky. Tons of sourdough, lemon, and a slight hint towards a sulphuric character. Notes of hay and dry oak. Very complex on the nose. Taste starts funky with lemon, bready sourdough character, drying tart character towards the end. Some grape skin in there as well. Mouthfeel is dry and highly carbonated. Overall, a very complex and unique brew.

homebrew311, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Gonzoillini, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of ScottP
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

ScottP, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of larryi86
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle, 2012, poured into a flute

A- Hazy golden yellow with three finger white head.

S- Funky, some citrusy and earthy hops, somewhat sour.

T- Tart, tea like taste, oak, green apples, touch of funk, some lemons.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body, dry.

O- Very drinkable and tasty. Not that complex but very well balanced. It could have a big nose and taste but it is really a treat.

larryi86, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of AlexFields
4/5  rDev -8.3%

AlexFields, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -31.2%

chippo33, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smudged label but looks like a 2011 bottle.

Pours out a hazy gold with a big white head in a Cantillon tulip.

An inviting aroma of lemon, orange, hay, earth, wood, and spice. Seems a little fruitier than most unfruited lambics I've come across.

Nice drinkable level of tartness. Lots of that lemon tartness. Grass and hay. Light cheese and spice.

Drinks smooth with light carbonation.

Easy drinking yummy beer.

MattSweatshirt, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of TheBronze
5/5  rDev +14.7%

TheBronze, Dec 18, 2012
Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.