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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 862
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 484
Gots: 196 | 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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Photo of spdyfire83
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

51st Review
Bottle to snifter

From notes. Thanks to bspringer for this wonderful birthday gift! Cracked at a BBQ tasting in late July.

A: Golden yellow. 2+ fingernail (pure white) head on medium pour.

S: Hay, (tart) green apple, hay, pear, hay, and more hay.

T: Tart, funky, and sour start to finish. Subtle hints of citrus and lemon. There is also a predominant presence of an unripened fruit, but I my taste buds can’t narrow it down.

M: Light bodied and lots of carbonation. Very dry.

O: A very enjoyable birthday gift that I was thankful to share with a wonderful group of BA’s. I would seek this out if you have not already. IMO, I think this is a great introductory beer to the style of gueuze.

spdyfire83, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of wordemupg
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 corked and and capped bottle into tulip 2/11/11

A hazy golden orange with loads of tiny suspended particles being moved around by some pin prick bubbles that produce a sort lived head that leaves no lace, on par for the style

S funky as all hell with some lemon and almost smells like a big oaked chard with the vinous notes and wood

T some cereal on top of what smell, very dry and funky with some sour apple

M very tart with quite the pucker too it but smooth at the same time if that makes any sense, thicker then expected and just a few pinprick bubbles give it a little life

O pretty straight forward but great if you the funk, I might be tasting this tomorrow at this rate

I'm still a rookie in the world of lambic's but slowly I'm learning what I like, thanks Adam for bring this by

wordemupg, Dec 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

uturn, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

dragonWhale, Dec 01, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

imperialking, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

avenuepub, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

jh1982, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

deapokid, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Exiled, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Goldstar81, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

clegolfski, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

corby112, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Callmecoon, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of rvdoorn
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2005 vintage, Cuvée des Champions
Look: The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a very nice short lasting white head.
Smell: Sour lemons, hay, grass, grapes, apples and dust-must. Light barnyard.
Taste: Moderately acidic, lemon, with a very dry finish, bit bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, high carbonation
Overall: Nice and refreshing, not too sour, not too complex, but easy to drink

rvdoorn, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

brandoman63, Nov 20, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

LambicKing, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photekut, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

dmsohyea, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Slatetank
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this a lot ...thanks to stake for sharing this w/ negation and me. From the 750 into a cantillon tulip.

Bright golden w/ translucent clarity and thin white cap comprised of tiny beads,lace sticks ok. The scent is strong w/ woody and light sour yeast w/ hints of earthy and floral notes. The smell of mild funk is present w/ subtle spice and gentle vinous odor. The feel is moderately funky and dry w/ light tanning from the wood w/ some extremely high coronation which gives the perception of subtle spice and toasted elements. There is a light bitter and acidic aspect that brings a balance that is great for the style w/ moderate puckering astringency and a drying finish.

The flavor has bits of wood w/ lemony sour and other funk aspects-there is mild citrus rind and slight bitter herb w/ a hint of white pepper and pineapple+ melon w/ a hint of grassy astringency. the tropical fruit presence goes well w/ the oak in the finish. Overall I thought this was a pretty great gueuze - I enjoyed other for its complexity and the level of sourness ...this is pretty drinkable and brings a nice amount of oak from the barrel and funkiness to the experience

Slatetank, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

stevefinny, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

urwithdave, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

berley31, Nov 17, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

jag21, Nov 16, 2011
Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.