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Cantillon Gueuze Question (Classic / Bio)

Discussion in 'Benelux' started by ASUBeer, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Random question, but I was curious is there is a difference between these two beers:

    Classic: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/388/1703

    Bio: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/388/11888

    RateBeer.com saying they are all the same: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/cantillon-gueuze-classic-organic-bio/6925/

    I was always under the impression that Classic was a different blend, and I honestly felt like the Classic I've had is a much better gueuze than the Bio. However, maybe that is just my mind (and the labels) playing tricks on me.

    Can anyone let me know if these are indeed different beers or if Cantillon just labels their Classic as Bio now.
  2. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (665) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Yes Sir. They are indeed the same. "Bio" means organic in Europe and since the USDA isn't in Anderlecht, the US doesn't verify the beer is organic. Thus the different names and labels.

    I think your mind is playing tricks on you.

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  3. I gave Classic a 4.75 and the Bio a 3.75. I'm so confused
  4. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (665) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Time for a revisit?
  5. That is actually what made me start this thread. I've been hunting "Classic" in trades, and also look on Etre and all I come across is Bio. I've had Bio recently and didn't think it was anywhere near as good as I remembered Classic being. Guess it's time to check my self in to the loony bin.
  6. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (665) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Right, that's all you'll find on Etre. Classic is what gets distributed to the States via Shelton. Classic shows up every now and then in certain markets...just have to keep your ear to the ground and/or trade for it. With Etre, you are buying from Belgian distro.
  7. drtth

    drtth Champion (955) Pennsylvania Nov 25, 2007

    No, just time to recognize that how something tastes to you can be influenced by several things other than the beer itself. So the same beer can taste differently depending on time of day, food or drink had earlier in the day, etc.
  8. They are the same beer. Different label different name.
  9. Lots of bottle variation with lambic, not to mention how the bottles were handled, the age of the bottle, your particular mood on the given day, the surroundings, etc.
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