Gueuze 100% Lambic
Brasserie Cantillon

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Brasserie Cantillon
Ranked #6
Ranked #302
4.45 | pDev: 8.76%
May 30, 2023
Oct 14, 2001
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle split with my wife, poured into red wine glasses. 2019 vintage. This is a wonderfully complex gueuze. Green apple, plentiful but not overwhelming acidity, leather funk, oak tannins, and a hint of vinegar are the primary flavor notes. Mouthfeel has average carbonation and a dry finish. Stellar.
May 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle poured into tulip. Date on bottle says December of '21.

Pours a deep golden orange with half a finger of dirty white head that leaves clouds of lace as it recedes.

Smells of white wine vinegar, sour green apples, zesty oranges, juicy stone fruit, barrel wood and some lacto funk.

Tastes more fruit-forward. Apricot, pineapple, sour apple, navel orange, more sharp vinegar, barnyard funk and barrel staves.

Feels smooth and delicate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes sour and fruity.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. World class for sure.
May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.88 by CAcker from California

May 11, 2023
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Rated by sokol_1993 from California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Got one from Taiwan and one from La village de la biere in Strasbourg. Great example of the style.
Apr 28, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by MGibbons from Maryland

Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2,500th review! It's only been 9.5 years. Super excited to try this legendary Cantillon as I've been sitting on it for a few months hoping for a milestone brew. 2021 bottling and purchased from Durand for a small but worthwhile fortune. My first Loon. Served cold into a goblet.

Appearance - Picturesque bright golden color with a small amount of haze. A finger of small soapy cap that continues to fizzle on as more head forms from the bubbles rising in the glass.

Smell - Tartness with subtle bits of cherry, apple skins, woody and slightly musty barrel, some earthy funk. There's sort of a deep underlying sweetness there too that ties all the aromas together.

Taste - A little sourness and green apple tartness. Elements of wood and musty barrel. Light grapey qualities too. Funky without being too far out in left field. Cohesive in the flavors. A slightly spicy element in the aftermath maybe. As it warms the woody barrel note seems to be elevated with a trace of honey. Depth of flavor is awesome and lingers on really well in the aftertaste,

Mouthfeel - Medium-light body, good expressive carbonation and very dry finish.

Overall - Awesome sour beer, the depth is unreal and it's difficult to decipher everything you're tasting. Super stoked to have finally tried this and boy does it ever live up to expectations. One of my best new beers of 2022 and a very worthy milestone brew. Absolutely worth trying if you can a) find it and b) afford it.
Dec 27, 2022
Rated: 4 by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

Sep 16, 2022
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Reviewed by perfumer from Canada (BC)

4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
September 2021 bottle.

Looks: Slightly cloudy orange/gold, no head or legs.

Smells: Sour and funky, lots of fruit for an unfruited lambic (bacteria are amazing, hey?). I get apricot, orange zest, citron, green apple, pineapple, wood, a bit of bread, and apple cider vinegar levels of fermentation.

Tastes: Similar to the nose but less fruity, mostly apricot, citrus, and green apple plus the woodiness and bready malt, with the sourness and funk being more prominent. Gave me a big initial pucker but was smooth after.

Feels: Nice medium body, a slight fuzzy carbonation that doesn't linger very long.

Overall: Heck yeah. Awesome gueuze, lives up to the Cantillon hype even if it's not mind-blowing.
Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A 750ml corked and capped bottle, 20/21 season, bottled on 1st October 2020. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen gueuze glass.

Appearance: A mostly clear golden orange colour with a big two finger white head that had pretty good retention and eventually settled to a thin cap while leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma: Sour, tart, funky, musty, wet wood, green apple, grapefruit zest, with a touch of white grapes.

Taste: Sour, tart, slightly sweet, funky, oak, apricot, with some light lemon zesty notes.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nice enjoyable easy to drink gueuze. Perfect for a hot summer day.
Aug 24, 2022
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Reviewed by socon67 from New York

4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Smell of tart cherries and some yeasty bread. Orange-ish pour with visible active carbonation. Flavor is tart but nothing like the kettle sours of today. More balanced, and smooth enough to allow for the fruit notes to come through. This is surprisingly mellow in the finish, with the bready notes of the yeast taking hold.

My first Cantillon offering, and shared with a couple friends at Monk's Cafe in Philly. Absolutely a must try for any beer enthusiast.
Aug 21, 2022
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle pour- opaque dark golden color with quickly dissipating white head. Nose is a bit funky with hints of tart fruit and yeast.. Taste follows with a a tart and tangy crispness. An interesting brew that I liked more than expected.
Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Rich gold body is almost copper, clear and shining, forming a fine fizzy head, off white and holding retention for a little over a minute before dwindling to a thin layer.
Aroma is lightly tart and fruity like white grapes, wheat, honey.
Fresh, bright, and light - feels like summer in an orchard; reminiscent of spanish sidre, with flavours of crisp sweet/tart apples and hay, with a whisper of funk, a light lactic tang, the freshest mountain water, oak; it's the perfect level of sourness, enough to make you smack your lips, but not pucker; the finish is dry and flavour lingers; the feel is prickly and finely effervescent, medium bodied, crisp yet silky.

Beautiful in it's simplicity and refinement. Not particularly complex, it is pure and deftly crafted, and approachable.
Jun 24, 2022
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Rated by Gex from Kyrgyzstan

1.11/5  rDev -75.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
Cantillon Brewery, Brussels

Looked, tasted, felt like vomit resulted from alcohol poisoning.


Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Hendry from Vermont

Jun 12, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle received from @snaotheus in Bif14 shenagians poured into a teku from that same schnickelfritz

Creamy white one finger foam layer over a translucent golden liquid with active carbonation streams , settles to a solid layer with spotty lacings

Aroma is tart, yeasty , cidery

Taste is tart , maybe apple, maybe pear, definitely tart and sour

Lip puckering, thirst quenching tart yet a smooth crisp mouthfeel

Good beer , world class. Thank you for your generosity in getting me this beer tick

Wicked awesome, wicked Pissah!!!
May 13, 2022
Rated: 2.75 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

May 07, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by not2quick from Missouri

Mar 31, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by RMW66 from Australia

Mar 17, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands

Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4.59 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Jan 17, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Brasserie Cantillon 'Gueuze' 100% Lambic @ 5.5% , served from a bottle cap/corked 750 ml bottle 2019 vintage & bottle cap/corked 375 ml bottle 2021 vintage
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a slight hazy gold in the glass with a quick dissipating off-white head leaving a streaky lacing along the chalice/goblet
S-wheat , malted barley
T-such a true sour beer , yet refreshing , thirst quenching , last pour getting all the goodness out the bottle is so tart
MF-somewhat mild carbonation , medium body , not a warming beer
Ov-this beer will make you wanna go pee
prost LampertLand
Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Oct 19, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look - slight hazy copper yellow with a nice rimming and lacing
Smell - Tart scent with some pear and citrus
Taste - possibly some tart pear with with citrus like the scent
Feel - Dry with a slight carb
Ovearll - Pretty great classic tart lambic
Oct 14, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by Dadthew from New York

Sep 13, 2021
Rated: 4.96 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania

Sep 12, 2021
Rated: 4 by timmy2b from New York

Sep 05, 2021
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
375 ml bottle. Dated August 27, 2020.

Pours a lightly cloudy bright golden color with a small white cap. Modest retention. Leaves a few legs of lacing along the glass as the head dissipates.

Strong aromas of barnyard funk, white wine vinegar, pears, stone fruit and citrus zest. Lighter notes of oak, grass, green apple, and vanilla.

The taste has a lot of white wine grape and pears, as well as green apple, apricot, lemon, yeast and lime zest. There's also plenty of oak and vanilla. Subtly grassy and tannic. Tart, but not overly so.

The feel is light and extremely effervescent. Crisp. Exceptionally dry on the finish.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer. It's wonderfully complex yet very drinkable. This is not a style I'm an expert on, but I know a great beer when I have one and this one is truly great.
Aug 30, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 5 by kblomseth from California

Aug 19, 2021
Rated: 4.61 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

Aug 07, 2021
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
been meaning to try this for a long time but it is tricky to find in dublin, found myself in an off license on baggot street yesterday and picked it up, bottled june 2020, a cloudy honey colour beer with a smattering of white bubbles on top, aroma is funk forward, tart, leathery, goaty, acidic, sweet, caramel, honey, pear, apple, rhubarb, lime, smells gorgeous frankly, taste is sweeter than other gueuzes i’ve tried, but totally delicious, the balance between the funky sour flavours, the acidic wooden flavours and the sweetness is perfect, rhubarb, cherry, pear, honeycomb, vanilla, oak, white wine, leathery, floral, feint hint of bitterness on the finish, beer is light to medium bodied with light carbonation, dry, puckering sourness, very drinkable, all in all a damn good beer that lives up to its reputation
Jul 16, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

May 29, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by bret27 from California

May 21, 2021
Rated: 4.51 by dpr117 from Sweden

Mar 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
375 ml corked bottle. Large head, disappears rapidly. Deep golden colour, cloudy when the yeast is poured. Heavenly aroma of barnyard and ensilage with white wine vinegar elements. Flavour is crisp and very dry, reminiscent of a very dry white wine or brut champagne. Not as complex as I expected. Really a beer for the "Champagne Brut" people.
Mar 18, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by JensUrup from Denmark

Mar 06, 2021
Rated: 5 by blackcloud from Alaska

Feb 26, 2021
Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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