Gueuze 100% Lambic
Brasserie Cantillon

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From:
Brasserie Cantillon
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
Ranked #6
ABV:
5%
Score:
98
Ranked #303
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 8.76%
Ratings:
3,970
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 11:03 PM
Added:
Oct 14, 2001
Wants:
  1,202
Gots:
  1,213
SCORE
98
World-Class
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Notes: This listing is for all vintages (Gueuze, Oude Gueuze, Bio, etc.).
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Ratings by ScaryEd:
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4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

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
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4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

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.

Friday at 11:03 PM
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1.11/5  rDev -75.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
by Gex

Cantillon Brewery, Brussels

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

Horrendous.

Gex.

Jun 18, 2022
 
4.5 by Hendry from Vermont on Jun 12, 2022
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4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

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
 
2.75 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on May 07, 2022
 
4.52 by not2quick from Missouri on Mar 31, 2022
 
4.46 by RMW66 from Australia on Mar 17, 2022
 
4.75 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands on Feb 12, 2022
 
4.59 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington on Jan 17, 2022
 
4.6 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Nov 14, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

Brasserie Cantillon 'Gueuze 100% Lambic @ 5.5% , served from a corked 750 ml bottle
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a hazy gold in the glass with a quick dissipating off-white head leaving a streaky lacing along the chalice
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 makes you wanna go pee
prost LampertLand

Nov 13, 2021
 
4.46 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Oct 19, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

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
 
4.38 by Dadthew from New York on Sep 13, 2021
 
4.96 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania on Sep 12, 2021
 
4 by timmy2b from New York on Sep 05, 2021
 
4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio on Aug 24, 2021
 
5 by kblomseth from California on Aug 19, 2021
 
4.61 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut on Aug 07, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by misteil from Ireland

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
 
4.4 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on May 29, 2021
 
4.53 by bret27 from California on May 21, 2021
 
4.51 by dpr117 from Sweden on Mar 26, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Sigmund from Norway

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
 
4.34 by JensUrup from Denmark on Mar 06, 2021
 
5 by blackcloud from Alaska on Feb 26, 2021
 
4.12 by fromthewood1 from California on Feb 25, 2021
 
4.87 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 09, 2021
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4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Parmesan from Colorado

L:. Pours a bubbly brilliant clear straw gold, the head lingers for a while and dissipates rather quickly and leaves no lacing.

S: The dry yeasty funk hits the nose first and is very inviting, followed by notes of peach and light citrus fruit, followed by a nice nutty bread in the end.

T:. Yeasty, funky and dry, peachy and white wine grape, with notes of pear, a dry bitterness. Everything is very harmonious and creates an amazing beer.

F:. Light body, and very easy drinking.

O:. This beer is definitely world class

Feb 01, 2021
 
4.25 by tblack4d from Georgia on Jan 21, 2021
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4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by mynie from Maryland

2018 vintage, 33cl bottle with a picture of a little statue cherub holding a glass in one hand and the other hand is covering his genitals.

The pour is lightly fizzy, deep orange with a wisp of a white head.

Smells wonderfully like a cross between a clean-but-musty garden shed and heaps of jarred fruit, like something tended to with such intense care that it makes you warm to so much as think about it. Incredibly complex, like a living being, without anything off or too intense. Seriously one of the very best beer aromas I've come across in my 16+ years of reviewing beer.

The flavor is wonderful but not quite at the level of the aroma. Very dry and earthy yeast and bacteria start things off, not tart in the least but with the same kind of quenching bitterness I associate with the finish of a very sour candy. This dominates the first sip, but after my pallet adjusts I detect excellent fruit complexities near the middle, smoothed out wonderfully by woody tannins, finishing on the aforementioned deep dryness of ash and microbes.

Jan 19, 2021
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5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by bmcalister1897 from Wisconsin

Favorite beer

Jan 14, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by dubers89 from Iowa

So incredibly well balanced among acidity, funk, creaminess, and bitterness.

Jan 14, 2021
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4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by JRigler from Virginia

Amazing

Jan 13, 2021
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4.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Bignastyfrog from Connecticut

Amazing beer. Cantillon always knocks it out of the park. Lambics are great in general, but theirs are the best. More easy drinking than some Lambics. Love it.

Jan 13, 2021
 
4 by EasternIsh from California on Jan 11, 2021
 
4.71 by danielledrinksbeer from Washington on Jan 08, 2021
 
4.5 by mcrawford from Michigan on Jan 06, 2021
 
4.63 by SG_H44 from Korea (South) on Jan 01, 2021
Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 3970 ratings