Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% LambicCantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This listing is for all vintages (Gueuze, Oude Gueuze, etc.).

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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Photo of kbutler1
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Cork date of 2009 so this is a really young one. Cork opens with a nice pop. Poured into a tulip glass a clear, only ever so slight haze, apricot orange color with a 1 finger lace white head that quickly settles to form a slight collar around teh glass. The aromatics include; white fruit notes like pear, apple, and grape, definitely some barnyard funk, and hay. Carbonation dances on the tongue with a light mouthfeel. Not overly sour but its there along with a funky floral flavor all balanced with some sweetness and a slight bitter in the end. End semi-dry and clean. For the price and availability, this is just great.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to my twin sister Amy who lives in Orange County, CA for saving this bottle that she got when she went to Switzerland for work a few months ago to drink with me when I came to visit her, which I am now. Poured into a snifter-esque wine glass, this beer is a very cloudy/hazy medium golden color with a copper hue. Had a white head of big bubbles about an inch thick when first poured, that settles mighty quickly to an extremely small ring lining the inside of the glass and then eventually to nothing at all. Not unusual for the style. No lacing. Aromas of funky wet horse blanket, tart sour, and oak barrel. Has a nice tart, sour flavor, along with a just slightly vinegary and salty aspect , lemon and grapefruit citrus, and an oak barrel funk. Has a crisp, smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with light carbonation. Has a very dry, somewhat sour aftertaste that likes to linger. An excellent beer all around! So glad I got the chance to try this, as this is rarely seen in America for sale.


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Photo of beerwolf77
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Having drank this beer on many occasions I realized that I've never reviewed it. Well time to fix that. 2009 bottle shared with my dad.

A: Partly cloudy pale golden straw hue. About a half finger of white head is achieved from an aggressive pour. Little flecks of sticky lace remain.

S: Like heaven in a glass. Full on wet and moldy barnyard straw. Tart white grapes, lemons, dusty library books, green apples. Spot on gueuze.

T: Sharp and dry lactic sour punch. The barnyard funk is present in every sip. Moldy gym socks, wet wood, lemon, green apple skin, sour grapes. Right where I want my guezue to be.

M: Light and dry body. Prickly carbonation.

O: What else is there to say about this world class beer. So complex and delicious. I could drink this all day. To my surprise my dad loved it. Looks like Cantillon has another fan now.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Moeder Lambic

Comes served in the Cantillon tumbler glass.

White head and a hazy dark golden body.

Lots of funkiness in the aroma. Green apples and vinegar.

Green apples, vinegar, white grape, and a funkiness that lingers that is musty and a touch cheesy.

Mild carbonation and super smooth.

Triple G beer here...great goddamn gueuze.

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Photo of Thishops4u
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of LukeGude
3/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First time trying a lambic--too different for my taste. The Cantillon brewery tour was great though.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of kingcrowing
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml corked and capped bottle from 2011 poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.

Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Nose is smooth and funky, nutty, crisp and slightly fruity.

Taste is funky and sour but still very drinkable and super dry on the finish, it has a distinct cantillon funk that is hard to explain but exceptionally delicious. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Overall its about the perfect Geueze.

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Photo of chrispoint
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of stampfler07
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of scotv
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mythaeus
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of savagepm
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Warren2621
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of johnyb
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of krl2112
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of gillagorilla
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Max's (from notes).

A: Slightly hazy blonde.

S: Sweet and tart with funk and citrus.

T: Nice even sour with a bit of a sweet spike at the end. Sweet funk aftertaste. Sweet and sour. Not puckering which I like.

M: Solid even carbonation.

O: Excellent.

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Photo of Boston_Steve
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of aracauna
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Outside of bottle in area around cap was covered in a black crusty liquid that smelled of soy sauce. Cork was still in good condition though. When cork was about halfway out we heard the hissing and rushed it over to the sink to protect the floor. Right about the time I got it to the sink the cork shot out (attached to one of those big cork screws with the handles to make it easier to get the cork out) and it hit the ceiling.I'm just glad I had it aimed straight up and not towards my head or the window. The head was huge but faded quickly and unevenly. The scoring in the bottom of the glass left a thick column of tiny bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass so the head never completely went away. The smell was a bit musty with an aroma I have noticed with many darker belgian ales, especially the La Trappe Dubbel and Quadrupel. I had thought that until recently it was candy sugar, but I'm not sure if that's what it is since I don't know if it's used in this beer. In the flavor, the beginning is some maltiness, mustiness and a few other flavors I don't recognize. The finish is sour and a fairly lengthy aftertaste is also sour. The sourness is the largest part of the flavor profile but not as much as I had been led to believe. A very interesting experience, but it was a little difficult to drink more than a glass.

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Photo of lunarbrew
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of brianmandell
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

375ml bottle dated 12/3/12 served slightly above cellar temp

Light golden color with head reducing to ring of lacing. Wonderful aromas of fruit - apple, grape, peach - with a slightly sour nose. Taste is fruity rush up front with lemon, apple grape, slightly sweet, almost like a dry riesling, followed by sour notes (both lactic and mild acetic) which dwindle into a dry oaky tannic bitterness. Mouthfeel is inviting with effervescent carbonation over an ever so slightly viscous beer. The flavors combine into a light, flavorful, complex and wonderful beverage. I expected more funk - perhaps that comes with age? A different experience the 3F OG. A bit more refined and lighter on the brett characteristics. Terrific gueuze worth seeking out.

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Photo of brother_kenneth
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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