Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% LambicCantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,706
Reviews:
909
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
1,175
Gots:
1,177
For Trade:
85
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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewski
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kevanb
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle, dated December 3, 2010, poured into a Cantillon signature gueuze tumbler.

The beer pours a slightly hazy copper color, hues of gold, straw and orange with a lovely, billowing white head, fizzy yet soapy that has moderate retention leaving a few spots of lace behind. The aroma is a nice, lots of funk, wildflower, light citrus, white peppercorn with a touch of sweet pale grain. It's delicate and complex, but it's note quite as refined as a Drie Fonteinen gueuze. The flavors are nice, lots of wild funk, grapefruit and lemon citrus with a host of floral attributes, spicy peppercorn with some lively yeast flavors. The body is lively, effervescent, delicate and playful and it has a nice easy finish.

Verdict: A wonderful gueuze from Cantillon and one of the finest gueuzes available. I personally prefer the gueuzes from Drie Fonteinen but find that Cantillon makes the superior fruited lambic, but this gueuze is nothing to scoff at, a delight to drink.

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Photo of DNICE555
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of rodlavers
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dkw0063
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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

Cork date 2006. Aged in my cellar, horizontally, 55 F.

Poured onto a tulip, it shows a brilliant bright golden color, capped by a frothy, very thin white head, showing signs of minimal carbonation.
The aroma is everything I hoped for, with a nice variety of fruits, predominantly lemon, wood, leather, vinegar, barnyard funkiness.
it is impressive how "zippy" this feels on your tongue, considering the minimal carbonation- I suppose the intense acidity creates this liveliness in the palate. Again, lots of fruitiness, vinegar, astringent at times. Sourness comes and goes.
This is another impressive Cantillon, sharp and acidic, very refreshing. Highly recommended.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of mattfancett
4.2/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ahbithwabm
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertColianni
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of brandonld23
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of starrdogg
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Chingringo
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Urbancaver
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Zwanze Day 2011

Pours a hazy golden orange. Almost no head. Smells earthy and funky. Lots of armhouse dirtiness. Tastes sweet and tast. Not overly sour but definitely funky. Overall well carbonated but isn't quite doing it for me. Perhaps I'm not a Gueuze person

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Photo of DCon
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought a 1 PT 9.4 FL OZ bottle from Hair of the Dog in St. Louis, MO for $25 & shared w/ GeoffTheAleMan. Poured from the Bright Yellow labeled bottle w/ a silhouette of a man in a chair leaning back & downing a cold one into a 0,47l New Belgium Oversized Snifter Glass. Has "Classic Gueuze, Ale Aged in Oak Barrels" on the front and on the back, Bottled: ?/?/2010 (Month & Day rubbed off)...

Aroma- Strongest sour, goaty, barnyard, and horsey notes you can ever imagine! Hits the nose with so much power, you go back for more but could give you a nosebleed if you tried hard enough. Watch out! Some fruit in here also but couldn't make out any specifics.

Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger head that lasts the entire time! Has a golden color body and leaves good lacing behind. Not quite 100% clear but good clarity.

Flavor- Wow, wow, wow! Lemon puckering from the start to finish. Very well balanced though. Has nice malt and barnyard flavors while being able to see the oaky flavor mentioned on the bottle! No hops but not worried. Awesome from start to finish!

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Crazy High Carbonation, Lemon strength like never before, and then has a tart puckering on the finish.

Overall Impression- It took me over 600 beers to find but I found it! The perfect 5 out of 5 beer! It could be a 10 out of 10 too if you put it on an even tougher scale. If you get a chance, get your hands on this and let it age. I'm going to be searching far and wide for this and wouldn't mind buying 2 or 3 to enjoy once again and then age the other two! Not one category in this had any flaws... How could this be? Really appreciated the lemon flavors and how real this one was! Highly, HIGHLY recommended! Don't worry about the price on this one, it will be worth your buck.

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Photo of drmeto
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a slightly hazy golden with a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-oak,musty,hay,wheat,lemons,grapes,pears,herbs
T:
-lemon,grapes,wheat,low tanin bitterness
-not too sour
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Damn good Lambic

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Photo of wellsnb
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kawilliams81
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 vintage. Poured from a 750 ml cork n cap bottle into a 12 oz snifter.

A- pours a bright orange with a 1 finger white head. Small bubbles around the surface of the beer.

S- lots of vinegar with big citrus notes (lemon mainly) and barnyard.

T- pale malts, vinegar, lemon, with almost a peach/apricot flavor

M- medium body and carbonation. Very nice feel for a sour, and I think the age on this beer mellowed the carbonation and acidity.

O- great Geuze, nice lemon zest flavor and very mellow feel and high drinkability for a sour.

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Photo of Angerhaus
2.6/5  rDev -40%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I don't get it.

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cork and cap bottle.

Poured cloudy orange color with a minimal fizzy head that diminihed quickly with fair lacing. Heavy fruity and sour citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a dry texture. Heavy tart sour flavor with a medium bitter finish of long duration.

This is a standout beer for a select few.

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
4.33 out of 5 based on 3,706 ratings.
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