Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Gueuze 100% LambicCantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic
BA SCORE
96.7%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 3,712 ratings
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
Ranking:
#554
Reviews:
911
Ratings:
3,712
Liked:
3,588
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
9.32%
Alströms:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
1,178
Gots:
1,178
Trade:
84
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4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Belgian flag bottle poured into a LA Teku.

A: Clear golden copper with a white one-finger head that recedes to a small ring around the rim of the glass. Not quite as effervescent as I have come to expect from a gueuze.

S: Tart peach, white wine grapes, and lemon zest initially. A touch of bready wheat and funk close things out.

T: Tart granny smith apple and dry white wine upfront. Sweet peach mid palate is quickly swept away by tart lemon juice. Slight minerality in the finish.

M: Medium bodied and bone dry. Carbonation was much lower than I expected. Flavors linger on the palate reminiscent of a very dry white wine.

O: My only negative is the low level of carbonation and that may just be a variation in the bottle I had. Otherwise this is an absolutely fantastic gueuze that I can't wait to try again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottling date is 27 August 2013. Almost a year old.

A: Oddly enough there was some liquid under the cap, above the cork. Not sure if that's a good sign. Pours a hazy, orange-gold? Medium sized fizzy white head. Decent head retention but zero lacing as you'd expect.

S: Lots of tart fruit aromas. Apricots and apples primarily. Light citrus rind. Touch of sulfur.

T: Sour apples and apricots again. Super tart of course. Tart and funky as hell in fact. Super bitter orange peel. So bitter, it's almost bile-like. Sulfur-like, rubber-like aftertaste that hangs around forever. Tastes like a car did a burnout in my mouth between sips.

M: Medium bodied, super tart and bitter.

O: Interesting transition of sweet and tasty fruitiness up front that quickly turns sour, then funky. It's pretty good but that burning rubber and bile aftertaste is a bit hard to get past.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 375 ml into a tulip glass

A- a hazy gold with very little head. Head disappears completely.

S- so much funk! Has a peachy, apricot smell followed by more funk. There is a sort of woody smell that adds to its funkiness.

T- follows the nose very well. Sweet peaches and apricots. Definitely some tropical fruit in there. The funkiness is a little harsh as there is a really strong undertone that sits in after the fruit dissipates. Pretty sour but not as sour as I expected. There is a pretty apparent bitterness hidden under the funky sour.

M- medium bodied and sour. Cheeks pucker but not anything too intense.

O- not the best gueuze I've had. But definitely a good one. If the bitterness wasn't there it would be way better.

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2013 Belgian Flag label...pours rich yellow urine color...This beer smells amazingly oaky, earthy, & funky.... the taste is a balance of Oak, barnyard funk, and and medium lactic tones giving the tart lemony characteristics...Overall a great Gueuze... sadly i overpaid.... but it was tasty nonetheless...

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 96.7% out of 100 with 3,712 ratings
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