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:
3,694
Reviews:
905
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
1,175
Gots:
1,175
For Trade:
83
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

bottled February 1st 2013

Appearance: (4.75)
Pours a hazy golden straw with a very tightly bubbled, two finger tall pure white head. The quickly dies down to a half finger's height, leaving no lacing behind in it's wake. For a gueuze, the head that remains is quite stable.

Aroma: (4.5)
Wow, as soon as the beer is poured your nostrils are struck by loads of fully matured, slightly cheesy Brettanomyces funk; plenty of musty horse blankets, wet hay, dried apricot flesh, peach and bright pear undertones. Beneath this funk are juicy notes of tart lemon and pineapple juice. As the beer warms, subtle vanilla from the oak barrels begin to surface amongst the funk.

Taste: (4.5)
Bright, tart lemon juice slaps your palate immediately, quickly followed by the huge, fruity Brettanomyces character that was so present in the aroma; rich dried apricot flesh, pineapple, musty dried leather, damp earth and hay. The beer finishes off dry and tart with long, deep lingering rustic tones of light stone fruits; mostly apricot and peach, pineapple and very creamy, slightly malty vanilla tone. Amazing.

Mouthfeel: (5)
Medium bodied, with a very creamy texture, assuming from the rolled oats that were utilized in the base beer. Firm carbonation.

Overall: (4.5)
The organic version of Gueuze from arguably the most sought after Lambic producer, Cantillon. The classic "Cantillon" funk is ever so present in this beer, but for me, what really separates this Gueuze from the rest of the lambic producers is the fact that the body is so silky and creamy. The beer is really is a balanced as a sour can get, as the Brett funk really cuts through, yet doesn't overwhelm the tartness of the aroma or flavor. Definitely worth seeking out.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is golden amber with white head. Nose is soft funk, earthy and a touch of mushroom. Fair bit of apricot and a hint of mineral. Taste follows the nose, earthy mushroom and lots of apricot. Minerally and strong carb with a light creamy body. Some light hops to round out through finish.

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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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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
4.33 out of 5 based on 3,694 ratings.
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