Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic | Brasserie Cantillon

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96
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3,695 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
Ratings:
3,695
Reviews:
905
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
1,175
Gots:
1,176
For Trade:
83
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of macher0
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to the Roof Bros shop in Paducah, KY for this treat.

A. Hazy golden to light copper color. Poured a highly effervescent finger-high head that retreated to a very fine bubble rim. Opaque and hazy, but not cloudy.

S. Highly fragrant. Sour yeast. Neutral oak. Tart white grapes. Dry and dusty bail of straw.

T. Follows nose nicely with a strong sour yeast and neutral oak taste. Highly acidic vinegar notes. Dry chardonnay. Dusty and earthy. Slight hint of granny smith apples and apricots.

M. Super smooth with light carbonation that is perfect for this style. Light bodied.

O. Wow. Super good This ale certainly lives up to expectations. It is very clean and light. The neutral oak is nicely balanced with the medium tartness level. The only draw-back is the burpiness that builds up in ones stomach. If you ever see this or any Cantillon - drink it.

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

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has really nice cellar funk, dank wood, barnyard and hay. Taste starts sour but not really acidic. I also get lemon and unripe stonefruits with some farmhouse funk on the finish. Dry body with medium effervescence. Really well made gueuze, one of my all time favorites.

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3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber golden color with a short lived head.
Very strong sour aroma with hints of horse blanket and baby diaper (unused).
Flavor with a nice lemony tartness with notes of green apple cider, vinegar and green pears. Dry and acid aftertaste with an increasing puckery sensation.
Medium body with low carbonation of the tiniest bubbles possible.
That was my first sour beer a while ago and I had no idea what I was ordering, so it was quite a shock back then. Trying her again after some mileage gave me a completely different experience, I found it pleasant and refreshing. Excellent role model for the style. Now I know why Sour heads like it.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and capped Oct,16,2012 bottle poured into tulip 6/11/13

A almost clear golden yellow body with just a few slow tiny bubbles visible but a healthy two fingers of foam that slowly falls to a thick film leaving random lace on the way down

S funk and wet wood hit me first, grass and hay, apple, peach, lemon and pear, slightly cheesy, leafy hops smells like it should

T cereals, wood, funk and lemon, not quite everything the nose had going on but still represents the style very well

M light bodied, well carbonated, a little grit, sour but not overly so, finishes with funk and sour lemon

O extra points here for being so easy to drink and having nice mix of fruit, funk, and wood, well rounded brew and I could easily drink another bottle or two no problems

I'm wishing I had a hot summers day to do with this one but I have no complaints even on this chilly evening. I'm a little surprised it took me so long to rate the easiest to find Cantillon but I was bound to get t it sooner or later

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4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is my 1000th review, so I thought it would be fitting to pull out a true classic.

A 375ml green bottle with a bottling date of Dec 1st 2011. Picked up at the brewery while on a trip to Belgium about 18 months ago, and stored in my garage. Mannekin features on the label, making the gueuze...

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A bright golden-amber hue with faint haze and light carbonation. Yields a smallish head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding and disappearing. Aroma of sour funkiness: hints of unripe apples, apricot, peach, barnyard funk, hay/straw, faint wheat, mild lactic acid and subtle vinegar. Complex yet balanced - fantastic!

Tastes of prickly sourness and funky fruitiness with a lingering acidic finish. Notes of unripe apples, apricot, barnyard funk, hay, husky wheat, lactic acid, vinegar and earthy yeast. The sourness is dominant yet the flavour is simultaneously complex and rounded. Highly attenuated - the driest beer I've had. No bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with light carbonation and good body. The sourness stimulates the palate. Exceptionally astringent, followed by an aftertaste of acidic funk, fruitiness and earthy yeast.

Wow - Cantillon gueuze never fails to impress. At first the sourness hits you and dominates the experience, but after a while the other flavours make themselves felt. The aroma and flavour are superbly balanced, and the body is wonderful. The only minor flaw was a slight lack of effervescence, but each bottle is different. Quite simply, a world-class brew that demands to be tried.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bareju
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled March 2012. This is the first sour beer/lambic I've tried.

A: Poured a beautiful, hazy golden amber similar in color to ciders. White head with fine bubbles, very thin, receded to edge of glass quickly. Not nearly as much head as I expected.

S: The first thing I noticed after uncorking was a strong, sour lemony smell wafting out of the bottle. Very strong aroma, but hard to describe. A little bit of funk and apple as well.

T: Follows pretty closely from smell, sour lemons, apple, funk. Sour bite lingers on the tongue long after the beer is swallowed.

M: Crisp, thin, lots of carbonation - mouthfeel reminds me of cider. A little dry, but not overly so.

O: I can't shake the overall impression that this is the sour cousin of a cider. The flavor was strong enough that I drank this one very slowly (~30 minutes). This would be absolutely great on a hot day, and was a very pleasant introduction to a whole new genre of beer. I will definitely be purchasing lambics in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
4.33 out of 5 based on 3,695 ratings.
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