Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic | Brasserie Cantillon

BA SCORE
96
world-class
3,679 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:
3,679
Reviews:
901
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
1,175
Gots:
1,176
For Trade:
84
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,679 |  Reviews: 901
Photo of cmf
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: deep orange to straw. Pale and slight clarity. Thick white head with perfect round clear bubbles inside.

S: lots of barnyard funk. Horse blanket. Oak. Sour grapes. Old shoe leather.

T: very bitter upfront. More so than I expected. Sour notes. Oak is previlent.

F: thin plus body. Crisp bitter finish

O: it's ok. I wanted to like this more being what it is and the hype; but it's really just average at best.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OompaMentor
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into wine glass; unfiltered golden color with nice one finger head and lots of carbonation. Soured fruity, funky smell. Carbonation works the palate with sour notes on front and a nice soft fruit finish. The soured smell remains and as the beer warms the sour notes come alive. A nice Brett-style beer well done.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hallu
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

They only do the organic version now (Bio). I've had two of those. The first one I had was a bit disappointing. A good gueuze, but nothing exceptionnal. The second one I had was much better. A really powerful yeasty smell without being too agressive, you can smell the straw, the apple cider, the oak... And in the mouth it's a perfectly balanced gueuze. I bought a second one for aging, and I think it'll develop some interesting notes, like with the 3 Fonteinen gueuze which is still my favorite one. I just wished the Americans would stop buying Cantillon by the case like it's the only good brewery in Belgium, making it harder for us to find Cantillon's products in France... Breweries like 3 fonteinen or De Ranke are doing great stuff too in the gueuze/kriek department. In fact I think 3 fonteinen does a better gueuze than Cantillon, and De Ranke a better kriek... Still, that gueuze is the 2nd best I've ever had.

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Photo of Reed
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Chizzlethespeez
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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 Yellolab2010
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of c_tails
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BourbonAgedGuru
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jvandever
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ross84
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of efrankmcguire
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buking21
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBender
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fireazzi
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My first Cantillon was a surreal experience for my beer tasting. It was really well done. I think I hyped it up to have a giant funk symphony in my mouth and it was pretty good but I had too high expectations. Really well done. The funk smell is great and the sourness is spot on.

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Photo of Mandypants11
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakeScully
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was expecting a lot more from this cantillon product which is overhyped in America. It's fairly good, but not world class, though I understand this one isn't the best from this brewery. At this price I'm not going to buy again.

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Photo of Jow
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is really a bitter, sour and musky bier. To be honest a bit to sour and bitter for me.

But if you like these fierce flavours you need to try this one!

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Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
4.33 out of 5 based on 3,679 ratings.
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