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

Photo of Mongrel
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BoilerUpNavy
4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of malfunxion
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EMV
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Cantillon long-stemmed tulip.

L: Cloudy light golden pour with a finger of white lace. Solid lacing.

S: Tart and funky.. lemon rind and bread dough. Yeasty and complex.

T/F: Classic gueuze... tart and defying explanation. Yeasty... funky... lemon and unripened cherries. A dash of sour apple... dry and almost astringent. Some fruity sweetness behind the tart. Dances on the tongue... nice carbonation and medium body.

O: One of the flagship Belgian Gueuze's, and doesn't taste quite like anything else out there. Always a treat when you can get it, and I pick up something a little different each time I try it.

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

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

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

Photo of nvbrew
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Rating is for vintage 2007 from Cantillon cellar:
Pours golden / amber with small white head.
Aroma has Cantillon funk, green apples, hay, barnyard, wet cellar, lemon.
Taste is hay, lemon, bitter green apples, lemon tart, little funk.

This review is for the "regular" none aged:
L:4 S: 4 T: 4 F: 4 O: 4
Pale orange with small head
Aroma is funky, sourdough, bread, hay, barn
Taste is dusty, grapefruit, lemon, funky

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Photo of boshzordof
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is like walking in a flowery meadow on a windy day. One of the few beers I've had that showed me beauty in craft brewing at its purest.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josholson666
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Bottled 6/3/14; drank 3/3/15 @ Fischmans.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Hazy dandelion appearance.

Minimal white head; no lace.

Mildly tart melon nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Mildly tart fresh melon flavor; crisp & refreshing, this simple brew would be perfect on a hot summer day. A great balance between fruit sweetness & pleasant tartness.

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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

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