Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Cantillon Cuvée Saint Gilloise.

Two year-old lambic, dry-hopped in the cask for three weeks.

Added by Dukeofearl on 01-23-2005

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Ranking:
#644
Reviews:
285
Ratings:
1,285
pDev:
7.8%
 
 
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Photo of bcsbeer
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 26 December 2017. Slightly opaque deep gold pour with white head that quickly dissipates leaving a solid ring and medium spotty lacing. Lite earthy funky/dry hay nose; some floral hop notes too. Sour green apples/pear notes; grassy; lite acidity. Medium lite body; lite carbonation; lite astringency. Lighter and more easy drinking than other Cantillon and 3F Lambics. I enjoyed it and would definitely recommend!

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Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

one of the best beers ever with flavors of buttery soaked oak and grassy lemon wood with slight tartness. This beer is as refreshing as delicious. Just wish I didn't spill half of it.

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Photo of h_lupulus
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SayBoom
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a foggy, murky orange-straw with a finger and a half of off-white foam. Aroma is light bread and wheat with a subtle sour twist, with herbal and citrus hops behind. Flavor profile is light bread, wheat, barley, and oak with very subtle and delicate notes of herbal, citrus, and floral hops. It adds a slight complexity to the subtle base beer. Mouth feel is still, with a medium thickness. There is a light chalkiness to it. Overall, superb beer between the well crafted base lambic and light hop additions.

Served in a bulb glass from a 750mL bottle.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cantillon is always such a breath of fresh air after a lot of American wild beers. So refined, subtle but full of complexity. If only it was easier to get.

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Photo of Keith_R
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemochas
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngusOg
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage enjoyed under the saint gilloise label, incredible lambic. sometimes with all the other great wild ale i forget how good these cantillon beer really are, this is truly incredible stuff. its very sour in the nose, intense lactic pucker, new smelling oak, light vanilla and then a raw wheat and straw complexion from the grain, heavy lemon, and slightly hoppier than others i have had from these guys. my mouth waters to taste this. in the flavor, the sourness is immediately intense, that well aged funk right there with the acidity. iodine, slight medicinal funk, tons of oak, and the aged hop thing, low bitterness but floral and sort of citric as well, lemon and lime notes, like straight up 7up soda, strong hay and straw dried grassiness, and a wonderful bretty weirdness to it behind the clean sourness, which is quite intense here. the beer feels soft, fluffy from the wheat, fresh from what hops remain in here somehow, and effervescent in carbonation, which i adore in lambic. pungently funky, wet animal and basement weird, but so attractive too. better as it warms. always a treat to drink beer from cantillon, as rare and hyped as it is, it almost always lives up to the lofty expectations i have for it. awesome beer right here!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/5/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, melon, pear, green apple, citrus peel, white grape, white wine, hay, straw, peppercorn, oak, leather, musty funk, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, white bread, light white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, earthy hops, oak barrel, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, melon, pear, green apple, citrus peel, white grape, white wine, hay, straw, peppercorn, oak, leather, musty funk, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, white bread, light white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/grassy bitterness, yeast/oak spiciness, and lactic tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, peach, melon, pear, green apple, citrus peel, white grape, white wine, hay, straw, peppercorn, oak, leather, musty funk, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, white bread, light white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, earthy hops, oak barrel, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately increasing dryness from tart/bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and grainy/sticky/acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a fantastic dry hopped gueuze! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, earthy hops, oak barrel, and pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink; with the modestly lactic/tannic/drying finish. Wonderful musty Brett complexity; with balanced dry hops, pale malt, and oak barrel flavors. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Lucoli
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lochraneg
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGust82
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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