Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Cuvée Des ChampionsCantillon Cuvée Des Champions
BA SCORE
96.5%
Liked This Beer
4.36 w/ 1,251 ratings
Cantillon Cuvée Des ChampionsCantillon Cuvée Des Champions
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#358
Reviews:
277
Ratings:
1,251
Liked:
1,207
Avg:
4.36/5
pDev:
7.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
541
Gots:
276
Trade:
35
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of farrago
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solidly constructed two finger head with a great deal of activity at the pour point, light tan color, retains a thick surface coating for some time, the lacing starts off thickly and gently glides off. Looks like a bright ball of fiery orange in the glass, more of a reddish tint than yellow, too opaque to see many bubbles. The nose steadily builds to a crescendo of orange to lemon citrus, sour oak vinosity, white grape, apricot and apple fruit, earthy with notes of dried garden herbs, cedar, possesses a sense of ripeness more than sweetness. Medium-bodied, the steadiness and richness of the carbonation spreads the liquid cheek to cheek. Quite lemony and also with more pronounced hoppy bite, grassiness. The peach, apricot, pear fruit flavors fill themselves out nicely. Over time the citrus palette works in additional white grapefruit and blood orange nuances. Stony more than minerally. Very well balanced and integrated, not overly sour. Shows much room for improvement via aging. Bottled January 5, 2015.

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Photo of BartS
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspeer711
4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JratBones
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakemn91
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xdtfx
3.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jroof1
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of masterofsparks
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdtrice
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stezz420
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of ystazi
4.97/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CTFalcon
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Farnswurth
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of parkeak0
4.91/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EJJ1848
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.93/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of zac16125
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cuvee St. Gilloise
750mL bottle into a Teku
Vintage 2013

Thanks to yumbeer for sending this one over in a trade!


A: Murky, essentially opaque, golden orange with a huge 3+ fingers width of fluffy white head that dissipates slowly leaving a thick film throughout the duration of the drink. Tons of lacing. 4.5

S: Funkier than most Cantillons and not as sour. Lots of oaky characters and subtle tartness, lactic acidity, floral notes, plastic-like funk, citrus. 4.25

T: Stronger sour notes than on the nose, tons of oak, that plastic-like funk characters, sweet-ish citrus on the finish, biting lactic acidity. 4.25

M/D: Medium body, carbonation heavy which is appropriate, very dry on the finish, drinkability is very good. 4.5

O: Far from my favorite Cantillon, but an enjoyable drink as always. 4.25

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Photo of Beer_lover89
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 96.5% out of 100 with 1,251 ratings
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