Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Cuvée Des ChampionsCantillon Cuvée Des Champions
BA SCORE
96.5%
Liked This Beer
4.36 w/ 1,252 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:
#359
Reviews:
277
Ratings:
1,252
Liked:
1,208
Avg:
4.36/5
pDev:
7.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
541
Gots:
276
Trade:
35
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Photo of mlhyatt
3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of iong516
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Cuvee des champions '14 vintage

Yields a cloudy, vibrant orange color, with a huge, froth head.

Offers a huge amount of grassy, american hops, giving the beer a unique note, which provides more depth, due to herbal, matured hops. There is a layer of subtle tartness underneath the hops, quite funky, together with leather, yogurt and a whiff of glue. The nose comes perfectly together, between sourness, grass, bitterness and even a fruity indication, leading to a fantastic aroma.

Has an incredible soft mouthfeel to it, with a fitting carbonation.

Tastes of leavy, grassy hops with a decent amount of citrus peel, bread and an enjoyable tartness. Blends perfectly into the slightly metallic, lively carbonation, unfolding matured hops among grass and acrid herbs. Finishes with a lively dryness and old hops, while a lot of the grass is still there, evoking an almost fruity impression as the malts tend to get a little sweeter.

As there is a belgian IPA, this in my opinion comes closest to an IPAed lambic . Dont get me wrong, this is unmistakely a lambic, but the hop integration is pretty much character defining. The beer has a highly unusual taste for a lambic, coming incredible well together, with hops doing a huge part of the work, among your typical cantillon lambic foundation. Very rich in flavor, the beer emphasizes a lot subtle flavors, cutting through the matured hops. Reveals a perfect interplay between sour and bitter.

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Photo of schmidtmattsays
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wiescins
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Photo of Malefactor
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
3.51/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreizhen
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RayReed522
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fahmie25
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eternal218
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Nefarious
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baybum
3.91/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.15/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

January '15 vintage.

I have a few older bottles, and I just haven't gotten around to trying this beer, until someone was nice enough to share a fresh one at Gratitude day. Cloudy amber-orange pour, with a nice fluffy white head that settled at a small layer. Funky, lemony aroma, cobwebby, green hops and oak. More of the same in the taste, barnyard funk, earthy, green hop notes, lemon, acetic acid. Light-medium body, awkward mouthfeel. Reminded me a little of Iris, which I really do not like fresh. So I'm interested to see if I like this beer better when it's got some age on it. Hops in lambic just doesn't really do anything for me.

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Photo of suckaj
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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

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4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tbub18
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 96.5% out of 100 with 1,252 ratings
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