Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru | Brasserie Cantillon

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3.93/5
Very Good
883 Ratings
Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand CruCantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Belgian Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,031
Reviews:
326
Ratings:
883
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
248
Trade:
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Photo of zac16125
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru
750mL bottle into a tulip
Vintage 2017
Drank several months ago, but review was done live during consumption.

A: Pours a golden orange with just a few bubbles of fizz, no real head and zero lacing. Looks undercarbed. 3.25

S: Tart, a little bit of funk like plasticy notes, oak. 4

T: Taste is tart, okay, quite sour but not to the degree of other Cantillons I’ve had. Some bitterness in there as well, more than most lambics I’ve had. 4

M/D: Mouthfeel is medium body, carbonation is very low, truthfully it tastes a bit flat. But drinkability is still average. 3

O: Good beer, but truthfully my least favorite Cantillon to date. I’d certainly drink again, but if I had moderately easy access to Cantillon it wouldn’t be my go to. 4

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Photo of CHickman
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grand Cru Bruocsella, Lambic Bio Saison 2014-2015-Bottled 23 March 2018, this pours hazy gold color with no head and close to zero lacing. The bottle listed "The LAMBIC GRAND CRU CANTILLON is like a cereals-based wine. It is a Lambic that has matured for three years in oak-wood casks and has been selected for its unique colour, bouquet and aroma."

Smells of tart green apples, rotten pear, white wine, grapes, barnyard funk, a slight fruity sweetness, earthy/woody hints and sour yeast and/or brett. Overall it's fruity, tart and sour, but not offensive as it comes off like a nice white wine.

Flavor is a mix of tart yeast, cereal and wet wheat bread combined with tart green apples, rotten pear, white wine, musty grapes, apple vinegar, oaky notes and then light peppery spices along with barnyard funk. Very complex, this shifts gears with each sip and at times it comes off boozier than 5% ABV, yet always remained fairly easy to drink. Some sips are tart, others sour, some even come off as fruity and almost wet hopped. This is an O.G. Belgian beer right here, setting the stage for everyone else to use barrels, wild yeast and bacteria to drag more science into brewing. I felt like I drank a history lesson as this bomber was consumed. Very enjoyable offering, I hope I get to try it again.

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Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h_lupulus
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.55/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer, really interesting being nearly uncarbonated. This beer gets so smooth and complex as it warms up, nice tartness and just the perfect amount of funk.

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Photo of desint
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersnake1
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrilliumFan
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you don't love this, then you don't like lambic.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxOhle
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WormGod
4.81/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingSlayer
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scxcrunner
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lic217
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Light orange with some pink hues, absolutely no head, very light haze
Smell: Fruity and funky
Taste: Follows the nose, starts very mildly sweet, ends with a bit of acidity and is bone dry. Get a little funky cheese, but mostly citrus like acidity, wood
Feel: Very mild carbonation, easy drinking
Overall:A really good beer and very interesting

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Photo of AGust82
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alos31
3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This one was interesting. It is not carbonated so watch out. Lots of funk but some great sour notes.

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Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 883 ratings