Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru | Brasserie Cantillon

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3.93/5
Very Good
898 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,652
Reviews:
328
Ratings:
898
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
250
Trade:
28
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3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

(5 oz draft pour at Zwanze Day event at Monk's... served in a little snifter)

White wine-like in appearance, aromatics, and flavors... Fruit skins (perhaps dried, musky) on nose... white wine, subtle perry or apple cider notes; bitter finish with an aftertaste like mineral, unfiltered water; essence of golden raisin builds... very dry and nearly still; very little (or delicate) zip from acids/carbonation, almost watery finish... interesting but restrained flavors - probably best to drink slightly warmer than cellar or possibly room temp... was hoping for something more, but I'd try it again

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3.11/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

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4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep gold/pale amber - looks like chrystal clear apple juice; no head; one or two spots of lace. Aromas of sour green apples, fresh cut hay, with some grassiness and funk. Taste is barely fruity, like eating the fuzzy skin of a less than fresh peach past its prime; mild acidity; grape must; sour green apples;subtle shoe leather. Zero to almost no carbonation; lite body; very dry and lightly acidic; old wooden/flat feel; wooden tongue coating almost vinous. Overall, less sour funky and acidic than their Gueuze, but the liquid does dry the whole mouth; super lite - it would be easy drinking but for the dryness aspect - and just too vinous; yet, the beer is hard not to want to drink more - compelling!

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

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

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

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 898 ratings