Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru | Brasserie Cantillon

BA SCORE
88
very good
850 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand CruCantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
850
Reviews:
319
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.76%
 
 
Wants:
134
Gots:
242
For Trade:
26
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Ratings: 850 |  Reviews: 319
Photo of GuisseppeFranco
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of axeman9182
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle of the 2007 vintage. Allowed to warm a little before being poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Cantillon Bruocsella Grand Cru pours orange, lightening to tangerine at the edges, and with not quite 100% clarity. A few scant bubbles briefly form on top of the beer, but that's it, not even a bit of head to it. The nose is a little dull, but it has some wet hay notes from the brett, as well as a light tartness. There's a bit of honey soaked apple at the open of each sip, which is a nice touch. The barnyard funk comes in mid palate, and is surprisingly restrained. A brief citric/lemon sourness comes in for the finish. The mouthfeel can only be described as flabby. It's damn near completely flat, and leaves the body feeling way too full for a wild ale. I guess it was bound to happen, but Bruocsella Grand Cru is the first time I've really been let down by Cantillon.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, 2007 edition, bottled 2010, best before date of 12/2020. Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden orange color, topped with a finger of fizzy white foam that fades quickly, leaves no lacing.

S- Tart nose, lots of earthy yeast funk, hay, some lemon.

T- Follows the nose with lemony, acidic tartness, more mellow than on other Cantillon brews, more complex earthy funk, must, lemon and wood.

M- Medium-to-light-bodied, smooth feel, very little carbonation, dry finish.

O- A really nice unblended lambic, like everything I've had from Cantillon I had a great time drinking this.

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Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at his tasting.

2011 vintage. Bottled 10/20/11.

Pours a murky orange with no head and no lacing. Smell is quite sour, tart, and funky with a slightly cheesy aroma as well. Taste is pretty much the same but not as intense as the nose would indicate. This beer has no carbonation with a flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but much different from other Cantillons I have had in the past.

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Photo of beerpirates
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into my cantillon tulip glass
2006 vintage !

Golden pour, light haze. Even a vigourous pour couldn’t raise a 1 finger head - a few whitish bubbles and then nothing. expected sour nose, grapey, tart lemons. In the mouth the beer shows plenty of sourness, lemon peel notes, sharp acidic finish, a little woody character at the end. Medium bodied, carbonation is pretty much absent here. Overall this was quite a bit more mellow and a bit less sour than I was expecting, but the key lambic notes are present. The stillness if this beer is a little strange, but the taste is fantastic.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rarbring
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brew is golden, clear, with a small white head that leaves little lacing, some curtains.

The smell is sour, lemon and sour milk, some earthy aromas, stable, leather. Funky!

The taste is very crisp, sour, sour cream, vineagar with complex earthy notes.

Little carbonation, a refreshing feeling, a dry acid finish.

A straight top notch lambic, clean and very typical. Well done! 2006 Vintage,

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Photo of kscaldef
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brewing date 2005, bottling date 2007

A: Very appealing golden orange color with great clarity. No signs of carbonation, as one expects from straight lambic.

S: Pure classic Cantillon. Bright lemony sharpness and funky barnyard and hay

T: Funk, funk, and more funk. Not super sour, but tart and strongly minerally with an astringency that grows and a little more bitterness than I'd expect.

M: Somewhat thin which, when combined with being uncarbonated, ends up feeling like something is a bit lacking. Finishes with a ton of mouth-scraping astringency.

O: This is pretty interesting to have tried, and grows on me a little bit, but I think that overall it's not for me. I'll probably stick with gueuze.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of aasher
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. This beer pours a light bodied apricot orange in color with no carbonation at all. It is what it is. The nose is really subtle and the sour fruit characteristics are faint. There is subtle, watered down dried apricots with moderate funk. It's really light. The flavors are watery and again there are dehydrated fruits making up the sour. It's almost a neutral lambic (I know there isn't fruit), like sour water. It drinks very light in watery in body. I know it's supposed to be still but it doesn't do the beer any favors. This is still very drinkable. It won't wow you in any way but it's a nice, easy drinking lambic.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A vigorous pour produces a glass of hazy deep golden liquid with a smattering of tiny bubbles on top. Dark apple juice comes to mind. Smells funky and fruity with a hint of sweetness. Tart sour cherries and lemons via for attention against a sweet sugary backdrop. Funky sweaty horse blanket with a touch of plastic phenol round out the nose. Funky phenolic comes out first before a bit of fruity lemony lactic puckers me up a bit. There's still a bit of malt sweetness in there that tries to counter the onslaught of funk, but it fails. Medium body, still carbonation, with a tart earthy sourish puckering mouthfeel. Lots of raw funk in this one, I enjoyed it, but I've honestly enjoyed some of the blended lambics a bit more.

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Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru from Brasserie Cantillon
3.91 out of 5 based on 850 ratings.
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