Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru | Brasserie Cantillon

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87
very good
856 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:
856
Reviews:
320
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
241
For Trade:
25
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 856 |  Reviews: 320
Photo of MatthewWalters
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsmick
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had this beer yesterday at Hill Farmstead. This is by far my least favorite offering Cantillon. The characteristic funk was there, but it was absolutely overpowered by the bitterness of the aged hops. The almost complete lack of carbonation didn't help matters. The back end on the palate was so astringent and bitter that it just completely ruined the beer for me.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2011. Had this bottle as part of a very large Lambic share my beer club hosted last night. Excellent example of why Cantillon is so sought after. Enjoyed this one much more than I thought I would and this vintage in particular was very good!

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Photo of moarmare
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: What should a still lambic look like? Not sure as this is my first experience but the beer pours out with a hazy goldenstraw color looking more like a glass of wine than a beer

Smell: Funky and somewhat tart

Taste: Funky from the outset, with the sour, green apple flavor building; farmhouse tones explode on the tongue, with a dry, oaky finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but still

Overall: Quite a treat for those who like unblended lambics; this gets back to the origins of the style, I would think

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Photo of Anatole
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lloydboss
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StJamesGate
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Viscous dark gold with no head. 4
Slightly funky, rotten flower nose. 3.75
White sherry, lemon marmalade, chalk, cheese (especially rind), flowers, and plums. Deepens into golden sultanas as it opens. 4.5
Plum skin end and dry linger.
Flat, thick, round. 4.5

The straight dope - seamless and deep, with no acetic. You need to start comparing to dessert wines to get at what’s going on here. What lambic is - true nectar. Worth the trip to Brussels all by itself. 5

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Photo of Nichols33
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthT
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of straightlambic
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swanfungus
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful pour, great aroma, but undone by flavors that are just a little too funky for my palate. Watery, thin, and sour, but with too much mustiness for me.

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Photo of ricoslim
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of shoegueuze
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Farnswurth
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hawkfish
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru from Brasserie Cantillon
3.9 out of 5 based on 856 ratings.
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