Cantillon Gueuze

Cantillon Gueuze

Rated 3.905 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brasserie Cantillon / Brouwerij Cantillon

Brussels, Belgium

Style:  Gueuze

5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 618 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank268
Overall Percentile99.5
Style Rank7 of 90
Style Percentile92.2
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.971
Weighted Score3.905
Standard Deviation0.499

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41 Member Reviews

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    rated 4.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    bone dry gueuze from the most militant of lambic brewers,citric ,bitter flavours with a long finish and spritzy mouthfeel,everthing that a authentic gueuze should be, with the classic musty lemon taste

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Clear light yellow with small white foam head. Quite sparkling. Aroma is sour, so is taste. Fresh, sour ale, understand why they refer to this as a champagne . Aftertaste slowly turning bit sweet, no bitter taste. (Velp 201301 - 1st beer of the year)

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    375 ml bottle - pour is murky orange/yellow with sharp carbonation but little head or retention. Musty aromas with a strong citric fruit component and a highly acidic mouthfeel. Complex Flavors evolve from barnyard funk to lemon that make this extremely tart. Secondary flavors of apple and grain. This is a complex brew and one of the tartest geuzue I've had - top notch.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Not certain, but phishpond or PfoxyJohn provided this goody at the IrishPfist tasting. Slightly murky but light straw/golden yellow pour with a bubbly head, light spotty lacing. BIG funk and tart aroma, yet sweet and yeasty, earthy hopped, Belgian goodness. Taste is funky too, "le barnyard", very slightly musty, tart sweet, smooth, and just plain flavorful. Really enjoyed this ale.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Odd………bottle has crown and cork, and when I removed the crown there was fluid on top of the cork. I’ve had this beer stored in the upright position for about a year now…… what is up with this??? Kind of scared I’ll have a bad bottle but when you’re talking Gueuze is there ever a good one? Corked did open with a bang a brew appears to be properly carbonated, the mystery continuous. Beer looks like apple juice with a nice white skiff floating on top. Intense sour aroma, vinegar, rubber……this style is always lost on me but I’m liking it more now than when I first had them. Taste is better than I thought it would be. Sour white grape, darkness, old apples. Dark aftertaste with a lingering better. Something I want to call tart lemon but I know that’s wrong maybe more of a grape fruit but I also know that’s wrong. What the hell I just smelt rotten egg briefly and I can’t get it back. So very dry, I’ll need to chug some water when I’m done here to avoid getting pasties. I can actually drink this with some enjoyment and that’s pretty high praise from considering I’m not a fan of this style.

  • GAVIANS 2 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Visited the Cantillon Brasseries this week in Brussels. Fantastic tour of this old school brewery set in its ways for over 100 years. They tease you by making you finish the tour before sampling the gueuze. The smell in the room with the aging barrels of brew is amazing with the smell of old wood and beer. After completing the tour, I was blown away by the tasting. Gueuze is like no other beer. It is an avalanche of tart lemony taste with a fruity aroma. It is definitely something for every beer drinker to experience. It was easy to drink, but admitted forced some pucker lips if you drink too quickly. I had seconds, of course. A must visit when in Brussels. Sorry if your a jealous getting this world class gueuze for only 2 Euros - just don't forget the $1,500 plane ticket and hotel.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    different yellow label w/guy falling off his stool...ciderish and funky tart aroma comes out of the popple after it's popped. lively carbonation but little head. lots of baryard, lemon, granny smiths and funk in the flavor, yet still pretty light on the palate. missing the green olive taste, which is a good thing. if all in the style were like this, i could begin to see what the fuss is all about. pretty steep for a good beer, though.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Funky and tart, pours yellow with no head. Spicy, sour, tart, acidic, fruity, and quite interesting. This is a fantastic representation of the style. Terrific.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Sparkling, golden-orange body with a thin white cap and spotty lacing coupled with very slow carbonation. Tart lemon and musty citrus scents. Aroma is rounded out with a funky horse barn quality that is very calming to the senses. Extremely drinkable beer, well blended and refreshingly tart without being overly sour. So damn drinkable in fact I enjoyed the entire bottle by myself and still wanted more. A dry and drawn out sourness leads into lemon, orange, and grapefruit flavors followed by musty yeast and sour dough bread. Upfront barnyard funkiness that is well received. This beer kept building and grew more impressive until it was finished.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    With anticipation I pour this rare find, I picked up yesterday from Total Wine and more. Pours a murky yellow when held to the light. Away from the light it holds an orange tinge. A small frothy white head settles fairly quickly, a soft lacing. The wild yeast comes through boldly with a unique sourness. By the nose alone, you’d think you had a bad drink. The body is light and champagne bubbly. Grapes and citrus come through on the plate in a tart-sour ale. But that sourness is far from offensive. It is unique, and drinkable. Paired this with a honey-citrus chicken. Balanced well. My anticipation was rewarded with a lambic style

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