Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 830   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A new brew concocted by Jean Van Roy to celebrate the 2003-2004 Division III title for the local Union St. Gilles football team and its upgrade to Division II.

Cuvee des Champions is not a traditional ’gueuze,’ in that it is made from only two year-old 2001 lambic, not from a blend of older and younger lambics. It is also dry-hopped in the cask for three weeks with fresh Styrian Goldings hops. Re-fermentation in the bottle is achieved with the addition of a small amount of candi sugar.

Editor’s Note: Cuvée Saint-Gilloise is dry-hopped with Hallertau and is merged with this listing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1976) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 5, 2015
75cl bottle. Straw gold color. Thin white head. Medium high bitter, medium sour. Flavour is high hop, pepper, brett, grassy, light fruit, citric.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nodrog (13) - SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Had this on tap at Cantillon, which is more than worth a visit if you’re ever in Brussels, and in bottle. Both were absolutely superb, marrying perfectly traditional gueuze flavours with intense hop character and aroma. Great lemony zest in there too. Refreshing, complex, stunning. Get some if you can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2015
Cuvée Saint-Gilloise, 750ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours hazy orange with a big but quick-fading white head. Aroma is barnyard, vinegar, floral, malt, citrus - especially lime. Flavour is funky, tart, medium to heavy sour and light saltiness. Medium bodied, thin texture, average carbonation. Finish is sour, dry, citrus and fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (12976) - DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle as "Cantillon Cuvée Saint-Gilloise", 5%. hazy amber with small white head. Aroma is malt, tart, barnyard, funky and lemon. Flavour is malt, tart, lemon, barnyard, sour, dry, citric, leather, grapefruit and medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1118) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle. Thanks to Saeglopur. Slightly cloudy orange body with white head. Aroma is wood with tobacco and leather with hints of fruits and grapes. Taste is sour with herbs and hints of malts and some dryness. Aftertaste is sour bitter and malty in the background. Very nice and complex one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1113) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 18, 2015
750 ml bottled Jan. 2015 from Saveur Bière, shared at RB Tasting Linz.
Deep orange, hazy body, with a medium, frothy, white head.
Aroma of wood, barrel, barnyard, sweet berries, sour apples and lots of other fruits, basement.
Tastes of funk, dry wood, green apples, pears, sour citrus fruits, overripe fruits, some leather.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes sour, dry, wooden, with pears, sour fruits, leather.

Very tasty. Really complex, with a greatly balanced sourness. Lots of fruits and wood notes. Overall one of the best Cantillons I’ve had, just how I like a Lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (981) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 18, 2015
750ml bottle at Austrian RB Meeting in Linz shared by Sebilinz, many thanks. As Cuvee Saint-Gilloise. Bottled 01/2015. orange / light amber cloudy color, obvious carbonation. medium big white head. smells sour, wood, funk, peach, cork, citric notes. light to medium body, obvious carbonation, light mouthfeel. tastes sour, funk, some wood, peach, grass, herbal, citric, a bit leathery. finishes sour, quite dry and with some funk and wooden notes. overall a tad too dry / sour for me. but still drinks well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2015
Pours amber with a large head. Nose shows funk and horseblanket, melon, elderflower and lemon rind. Similar flavour; more funk, elderflower, grassy and spicy hops, peach and apricot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2372) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
A vibrant delicious beer. Aromas of Orange/red soft fruit. Floral. Flavours are snappy and crisp. Sour, oaky and bitter. Citrus rind. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (605) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
On tap at Akkurat, Stockholm. Pours hazy light amber with small white head. Aroma of lemon, horse stable, effervescent powder, grass. Taste sour and tart, some umami; bitter finish, a lot of aroma coming through.

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