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


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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (541) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
2014 bottle. Hazy amber with a minimal head. Aroma is vinegary, tart with lots of green apples. Taste is as above but with quite a lot of wood. Light body, low carbonation, dry mouth feel. Dry and woody after taste.
Not that tart as expected though, could probably have done with some age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5595) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from Lekkerbier, as Cuvee Saint Gilloise, dated 12 Nov 2012, BB Nov 2022, large sample. Slight hazy golden color, big frothy white head. Aroma is flowery, slight grassy, bit tart, slight funky, bit peppery as well. Soft to medium tartness in taste, slight grassy bitterness. Medium to high carbonation. The flowery and grassy hoppy notes go very well with the clean lambic. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (1800) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle a cloudy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts sourness fruits apple some hops and sourness flavor malts sourness fruits apple lemon spicy and some hops and sourness in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2015
0,75l bottle @ Pikkulintu. Pours hazy yellow with a medium head. Aroma is just sour malts. Flavor is sweet acidic malts. Very fine balance. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (6841) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Draft - Light tart white wine notes, some flower and petroleum. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Tart up front, sweet and herbal, grassy and a bit bitter in the finish. Very dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1485) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
750 ml capped and corked bottle, back label says bottled 24 September 2012, best before September 2022. Labeled as Cuvée St-Gilloise. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, it’s smells like apricots, hay, funk, citrus peel and some peppery spice. The brew tastes like citrus (mostly lemon) peel, hay, funk, bready/grainy malt, oak, peppery spice, earthy/floralness, and some white grapes. There’s a nice mix of tartness, fruitiness, and funky/earthiness. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s smooth and easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was good, definitely worth picking up if you come across some!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (841) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a light golden with a fizzy white head and decent lacing. Aroma of lemon and cheesy hops with some wild barnyard and oak. Taste is slight tart and lemony with mild pepper and some oak and slight hop character in the finish. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Really good Geueze with well integrated flavors. Pairs well with sharp cheeses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (478) - USA - DEC 31, 2014
Color is a clean golden color with a finger of white fluffy head. Smell is funky barnyard, perm, chemical, lemon. Taste is sour rush with some lemon, oak, barnyard funk. Very dry, washes away the sour. Some more of the oak at the end and a little cheese and bread and a very small amount of caramel malt at the end. A well done brew that's hard to peg flavor wise. The majority is the sour barnyard with an old cheese like hops. But those flavors work. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (752) - - DEC 31, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, bright straw color with a fizzy white head. Has a funky lemon pledge smell. Taste is tart an sour with a bit of sweetness underneath. Lemon, cheese and a little band-aidy. Some pepper at the end. Dry mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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