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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
At Justin’s house warming party. Aroma is classic cantillon funk, fan fucking tastic, fuck yeah light hops. Taste is funky, light acidity, very nice cantillon funk, but not quite up to the very high standard of cantillon.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ninecats (156) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Draft at Akkurat, October 2013. Pours hazy yellow/goldenish with a quickly settling small white foam leaving a lid on the surface. Very fresh funky (is there such a thing?) aroma of elder-flower, hay, citrus, horse blanket, wood. Taste is a lovely complex one with a moderate sour beginning of citrus and red berries, leaving rooom for a slight rounder feel when some slight hints of elder-flower appear, orange and a slight grape hint, finishing sour and dry. Medium body, soft carbo, oily texture. Very fresh and rich without loosing its typical gueuze-character, lovely.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (703) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy golden with a large white head. Herbal and dry flowers, dusty, light barnyard, wooden, lemon, cheese. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and sour. For me this is the perfect pairing for classic moules frites.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poech73 (187) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Sample@Quintessence 2014 as "Cuvée Saint-Gilloise". Gueuze fort portée sur le froment, un peu comme un blanche sure mais avec de la rondeur en plus, et sèche. Le corps doux est assez savoureux: à la fois rond, fruité et biscuité développant des saveurs herbacées des différents houblons. La finale st assez longue, surette et peu amère. Un délice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
On tap at capitol beer and taproom pours golden Orange with white head taste is slightly sweet with a good sour taste amazing

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours hazy dark golden color with white head. Herbal, grassy, floral and oak aromas with some funkiness. Sour and funky flavor with lemon, oak, grass and some hoppiness. Medium body with lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ventanas83 (11) - - JUL 23, 2014
Clody pale with some floaters. Expected. Very sour tart lemon citrus. Very drinkable with slight brett in finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (289) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Hazy golden. Small white head. Lemon, oak, hops, sour. Dry. Smooth and funky.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (724) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Bouteille 750ml, 2012, sous le nom de Cuvée Saint-Gilloise. Couleur orangée pâle voilée, mousse blanche fuyante. Arôme de brett, boisé, acide, vineux, cuir. Goût vineux, brett, boisé, fruité, bonne acidité. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3455) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Sample at SRBG Grand Tasting. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and floral. Taste is lemon, apple, grape, funk, spice, and wood. Crisp and refreshing.


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