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


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RATINGS: 847   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Tap. Hazy orange pour with a thick white head. Green apple, citrus, leather, straw. Crisp, dry and tart. Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (1171) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle at Bullerup puppen. Pours orange hazy with faomy head. Aroma of funk, tart, light green Apples, light herbs. Very funky dry, tart and bitter taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1520) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Lot #A1234. Colour...lightly hazy amber with a thick white head. Nose... fruity and funky with horse blanket, stinky French cheese. Palate...also quite funky but dry as well and very tart. The mid palate is dry a and the finish is clean, crisp and vibrant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1407) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
750ml bottle of St Gilloise bottled March 2013. Pours a golden color with a bit of frothy white head. Wonderful crisp complex flavor. Very dry hop bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3734) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
11-SEP-2015, draft @Cantillon, with Ulkløbben. Hazy yellow with lasting, White head. Tart, wheat, straw, brett. The hops can be sensed more than tasted. Dry hopped feeling with a Little grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acid303 (568) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - SEP 12, 2015
Small Saint-Gilloise sample @ Cantillon. Pours golden with long-lasting white head. Both aroma and taste are lemon, green apples and hints of orange. The aftertaste is sour and bitter, being the former more dominant. Light/medium mouthfeel, good carbonation. Nice balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1822) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
St Gill Sample after tour at Cantillon. Poured yellow light orange with min white head. Aroma lemon citrus minor funk yeast. Light carb med bod. Tastes med tart acidic quite lemony. Avg

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle at cantillon as st gilloise
pale golden with fresh piney herbal nose, Sharp, dry, tart, fresh, clean, refereshing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3566) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2015
Glass at Cantillon. Cuvee Saint-Gilloise Bright gold with a lemony & hayloft aroma. Tart lactic, mildly acidic on a softly carbonated med-light body. Good but I preferred the Faro. Cool being served by Jean though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rusos (288) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle. Golden colour. Aroma hoppy, floral, grapes, bit sour. Taste is i teresting - sourness mixed with hopiness. Grapes. Bit spicy. Bitter/ sour aftertaste. Very drinkable and very good.

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