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


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RATINGS: 810   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2099) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
2010 bottle, pours a hazy gold with a large light tan head. The smell is tart fruit, funk, yeast. The taste is tart, funky, some bitter hops with a dry ending. The body is light with active carbonation. Great stuff...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5281) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
This poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was of minerally water, lemon juice, some hay, and dust. Flavor was mild tartness, very earthy funk character and minerally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2171) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle at Hilpeä Hauki. Hazy amber color, white head. Sour taste with citrus, tart, hops, acidic notes, toast and grass. Sour finish with citrus, acidic notes, hops, tart and grass. Very nice lambic, almost too easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Art (2210) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Hazy yellow pour. Minimal white head. Aroma of light funk, clay, must, lemon. Taste is lightly sour and grainy. Slightly dry finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbouchy (13) - Thionville, FRANCE - FEB 28, 2015
Nez frais et rond. Notes de miel. En bouche, acidité légère avec de belles notes grillées, toastées, boisées. Beaux arômes épicés du houblon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (558) - 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 (5771) - 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 (1850) - 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 (2820) - 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!

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