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

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RATINGS: 746   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Piccola testa di schiuma fine e di rapida dissoluzione, colore giallo chiaro opalescente, aroma interessante e complesso, note di limone, acetico, vino invecchiato, legno, mele acerbe, al palato corpo medio e buona carbonazione , l’asprezza e’ ben bilanciata con la dolcezza dei malti, molto fresca e beverina. U’altra grande creatura di Cantillon.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3920) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 2, 2014
On tap at the Paris International Beer Celebration festival during the 1FRBG. Nose is on lambic notes. Aroma is on dry yellow fruits and tart, finish is very dry and acid, lot of lemon. Not my cup of tea.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Celest (126) - - JUN 1, 2014
Amazing gueuze lambic, very complex and full of different tastes, so enjoyable, very sour, grains, cereals, wild fruity and flowery notes. Ahhhh

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bruxellover (19) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange. Light head. Pear sour apple aroma. Thin palate of white Pinot grape and slight oak. Very champagne like dry. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (967) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
shared bottle. poured a cloudy orange colour with a white head. a lot carbonation going on here. a lot of old musky hops on the nose, grapes, earth, tart, vinegar, some old fruits, sour notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 17, 2014
Color ámbar turbio, espuma Aromas ácidos y afrutados. Cuerpo denso, sabor ácido y afrutado.final seco. Regusto largo. Muy rica

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (250) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Pours a hazy orange color with a ring of white lace. Very sour and tart aroma of strawberry jam and acidity. Very good flavor of cheese, strawberry jam and barnyard covered by dust and cobwebs with a good acidity and a sweet finish. Light body, dusty texture and very soft carbonation

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (47) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Probably my favorite Cantillon. Tart apples, lemon, barnyard and funk which goes great with the tiny, tiny spicy note. clean and crisp flavors and extremely sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (983) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2014
Hazy pale body with low head. Aroma has a lot of pear, apple, light citrus, overall fruity, light spicy. Taste has whiskey sweetness with medium fruity sourness. Body is full, high carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1391) - Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Fantastic stuff, one of my favorite Cantillon Gueuze bottles ever, nice yogurty lemon tartness, surprisingly (or unsurprisingly, given the dryhopping) bitter finish with nice lively carbonation that doesn’t overwhelm into champagne territory. Great stuff.


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