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

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RATINGS: 774   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Cloudy pale golden, moderate head, really nice lacing and retention. Aroma is very funky with strong notes of cheese, also has barnyard action, lemons, a bit of basement. Medium bodied, moderate tartness, quite drinkable with a light sweetness. Nice Gueuze except for the price.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2008
750ml corked bottle@Plan B, Copenhagen. Clear yellow brown. Thin greyish head. Fresh citrus-fruity nose with a slight sourness. Notes of cellar, hay and wood. Flavor is acidulous oranges, fairly tart with more bittering hops than expected for the style. Some mineralic notes. Crisp. Dry citric, slight bitter ending. Utterly refreshing, high drinkabilty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (4616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2008
750ml bottle. Dull golden body with a nice, dense white head. Aroma has a pleasant, sourish, musty cellar note. Flavor is acidulous, fruitiness in the direction of oranges with a bitter twist in the finish. This is a pleasant, well balanced, relatively kind, but still true to the style Lambic.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pepsican (1452) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2008
gold pour with a small white head. Aroma of oak, dust, funky cheese, lemons. Flavor is up front dust, cobweb, dust, grapefruit, tobacco, spice, metals. Sour acidic finish, lots of carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 5, 2008
Cloudy ligth gold with noce lasting head. Ligth fruity hoppy aroma of grapefruit and leather, some flowers and spices. Flavour is sour and little bitter in the short sour finish. Supprisingly bitter and hoppy for a Cantillon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2008
RBSG 2008. Pours gold with a quick glimpse of a white head that vacates quickly. Dry and acidic with a long sour finish. Earthy and funky finish, soft lemony hop note to the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2008
bottle 375 ml 10€ at Pikkulintu Helsinki 150808 golden yellow fizzy pleasant easy sourness , fruity, gentle hops. Some day I am looking more astringent Cantillon but maybe this bottle was matured for a while. Refreshing hot summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhops (430) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Pours light golden color with smallish carbonated head. Aroma of sour goodness with some funk/cellar notes. Flavor is nice and dry, tart almost metallic. Good offering from cantillon but not my favorite of theirs. Could use a little more age perhaps to round out the flavors.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2008
bottle thanks to bhops. beautiful deep gold color with a 2 finger white head. great tart/funkness smell with quit a large sourness to boot on the nose. very smooth on the palate with a great sweet/tart flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Hazy orange body, white head. Aroma is faintly sour, has some bretty funk, and a touch of lemon citrus. Flavor is lemony sour with a dry tang, and a note of hops. Tangy and effervescent body.


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