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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2010
Grabbed a light, springy, fruity beer to celebrate the rising of our lord. Pours a muted orange color with a quickly dissipating white head. The carbonation is significant though. Fruity and funky aroma. Funk is of the must and hay variety as opposed to a stinky cheese sort of variety. Grassy, hay aroma as well. Flavor is a lot of tangy lemon citrus with a bit of sourness. The finish is nicely bitter rounding out the drink. You are left with a stinging sort of sourness on the back of your palette for a while after the last swallow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. A pretty wild beer this. Potent aroma of unrelenting funky yeast. Flavor is sour and acidic with grassy notes. Finish is very crisp. Medium in body with good carbonation, which enhances the sour bite. A nice departure from my normal fare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2010
Served as Cuvee du 89. Rusty cap with wet cork under. Pours a straw moisty yellow with a white head. The nose is acidic with sour notes off cause. Im thinking of soap to clean the dishes with....the strong version. The taste is not that sour and fades rather quickly. Grapes that are not that green anymore. I sence some woody notes as weell Watery to medium palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1513) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
A: Pours a light golden yellow hue with a small white head. S: Nice bold funkiness. Lemon and wet grass stand out. Dank basement and cheese. T: Tart apples and lemon up front. Wet hay and wonderful funk. Crushed sweet tarts and a nice blast of acidity. M: On the light side of medium, nice tartness (not overly) with a grassy hop bitterness. D: Darn good, man Cantillon does no wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café during Big Wood 2008:   Straw colored, a little bright even being hazy, moderate frothy white head, decent lacing, lively carbonation.   Sweaty nose, sock and underarm.   Funky!   Also barnish and floral.   Somewhat of a straight up tartness on the tongue but without many other flavors.   Dry, and very simple.   Perhaps a little bright floral aspects.   Not as big as I was thinking it would be.   Flattens out on the backside.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Needs more umph at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Thanks Flacoalto. 2004 vintage. Lemon juice, hay and smiles. Hazy mustard. Stinging in my jaw tart. Bracing. Eyes roll back. Reminds me of my first Iris. Maybe some strawberry essence in there. Glorious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2446) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2009
750 ml 2005 bottle. Pours a deep orange caramel with a frosty off white head. Aroma of sour oak, funk, citrus and grapes. Taste of sourness, oak wood, funk, citrus and grapes. One of the better sour beers Ive had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2009
750ml bottle, brewed Jan2007, bottled 19May2009. Pours a slightly hazy light golden yellow with a moderate bright white head. Aroma is lovely barnyard, musty, dusty, fresh citrus and lemon, fresh cut and peel, and oak. Flavor is lots of fruit, peel, a good amount of sour and tart, oak, funk and general yum. Wow, this works really well for me and found this to be unique and very, very tasty. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4007) - - NOV 28, 2009
750 ml bottle. brewed in january 2007. bottled may 19, 2009. drunk late november 2009. a clear orange/gold hued beer under a small white head. mildly tart. light and incredibly smooth palate. peachy/lemony flavor. a very clean gueuze. dry finish. quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle from 09. Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Has a acidic funk smell to it. Has a mild sour taste with a little wood taste. This one would have been if it was older.

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