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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 789   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - OCT 8, 2008
oro buona schiuma discreta persistenza note fruttate leggero erbaceo un tocco dui aciditàa vino bianco in bocca acidità media ben frutatto un tocco di legno molto persistente al palato

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 Bottle shared by iowaherkeye, not pepsican. Poured a hazy golden-yellow color. Attractive aroma of funky white wine vinegar and lemon. Light bodied with mild acidity that peaked at the end. Tasted of tart apple, lemon, lime, and vinegary leather sandal. I never thought footy sandal could be such a pleasant flavor until I tried this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Bottle. It was my birthday today, and I had this while eating oysters at an oyster farm north of san fran; it was a really nice experience. Cloudy yellow-orange pour with some white head. Aroma is lemony tartness with a little bit of funk. Very citrusy. Flavor is the same, reminds of RR beatification, but not quite as good. Small amount of sweetness in the finish. It’s a good beer on a warm day. I also put a little bit of it on an oyster that I cooked; it was pretty tasty eating.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3603) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle at EBF 2008. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Moderate aroma and taste of sweet sour fruits and citrus. Lasting finish. Well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Capped and corked 750. Pours hazy gold with a thick but falling head. Aroma of lemon, fruit, grass. Light body and moderate carbonation. Lemony taste of orange rinds, cork, barnyard, oak. Sour dry finish. I’m left with the taste impression of chewing on a cork that has been marinating in lemonade for a rather long time.

4
   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 (4804) - 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 (4828) - 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 (1470) - @ $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.


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