nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle CT$ shared by sliffy, thanks! Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of brett, funk, some yeast and some spices. Earthy flavor, some grapeskin and some sourness to it. Lively carbonation...fairly light with a sour/dry finish.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared by Sliffy at C-bus tasting #4. Huge thanks to Dan for sharing this incredible beer that I’ve really wanted to taste! This baby starts out with some Bootsy Collins Funk in the nose, sour and earthy as well. Hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Medium palate with good carbonation. Great light sour flavor with earthy notes mixed in. I love this style, and this is a great example of balance and drinkability.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma, funky and sour, some lemon grass, and yeast. Flavor, some light apples, lemon, sour and funky, nice and smooth though. Really nice beer.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle, thanks to The_Epeeist for the trade. Pours a hazy golden orange with an average bubbly white head that left some lacing. Aroma of barnyard, musty, grapes, some woodiness, floral and hints of the candi sugar sweetness. Great aroma, interesting how the dry hops added to the aroma of this one. Flavor of green apples, some tart lemon/grapefruit, sour, musty but very smooth, yet tart and drinkable for a Gueuze...glad I got ahold of two of these.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to sliffy for sharing this one at the Colombus tasting 4.0 Aroma is very sour.Pours light gold with a light head.Flavor is very sour but very smooth.Very carbonated with a sour but smooth finish.This is a great lambic.l
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared at Columbus Tasting 4.0 by sliffy!! - Thanks! - Pours golden and cloudy with a short white head. Aromas of mostly old cheese with some funk and some pretty brutal sourness. Flavor is much less sour but still sour nonetheless. Some barnyard there and slight spice.. But pretty drinkable for a gueze to this stoutie.. Slightly acidic mouthfeel
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think this beer is a lot of fun. But my two friends I dragged to Bill and Steiny’s have not enjoyed the lambics as much as me, or at all really. I don’t care. The Belgian lambic makers are crazy and great.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2010 Draft, at Moeder Lambic Sept 2009; as Cuvee St Gilloise. Pours hazy gold with a bit of a straw hue, topped with a 3mm white head. Sharp lactic aroma, with notes of tropical fruit. Flavor is moderately acidic, with notes of pineapple, citrus, white pepper, and earthy hops. Fruit and acidity linger. Sharp carbonation. Really nice lambic.
Original review (October 15, 2006)
Split a bottle with a few friends at my cousin’s Oktoberfest. Hazy yellow color. Funky, barnyard aroma. Mildly carbonated. Dry, citric flavor with a tart finish.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2003 Vintage. Thick hazed golden/amber topped with a thin skin. Farmhouse yeasts beneath a defined floral, leafy hoppiness that brings to mind dying roses. Mid-bodied, extremely dry with grape-skin astringence. Steady, tart flavor with the hops in remission, dry-hopping only succeeding as an aromatic benefit.
<font size=-4>Sampled at Delilah’s <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eve Annual Lambic Beer Festival.</font>
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2009 From the mouth of the brewer the Cuvée des Champions is a beer that is not sold directly by Cantillon. It’s a recipe that they use and re-use when they make an “exclusive” beer for a restaurant/pub/distributor. It goes by many names. I bought mine as a Cuvée du 89 at Beer Circus (supposedly the first batch). Cloudy yellow-blonde with a medium white head. I thought I was going to be blown away by this old gueuze but no. Aroma is a bit more skunky (wet fur) than the standard Cantillon gueuze and taste has a bit more of a juice character. Overall similar but mellower than the regular gueuze. An excellent beer but I prefer the aggressiveness of the easier to find regular gueuze. Cuvée des Second Best.