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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle shared at Moosetoberfest. Poured a golden nectar yellow with a small fizzy white head. Aroma if super funky with some honey sweetness and smokey sourness. Funky sour aroma with lots of barnyard funk but not as sour as some of the other beers sampled. Good stuff that I should seek out and age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Aroma is bold, sour, funky, barnyard and dirty rotten socks. Flavor is cheesy and rotten, dirty socks, moss and wood with some funky sourness. Bold and crazy cheesy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4576) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Orange color, cloudy, and has a white colored head. The smell is is tart, sour, wood, fruits, and funk. The taste is sour, wood, acidic, tart, and funk. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
750, 08, capped and corked. thanks sprinkle! pours a cloudy medium gold with a dense and creamy white head. moderate lacing. big lemony nose with tart white vinegar behind that. creamy medium body. tangy lemony, minerally, mildly tart mid palate. mild tangy finish. this beer is a perfect balance of refreshment and complexity. delectable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1204) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle from WTF OMG tasting in tampa. This one pours a hazy golden yellow color topped by a thin, bubbly white head that quickly settles to a thin layer of bubbles. The aroma is full of sour apricots, oranges and lemon to go with some grapefruit, oak, and bretty funk. The flavor follows with more sour oranges and apricots to go with a good dose of lemons and grapefruit citrus. Really sour taste in this one. Some oak and funk come through as well along with a touch of lactic creaminess to smooth things out. Medium bodied with subtle carbonation that balances the tart, dry mouthfeel perfectly. Another great lambic from Cantillon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bp (838) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Draft: hazy straw color with a little white head, funky sour aroma and taste, mild carbonation, excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle shared at The Beer Engine. Pours cloudy yellow with a thin white head. The nose is vinegar, lemon peel, light funk and yeast. The taste is lemon juice, light barnyard, malt vinegar and spicy yeast. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2009
CUVEE DE PETIT OISEAU a bottle 0.375L tasted at Pikkulintu. A 2004 brewed geuze bottled at 2006. Stored three years. Mild citrus nose. Pale head. Sparkling. Slightly hazy golden colour. Pale slightly pachy and lemoney taste. Slight bitterness at the end. An excellent one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle pours hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is leather barnyard funk with some lemon and a touch of acidity. Moldy mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose exactly and finishes smooth. This is a very nice beer. I just love these beers from this brewer. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (3036) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Shared at Where the Wild Beers Are 2009. The aroma is sweeter than expected, tart, fruity, citrusy. The appearance is a very slightly hazy light yellow, white head. The flavor is tart citrus fruity, funk, some vinegar. The finish again was like sour fruit candy. Very nice.

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