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

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RATINGS: 765   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
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Another of the Christmas Eve beers shared by the family. This beer pours out a cloudy orange hue, with a fluffy white foamy head with some nice lacing. Aroma of lemonheads, aromatic cheeses, acidic, and a touch of wood. Mouthfeel is bright and lively with the liquid dancing on your tongue. Flavors was lemons, funk, Granny Smith apples, and stomach acid. Even with the acidity, it’s really nicely balanced and doesn’t give you a nut-check like some of the other Cantillon products tend to do.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 Copying from my tasting notes. Bottle. Orange pour with a giant white head. smell is off and murkey. taste is sour and fruity. nice and refreshing. very good

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottles from Ughsmash and footbalm. Hazy golden-orange with huge white head, even after letting it breathe for quite awhile. Musty, sweaty, horsebalnket up front, big lemon tartness in the background. Flavor up front, tough to describe. I guess what sweaty feet must taste like. Funky cheese character, and then lemon/brett takes over. Mouth puckering sourness. Thirst quenching, finishes dry. Not as carboanted as I was expecting, soft billowy mouthfeel. Top notch geueze IMO.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5579) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle (75 cl), thanks gnoff. Hazy golden with a large(!) white head. Green apples, some grapefruit, wood and faint horsestable notes. Light in body with soft mouthfeel. Not as dry as your usual Cantillon, and with a light peelish bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2007
Pours hazy orange with tiny head. Grapefruit and classic lambic notes. Gentle bitterness in the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle. A slight orange and musty pear fruitiness on the nose quickly fades into lemon zest tartness and the standard Cantillon funk. Pours cloudy peach with virtually no head. Flavor has some zesty pineapple at first with some mild funk notes chiming in later. More delicate and not as acidic as other Cantillons. Creamy on the tongue with a lot less bracing acidity and high carbonation than the normal house style. A most unique Cantillon.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2007
From a bottle poured a hazy pinkish color with very little head. Nice tart flavor with a strong quick finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 14, 2007
Ácida, quase sem creme, avermelhada. Aroma complexo de uvas, maçã, acerolae madeira. Salgada no paladar. Corpo médio, extremamente seca.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - SEP 9, 2007
Garrafa. Coloração vermelha clara, turva, com uma espuma bege de bolhas grandes, nem consistente, nem persistente. Cítrica, ácida, salgada, azeda e seca. Bom aroma, lembrando champagne. Trata-se de uma cerveja ímpar, que você pode amar ou odiar. Para mim, ela é apenas interessante.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5278) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle, at RBESG 2007 in Glasgow, Grand Tasting. Cloudy golden colour. Very nice lemony aroma, hints of oak and barnyard. Lemony and fairly dry flavour, refreshing and nice.


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