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

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RATINGS: 802   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5842) - 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 (10347) - 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 (3011) - 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.

2
   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 (5615) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2015 Rerate, 750 ml corked and capped green bottle, as Cantillon Cuvée Saint-Gilloise. Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5%. Dry hopped with Hallertauer (which Hallertauer?) hops. Hazy golden to deep golden colour, moderate white head. Aroma of farmhouse / brettanomyces, pediococcus and lemons. Lemony and tart / astingent flavour, quite dry, hints of oak. Fairly distinct herbal hops in the finish. Original rating: Bottle, as Cantillon Cuvée des Champions, 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Cuvie des Champions
Date: 03/14/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear dark gold, wispy white head, sweaty funky aroma with tart lemon, big carbonated body, lots of tart lemon flavor, nice complex melody of flavors with nice funk, long sour finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle, RBESG Grand Tasting 07. Hazy golden, thin white head. Grapefruity citrus gueuze. Mouth is quite sharp citrus with some straw, sourness then kicks in. Finishes quite smooth, but with that grating hop on the way down, just to cheer you up. Excellent

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Clear yellow, hazier with the yeast in it. Fading head. Dry fruity aroma. Quite tart flavor with a nice bitter finish, the hops are really good here. Doesn’t have that much aftertaste though. A normal gueuze, nothing special.


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