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

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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


Dunt's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Opened for Sour Day 2012. Picked this up recently at Binny’s, 2011 vintage. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Saint Gilloise pours a cloudy orange in color with about a half finger worth of tight white head. Nose is exceptional, you can definitely detect a good hop presence from the dry hopping, there is also lambic, some urine, and must. Flavor is less focused on the hops and more on the lemon. The hops are more in the background with some moderate funk. Light mouthfeel, light carbonation, heavy lactic acidity, and a long finish. Great beer that is a nice change of pace for Cantillon. I really like the hop character that St. Gilloise and Cuvée des Champions have, it’s a nice compliment to the lambic. Still prefer Cuvée des Champions more than St. Gilloise, but both are awesome.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
Draught @ Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa, Rome. As Cantillon St. Gillios Pours light golden with a fading white head. Aroma is sour, brett, barnyard, wood, grapes, sour green apples. Flavor of sourness, yeast/brett, wood, barnyard, green grapes, citrus, green apples. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting acidic finish. 080414

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 11, 2014
Bottle @ Irreale. Pale golden and hazy colour with a white head woth short duration. High presence of yeast in the aroma, also a good presence of brettanomycces are present with slightly citrus. Flavor is quite similar as aroma with a long acidic mouthfeel, bretts are highly present. Acidic final with a mild dry mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1239) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy golden with a large white head. Herbal and dry flowers, dusty, light barnyard, wooden, lemon, cheese. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Poured a medium and cloudy orange color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of horseblanket, leather and musty. Tastes of green apples and light lemons. Nice lighter sour and tart finish. Very good

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1200) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 16, 2014
Golden color. Loads of tartness in the aroma. Some acidity. Light bodied and really refreshing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Sour, brett, hay, wheat.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, fruit, orange, rather sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - MAR 2, 2014
Birra davvero eccezionale, con un’acidità intensa ma meno invasiva rispetto a molte altre gueuze, accompagnata da profumate note floreali, erbacee e una sfumatura citrica, finale lievemente amarotico che si intreccia con una punta acida, secca e dal tono legnoso molto molto accattivante. Superlativa!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (983) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Pours a heavily hazed golden with a medium white head that leaves really good lacing. Nose is hoppy and funky, woody. Freshly cut hay. Taste is tart but not too much, dry. Noble hops flavors and wheat, lemony. Finish is herbal and lightly bitter. Acidity is really well controlled, body light and carbonation moderate. This drinks really, really well. One of the classiest Cantillon out there, yum!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (971) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Draft. A very tart nose up front. Kinda flat pour. Minimal to no head. Taste is just tart with not much complexity. A light barnyard character but not much else. Tasty but I’m not sure I’d pay high prices for this again

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1037) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
A - pours hazy light apricot with a light ring of head. S - ooh funk-y! Musty wet oak. Almost cheese funky. Orange blossom. Wet musty orange grove in the rain. With a nice urinal cake! M - tart. Thin and wet mf with a dry bitter end. T - musty lemony/orangy juice. Wet oak. Floral and citrus. Funky eggy awesomeness. Dank musty hops as well. O - a nice loon. 4.0


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