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


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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

omikr0n's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omikr0n (736) - Prague, - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle from the brewery. Pours cloudy yellow to light orange with some sediment and white head that went down quickly. Aroma is grapefruit, lambic basement, hops. Flavor very similar, with sour tones more pronounced, but bitterness and hops still very present. I was surprised how much hops are actually present in the aroma and flavor. Very interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"has always been a little too steep to buy a bottle, so when i saw it on tap - had to jump on board. pretty straightforward baryard funk and lemon, with a hint of sweet and dry as well. not a ton going on, but it did tart very well. acidic flavor and feel."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zoret (85) - Badalona, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2014
Aromes i sabors típics de l’estil, Bretta, làctic. També te molta fruita com albercoc, pera i barreja de citrics com mandarina i llimona. Bona!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1334) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2014
750 from Robertdale. Thanks man. Cloudy yellow. Had this right after Iris and the two were very similar. Bitter hops at the end. Some sour. Some floral. Tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3223) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
750 ml purchased at Armsby Abbey before Zwanze 2014. 2012 vintage labeled as Cuvée Saint Gilloies aroma is funky lambic yeast, oak, white grapes and nice floral hints.

Flavor starts honey, tart lemons and citrus pith. The backend of the sip has pepper and lightly tart fruit. The sourness is subtle and doesn’t hurt the taste buds. More tart rather then sour which is pleasing to me. Also shows a weak hint of pine. Jeez for the style this is the best I have sampled to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (39) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Tap at Scheras Zwanze day. Pours yellowish gold. Big funk smell with barnyard. Great sour taste with some tart. Really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (52) - - SEP 20, 2014
On tap at Erzbierschof for Zwanze Day 2014. Gold-orange color with large head. the barnyard aromas are more subtle than with the normal Gueuze. Apples, grapes, tartness, something special in there which I can?t quite describe. Very fruity. Medium body. A good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (785) - Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Tap. Pours bright yellow with white head. Aroma is strong of citrus, grainy, fresh. Taste is very citrusy, very ripe fruit, crisp, tart. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1799) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
750 ml bottle labels Cuvee Saint-Gilloise. Bottled 2014. Pours a hazy gold with light head of big bubbles and lots of carbonation.Aromas of sour apples, grapes, wet wood, and funk. Flavors of lemons, green grapes, light malts and oak. Clean, bright, tart and fruity. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10554) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle as Saint Gilloise. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty very sour aroma. Very sour nice flavor. Long great finish. Oily palate. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1020) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours a beautiful copper with a thin white head that lasted about 60 seconds. Slight ring and lacing. Small snifter at the Sybarite Pig. (On draft by the way...) Aroma is tight with sour fruits (green apples, light citrus, green grapes, starfruit) and funky yeasts. The taste is similar with the sour fruits, funky yeasts, hoppy finish. Damn good. Dry finish, tart on the back-end.

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