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

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RATINGS: 725   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.

Editor’s Note: Cuvée Saint-Gilloise is dry-hopped with Hallertau and is merged with this listing.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
My bottle says Cuvée Saint-Gilloise on it. Absolutely delicious. Smells great, puckers my palate and I want more. Like right now. Nearly a straight lambic taste with a little dry bitterness at the end, presumably from the late hop addition. I have another bottle that I want to let sit, but it’s gonna be tough to pull that off now that I’ve cracked the seal on this one.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ventanas83 (11) - - JUL 23, 2014
Clody pale with some floaters. Expected. Very sour tart lemon citrus. Very drinkable with slight brett in finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (213) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Hazy golden. Small white head. Lemon, oak, hops, sour. Dry. Smooth and funky.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (684) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Bouteille 750ml, 2012, sous le nom de Cuvée Saint-Gilloise. Couleur orangée pâle voilée, mousse blanche fuyante. Arôme de brett, boisé, acide, vineux, cuir. Goût vineux, brett, boisé, fruité, bonne acidité. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Sample at SRBG Grand Tasting. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and floral. Taste is lemon, apple, grape, funk, spice, and wood. Crisp and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (227) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle, 75cL. Home. This cork : poor quality... An orange opaque light brown beer with a big white head. Big bubbles on the walls, thin in the middle. Smoky aroma, wood, apple, acid, vanilla, herbs. Sourness starts light, then becomes stronger and stronger (dry end). Very light but steady sweetness. Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation, steady dry sour finish. Overall, another great Lambic from Cantillon. Dry hopping adds to the aroma. Nicely done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (6022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
750ml bottle. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. Last pour from the bottle. Totally hazy golden color. Good thin white head. Nice lemony oaky aroma. Great bigger sour aroma, good complex lemon and oak. Medium body. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. Wonderful smooth lambic. Some good mild funk on it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber golden, tart, pineapple, fruity and funky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1043) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral and herbal notes, oak, Brett. Tastes of tart fruit, floral and herbal notes, citrus, oak, Brett, stone fruit. Medium-light body with a dry and tart finish. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (269) - Kansas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
750 at Beer Kitchen in KC, golden amber body, delicate soapy white head, intense lemon and orange zest, sharp acidic bacterial nature smoothed by lactic and oak qualities, loads of funky character, well balanced complexities

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Piccola testa di schiuma fine e di rapida dissoluzione, colore giallo chiaro opalescente, aroma interessante e complesso, note di limone, acetico, vino invecchiato, legno, mele acerbe, al palato corpo medio e buona carbonazione , l’asprezza e’ ben bilanciata con la dolcezza dei malti, molto fresca e beverina. U’altra grande creatura di Cantillon.


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