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


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RATINGS: 810   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.

SamGamgee's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
75cl bottle. Hazy gold with a big white head. Big lemony, brightly acidic and dusty, musty Brett aroma. Very sour and dry like fizzy water with half a lemon in it. Lots of bright citrus and a little grassy earth in the finish. Dry, light bodied, and highly carbonated. maybe a little more lemony than classic gueuze, but pretty similar. Don’t get much from the dry hops, but this bottle has to have some age on it my now. Very nice, very refreshingly sour lambic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (1518) - PORTUGAL - JUL 6, 2015
75cl bottle. Hazy orangish golden colour with a thin white head. Malt, tart, leather and citrus in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is bitter with some vinious and fruity notes. Some citrus and pear in the flavour. Long dry finish. Overall, a very good lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (312) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Bière dégustée à la cave de la brasserie Cantillon après la visite des installations brassicoles. Bière jaune et effervescente de laquelle émanent des vapeurs acétiques de raisins, de bois et de houblons. Saveurs très houblonnées et sèches de pomme vert, de bois en décomposition et d’un mélange forestier de champignon humide et acide. Arrière goût vineux mais non sucré. Longue en bouche, cette bière est rafraîchissante mais manque de délicatesse à mon avis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (229) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Sample of Cuvée Saint-Gilloise at Cantillon Brewery. Aroma is hoppy herbal notes, funk, acid, leather, vinegar, lemon. Taste is medium sour, very dry and tart. Flavor of lemon, sour apples, herbs, light vinegar, citrus zest. Nice and complex. Aftertaste is sour, tart and dry. Light to medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (746) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle @ Lukas. Eksamensfest. Hazy orange, big white head, some lacing. malty, tart, sour, lime, fruity, orange, peber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (495) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy straw yellow with surprisingly nice white head. Aroma is apples, tart, hops, fruits, leaves, sour, funk and mold. Taste is melon and peach sweet at first. Then sour tart, apples, funk, cantillon yeast, moldy. Super dry and slight hoppy finish. Juicy and nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (983) - - JUN 15, 2015
Gold pour, 1 finger of head. Tart aroma, citrus peels, light lacto character. Pear, citrus peel, light sweetness. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2930) - Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle. Thanks to Seth for sharing this one. Yellow pour with a white head. Funk and lemon zest bouquet. Loads of funk, muted lemon zest, and barrel highlights. Wet hay and straw backbeats. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1889) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2015
At Cantillon, bottle as Cuvée Saint-Gilloise. Pours an amber color with white head. Funk, fruits, some hop spice, tartness, light grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry with fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1470) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 26, 2015
0,75L bottle 2015 vintage as Cantillon Cuvée Saint-Gilloise (from beerExpress, Tallinn). Pours amber without head. Aroma is sweet, sour, floral, citrus. Flavor is tart, fruits, citrus. Finish is tart and bitter. Overall: very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (4277) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle, as Cuvée Saint-Gilloise, bought at the brewery and opened to celebrate my rating #4000 :-) Pours hazy lightish amber with airy but rather stable white head. Intense, vinous aroma, with bitter hoppy notes and some dusty and estery touches. Bitter, hoppy onset, enhanced by perfect dusty notes, gradually replaced by an intense vinous explosion. Very dry finish with vinous notes. Good stuff.

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