SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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suurjuust (1618) - ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale amber, no head. Pours a bit thick. Fruity nose, mild lactic hints, some tartness. Flavor is acidic, fruity, oak, finishes with more fruity acidity. A very nice gueuze.
Jorn69 (1566) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml) @ Cantillon 150515. [ As Cuvée Saint-Gilloise ]. Fruity and bretty with some hoppy notes, citrusy and crispy, sour and citric, green apples, light to medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry and fruity.
CraftBeerNick (1169) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Cantillon shared, 12th May 2015. Slightly cloudy, sour acidic aroma, taste is astringent but very refreshing. Nice Geuze, not my favourite from Cantillon
esp0r (2291) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with daje & edvard at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014
Orange, hazed, small head. Smell of funk, barnyard, must and some fruity tendensies. Light sweet, quite funky, lemon, lactic acids, medium sour, quite complex. A very nice gueuze!
DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a tulip. Bottled 02 November 2011.
3.5 A: Lightly hazed yellow orange color. A little over one finger of frothy white head. Retention is about average and no lacing is left.
4.5 S: What an enticing aroma this has! It smells like the fresh outdoors. Wildflowers, jasmine, running water through a forest, melon, apple orchard. Hay to a lesser extent along with rotting wood. Not very acidic, which isn’t really the Cantillon way. Perhaps that’s why I like it so much. Fresh outdoors funk with just mild lactic acid. Supremely pleasant.
3.5 T: There’s more acid in the taste, but it’s still low for Cantillon - mainly lactic, but also some acetic as well. Herbal bitterness, lots of jasmine again, with a big woody type funkiness. Again wildflower and apple orchard. Sour apple and unripened peach. Hay, dried out campfire wood. There’s a decent amount of astringency in this and it’s a unique type of astringency, which I will call an acid astringency. Still, pretty good.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Neither spritzy, nor creamy, but it works well enough.
3.5 D: It’s definitely one of the funkier Cantillons out there. It’s good, but 3F does it so much better. Still, worth a try.
DavoleBomb, Jul 03, 2013
aleigator (395) - GERMANY - APR 20, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cuvee des champions ’14 vintage
Yields a cloudy, vibrant orange color, with a huge, froth head.
Offers a huge amount of grassy, american hops, giving the beer a unique note, which provides more depth, due to herbal, matured hops. There is a layer of subtle tartness underneath the hops, quite funky, together with leather, yogurt and a whiff of glue. The nose comes perfectly together, between sourness, grass, bitterness and even a fruity indication, leading to a fantastic aroma.
Has an incredible soft mouthfeel to it, with a fitting carbonation.
Tastes of leavy, grassy hops with a decent amount of citrus peel, bread and an enjoyable tartness. Blends perfectly into the slightly metallic, lively carbonation, unfolding matured hops among grass and acrid herbs. Finishes with a lively dryness and old hops, while a lot of the grass is still there, evoking an almost fruity impression as the malts tend to get a little sweeter.
As there is a belgian IPA, this in my opinion comes closest to an IPAed lambic . Dont get me wrong, this is unmistakely a lambic, but the hop integration is pretty much character defining. The beer has a highly unusual taste for a lambic, coming incredible well together, with hops doing a huge part of the work, among your typical cantillon lambic foundation. Very rich in flavor, the beer emphasizes a lot subtle flavors, cutting through the matured hops. Reveals a perfect interplay between sour and bitter.
mR_fr0g (4971) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s farewell drinks. Many thanks to Kenny. As Cuvee Saint Gilloise. Aroma is nice big funk, Brett, light sour, clean. Little pineapple. A little grassy hop on the nose as well. Translucent yellow straw coloured pour with a lasting white fine head. Flavour is composed of wheat grains, grassy hop, sour and crisp, lovely funk, Brett, little pineapple. Palate is crisp , little musty, highish carbonation. Really nice.
umich03jm (2550) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Jason. 2013 batch of Cuvee Saint-Guilloise. Cloudy orange pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Love the aroma. Funky cheese, pulpy orange juice, lemon, oak, and grass. Taste is light to moderately sour. Moderately tart. More orange juice, cheddar, dry leather, hay, grass, light pepper, and light barnyard. I liked this way more than I expected to.
Holmen1 (3281) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kveldens siste (og mest særpregede) etter at esb’en har fått lokk på seg og satt til gjæring: Uklar guloransje og meget kort skum. Betagende besk aroma og smak hvor aprikos, mandarin og bitter appelsinmarmelade er det første jeg tenker på - etter hvert melder det seg også noe honningaktig. Flasken ble så alt for fort tom.
Holmen2 (1647) - NORWAY - APR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of Cuvée Saint-Gilloise shared with JMD at HNB 03.04.15. Hazy orange. Small off-white head. Fruity aroma, with sour tropical fruits, marmelade and succade. Similar, and very sour taste. Honey, peach and sour citrus. Wonderful!