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

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RATINGS: 808   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2011 cork date. Split two ways. Consumed on 1-11-13, reviewed from notes. A: Clear copper with a foaming white head. Serene inside of the glass. N: Delicious. Musty hops, lemon zest, and attic spaces. Oak holds down the fort with some black peppercorns and graininess. Hints of grapefruit and pineapple. T: Lemons, straw filled barn stalls, pineapple, horse blanket, oats, and wood. There’s a very balanced sourness here and some excellent funk. Tart without being grotesquely sour. M: Perfect. Like drinking a pilsner it goes down so smoothly. O: Accomplished beer and one of my favorites in the Cantillon pantheon. The hops and the lambic work for me.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (218) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (745) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle @ Lukas. Eksamensfest. Hazy orange, big white head, some lacing. malty, tart, sour, lime, fruity, orange, peber.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (485) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (980) - - JUN 15, 2015
Gold pour, 1 finger of head. Tart aroma, citrus peels, light lacto character. Pear, citrus peel, light sweetness. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2929) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1881) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1458) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (4246) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1713) - ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2015
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (1651) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
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.


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