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Brasserie-Brouwerij Cantillon
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Rue Gheude Straat 56
Anderlecht
B-1070 Bruxelles
Telephone: +32 (0)2 521 49 28
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm.
Brewer: Jean Van Roy
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Notes

Opened: 1900

U.S. Importer: Shelton Brothers

Contributor: Mario Kornmesser

Cantillon began using only organically grown cereals in 1999; their first "ecolabel" beers were released in 2003.

Updated: July 12, 2015

Beer List

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    • Date: December 25, 2005 (#5817)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Spirit World, Omaha NE
      Score: 19 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden, some haze. Almost still.
      Aroma (4)
      Very tart, very earthy. Hints of dark fruit.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light body, no carbonation. Quite tart and still quite malty. Really dries out the teeth and tongue. Lactic like a Berliner Weisse without the carbonation. Some green apple as it warms, with black peppery notes.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bottled 2005. "Organic lambic aged three years in oak."
    • Date: October 1, 2000 (#3551)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Belmont Station, Portland OR
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      "Three-year-old unblended lambic." Golden, very low fine carbonation and head. Cinnamon aroma, with faint bananas and phenolics. Very light body, sour, fairly bitter. Astringent. Paris asks, "Has it gone bad, or is it supposed to taste like this?" Good question! We both have very little experience with Lambics like this.

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    • Date: June 28, 2007 (#6560)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden. Fairly hazy. Moderate foamy head.
      Aroma (3)
      REMARKABLY pungent. OK…intensely smelly. After the initial tart, earthy, almost enteric aroma fades, there's a nice maltiness.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      After smelling it, I'm almost afraid to taste it. Very light body. Low carbonation. Swetly malty, but also quite tart. Fiercely earthy. Smoky. Sort of a…"used diaper" character.
      Overall Impression (1)
      It's good, but it's a bit intense. Upstream Gueuze-Lambic had all the great wacky flavors, but was much more drinkable. Would age change this beer for the better? Bottled in 2005.
    • Date: October 7, 2001 (#3910)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden, high carbonation, massive but short-lived head. Tart, yeasty aroma, with Bretttanomyces and alcohol. Light body, intensely tart, very dry, yeasty, and fruity. Doesn't have the depth of flavor that the Lindemans had. Thanks to Steve Olson for the sample!

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    Belgian-Style Gueuze Lambic
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: August 10, 2007 (#6592)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep yellow. Hazy. Low head.
      Aroma (3)
      Tart, yeasty, "horsey".
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light body, fairly fizzy. Tart, with a nice sweet malt undertone. Tasty Brettanomyces character. Milder than Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru. Very dry finish.
      Overall Impression (3)
      One bottle for now, one bottle for the cellar.

  • Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic

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    Belgian-Style Gueuze Lambic
    • Date: July 31, 2006 (#6038)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep golden, some haze. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      INTENSE Brettanomyces. Really tart.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Tremendously tart. Medium body, fizzy. Sturdy malt backbone. Lots of green apple. Lingering malty-tart finish.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Not as teeth-scrapingly dry as many Gueuze. Bottled 2005.

  • Belgian-Style Lambic

  • Iris 1996
    Belgian-Style Lambic

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    Kriek 100% Lambic
    Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic

  • Lambic 2002
    Belgian- and French-Style Ale

  • Lou Pepe Framboise
    Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic

  • Lou Pepe Gueuze
    Belgian-Style Lambic

  • Lou Pepe Kriek
    Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic

  • Mamouche
    Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic
    5.00% abv.

  • Rosé de Gambrinus
    Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic

  • Saint Lamvinus
    Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic