Cuvee Saint-Gilloise by brewery Cantillon is a unique gueuze beer. It is made with 2-year-old lambic, which is then dry-hopped for three weeks in the cask. This gives the beer a very particular sour-bitter flavor. It has an alcohol content of 5.0%.
The name of the beer refers to the local football club ‘Union Saint-Gilloise’, one of Belgium’s oldest football teams, whose stadium is only 2 km away from the brewery. When it was first launched in 2004, the beer was called ‘Cuvee de Champions’ (Cuvee of the Champions), to celebrate the team’s promotion to Belgium’s second division. However, since then the team’s results have gone downwards, and the beers name has been changed to a more general ‘Cuvee Saint-Gilloise’.
Serving temperature: 10-13°C (do not serve cold ! )