Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by AKBelgianBeast:
4.55/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Purchased at La Bodega in midtown Anchorage. Cork reads 2009.
Pours a slightly hazy yellow with some light orange highlights and good carbonation. The head rises pretty quickly, but turns to a skim and ring around the glass pretty quickly and leaves mediocre at best lacing.
Nose is full of green apple and lactic armpit. Some good lemony zest and slight spicey oak notes.
Wow. This is an excellent lambic. Excellent. Very large green appley awesomeness. A great lemon zest spritz and oaky dryness. The finish is exceedingly dry with the perfect amount of sourness. Very refreshing, green apples linger into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is pretty damn solid. Very spritzer-like carbonation, exactly where it should be for the style, almost like a champagne yeast was used. The dryness is exquisite.
Drinkability is hard to beat for the style. Very refreshing, and incredibly easy to drink.
Overall, this is one of the best lambics ive had in a while. The green appleyness almost rivals that of Ithaca Brute (almost). Can't wait to see how this does with some age. The Drinkability is downright amazing right now. Certainly one of the best lambics on shelves. Great, great beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2009 06:03:15 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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4.06/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - hazy gold straw, delightful pillowy head.
S - muted, moderate funk, vinegar.
T - vinous, tart, hoppy, dry finish. Oak to the fore. Quite a light flavour overall. Not too sour, either.
M - quite light carbonation, smooth.
O - not certain if this is my favourite Cantillon due to dryness and oak, but still a top drop. Brilliant match with blue cheese.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 07:54:09 | More by heygeebee
Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
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