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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

811 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 473
Gots: 188 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Two year-old lambic, dry-hopped in the cask for three weeks.

(Beer added by: Dukeofearl on 01-23-2005)
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PolarBear3

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3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy honey amber colour with frothy white head that dissipates fairly quickly

S - Aged cheese, lemon tart, apple, almost vinegar like

T - Lots of lemon tartness up front, earthy grassiness, light floral hops. Slightly sour but not over the top with a slightly dry finish. Amazing for a beer.

M - Lightly bodied with medium carbonation

O - Very enjoyable geuze that goes down very well.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 08:09:43 | More by PolarBear3
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Aroma is deep older lambic funk with wet horse hair, dusty basement, pungent tangy flowers, grapefruit pulp, subtle Bordeaux grape, and earthy/woodsy hops. Damn this is smelling good. Similar yet different than Iris. I prefer the stronger funk of this.

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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.