Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by alfrantzell:
4.6/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
On-tap @ Akkurat.
In a tall tumbler this looks like a hefeweizen, straw-colored and cloudy. But it smells like an infected IPA with all the grapefruit bitterness, sweet malt, and lactic acid. Yet it drinks like water.
Jean Van Roy may now call this beer Cuvée St-Gilloise because the soccer team for which he brewed it is no longer on top, but if Cantillon brews you a beer you're always a champion in my book.
Serving type: on-tap
04-27-2010 08:24:09 | More by alfrantzell
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4.71/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Fresh 2014 bottle into Cantillon balloon.
Pours hazy, juicy light orange color, with a one finger active white head that settles to a ring around the edge of the glass with a little left over bubble mass in the center. Looks inviting.
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.
Taste is just the shiznit. Mellow, refined lambic unlike the maltier Iris. Nice bright citrus and grape flavors come out as the result of the smooth 2 year old lambic underneath. The funk is there but balanced. I'm getting peach notes, limeade, and sweet apple along with a lot of those nuances from the nose.
This sports a light body, creamy lower end carbonation, and dry, tart finish with a pleasing acetic bite coming through the lacticness.
This fresh Gilloise may be drinking better than the 3 year old Lou Pepe I had last week. And that Lou Pepe was amazing. And I certainly enjoy the 2 year old base lambic better than the all pale malt Iris base. The hops seem to shine through more on this as well without the sharper hop bite of Iris. Yes, yes, yes..
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 03:27:53 | More by MarcWP
Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 802 ratings.