Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by hopsbreath:
4.1/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the Portland International Beer Festival. $3 for a 4oz pour is a winner in my book. Poured into an actual glass taster!
A: Unfiltered pale gold with a short lived white head dissipating to just a smidge of lacing. 4/5
S: I was quite surprised how hoppy this was as I didn't know about the dry-hopping ahead of time. Peaches and Florida citrus stood shoulder to shoulder with clean lactic and barnyard funk. Very interesting aroma. 4.5/5
T: Strong sourness up front, musky barnyard on the mid palate, and a long fruity finish that includes a little umame. I think I would have preferred less hop character. This is definitely one aspect where I think age would benefit. 4/5
M: Crisp, smacking, and dry. Just what I wanted. 4/5
O: I prefer the Cantillon Classic Gueuze to this but that could be because of the age. At around 1-2 years old I have a feeling this would be in my sweet spot. That isn't to say this is a bad beer. It's an excellent example of the quality one can expect from Cantillon, albeit a little young. 4/5
Serving type: on-tap
08-25-2011 09:45:42 | More by hopsbreath
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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
97 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.