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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

928 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 928
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 489
Gots: 205 | FT: 19
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed as part of a tasting group out of a green 750 mL bottle with a regular cork and crown. I didn't write down the bottling date, but I'm pretty sure it was February 2014. Poured into a Belgian-style tulip glass.

Appearance (4.5) - Pours a hazy, bordering on cloudy body the color of apricot skin, but a bit brighter, almost glowing from the ambient light. Atop the body sits a finger of off-white foam that consists of predominantly smaller bubbles, a la champagne, but with far more staying power. Retention is moderate, and lasts longer than I'm willing to wait before taking my first drink. Lacing is sparse, but present in places along the sides of the glass.

Smell (4.25) - A nice blend of ripe fruits--mainly in the vein of stone fruits like apricot and peach, with some white grape tartness--and souring bacteria, lending a nice lemony acidity and sharpness to the nose, like pickling liquid. There is also a more subtle note of citrus zest and grapefruit pith, and a hint of what might be white pepper? Hard to tell, because the stone fruit and souring bacteria are the predominant players in the aroma.

Taste (4.5) - What was a very bright and refreshing smell has become a taste with the same bright, acidic notes, but a little more presence from some complementary flavors. Again, stone fruit and now some green apple rule the roost, with overly-ripe peach coming to the forefront, and the lacto provides a puckering sour citrus that reminds me of really tart lemonade, but without the sweetness. The sense of white pepper and some earthy funk comes back, but this time more recognizable than in the smell.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - As noted, this one is bright and acidic, with just enough pucker to make it refreshing. Body is light and the finish is predominantly dry.

Overall (4.5), just another fantastic offering from Cantillon. From what I'm aware of, both this one and Iris are hopped up lambics, but I think I prefer this one a little more, as it's a lighter lighter in body and less bitter. Perhaps the blending that takes place in this one (that I don't believe takes place in the Iris) has smoothed out the rough edges a bit.

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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
95 out of 100 based on 928 ratings.