Cantillon Crianza Helena - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.8/5 rDev +7.6%
Bottle at De Heeren.
A- Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head.
S- Lots of funk, citrus and oak along with an interesting sweetness of honey, grapes and subtle cognac.
T- Layers of complex funkiness, barnyard funkiness and damp wood, citrus. The grape and cognac are very subtle but add a nice accent to the awesome flavors of the lambic, but are definitely much less forward than on any other cognac barrel lambic I've had.
M- Smooth, soft and dry with nice acidity.
O- A fantastic beer, the lambic flavors themselves are stellar and the barrel aging from the components just adds another layer of complexity.
06-06-2014 22:04:19 | More by WillCarrera
4.18/5 rDev -6.3%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Golden body until the end of the bottle, where it gets murky. Medium white head.
Smell - Herbal with some lemon acidity. Kinda fruity from the cognac barrel. Woody and a little bit of hay.
Taste - Sharp lemon sourness. Hay and grainy wheat. Yeasty. Light fruitiness. Lemon sourness lingers in the finish. Really funky.
Mouthfeel - Moderate sourness. Kinda bitter, surprisingly. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Very different from Classic Gueuze. I wasn't impressed, initially, but after drinking it for a bit, it was really good.
05-18-2014 22:38:24 | More by Alieniloquium
Cantillon Crianza Helena from Brasserie Cantillon
98 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.