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Cantillon Crianza Helena - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

168 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.17%
Wants: 415
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ggaughan on 01-06-2009)
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PapaEugene

Netherlands

4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, what can I say... rvdoorn did it again. Shows up at my house with this unique beer that makes my personal stock shiver. This time from Ebay... well sometimes you have to bleed to get something special.

A: Amber colored with a impressive thick white head.

S: It reminded me immediately of the 50N4E of cantillon (the only unique beer that was not from the rvdoorn hunting). Funky as hell and a great smooth not overpowering Cognac treat. Some wine like scents as well.

T: Woody, winy, cloves and mixed citrus flavors are present. Some funk as well.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

D: Very high.... but quiet impossible to get your hands on this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 21:52:47 | More by PapaEugene
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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.

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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.

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Cantillon Crianza Helena from Brasserie Cantillon
98 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.