Cantillon Crianza Helena - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by PapaEugene:
4.65/5 rDev +4.5%
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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4.95/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Reviewing Crianza Helena from Brasserie Cantillon out of Belgium.
Bottle is dated October 23, 2008. Served in a Goose Island taster glass and enjoyed on 08/25/13. Thank you Paul for sharing this treat! Review is from iPhone notes.
Appearance: Orange body with a murky yellow-orange layer on top and bottom; has a nice color fade. Pours less than a finger of head that settles to a thin, whispy coating. Average lacing and retention. 4/5
Smell: Huge notes of lemon zest, orange citrus, straw, and just a hint of earthy musty funk. Really excellent balance between these qualities. 5/5
Taste: Very tart, not overy funky. Orange and lemon citrus plus oak, followed by earthy/musty/bretty flavor in the finish. A little vinegar too (but it is very understated here). Light grain flavor. There is a delicate and complex balance between the citrus, tart and funk characters here. 5/5
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, spot on low carbonation for the delicateness of the flavor. Has a zest tartness, that is juicy and savory. Really lovely mouthfeel. Has a lively electricity on gums. 5/5
Overall: This beer has a lovely tart citrus character with just a little bit of funk for complexity. Reminds me of a "softer" tasting, more complexly flavored Drie Fonteinene Oude Gueuze Vintage 2008. This one is not overrated in the least. Seek out with confidence!
Cost: Approximately 40 euro for 750 ml.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2013 22:59:31 | More by jegross2
Cantillon Crianza Helena from Brasserie Cantillon
98 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.