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Cantillon Crianza Helena - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

167 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 167
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 414
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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alfrantzell

California

3.63/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to xpimptastikx for this bottle, vintage 2008. Shared at a tasting with Arbitrator, chswimmer, largadeer, nanoslug, nickd717, Sandstone, and 2oztoFreedom.

Smells like newly struck matches and -bal aged toes. Smacks of lemon juice, white wine, oak staves, and.. sugar? There's a residual sweetness that coats the mouth, probably from the cognac barrels.

Sweet sourness is the province of Flanders Reds; it doesn't do gueuze any favors. This is Boon territory. That in conjunction with the abundant carbonation makes me wonder if there was corporate sabotage at play. Rest assured, I'll get to the bottom of this. Just let me get to the bottom of my glass first.

Okay, I'm on it.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 06:10:02 | More by alfrantzell
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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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Appearance - Golden body until the end of the bottle, where it gets murky. Medium white head.

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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.

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Cantillon Crianza Helena from Brasserie Cantillon
98 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.