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Cantillon Crianza Helena - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

171 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.17%
Wants: 412
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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fewa

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4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark yellow golden color, with a thick white head which is very long lasting. Smell: Sourness, very funky sourness. Also a lot of wooden notes (cognac oak barrel). A bit red wine like, with grass and citrus notes. Smells simply fantastic. Taste: Tartness up front, dry and fruity (peach, citrus). There is also a nicely balanced wooden taste, with hints of cloves. Funky! Dry mouthfeel, but incredibly easy to drink. medium carbonation. What a beauty.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 18:40:51 | More by fewa
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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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Cantillon Crianza Helena from Brasserie Cantillon
98 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.