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Cantillon Crianza Helena - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

158 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.19%


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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joshuaseresse

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle contributed by hu5om at our recent La Crosse sour tasting. Thanks for the nice suprise, Ryan! Split with some upright BAs and served in tulips:

A - Dark orange with yellow tones in the middle. Light head that dies pretty quick to form murky clouds int he middle. Not much lacing retention.

S - Tart funk. Hints of apples and slight cherries and plums. Little bit of barnyard. Not picking up on much of the barrels much. A tad bit leathery.

T - Really tart funk. Hay and horse blanket. Cherries, plums, and bits of raspberries. Heavy on the apples.

M - Smooth and dry. Tart bite in the back. Carbonation is not too bad.

O - Pretty good but not blown away. A really nice suprise and I'm really glad to have got the chance to try it. Thanks again for sharing Ryan.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 05:14:57 | More by joshuaseresse
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Reviewing Crianza Helena from Brasserie Cantillon out of Belgium.

Score: 99

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.

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Cantillon Crianza Helena from Brasserie Cantillon
98 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.