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Cantillon Crianza Helena - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

175 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.17%
Wants: 416
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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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.

M- Smooth, soft and dry with nice acidity.

O- A fantastic beer, the lambic flavors themselves are stellar and the barrel aging from the components just adds another layer of complexity.

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Appearance - Golden body until the end of the bottle, where it gets murky. Medium white head.

Smell - Herbal with some lemon acidity. Kinda fruity from the cognac barrel. Woody and a little bit of hay.

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 175 ratings.