Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Cuvée Des ChampionsCantillon Cuvée Des Champions

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Brasserie Cantillon

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Cantillon Cuvée Saint Gilloise.

Two year-old lambic, dry-hopped in the cask for three weeks.

Added by Dukeofearl on 01-23-2005

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cuvée Saint-Gilloise, 2014 on the cork.
Light orange pour, hazy, bubbly one finger head kept alive for a while, settles to a sticky thin lace in due time.
Two elements are really strong in the smell: vinegar and wood barrel/old dusty stave. "Green" fruit with a big acidity also, with grapes, lemon, cider apples, some "sweetish" fruitiness also, probably from the Hallertau hops. Lots of funk too, with grass, green hay, herbs, very fresh and springtimey, not too heavy with the earthy barnyard notes.
Really sour taste, literally tons of lemon made me cringe at first. Settles fast with some green apple, musty white grapes and even some tart yellow cherries, and the vinegar gets weaker. Big grassy funkiness, green twigs, field flowers, really fresh. Faint dry white wine barrel, nice dusty oak. Dry crisp finish, as expected. Nice fruitiness in the aftertaste, there are even some nice faint hints from the hops, a bit of tropical fruit, and i even got some watermelon peel.
Light to medium bodied, hearty prickly carbonation.
Not the most complex gueuze, but really fresh and tasty, Cantillon prove themselves yet again.

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Pear colored appearance with an active and alive foam. Sour, tangy pear aroma with white wine, vinegar and Apple cider. Lemony tart flavor with some Apple cider, balsamic vinegar, earth, and mineral. Tart, sour feel, quite tangy it feels alive on the palate.

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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
4.3 out of 5 based on 1,249 ratings.
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