Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
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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: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, a HUGE thanks to merc7186 for breaking this bad boy out.

a 2012 cork date on this bottle.

Pours a cloudy yellow with a finger of off white head.

Smells of old damp basement, stinky cheese, and a bit of sweat.

Taste is interesting, a tartness quickly washes over the tongue, followed by a peach and apricot flesh taste. Following this, a quite hit of tartness, and the it fades to almost nothingness. After a few seconds, a cold root cellar flavor emerges, almost like moist underground dirt.

As the beer warms up, the flavor profile opens up, allowing for more fruit, along with the tartness to expand a bit and a subtle hop sharpness as you swallow, which then once again fades to cold dirt basement floor. The mouthfeel also opens up, become soft and smooth.

Overall, a super enjoyable beer, one I would absolutely drink again.

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

Poured into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a golden yellow color. There is a pretty big sudsy head that makes me think that this will be quite carbonated as many Cantillon beers are.

S: Huge green apple notes mixed with vanilla and oak come through immediately. I pick up a bit of the hops on the back end. I also get some vinegar, which is obviously expected. Actually, when I popped the cap off, the cap smelled of straight malted vinegar which made me cringe and think that I wasn't going to get anything that resembles a good tasting beer. Good thing that didn't happen.

T: The taste as expected follows the nose pretty well. Very nice green apple flavors come through and some vanilla oakiness are also present on the back end. There's a moderate level of sourness. I can also tell that this is dry hopped. There's a bit of pine that comes through as well.

F: This definitely has the feel of any other Cantillon that I've had. Easy to drink with a bit of tartness. It's definitely enjoyable and I'll have no problem polishing off the 750.

Overall: This is a really nice beer. The dry hopping adds a really nice touch to this. I don't like it quite as much as I did Iris, but it's still fantastic. Truly a great beer and I wish these Cantillon's were easier to get a hold of.

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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 1,279 ratings