Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

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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4.3
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cuvee des champions '14 vintage

Yields a cloudy, vibrant orange color, with a huge, froth head.

Offers a huge amount of grassy, american hops, giving the beer a unique note, which provides more depth, due to herbal, matured hops. There is a layer of subtle tartness underneath the hops, quite funky, together with leather, yogurt and a whiff of glue. The nose comes perfectly together, between sourness, grass, bitterness and even a fruity indication, leading to a fantastic aroma.

Has an incredible soft mouthfeel to it, with a fitting carbonation.

Tastes of leavy, grassy hops with a decent amount of citrus peel, bread and an enjoyable tartness. Blends perfectly into the slightly metallic, lively carbonation, unfolding matured hops among grass and acrid herbs. Finishes with a lively dryness and old hops, while a lot of the grass is still there, evoking an almost fruity impression as the malts tend to get a little sweeter.

As there is a belgian IPA, this in my opinion comes closest to an IPAed lambic . Dont get me wrong, this is unmistakely a lambic, but the hop integration is pretty much character defining. The beer has a highly unusual taste for a lambic, coming incredible well together, with hops doing a huge part of the work, among your typical cantillon lambic foundation. Very rich in flavor, the beer emphasizes a lot subtle flavors, cutting through the matured hops. Reveals a perfect interplay between sour and bitter.

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Green apple paste, lemon marmelade and oak aromas emerge from the brown paper and orange colored liquid. The top is a scummy slick of dirty white. Sweet cherry and strawberry pulp flavors detail a huge thrust of leafy, lemony hop aromas which are, in turn, buried by gastric, sour, cidery mustard extractions. Solid, tender textured but scarcely sweet. Monumental.

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Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass, very slightly chilled.

The nose is so complex. There is lots of citrus and spice from the dry hopping. I smell lemon, lime and grapefruit zest. There is a woody, musty. funky smell to it that is truly intriguing. I can smell some rick stone fruit in there as well.

The beer is carbonated nicely with visible yeast on the bottom. There is some citrus on the tongue but not as prevalent as the nose. Some oak in there but not overwhelming. Very delicious geuze. Extremely complex while being incredibly session-able.

Recommend to anyone.

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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
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