Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions | Brasserie Cantillon

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at Novare Res earlier in the summer, and I've seen bottles around recently as well. Poured a hazy golden with a light head and lacing, which is fine for the style. Smells sour and funky with a noticeable band-aid aroma. The taste is similar. The band-aids are just restrained enough to make this enjoyable. Any more flavor from that department would just make this too challenging. Sour, but more horse-blanket funk than sourness, but some lemon does start everything off. The mouthfeel is smooth and very tannic. The extreme funkiness, band-aid flavor, and sharp tannins make this a bit challenging. You really better like gueuze to enjoy this brew. I do, but even so, this was pushing the edge of the envelope between great and undrinkable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a hazy yellow that had a finger head and some good sticky lacing.

S: up front hits acidic lemons with slight oaky notes and slight hay like funk.

T: lots of lemon tartness that reminded me of the cantillon iris. Like the nose it also had slight oaky funky flavors going on in the mix.

M: meduim body with good carbonstion to accent the taste with a dry finish that cleansed the palate.

D: very good beer by cantillon but not my favorite from them, too expensive for what it is at $35 bucks. The iris comes close to the overall characteristic and is almost half the price of this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Par of the epic tasting at jackie o's with brad and crew

A-straw yellow with nice head
S-nice yeast smell with a little bit of grass
T-very dry and sweet. Alot lime it smells
M-light body and smooth. Very carbonated
O-nice offering. Would like to try again

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750ml bottle 5,0% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
2010 Vintage.

Appearance: Cuvee St. Gilloise pours a moderately hazed golden-orange colour, while a rough pour yields a large white head. The head lasts fairly well, but leaves very little lace.

Smell: The nose is not quite as powerful as I expected, but it still smells quite interesting. Standard geuze notes of tart fruits (citrus, green apple and white grapes), earthy dust, old sacks, musty basement, dry hay, a little vinegar and a touch of cheese are well noted, alongside interesting additions of sweet grass, fresh foliage and a hint of a floral character (could this be the hops?).

Taste: As with the nose, the flavour is not as strong as I would like, but I guess the bar is set pretty high when it comes to Cantillon. Notes include: Tart citrus (lemon and orange), tart white grapes, a hint of apricot, white wine vinegar, old wood, musty notes, old hay, dust and a little sweet grass. The finish is quite dry and displays just a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, with a very high level of soft carbonation.

Overall: Cuvee St. Gilloise is a solid sour, but it seems to lack the power and complexity of other beers from Cantillon.

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Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions from Brasserie Cantillon
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