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Cantillon La Vie Est Belge | Brasserie Cantillon

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4.47/5
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25 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rado on 11-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
25
pDev:
7.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of brian4beer
3.99/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1980
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

What a unique, distinct curry aroma. A special Lambic for sure.

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Photo of Raziel313
4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours pale yellow with a white head.
Aroma has classic Cantillon funk, tart, lemon, hay,
Taste is grapefruit, tart, really funky, some spices, sour lemon, bitter finish. Well balanced

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Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atomeyes
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

woah. so not a lot of reviews of this beer, i guess.
200 bottles made, apparently.
barrels can only be used once, i am told.
i'm assuming i had the 2016 bottle date. i didn't see the bottle or the cork.

i'll keep it pretty simple: if you like vin jaune and you like cantillon, you'll be blown away by this. it's such a perfect lambic. tastes as advertised.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yellow body, mild haze, sparse white head. Unique aroma with apple, white wine, funk. Vinous, green grapes, with a delicate caramel sweetness coming in mid-palate. The finish brings notes of citrus rind. Medium-full bodied for the style. Wonderfully complex. Outstanding.

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Photo of halo3one
4.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dsgolovin
4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hdtrice
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ptrck_nl
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aleigator
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very saturated yellow-golden color, with almost no head to speak of, as it disappears within the first few seconds after pouring, leaving the spotlight completely on delicious looking liquid.

Almost honey sweet on the nose, a floral grape fruitiness is cutting through, defining the aromas essentially. Produces a decadent sweetness of fermented, old but ripe grapes, heading into a mead direction together with dust and old wood.

Soft on the tongue, with a well fitting, lively carbonation, while producing a nice dryness during the finish, complimenting the otherwise sweet grape and producing a heavier bodied Lambic.

Exhibits a dry tartness from the beginning, together with sun ripened, bright and juicy grapes, coming along with a potent, dry punch. Finishes surprisingly sweet, with honey and a luscious ripe acidic quality among its dry, sour counterpart.

Very unusual to find such a well developed sweetness in a sour beer, which still manages to blend tart and sweet together, creating a very intriguing, intense Lambic, which leaves the palate with a pungent dryness forgetting about its honey beginning.

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Photo of Euroglot
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tom10101
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of vissai
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of mrbubbler
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Rado
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Cantillon La Vie Est Belge from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 25 ratings
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