Home >

Cantillon Crianza Helena

Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Blended and bottled for De Heeren Van Liedekercke to mark the birth of the daughter of the owners on 23.10.08. This gueuze is a blend of lambic aged in cognac and Bordeaux barrels and jonge lambic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bursprak (1582) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares WHLZBRZ edition, thanks Fredrik! Light hazy dark golden pour with a long lasting head. Tons of stone fruits, re apples, apple skin, minerals, musty oak, leather, barnyard, lime juice and a light spritzy mouthfeel. This was super good!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RasmusOtt (1763) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares WLZBRZ edition thanks to Phredrik! Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is stunning. Where to begin? Lots of green grapes, funk, cheese, oak, mould, citrusy notes, goose berries, stable, horse blanket, leather among other subtle notes. Could sniff this 4dayz yo! The taste is tart, oaky and rather dry with some juiciness to it though. Apples, vinegar, wood, dank basement, citrus, weak orange, leather, ginger and weak lime. Just delicate and deep like a basement filled with awesome gems. Mysterious woody quality with lots of fruits and funk. Best gueuze I have had yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (999) - - NOV 25, 2015
Golden pour. Very bright. Nose and taste are lemony, apple. Taste is tart lemon, some barrel. Muted compared to the other lambic tasted that night. Watery mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
750ml bottle enjoyed @ Dangerous Bottleshares - WLZBRZ edition, thanks to Phredrik. Pours hazy orange with a long lasting white head. Aroma is funky, gooseberries, lemon, apples, earthy, stone fruits, barnyard, wood and sour grapes. Quite complex! Medium bodied, thin texture but not watery, lively carbonation. Finish is dry, sour and complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (978) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle brought by Phredrik to Dangerous Bottleshare WHLZBRZ-edition. Thank you so much for sharing this buddy. Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. This looks so good! Aroma hits you in the face with so much complexity right from the start. Right from the start it’s very funky, green tart apples, mold, red apples, red grapes, apricots, vinegary, cheese, gooseberries. Taste has lots of sour green apples, sweet red apples, elderflower, vinegary tart notes, citrus, lemon zest, cheesy funk, oak, hay and some tannins in the back. God damn, this is amazing. Best gueuze I’ve ever had for sure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
75 cl bottle at Dangerous Bottle share Whrzblz edition. Long time want, so stoked to finally drink this beast. Beautiful hazy orange pour, lasting white head. Aroma is heavenly funky, lots of lemon zest, grapefruit, layers of pedio-driven lactic complexity, apricots, peach and white grapes. Perhaps the best geuze aroma I’ve ever encountered. The first beer I would give a legit 11 in aroma. Taste is intensely tart, lots of citrus, elderflower, apricots - just bursting with fruity notes. This beer is truly mysterious, in every way. A true work of art. I am truly amazed by how perfect this beer is. Best geuze I have ever had, this one takes the price. First 5 from me, and this is truly worth it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard (1147) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares WHLZBRZ edition thanks to Phredrik (2008). Pours a a lovely hazy golden with a big, long lasting, rather dense, white head. Surprised to see this nice a head on an old gueuze! Aroma is extremely funky, dry, vinegary, white grapes, oak, just lots of wood characters, apricots, medium hard cheese, gooseberry. Taste is sour, complex, very velvety actually. A weird presence of elderflower, leather, vinegary tartness, subtle apple and grape fruity sweetness. Lots of lemon as well. Dry and funky. Just insanely complex! Body is extremely light and smooth without being watery. High carbonation. Easily the best Gueuze i’ve had!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle shared at DHVL. Pours very hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of cobwebs, dusty cellar, barnyard, oak, light earthy notes and light citrus. Flavour is moderate sour with a really dry finish. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Awesome!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours clear orange gold. Aroma is awesome, so funky and grimy, sweetish sourish with cognac accents and a brett end. Flavor is sour and bitter, lemon juice and a melange of funk, weird buggy malty basement, fungal wet firewood. Cognac lends a sweet accent. Whoa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manker (58) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Lovely aroma, murky citrus, mild funk, green apples. Some elderflowers and tart berries. Tart and slight bitterness at the end.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 27

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50