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Cantillon Crianza Helena

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

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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012
Bottle 750ml.

Unclear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is tart, grapefruit - citrus sour Cognac - wine notes, wood. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a average to long duration, and a dry dry finish. Body is medium, texture is watery - oily, carbonation is soft. A very nice geuze so nice blended and balanced. ;o)) [20081212]
8-4-8-5-16

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy barnyard, leather, grape, white wine, wood, citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, dry, wood, leather, peppery notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. Very nice, balanced and complex LOVELY ;O) [20120127]
9-4-9-5-19

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2009
75 cL bottle, bought at DHVL. Pours hazy orange with a beautiful, huge and white head. Aroma is mild fruity and light brnyard. Light acidic note yet with a smooth wooden accent. Has some classic Cantillon notes, yet very mellowed. Flavour is rather fruity and mild acidic dry. Surprisingly smooth and with only minor classic Cantillon notes in the initial flavour. Dry wooden brettish finish with lasting fruity accent, slowly showing a bit more of the classic Cantillon notes. Very smooth and easy yet still Cantillon-ish, but smooth and fruity. Great blend.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2009
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a huge lazing off-white head. The aroma is tart with notes of citrus, horseblanket, and gooseberries. The flavor is tart with notes of grapefruit, lemon, gooseberries, wood, and brettanomyces, leading to a tart acidic finish. Thanks a million yespr for bringing it home and sharing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Very hazy golden with a tall, dense and creamy off-white head leaving laces. Dry, intense and tart Brett aroma. Medium body with a solid carbonation. Very classic Brett accents - but still young and almost mild and smooth, especially considering this being a Cantillon. First in the finish the astringent acidity comes creeping. Fresh and crisp. 150109

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle, thanks to yespr for sharing. Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Light acidic aroma of brett, wood and berries. Light acidic flavour of fruits, berries, brett and wood with notes of horse blanket. Tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2009
Bottled (thanks fonefan!!!!). Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is yeast, sour wood, some slight vanillaish notes. Flavour is quite wellbalanced sourness, wooden and mild notes of fruityness. Not that killing tartness/sourness. Easy to drink and quite mellow.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2009
Bottled at PBF. Lightly hazy golden, almost no head. Lots of sweaty stale hops to go with the horseblanket and vinegar up front. Acidic and very dry of course, fresh and vital with notes of oak and lemon juice. Typical Cantillon beer. There is nothing here I don’t love. The complexity paired with the enormous refreshing qualities of gueuze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (17568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle @ Heeren Van Liedekercke, Denderleeuw.Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a slightly sweetish malty tart barnyard aroma with some citrus hints. Very smooth fruity mild tart barnyard flavor with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Has a fruity tart citrus and grapefruit finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
31st August 2009
Tasting at Mes and Sims flat. Another rare one - Cheers Guys! Clear gold beer. Dry crisp palate. Sour but reasonably mellow lemony lambic! Some faint apple. Very dry finish. Drinkable though! One of the more approachable of the breed.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
27 and 28 June 2009, bottles 37cl at De Heeren Van Lindekerke
Cloudy golden color; thin persistent head. Wonderful aroma, dusty cellar, rubber, lemon zest; creamy. Very good how it wraps the mouth, aggressive from the beginning, astringent and sour, full, with curaçao oranges. The final is very dry. Complex and very balanced, excellent.


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