Cantillon Crianza Helena

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

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (2399) - 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 its 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 Ive ever had for sure.

5
   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 Ive 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard (2074) - 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 ive had!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (12485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, 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!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2324) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manker (74) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Lovely aroma, murky citrus, mild funk, green apples. Some elderflowers and tart berries. Tart and slight bitterness at the end.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Dave. Huge thanks man! Pour is hazy orange with big white head and good lacing. Super funky, sweet tart, lemon rind, urine, oaky, white wine, herbal, cobwebs, and oranges in the aroma. Taste is white wine, funk, oaky, grassy, earthy, lemony, some biscuit, urine, fruity, and dusty with a semi-tart, dry finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Extremely dry, funky and well rounded. Such a treat.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
At Stephens 2nd annual Great American Beer Festival Tasting on 10/1/14. Pours orange murky with layer of white foam head. Aroma is Classic Cantillon funk but more delicate, nice. Taste is complex and delicate gueuze lemon zest funk. Hay.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (8812) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
bottle shared by fux, huge thanks! pours hazy if not cloudy very pale golden with a very nice white head showing good retention and lacing. funk-plenty, lemony, peppery tropical fruits, very fruity - apricots amongst others, smooth oakiness - way better integration of cognac barreling than 50n, for instance, light acidity - gently citric and lactic - right on the spot, grassy and herbal old nobleness. bright carbonation, light body, very nice balance, ending tart and fruity. excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (3859) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 Bottle shared by Fux, many many thanks F-X for this once in a lifetime opportunity! Pours a really hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of funk, hay and fruits. Taste is acidic and dry, never too sour and really classy. I cant say that I tasted any cognac unlike in 50N 4E but it was really fruity. More cheesy funk. Body is medium, carbonation as well and mouthfeel really vinous. Overall this was really, really good... awesome even I might say! Cantillon one-offs are just where its at! ;) Surprising since I usually choose 3F and Tilquin when looking for a "normal" oude gueuze...


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