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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
87 88 86 2 17 13
Cuvée Des Champions 2003-2004 by Brasserie Cantillon
Lambic - Unblended
5.00 % ABV


 
Review by SAP on 09/07/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 12 17 4 8 2004
2004 bottling, Sampled September 2005
Pours a hazy straw-orange color with a hint of ruby-grapefruit colored notes. The carbonation seems quite low, as the cork did not pop at all when pulled, it is carbonated though, but the head is wispy and a frothy pale color. Ah, the aroma; a suitable funky smell greet my nostrils as I take my first draught of the nose. The aroma is a mix of citrus, funky notes of mushroom, perhaps some notes of farmhouse cheese, and musty earth. The Brett character is quite pronounced, and the aroma just keeps the senses piqued for continued sniffing pleasure.

The beer is of course shockingly tart in the first sip, after that is through it becomes pleasingly tart with a bracing note of acidity. The beer is quite light, and has just enough carbonation to enhance the spritzy refreshing character. I do think that there is a bit of grassy herbal character here too from the dry hopping in the cask. This has a nice note of tart grapefruit, and is not nearly as funky in the taste as the nose suggests. There is a light note of funky cheese in the finish that seems to linger a bit in an astringent manner after the beer has been swallowed.

As this beer warms up it really begins to soften a bit, open up, and become quite a bit more fruity with lots of grapefruit and lemon notes. This is definitely quite enjoyable, and I definitely do not enjoy Lambics enough, it is definitely a special occasion type beer for me, and I would much prefer that it was an everyday beer for me.

Served In: Tulip

Review by KAF on 12/02/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 18 3 9 2008
Orange pour with a bubbly white head. Light fruits and funk on the nose. The aroma is wonderful. Sour deliciousness. Carbonation in the body. The funkiness and light fruit are there in the taste as well as well as a well balanced tartness.

Served In: Tulip

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