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Cantillon Soleil de Minuit

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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A cloudberry lambic, brewed exclusively for Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden. Re-launched May 18th 2013.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3426) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Magnum enjoyed @ Akkurat split 4 ways in Cantillon Gueuze Tumblers enjoyed @ Cellar temp.

A - 2 finger head. Faded quite fast. Looks a light orange gold in the glass. Looks like a standard lambic

S - mells like tangerine, grapefruit and apricot. Aroma is great but I can tell this will be quite the sour beer.

T - The taste is really unique. I’m not an expert in cloudberry so this is hard to rate. Lots of fruit, citrus and a bit of wine tannins. It does leave a lingering mouth puckering sour after a few sips. Some lemon pucker for sure.

M - Not an explosive mouthfeel but also no where near flat.

O - I expected a very sour beer but this is not really that sour. The fruit shines and excited me to go out and buy some Cloud-Berry Jam. A unique beer and I’m so glad to try it.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (482) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2015
Magnum shared with 50belair at Akkurat - pours golden yellow with orange hue. Tart, sour, earthy and lemon zest in the nose. Earthy, lemons, cloudberries in the taste. Solid!!!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2863) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2015
Magnum enjoyed at Akkurat with Biggsbowler. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Kinda sour with floral and what I suppose is Cloudberry’s on the nose. Sour with tasty but somewhat bitter berry highlights. So well balanced with mild funk and wet hay notes. A bit of grain in the back there. Fantastic mouthfeel and body. So stoked to have a chance to try this gem.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (722) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
(750ml 2012 vintage bottle @ Akkurat, shared with friends) Pours a hazy pale gold with a small whitish head, no lace. Aroma of cloudberry, light blue cheese, touch of acetone, fresh smelling wood, surprisingly funky and kind of unique. On the palate, roundly acidic and wheaty with a vague berry note, brambles and herbs. The cloudberry comes back and bites on the dry, bitter finish with a bit of wheat and herbs. Medium bodied with little carb. Very nice! A little different for a fruit lambic and it might get even better with age, but I’m really glad I had the opportunity to try it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3668) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle (750 ml) @ Akkurat. Vintage 2012. Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is quite fruity (this must be what cloudberries smell like) with a nice funky touch, oak and umami notes. Taste is also fruity with light funk, oak and umami notes. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry finish. Very good balance. Quite tasty too. Not the best fruit lambic from Cantillon (not even close to the Fou’Foune 2014 I had a few days ago), but still a very nice experience.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1763) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Akkurat, with newfound friends via RateBeer. Pours a nice cloudy orange with a moderate white head. Aromas of citrus, peach, cloudberry, funk and a lovely farmhouse musky scent. Taste is citrus and cloudberry with some peach and musky, earthy almost umami notes as well. Mouthfeel is tart and dry with a nice tartness. Very very good!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (4003) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle at Akkurat, with friends. Light pale slightly hazy gold pour with disappearing white head. Aroma is fruity, really nice funky fruit, light leather notes, some oak. Taste is tart, fruity, almost jammy, nice fruity sweetness with mild acidity. Palate is light bodied, low carbonation. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1078) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
At akkurat with Taylor, Stefan and Kimberly. Pours clear orange with zero head. Aroma is un-ripened apricot,Mellon, phenolic plastic note that is a little offputting. Taste is sour mellon, sticky phenolic yeast note, oranges. This beer is too phenolic for me, perhaps it is still young and we should wait a number of years to judge it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2409) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Flaska på Akkurat 2012 vintage lot 123. Gyllenfärgad/orange, lite skum, disig. Snätt syrlig doft av äppelcidervinäger, havtorn och hjortron. En snäll och inte särskilt oxiderad lambic med lätt bärig smak någonstans åt syrliga äpplen, gula bär. Jag tycker den växer medan man dricker och framstår mer komplex än vid första smakprovet. Sedan är man ju inte opåverkad av hypen heller. Svårt att betygsätta men riktigt riktigt gott.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4484) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with white head that disappeared, tart cloudberry and wild sour tones. Sour cloudberry, jam like, finishes tart but smooth. Not overally acidic on the finish.


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