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Cantillon Soleil de Minuit

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A cloudberry lambic, brewed exclusively for Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden. Re-launched May 18th 2013.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pour from a 2013 bottle at the West Lakeview Zwanze 2013 event. A bit of a plastic character behind the fruit. Similar to some strawberry sours. Otherwise fairly mild overall. Wish there was quite a bit more cloudberry and the base were more assertive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle @ Akkurat…. I am sooo glad to finally taste this whale… It pours hazy golden with a small white head… 75cl bottle at Akkurat. Vintage ´13 2nd Batch …fruity, acidic, some salty flavors, cloudberry, funk, lemon zest… Awesome! loved it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5104) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2012, exclusive brew, with cloudberries, thx to Secret Santa!, complex sour fruit brew, sour/fruity and slightly floral/woody, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
75cl bottle at Akkurat. 2013 Vintage. So glad I got to try my biggest want finally! It pours a clean light orange / apricot color with a small white head that dissipates quickly leaving some small white bubbles on the side of the glass. Aroma is what I can only describe as cloudberries. Intense notes of salt, plastic and berry jam. Funk and lemon zest. Taste is acidic but not overly so. Berry fruitiness and light sweetness upfront. Mild salty kick on the back of the sip. Some more strange cloudberry notes over some funk and lemon zest. Light on body with good carbonation. As someone has said, this is now very fruity and somehow lacking complexity vs other Cantillons. It’s very unique but purely taste wise is not better then a kriek or framboise. Still thrilled for the opportunity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2013 vintage at Akkurat. Pours slight hazy cider colored yellow with a finger of white head. Smell is funky, not that tart, good amount of berry in it. Taste is crisp, very light acidity. Some bile in the middle, fruity and zesty. Lighter body. I feel like this could develop more sourness over time and become much more complex, but it sort of tastes like a fancy Berliner right now. Something you could crush while mowing the lawn, not a whale. Still very good and glad I had the chance to try it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Honored to try this .. . Pours a deep gold .. . Nice tartness, the fruit is well based .. . A rather easy drinker, i quite liked this! .. . . Not now boss it’s too early to discuss tardiness.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lupulucid (185) - - SEP 14, 2013
Rather complex, integrated, and nuanced, this lambic is not particularly sour. It is quite accessible but still very unique. Fruit is soft but not quite delicate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
750 ml bottle. Golden with tiny white head. Aroma sour and funky, sweet cloud berry notes and some jam, very pleasant. Taste is medium sour with very nice and clean cloud berry notes, almost a bit buttery. Grain and funk with a long fruity sour finish. Nice nice nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle shared by a generous friend. Golden hazy body, handsome white frost up top. No real head or lace to speak of.

Aroma of grainy malt, melted plastic, phenolic band aids, yet still kinda nice. Lemony / grainy up front, tartness blends into the odd fruit character, hoppy at the end, finishes clean and dry. Low carb; just right.

Interesting (and thrilled I got a ~4oz pour!), but I'd take most other Cantillons over this every time.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godofthecellar (594) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Batch 2 poured golden yellow with white fluffy head and nice lacing. The nose was stone fruit and citrus with a suttle musty wood character. Flavor was musty oak, juicy apricot and tart berries. Champagne like mouthfeel with a complex finish


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