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Cantillon Soleil de Minuit

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


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A cloudberry lambic, brewed exclusively for Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden. Re-launched May 18th 2013.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Pours orange gold - nose and taste of strong cloudberry, old wood, funk and light horse blanket - med body

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (517) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2016
Aroma of white wine, cloudberry jam, big funk, oak, light vanilla, caramel, lemon, grapefruit pith. Taste a bit more mellowed out, tart cloudberries with a lightly bitter oaky caramel, quite woody and citrusy, but still feels heavy. I think this one needs some age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bobhund (151) - - DEC 28, 2015
Köpt på Akkurat, Stockholm. Fantastisk på alla sätt, hade hjortronen tagit över än mer från Lambicen hade det blivit full pott. Det ska dock sägas att hjortronen tar stor och fräsch plats, världsklass! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vjohans (636) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle 2015. Simply the best lambic i have tried. The cloudberies is mindblowing in such fresh bottle. Wow. Better then blŚbśr. Amazingly balanced. Drank a.whole Bottle myself..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GrumpyOldTroll (54) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2015
This one would probably benefit from a couple of years in a cellar to even it out a bit, but itís a pretty special beer and Iím lucky to have tried it. Thereís not enough horse blanket but thatís fine; thatís not the point. Also - I can confirm that 750s and magnums donít make a difference, but it does taste better in the USA than it does in Sweden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Initial sourness. Some mango in aroma with the oak and lemon peel the berries, cloudberry to be exact was well balanced not overpowering but evident. The base of lambic was fantastic. Tart and refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar tasting 2015. bottle provided by jean van roy himself. thanks so much! poured a slight hazy dark golden mixed with a orange shade colour with some white bubbles on top of the glass. the smell of cloudberries hits the nose. a real scandinavian fruit, wich gives the base lambic even a bit more of a sour taste. thereís also some old hay, dusty cellar, sweet red cranberries, oak, and a lot of old wood funk. taste is [retty special with sweet sour cloudberries. even some exotic fruit. it is not as fruit forward as some of the other fruited lambics. but the cloudberries just gave the beer an unique expecrience of complext fruited layers. very bright and refreshing mouthfeel. iím so happy i was able to try this unique cantillon!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (8485) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar tasting 2015, donated from Jean van Roy, big thanks! Pours hazy orange with barely any head. Aroma of tart berries, cellar funk, cobwebs, light manure. Flavour is moderate sour. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation. Really lovely with a very interesting unusual fruit character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DSG (9562) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2015
[4/24/15] Bottle at Akkurat in Stockholm. 2013 magnum bottle. Rather clear golden. Lovely oaky funky aroma with lots of sweat, some cobwebs and fruitiness (some berries). Sour flavor, funky, lemony, oaky, with some sweat, some juicy fruitiness, and some stuff I canít put my finger on. Medium-bodied. Lovely complex stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4049) - 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. Iím 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 Iím so glad to try it.

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