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Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A cloudberry lambic, brewed exclusively for Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden. Re-launched May 18th 2013.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
I love this. Hazy deep orange coloured. Probably the best aroma ever in a beer. It is really hard to remove your nose from the glass. Huge aroma of fresh cloudberries. Even though the beer is now seven years old the aroma has not changed much becoming less fruity as in most fruit lambics. Very acidic and complex flavour with lots of citrus and cloudberries present.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
radiomgb (2388) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2006
375ml bottle at the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/sweden/s target=blank>Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden. Vintage 1999. Golden orange in colour, dissipating white head, no lacing. The cloudberries in the aroma are spectacular and they provide the sweetness, sour and tart, some wood, light orange zest, acidic. Easy one of the best aromas I have come across. I didn’t think that it could get any better then the aroma until I tasted it. Wow. The cloudberry sweetness balanced with the usual Cantillon funk make this one fun lambic. Apples, cheese, must, acidic. Lightly sour mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes sweeter then most Cantillon lambic, it seems to last forever. Astonishing is the only word I can think of.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
afrantzell (39) - The Court of the Crimson King, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Soleil de Minuit is a simple lambic, really --

There are the cloudberries, slightly sweet, somewhat tart, but still fresh after eleven years in the bottle. Then comes the lambic, easily recognizable as Cantillon - ripe socks, yellow woodsorrel, and antique armoires. The whole thing goes down with a champagne consistency.

-- and since this was available only in magnums, that came in handy!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SirLimpsalot (2361) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2011 Tried it a second time, and it is totally spectacular. Probarbly the best in the world. Cantillon Soleil de Minuit (årg. 1999). Vilken fantastisk doft den hade. Fina aromer och en smak som trots sina 10 år fortfarande är mycket bärig. Ölen var ganska syrlig och hade en eftersmak som måste vara något av det bästa jag har känt någon gång. Det var lite vemodigt att tömma de absolut allra sista dropparna.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gyllenbock (5030) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2010
75 cl bottle at Akkurat in July 2010. (vintage 1999) In my youth I spent a lot of time in Lapland. Grandma’s cloudberry jam was fantastic, cloudberries are the gold of Lapland. Cantillon Soleil de Minuit was without doubt one of the best beers I have ever tasted, truly an amazing experience. Wonderful aroma and taste of cloudberries, It was difficult to understand that the beer could still taste so much cloudberry. Very sour despite its age, long aftertaste. It was propably the last bottle ever sold at Akkurat. Wow!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Inbreak (2412) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
17.04.2014, 0,75l bottle (2012 vintage) @ Akkurat Bar & Restaurant:
Nice fizzy shortlasting head, looks like lovely cloudberry juice. Aroma is very mild fruity, loaded with sour cloudberries, sorrel, hay, mild vinegar, seabuckthorn, grain, caramel, oak. Taste is mild acidic, sour cloudberries, sorrel, oak, grass, seabuckthorn, sour socks. Medium bitterness, dry acidic mouthfeel. OMG, what a lovely acidic fruitiness! Lovely!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lupulucid (189) - - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DanielNylander99 (5) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2001 does not count
This is a breakthrough in brewery (almost..). Combining swedish cloudberries with Belgian beerbrewing is genious! This lambic was produced by the swedish pub Akkurat (norwegian for ’correct’), Jamtlands Brewery in Sweden (correct me if I’m wrong) and Brasserie Cantillon in Belgium. What I’ve heard (I’m a regular at Akkurat in Stockholm) is that some swedish guys sent 300 kilos of cloudberries down to Cantillon and got back around 3000 bottles. They sell this rare lambic at Akkurat for 105 SEK (around $10 USD) and it’s damn worth the money! I have had atleast 10 bottles of this sour, yellowish lambic the last 3-4 months and this is one of the reasons I go to Stockholm regularly (I work now in Oslo, Norway).

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
Beautiful dark golden, little unclear body with a small beautiful white head that lasts; Super, super deep exceptionally complex, very intense nose. Very interesting balance between sweet and sour. The Hjotron stands out exceptionally clear, with some sweetness (I only know the smell of Hjotron from Hjotron jam, though), behind it there are lots of grapefruit, wood, vanilla etc. IT IS JUST FANTASTIC!; The body is very, very sour and dry and fits the nose perfectly; It moved into a just as sour and dry finish, again with lots of Hjotron in extreme lengths. Very, very well balanced beer, even when this sour and this dry. AMAZING!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2011
Murky orange-brown. The cloudberries are still very present after all these years and have aquired a very "ripe" and exclusive flavour. There is a light funkiness and stableness, a little tart. It is extremely dry in the end, with a very cheekdrying effect. It manages to be incredibly complex and very simple at the same time, a feature which few beers reach. A great beer, it’s sad that it will probably never be made again.


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