Hoprider (160) - DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the source: short notes, too busy enjoying but here goes:
Pours a clear purpleish / dark pink colour with a small head. The nose is farmy and mineral at the same time with deep berry aromas and even a little bubblegum. I felt the nose was spectacular here. Initially fresh tasting with a big acidic kick and like the Carignan some pinot noir tendencies. Love that! Gentle but present carbonation and a long and super pleassant aftertaste. Could drink this all day but Cantillon closes at 5pm...
ekstedt (5978) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at the brewery. Clear ruby, medium pink head. Intense red wine aroma, notes of dark berries, white pepper and leather. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium acidity, some tannins.
Dr_Fellini (828) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass at the brewery, under the name Pinot d’Aunis. Pours a very pretty ruby red color with a light pinkish head. Nice sour grape character. A little sweetness. Solid beer, but not as good as some of the other Cantillon offerings.
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2015, lady said it’s made with 2014 grapes. Purple with pink head. Aroma is musty, red wine, oak, berries. Taste is oaky, vinegar, musty, red wine, berries. Dry and sour.
CraftBeerNick (1252) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Cantillon 14th April 2015. Pours clear and a beautiful reddish pink, the aroma is vinous, hay, fruit, hops, complex. Taste is full, vinous fruit, some farmyard undertones, balanced not too astringent, yeast, long lingering bitter sour finish. Excellent beer
markextrae (2134) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
shared bottle at the cantillon brewery as Cantillon Pinot D’Aunis. poured a cleared dark red colour leaving a nice non to long lasting pink head. first hint in the nose is a slight pepper smell of the grape, it’s not a real fruity grape, more earthy, red grape, yeast, funk, tart, hay, spicy vineous notes, more sweet fruity subtle flavors as it starts to warms a little bit. lime, horseblanket, oak, really smooth, very complex brew, great to see what big of a differecne it can be between two grapes. lovely!
AdamChandler (3589) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed as the Pinot d’Aunis 75CL at Cantillon in March of 2015. Split 2 ways in tasters.
A - Purple pour, dark pink in the glass with a 2 finger pink head.
S - Nose is great. Very vinous with grape skin, merlot, some cherry and lemon tart.
T - Taste is nice. More wine forward than any other Cantillon I’ve had. Like sniffing a red wine that’s been diluted with lemonade.
M - Thin, not a lot of mouthfeel, very one-dimensional. Tastes single barrel and not a blend
O - Despite the lack of body, the taste of this was really wonderful!
King_Alex_II (634) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark oily ruby red with a thin layer of pink foam. The smell is grapey sour. No carbonation. The taste goes into the direction of red wine/grapes, while being sour with a spicey, kind of peppery, note. The aftertaste contains a little sour kick when you swallow it. Surprising and pleasant.
SinH4 (1081) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the brewery. Dark purple-reddish color with small pinkish head. Funk and grapes, acidity. Taste is vineous, grapey and sour, nice amount of hay. Very dry finish. Fizzy carbonation. Very distinct, but hard to describe. Fantastic!
aleigator (470) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Has a sherry, dark red, very saturated color, with a small, fizzy head.
Smells of oaky barnyard, wet hay, ripe, spicy grapes, wrapped up by a pleasant sourness, inheriting apple skin and citrus peel.
Tastes of red, matured grapes which got an earthy pepperiness to them, as well as balancing, mellow, wooden malts. The pepper is recognizable in the most pleasant way, accentuating the rich grape foundation of the beer, brought down to a round figure by a tart, fruity acidity. Due to the spicy pepper infusion this becomes much more complex than any druiven lambic I have tasted so far, complimenting the stone qualities of the grapes, as well as adding a maturing, oaky aspect to them. Finishes very tart, sour, with a convincing dry note to it, revealing characteristics of a young, slightly fermented wine.