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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Although we enjoyed aging Batch #1 in used La Folie barrels from New Belgium Brewery, one of which was the renowned PH1 barrel, Batch #2 is something completely different. After a trip to Belgium in 2006, Vinnie successfully tried his hand at spontaneous fermentation using traditional, and not so traditional, Lambic methods. Out of respect for our Belgian brewing friends, we call this style “Sonambic”, a portmanteau between Sonoma and Lambic.

We stole this term from our friend Brian Hunt at Moonlight, our local farmhouse brewery. In 2007, we executed a second spontaneous fermentation, making yet another batch of Sonambic. This year, we blended those two batches to create our second bottling of Beatification which we are very excited about! Batch #2 has a big grapefruit aroma and grapefruit rind flavor with funky Brettanomyces and a tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1396) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Bottle sample at Quintessence 2014 - pours light yellow with a nice fine mousse. Aromas of fresh sour apples, some lactic notes and a tad of funk. Lively fresh acidic body smoothing out towards the end. A real treat! ----- Batch 2 = cheesier, batch 3 = more spicy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ST247 (448) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Pours cloudy yellow, no head. Sour and fruity aroma. Taste is a bit sour and fruity, grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1976) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
@ Cantillon Quintessence. Pale yellow colour, white foam, soft carbonation. Aroma of green apples. Sour taste with notes of lemon peel. Complex and tastefull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7492) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle sample @ Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Dorée claire, col blanc léger. Arôme est malté avec ce rappel moût sur un rétro aigrelet et fleuri accompagné d’un léger fruité citronné. Palais est sec et terreux voire poussiéreux. Belle effervescence sur un léger fruité citronné et agrumes ajoutant au profil général aigre. Grade un petit rappel lambic aux teneurs fleuries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (866) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle share hanks to Homer. Pours golden yellow, almost no head. Aroma is tart, sour. Taste is strong sour. Light, refreshing, mouth is still puckering, feeling some sour burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2560) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. From Mike. Nose of funk with barnyard and citrus. Flavor is the same with a lot more citrus. Pretty freaking awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (406) - GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
@ Quintessence - hazy golden-yellow color, with a small white head. Very funky nose, leather and cheese, fruits, with a subtle sweet touch in it. Sourness gets unleashed on the palate in a wild way, tartness, lemon peel and unripe grapes, along with hints of orange and apple. Straw and wooden malt feather the sourness a bit, which still comes along pretty untameable. Sweet orange stays in a sharp contrast to zingy citrus, along with vinegar and Bretts lingering on the palate. High level of acidity is outstanding, chewy and raw, resulting in a very dry and crisp ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (224) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Deep hazy golden like the typical Cantillon. Minimal head though. Aroma is barnyard, brett and leather but also very fruity (mango, oranges and apricot). Very wild and expressive. Taste is citrusy tart, but not very dry. It reminds me of a lemon pie with candied zests. Lemon is puckering but sweetness lingers in the aftertaste. Slight musty feel. It almost feels like a pure lambic and is definitly one step ahead from the regular american wild. I slightly prefer Temptation to this one, but it deifnitly hit the spot in its category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1605) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Crystal clear yellow with a pale head. Aroma is barnyard funk, cheese rind, citrus peel, peach, apricot. Reasonably light bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, refreshing tartness on the palate with a hint of balancing sweetness. Taste is candied citrus peel, tart apricot, fizzy peach, grape skins, cider vinegar. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suedehead288 (411) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
2014.04 - Cantillon Quintessence 2014 - geur van lambiek en zure appeltjess - idemdito smaak -

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