Cantillon Pinot D'Aunis - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by tpd975:
4.4/5 rDev -0.2%
A: Pours a reddish hue with a a small pinkish head.
S: Nice funky tart citrus fruit and vinous grapes.
T: Funky and tart green apple and lemon zest. Hints of wine with a nice oakiness.
M: Medium in body, sour, crisp, good.
D: Good I enjoyed this one quite a bit.
12-07-2010 01:33:38 | More by tpd975
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4.78/5 rDev +8.4%
Pinot di Aunis, bottle poured into a cantillon taster. Big thanks to Manuele from Ma Che Siete for hooking me up with this world class beer and big thanks to Jbeatty for trading me another
A- dark orange with creamsicle looking head
N- Huge depth of white and red grapes. red wine, vineous with an earthy/grassy and almost pepper yeast funk.
T- wow,... wow.... by far top 3 of the day for our 4/20/13 tasting which consisted of veritas vertical, loerik, YB, eszett. Uli blends, beekeeper, le woody so on and so forth. I freakin love this fine liquid.
earthy funk, pepper spice,vineous red wine, cobb webb. such a combination of deep characteristics. simply amazing.
M- Light, airy, smooth, gods nectar poured into a cantillon tasting glass
O- One of my favorite Cantillons. Cant wait to see how my other bottle ages. I think ill open it in 2031.... in the meantime ill be ISO a few more bottles so that I can see what 5 yr intervals does to this one.
04-25-2013 15:28:38 | More by joel66
3.88/5 rDev -12%
Had on tap at Novare Res, served in a Cantillon glass. My wife and I both got two glasses filled and were lucky enough to be sitting at the bar.
The beer pours ruby red like a watermelon transparent and has a thin wisp of head nice
The aroma is sweet and sour with a good grape wine aroma that mixes with a woody earthiness
The taste is great a mix of a grapes sourness and carbonation start this beer. The flavor is a subtle sour, a sweetness of the grapes and a sourness linger and then finish quick and clean nice
Overall glad to have had it and I always enjoy the Novare events, that said not the best beer I had this day
09-18-2011 23:35:19 | More by bishopdc0
4.6/5 rDev +4.3%
A 75 cl bottle opened at brewery, bottled 23-Dec-10.
A-Dull red color with lively small CO2 bubbles rising to a white foam that rims the glass.
S-The lambic smell-barnyard earthy yeast with hints of black peppery spice.
T-The pepper spice is definitely there but the lambic flavor is most dominant flavor. A hint of hops is there too. A syrupy dark liquor on bottle of bottle-the last glass with this added is more sour and overall more assertive.
M-Clean and smooth, a bit of black pepper and hoppy end note, not as sour as other Cantillon beers.
D-I drank the whole bottle myself-so damn good for a sour.
O-An interesting almost refreshing lambic. Really glad I had the opportunity to taste this one, a highlight of my most recent trip to Brussels.
12-22-2011 02:16:27 | More by deebo
4.22/5 rDev -4.3%
Stone Brew Co.
Zwanze Day 2011
Dark ruby with purple and dark pink edges. Almost no head, though there is a thin layer of near-white bubbles atop. Spots of lacing.
Bright aromas of red grapes and plump, juicy grapefruit, a touch of barnyard funk, earth, and grass. There's a mild sourness lingering underneath the more sweet and earthy aromas.
Bright grapefruit flavors initially, followed by a mild muskiness, sweet grapes, barnyard funk, hay, and grass. A complete, unique, and very pleasant combination.
Thin bodied with low carbonation, though incredibly dry and a pleasure to drink.
An interesting combination of bright, vibrant fruit flavors and earthy farm funk. A delight.
09-20-2011 21:13:45 | More by ehammond1
3.85/5 rDev -12.7%
On tap at Churchkey.
Trace of head on a gold-amber body.
Smells like urine-y funk and vinegar. There's a trace of berry sweetness buried somewhere in there though. The smell made me nervous.
Taste was much better than the smell. Lemony, tart with some raspberry. Pretty balanced, actually. Slightly vegetal (arugula, maybe?)
Mouthfeel is like that of... lemonade? I could really annoy people and suggest an Arnold Palmer, but I'll stop short ; )
Apart from the unnerving smell, this tasted pretty darn good. Overhyped, but good.
09-30-2011 19:49:41 | More by zaphodchak
4.1/5 rDev -7%
Happy Zwanze Day 2011! Had on tap at Spuyten Duyvil. About a 4oz pour served out of a Cantillon flute. Reviewed from notes.
Served with a 1 finger foamy white head with poor retention. No lace. Beer is a clear tomato peach. Moderate legs. Decent but average.
Nose is a pungent sweet grape, cheese, farmhouse dung, wet hay, and cobwebs. Very typical and very delicious of Cantillon. Some sharp fruitiness tickles the nose also.
Opens grape tartness, some sharp cheese. More sour grapes in the middle. Grape pulp, seed, and skin. Some wet hay at the end. Finishes with a residual sweetness and a tart grape skin aftertaste. Super funky and delicious but quite simple.
Light bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Oily, dry, and sticky in the mouth with a dry finish and a puckering, dry aftertaste. Really brings out the funky tartness in this one.
A really solid offering from Cantillon but probably the least impressive of the grape-based fruit lambics that I've had from them. Still, I'd love to have the opportunity to have this one again some time.
09-17-2011 22:45:13 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.35/5 rDev -1.4%
Zwanze day 2011 at west lakeview liquor chicago
Poured into stemmed cantillon glass
Pour was a light ruby red. Very similar to watermelon juice. Very little head but some. Head was light pinkish.
Lots of soured red grape with a nice funky and spicy mix.
Soured red grape with a lemon bite. Through out the middle was a spicy bite, like black or chili pepper. Oak was faint.
Very dry through out with a light to mild carbonation. Nice light pucker.
At first i was not feeling this but i quickly started loving it. I want more.
09-18-2011 02:04:32 | More by hooliganlife
4.6/5 rDev +4.3%
Review #1100!!! Had this one at Holy Grale in Louisville during Zwanze Day 2011! Just for the record, I drove ~7 hours to be there and ~7 hours home after to sample this beer... Served from tap into a Cantillon taster flute (which I got to keep!). Poured a peachish fluorescent red-orange with a very minimal pure white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, earthy funk, tart cherry, and a floral note. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, big funk, tart cherry, earthy funk, dark fruit, and grapes. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was an excellent brew. I really enjoyed the aroma on this one as we sat waiting for the toast to begin. Once I drew my first sip off the glass I knew this was something special. Everything on this one worked in unison and complimented everything else nicely. My only gripe with this beer??? They didn't bottle it. I could see this one really developing over the next year or two into something truly amazing. Definitely worth the ~14 hours of total driving I conducted during that day if that tells you anything...
09-19-2011 17:07:22 | More by thagr81us
4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
Had on tap at Zwanze Day Chicago. Served in a Cantillon glass, I was fortunate enough to get quite a few glasses of this through the course of the night.
Appearance – A hazy pink rose color with about a finger of off white head that dissipates somewhat quickly leaving slight lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – Taking the first smell myself, and everyone around me, immediately proclaimed a dominant peppery presence up front. Red grapes, classic Cantillon funk, barnyard, and more spices.
Taste – Not as mouth puckering as I was hoping. There was a sharp lemon and red grape flavor, subtle barnyard funk, light oak at the tail end. Finishes with a spicy peppery finish that makes itself known throughout the sip, but more so as it ends.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, finishes a hint dry and spicy.
Overall – I had this side by side with 2008 Lou Pepe Kriek. That beer won hands down. While not my least favorite Cantillon, definitely not my favorite. Still, as with all great ticks, glad to have been able to try it.
09-19-2011 01:40:29 | More by SpdKilz
4.53/5 rDev +2.7%
Thanks so very much to Popkas for sharing a beer that I had given up the thought of ever trying. Had at his second late summer sour tasting (9/4).
There was a lot of excitement around a bottle without a label and only a sticky not attached to indicate it's contents. "Pinot d'Aunis" as if it was a memo to not forget, can't imagine anyone misplacing their interaction with a beer so damn tasty.
Cork pops out and a soft wave of salmon colored liquid emerges. Aromas of ripe grapefruit juice, green apples, and a little of that Cantillon funk were expressive and fragrant. Nice carbonation that wasn't overly foamy but gave the beer a slight champagne like comparison. The grapefruit aroma was intensely expressive, almost to the point that this could have been a little Cantillon brunch beer.
The nose was a marvel and the flavor was similar in precision. Much softer around the edges than expected. Grapes, tart cranberries, citrus rind and a fresh juiciness gave a much more obvious wine styled body and flavor. The high acid showed through the fruit but took second place to the grape's presence. Very delicious and balanced, more of a softer and elegant bottle from Cantillon.
In comparison to some other grape based sours, There wasn't as much vegetal grape vine flavors as in Don Quiote, not as intense as Saint Lamvinus, less sweet fruit and lemon flavored as in Vigneronne and seemed to have a touch more of that faint cheese rind funk compared to Malvasia Rosso.
Beautiful and refreshing for it's approach of being such a brightly flavored bottle of Lambic. This was a joy to drink and hope to one day experience it again. Excited to hear how it compares to the 2011 Zwanze version.
09-06-2011 15:11:54 | More by Bardwashrind
4.13/5 rDev -6.3%
Poured on tap at ChurchKey DC into a tumbler almost half small stange like glass as part of Zwanze day 2011. Full pour given.
Prepared from the tap, a copper ruby body is noticeable with a pink foamy head texture looking like it gets some hues from the body. While resting the beer is served with the head mostly gone but mine had a small pink collar that never disappeared. On closer inspection up front a sheet of paper behind shows the beer as a classic looking grapefruit juice color, EXACTLY like grapefruit with cloudy character also. That's pretty darn impressive.
Bouquet. Sure here we have classic brett character and some tartness, some small cherry, but a distinct are you kidding me? It's tomato. There are tomatoes in my grapefruit beer. Woah what's going on here!?
Taste follows the nose. Tomato V8 quality comes out with mild cherry tartness. I am looking around within 12 feet radius for a salad that just got prepared to make sure this isn't messing with me. Quick slightly sharp sting gives a biting pepper quality which practically makes this black pepper stinging bloody-mary sense. Viscosity seems a little muted not so much teeth coating as other lambics. Tartness seems just a little buried behind this vegetative slightly thick texture and character. Maybe even ratatouille?
Overall this is one crazy beer never had any lambic or beer taste like this before. This was odd but it was fun you got to admit.
09-18-2011 02:52:40 | More by smakawhat
4.5/5 rDev +2%
light orange brown with a very nice three finger head of lace and a good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Nice retention only gradually let the head fade away, what was left was a very nice set of concentric side glass rings of lace. Smell was very sour, lots of grapes and other fruits. A bit light on the nose before the sour wrath kicks in. Flavor was very full and robust. Nice yeast filled flavor wrecks your taste buds but calms down considerably on the finish. A huge rush of sour fruit than kicks into overdrive and puckers your lips through the finish. This was a wonderfully unique brew that had a very good flavor and a light fruity feel
11-04-2011 01:55:46 | More by mikesgroove
4.47/5 rDev +1.4%
Zwanze 2011. Draft at RRBC. Glowing reddish-pink color with a thin collar, no head. Smells like sweaty funk and grapefruit. Peppery, vinous notes pop out beneath the dominant citrus character. Really nice palate, red grapefruit, vinous fruit, a bit of black pepper and tobacco. Nice tartness with a juicy mouthfeel. Semi-dry finish, mild tannins. Really enjoyable, better than the first batch of Pinot d'Anuis.
10-08-2011 20:35:27 | More by largadeer
4.72/5 rDev +7%
Zwanze day at Spuiten Duyvil in Brooklyn. Great event, nice taps, reasonable prices and well-run by the bar staff.
A- mild, lighter pink grapefruit color, a bit hazy
S- some funk and hops in the nose.
T-nice acidity (teeth-cleaning kind, but this was my third lambic of the afternoon), a lot of hoppiness present, mildly fruity. A bit more funky than other Cantillons.
M-lightly carbonated, refreshing.
O- an excellent beer I would love to drink everyday, if available and I had the budget!
09-18-2011 19:51:23 | More by voteforgoat
4.2/5 rDev -4.8%
Tap version of Zwanze 2011:
Cross between blood orange and pink grapefruit color. Vinious grapefruit aroma. Peppery red grape flavor. Pencil lead and lemon acidity. Slightly sweet grape finish.
Bottle review of original Pinot d'Aunis:
White head on top of a light mahogany-orange body. Good carbonation. Smell has a sharp lemon acidity blended with red grape. A little spicy from the grapes and straightforward bretty funk. Some bandaid and perfume-esque qualities as well. Flavor is blended very well with the grapes. Peppery spice and subtle sweetness rolling into a lemon accented acidity and a clean musty brett flavor. I'm almost getting a pencil flavor I believe from the grapes. Finish is like a moderately dry red wine. Not over the top. This beer's flavor shows restraint and pure craftsmanship rather than something heavy handed.
09-20-2010 01:48:34 | More by BearsOnAcid
Cantillon Pinot D'Aunis from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.