Cantillon Menu Pineau - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by psiweaver:
4.72/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I had the pleasure of having this beer at Cantillon when I was there in Feburary.
This beer is made in the exact same style as the Pinot D'Anunis but instead of using red wine grapes this beer utilizes white wine grapes from the same vineyard in France that the grapes for the Pinot D'Anunis are sourced from.
This beer was brought out by Jean while we were drinking a bottle of the red wine Pinot D'Anunis with an Austrailian beer advocate who we had met at Cantillon.
It was poured into a Cantillon tasting tulip and poured a hazy yellow with a nice soft white head.
an almost gueze like smell but with a nice bouquet floral notes and a crisp acid from the white wine grapes.
great extremely balanced taste with a nice sour funk and the perfect balance of acidity. fantastic white wine grape flavor. absolutely fantastic, I can only hope that this makes its way into a zwanze form of some sort.
crisp mouthfeeel with the perfect amount of carbonation.
overall a great beer that I can only hope to have again, absolutely fantastic and delicious.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2011 03:06:14 | More by psiweaver
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4.38/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle, no label, gifted to a friend by Jean who hand-wrote "Menu Pineau" on the bottle.
Pours an sunny orange color, white head, bubbles here and there on top. Nose is still fairly vinous and the white grapes work well with the base along with some tannins, oak, musty funk. Dare I say the nose reminds me a bit of Don Quijote, but not quite as good. Flavor is most grape skins, some citrus, oak, and funky sour notes. Light body, soft carbonation, sweet and slightly dry finish.
Overall, this was a really nice beer and I love the white grape addition. We had this next to Zwanze 2011, and I think they made the right choice going with the red grapes over the white. That said, I would never turn this one down...it's excellent.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2013 16:48:06 | More by Sean9689
Cantillon Menu Pineau from Brasserie Cantillon
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