Cantillon Lambic D'Aunis | Brasserie Cantillon

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4.46/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#518
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
67
pDev:
5.38%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
22
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of jophish17
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Narkee
4.87/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first time I had this was at Sheltonfest but I was drunk off lambic so of course I thought it was amazing. The second time was from the bottle at Cantillon. The grapes were really spicy in the flavor and I thought it might be a bad bottle but I got a sample from a neighboring bottle and it was the same. Fruity but spicy. Overall I would prefer St. Lamvinus over this one. The label is fantastic though.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

75cl cap and cork bottle, 11/2017 bottling. Served in the proper Cantillon balloon glass.

Medium reddish-pink body, relatively clear on the first pour out of the bottle, hazes up nicely on the third (and last of the bottle) pour; one finger white head, appropriate retention, beautiful light pink collar, no lacing.

Aromas of tannic and musty grape skin, light cereal sweetness, sweet grape flesh evoking something more like pinot noir grape; light leather, mild lemony zest, more grape and a touch of funky oak. The grapes are front and center on the aroma, and appropriately funky and musty all the way through as it warms to room temperature and opens up some. It seems to me that the lambic underneath the grapes is the buttress, holding everything up while the grapes are the entire show. This is in contrast to Saint Lamvinus, the most obvious intra-brewery comparison, where the lambic is a bit heavier, leathery and funkier and in comparison, seems to muscle itself in alongside the grapes. This is a more "delicate" grape lambic in the sense that it still has all the big elements of the lambic, but it either plays better with the grape or the grape is more distinct and forward than the Bordeaux grapes used in Saint Lamvinus.

Either way, the palate is a wonderful medley of mildly sweet and spicy grape flesh, earthy tannins, musty grape skins, red berries and oak, light leathery hay and funk. The funk is distinctly different than the smell of the brewery as well, which makes me think that the terroir of the Loire Valley has also made its way into the beer- also adding more to its distinctness from other Cantillon beers.

Medium in body, good and lively carbonation without being too creamy or prickly- appropriate for a grape lambic. Musty grape skin and tannins linger all the way through the end of the palate. Easy to savor, but also very easy to finish quickly.

I thought that this was a distinct and delicious grape lambic that really showcases the particular grape varietal well, although when one thinks about the relative difficulty of obtaining this versus Saint Lamvinus, one cannot be blamed for thinking that it's worth the tick but not so much as a regular presence in a lambic drinker's rotation.

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Photo of Run4theRoses
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xdtfx
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle at Cantillon, November 2018.

Served alongside Carignan 2017 and St. Lamvinus (for research purposes, of course).

Blood ruby body with a soft lavender head, perhaps a shade lighter in hue than Carignan. Dark grapes, hay, farm, oak. Gentle and nuanced. Beautifully balanced. A surreal and wonderful experience.

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Photo of Duncian
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xtonytx
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RollTide7
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mantissa
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Elicoleman
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was excellent work from cantillon. The grapes come across as slightly sweet with the oak barrel, earthy with the funky yeast and hay, and tart with the complimenting berries and apple. Has some moderate acidity with contrasting dry farm and flower finish. Is it the most boldly flavored lambic? No. But I would argue the nuanced delicate flavoring is a wonder to be appreciated.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of h_lupulus
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Cantillon Lambic D'Aunis from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 67 ratings