Cantillon Citoyen Du Monde | Brasserie Cantillon

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4.58/5
World-Class
12 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
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Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a very special gift from our friends at Cantillon in cerebration of 20 years of Shelton Brothers. Passionfruit lambic called Citoyen du Monde -- "Citizen of the World," a nod to Casablanca, Dan and Tessa's favorite movie. In the words of Jean Van Roy: "1996 was the year of our debut in the US, and with it, Shelton Brothers was born. 'The American Dream' became a reality for Cantillon as it did for Shelton Brothers. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-24-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
1
Ratings:
12
pDev:
4.15%
Bros Score:
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of GDawgs34
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Run4theRoses
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nicely done! Shelton Brothers 8/19/17

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Photo of MTKATL
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of halo3one
4.38/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

In celebration of Cantillon's two decade partnership with Shelton Brothers Importers, they bring this passionfruit lambic to the world. A unique flavor combinations that fuse the old world earthy sourness of lambic to an exotic and radiant passionfruit succulence for a tandem of taste that's as unique as it is charming.

Turbid in its peachy golden appearance, the dense frothy cap spills over with a host of tropical fruit. Passionfruit leads the way but brings with it a pep of orange, peach, kiwi, cantaloup and papaya. After a peppery and vinously sour tinge teases the nose, the taste is rife with tropical fruit juice and a kiss of sugar cookie.

As the ale saturates the middle palate with fruit and acidity, the sweetness slowly dissolves and a bready underpinning remains to support the passionfruit and bracing acidity. All those citrus, tropical and orchard fruits of its perfumy scent is alive and well in taste- leading with tangerine, nectarine and yes- passionfruit. But also with a hint of banana, berry and tart green apple, its fruit display keeps evolving. Sour with white wine and dry french cider, its piquant tang is accompanied by a soft waft of saddle leather, white pepper and straw.

Medium-bodied for sour ale, the murk of the beer is joined with a rich yeast character of dough. Slighly on the vegemite side of balance, a peppery, creamy finish looms. Pepper spice, powerful acidity and a fruit-laden finish keeps the taste refreshing and characterful but off-clean of what we're used to seeing from Cantillon.

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Photo of chippo33
4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamLand
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cantillon Citoyen Du Monde from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 12 ratings