Cantillon Pinot D'Aunis | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DefenCorps on 06-10-2010

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Ratings:
189
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
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11
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Photo of Oakhtar
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Blazer06
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of dsgolovin
4.92/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of POTABLE83
4.91/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of amano_h
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

75cl bottle from the brewery.

Initial impression is a lighter red wine like Pinot Noir, which is unsurprising given the varietal of grape used here. Definitely regaled with a white pepper presence that Pineau d'Aunis is most famous for; hints of barnyard funk, darker berries, and even some cheesy notes on the back end as well.

A refreshing blast of sour grapes, followed by flavors of white fruit and the signature Cantillon funk. Pepper is not as well-pronounced on the palate but makes a cameo appearance once you give it some time and temperature. The red grape flavor becomes more profound on the back end, balanced superbly against a more pungent, oak character. Reminds me of St. Lamvinus but with more spice and funk.

The carbonation simply glides off your tongue; low acidity and a medium body provides for a delightful finish.

If St. Lamvinus and Vigneronne are little prods in advocating the use of grapes in lambics, this is a hearty old push

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Photo of Fux
4.87/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle of Zwanze 2011 opened at Zwanze Day 2012 at La Fine Mousse. Wonderful surprise for a wonderful Cantillon day.

A: Dark ruby, with some purple glints. Small off-white head that fades quickly.
S: Smell is very funky, with lots of barnyard aromas, leather, even horse blanket, some light tartness come after. Quite smooth and very well balanced with fruity scents (dark grapes and berries). More fruity flavors hide behind this very unusual nose for a Cantillon (apples, pears, etc.). Deep, complex, amazing.
T: Sour and funky, even smoothier and more balanced than the nose, with an oaky and fruity character. Still white fruits, grapes and berries. Quite bitter and tart aftertaste.
M: Not much carbonation. Rough on the palate. More a sipper than a refreshing beer.
O: Mind blowing lambic. Zwanze 2012 was supposed to be the king of the night, but this one was even better, one of the best Cantillon I have had actually. I would love to have this again!

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Cantillon for the beer; if it wasn’t for them making it, I’d not have had it. Blush-cranberry hue with evident petillance ; good looking, at any rate. The nose is fantastic from the get-go (and does nothing to let up subsequently) and offers a rich bushy berry mélange atop trademark musty Cantillon funk, with slight notes of green apple. Upon the palate, flavors of tannic berry and grape, lactic and generally light acidic notes, mustiness and antiquity, and finally, perfectly apportioned nuances of black peppercorn are awash. The dry-hop also seems to be at play here, both in the aromatic as well as gustatory, imparting a healthy dose of herbal earthiness, in a manner not usually found in Cantillon. The feel is near-perfect, with a great balance between effervescence and weight. Overall this is a fantastic Cantillon, with its mainstay in a lighter flavor, with a less challenging general tone, but making up for it with a layer of additional (well-placed) complexity.

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Photo of Sideswipe
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Stone

A- Reddish, orange body with little to no head.

S- Wet horse blanket and subdued red fruit. Pronounced funk in the nose.

T- Sour cherries at the outset. Tart red fruit, strawberries? Mild funk. Finishes tart with a mildly puckering aftertaste. Exquisite!

M- Medium to light body with low carbonation.

O- A wonderful beer! Perfect marriage of tart, sour fruit and funky, barnyard characteristics. Wish this was available all the time. I wouldn't tire of it ever. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Rifugium
4.76/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tetu
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Geuzedad
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of GABrew
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of digita7693
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ahalloin
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had a few 6 oz. pours at Churchkey in DC today.

Pours a dark pink (raspberry crayon) color with a full white cap of foam. Very opaque and cloudy. Beautifully vibrant and unusual color.
Smells of musty, barnyard funk with a strong acetic note. A slight fruity background persists and gives relief from just straight sour notes. Grape skin comes to mind.

The flavor is powerfully sour and tart. Grape fruitiness lingers slightly in the back with a major display of funk in the foreground. In addition to the fruitiness, I get a quality similar to what a vine-ripened tomato would give with a slightly sour twinge. Incredibly drying finish.

The Mouthfeel is spectacular with a puckering quality from the sour notes, yet super drying in the finish. Makes my saliva ducts go nuts every time I take a drink. Medium carbed and smooth.

Overall an awesome fruit lambic with plenty of complexity and very satisfying.

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Photo of gn0sis
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of bauermj
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of ixodus
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of jbuddle
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of edhizdeid
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joel66
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of KaeF
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great fruity lambic, soft taste, great balance in sour and fruity sweetness. Awesome lambic!

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Photo of aleigator
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Has a sherry, dark red, very saturated color, with a small, fizzy head.

Smells of oaky barnyard, wet hay, ripe, spicy grapes, wrapped up by a pleasant sourness, inheriting apple skin and citrus peel.

Tastes of red, matured grapes which got an earthy pepperiness to them, as well as balancing, mellow, wooden malts. The pepper is recognizable in the most pleasant way, accentuating the rich grape foundation of the beer, brought down to a round figure by a tart, fruity acidity. Due to the spicy pepper infusion this becomes much more complex than any druiven lambic I have tasted so far, complimenting the stone qualities of the grapes, as well as adding a maturing, oaky aspect to them. Finishes very tart, sour, with a convincing dry note to it, revealing characteristics of a young, slightly fermented wine.

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Photo of Highbury09
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dralecg
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Shared a bottle at cantillon. Taste blew me away. Definitely my favorite Cantillon.

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Cantillon Pinot D'Aunis from Brasserie Cantillon
4.36 out of 5 based on 189 ratings.
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