Soleil De Minuit
Brasserie Cantillon

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From:
Brasserie Cantillon
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Fruit
ABV:
5%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 11.29%
Ratings:
87
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 06, 2019
Added:
Jan 19, 2005
Wants:
  311
Gots:
  3
SCORE
97
World-Class
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4.78 by millelacsmark from Minnesota on Oct 06, 2019
 
5 by Ziosa from Missouri on Aug 16, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Brad, I can’t thank you enough for sharing this gem.

Sunset yellowish orange body with a thin, wispy head that quickly dissipates.

Aromas of strawberry, funk, light phenols, white grape, must.

Similar flavor. Tangy with a light prickle of carbonation.

A bucket list beer. Santé!

Jan 20, 2019
 
4.75 by Spoda1983 from Pennsylvania on Sep 03, 2018
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4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by grover37 from District of Columbia

75c at Akkurat into proper glassware with Lisa (in memory of Bootsie). 895 NOK or about $90.

Big head that goes away. Clear orange gold. Nose is similar to strawberry, perfume, raspberry. Nice but not super funky. Flavor is better with the characteristic Canrillon lemony acid with some white raisin and light raspberry. Stinging tartness in the finish and lingering strawberry from the nose. Feel is sharp and long. Low-med body, pretty dry but not bone dry (will age well), and med-high carb. Really good lambic but not exceptional - lacking the funky depth of 3F, yet somewhat makes up for it with its big acidity. Just worth trying at the high price point.

Sep 01, 2018
 
4.42 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Aug 12, 2018
 
4.5 by petermethot from New Jersey on Jun 22, 2018
 
4.5 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Jun 03, 2018
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4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Bottle at Akkurat in Stockholm - Batch 3 (2015). Intense aroma of cloudberries - when he opened it, the bartender joked that the whole bar would smell like cloundberries and he was only half joking. Amazing tartness from the berries. This is a must try if you are at Akkurat.

Jan 18, 2018
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3.23/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by brian4beer from Indiana

B2 at akkurat was not very good. Strong rubber smell. B3 was much better

Aug 26, 2017
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4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by dleiner from New York

Bottled 10/2/2015

Jul 22, 2017
 
4.5 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on May 31, 2017
 
4.71 by Resuin from Massachusetts on May 13, 2017
 
4.05 by Deltoro from Florida on Apr 27, 2017
 
4.66 by atpca from California on Apr 18, 2017
 
4.75 by chippo33 from Vermont on Mar 23, 2017
 
5 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California on Feb 09, 2017
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4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mothman from Minnesota

Tick 5000 on BA

Batch 3 at Akkurat.

Straw gold color. White head.

This beer lives up the hype. Classic cantillon funk and light sourness. Hints of lemon, hay, and basement musk. Nice fruit from the cloudberries, but not overpowering.

Light bodied. Hints of tannins in the finish. Ends clean. Lively fell but not over carbed.

This was a real treat to finally try this. It was as good as I was hoping for. Everything I enjoy about cantillon with a twist on the fruit.

Dec 27, 2016
 
4.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Dec 25, 2016
 
4.96 by randylangford from Pennsylvania on Dec 05, 2016
 
4.68 by JamFuel from Sweden on Oct 03, 2016
 
4.61 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Jul 02, 2016
 
4.51 by Nische from Sweden on May 21, 2016
 
4.07 by masilva48 from Massachusetts on Feb 11, 2016
 
4.1 by Hugonaut13 from Illinois on Sep 24, 2015
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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Kurmaraja from California

A bottle I didn't think I'd get to try. A 2 oz pour at Zwanze day, Chicago, 2015. Not a pretty beer. Relatively flat, watery, a few lazy bubbles. Smell is floral, musky, reminiscent of tangled berry vines along a northern creekbed ... warm summer underbrush, spicy. A hint of yogurt followed by Cantillon's house character of lemon and hay bales. Flavor has a perfumed, almost unctuos berry preserve note.

Something about this is strongly reminiscent of Ale Apothecary's Spencer - the way the fruit is subsumed, creating a complex, dense flavor that doesn't come across as initially fruity. All the simple sweetness of the fruit is transsubstantiated and you're left with all the structural components, the acidity, savory notes, the plant elements and earth. For all the intensity of aroma and flavor, the feel was a bit ethereal, lighter than expected.

Sep 20, 2015
 
3.99 by Farnswurth from Illinois on Sep 19, 2015
 
4.44 by halo3one from Georgia on Aug 31, 2015
 
4.99 by blisscent from Rhode Island on Aug 16, 2015
 
4.74 by klipper from Michigan on Mar 14, 2015
 
4.9 by nathanmiller from New York on Feb 12, 2015
 
4.75 by GRG1313 from California on Dec 10, 2014
 
3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 05, 2014
 
4.75 by mdeluna from Texas on Nov 20, 2014
 
4.25 by tom10101 from Canada (QC) on Oct 19, 2014
 
4 by Franck from Canada (QC) on Oct 07, 2014
 
3 by Mbrown44 from Delaware on Aug 22, 2014
 
3.75 by baybum from Pennsylvania on Aug 20, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by MattSweatshirt from Texas

750ml @ Akkurat

Pours out gueuzey. Clear apple juice like with a thin white cap.

The tumbler glass isn't the best for aroma but a fresh pour yields a nice smell. I am anticipating the taste greatly. Has the Loon funk to it and plenty of fruitiness.

Pretty funky with hay and barnyard and horse blanket, etc. Sharp acidity stings the throat. Fruity with the acidity of green apple and lemon. Apricot, green grape, and pear.

Light carbonation and dry as hell, but gets the mouth watering.

The price tag hurts so much, but I somehow made it to Stockholm so why not.

Jul 22, 2014
 
3.75 by davidwhatshisnam from New York on Jun 19, 2014
Soleil De Minuit from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 87 ratings