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Cantillon Soleil De Minuit | Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
4.42/5
Outstanding
79 Ratings
Cantillon Soleil De MinuitCantillon Soleil De Minuit
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 01-19-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,182
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
79
pDev:
11.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
309
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by Fux:
Photo of Fux
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the recently released 2012 vintage, 750ml. Generously shared by a true lambic lover during an epic sour tasting.
A: The beer is yellow / orange with golden copper glints. Pours crystal clea rwith a white head that fades quite quickly.
S: The nose is very fruity. The cloudberries outstand (there is 6€ worth of fruit on a single bottle, hence this nose!). it reminds me a little bit of red currants and cranberries (with little sourness however). There is also tropical fruits notes and some pear. A light funky scent and some hay aromas in the bakbone.
T: The palate is surprisingly little sour, with almost no tartness on it. It emphasizes much more the fruity flavors, with cloudberry, red currant, orange, mango. It also shows very nice wood flavors. It is not the fruity explosion of a fresh Foufoune, but there are various fruits layers here that express in a brilliant way and which should age well.
M: The mouthfeel is not much sour, but very bright. The beer is very easy to drink, refreshing.
O: A very nice treat. I'm very happy to have been able to try this one. This is a very solid offer from Cantillon, once again.

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Photo of mothman
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of mjohnson17
3.71/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at Zwanze Day 2013.

A: Clear pale yellow/orange. No head, small foam/head ring around the edges of the glass, no head in the middle of glass.

S: Fruity. Not sure what an actual cloudberry smells like but I get apricot, cranberry, pears, some white grape musk. Mostly light fruit nose, a bit of acetone.

T: Disappointingly acetone/nail polish remover. There is some of that fruit that I mention in the smell, white grape, pear, come citrus like orange and lemon. Very little sour or mustiness, do pick up some wood/oak.

M: Nice enough. Surprisingly carbed mouthfeel for very little head on the pour.

O: Really fortunate and glad I got to try this, especially outside of Sweden. Definitely didn't live up to the hype. It was a solid enough offering from Cantillon but to be honest would take most of their regular lineup any day.

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Photo of joel66
4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2

poured golden yellow with white fluffy head and nice lacing.

The nose was stone fruit and citrus with a suttle musty wood character.

Flavor was musty oak, juicy apricot and tart berries.

Champagne like mouthfeel with a complex finish

Overall- delicious

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of weonfire
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of ggaughan
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have been waiting to try this beer for so long and was dissapointed to find they did not have 75cl bottles of this at Akkurat when I visited in August 2008. On a return trip in September 2009 my cousin krkearney and I split a 1.5 litre magnum of it ourselves! Vintage 1999. The beer poured a slight hazy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Bottle appeared flat as there was no pop when the cork was removed but there was definite life left in the bottle. The nose had a very unique and interesting berry character. A bit tart as well. The taste had a strong tart and acidic character. Lovely berry notes, a bit of wood and pepper in the background. The cloudberries are very present in this beer and make for a fantasticly unique beer.

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Photo of tetu
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of dsgolovin
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of dvnb
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of JamFuel
4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emerge077
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 edition. A huge thank you to the appropriate parties for the opportunity to try this.
Served in a small wine taster glass, quick review from written notes.

Bright gold with sharp clarity, frothy edging of white foam and spotty lace in the glass. Seemingly little color attributed to the yellow-orange cloudberries.

Unusual aromas, medicinal camphor oil, green olives, olive oil, honey sweetness, green vines, sour fruit woven in under all that.

Super sour, intense and unusual fruit character. Dry finish, oaky sandalwood with an unripe green raspberry tartness. Salivary glands work into overdrive, the mouth literally waters with each sip. Overall a unique and unusual fruit lambic worth seeking out.

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Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ChrisPro
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Anonymous1
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of phingdong
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Nische
4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of masilva48
4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of AgentZero
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of AleWatcher
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BucketBoy
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Cantillon Soleil De Minuit from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 79 ratings
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