Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by Habanero58:
United Kingdom (England)
4.9/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
As an eager inductee into of "The World of Belgian Beers" over the last 18 months or so, I have obviously quickly fallen for the wonders of Rochefort, Westmalle,
de Dolle and what's that other brewery? oh yes, that Westvleteren trio of super-beers :-)
But a word about Cantillon who are right up there with the very best of the Belgians.
Yes, the lambics and gueuzes are an acquired taste but one I will always be grateful I acquired.
I was lucky enough to attend Cantillon's open brewing session on March 1st 2008 and even luckier to come home with a bottle of St. Lamvinus and it's brother Vigneronne. The Vigneronne remains untouched but I have just finished off the St. Lamv and I'm stilll smiling!
These really are a masterpiece in a bottle, I love the unrelenting sourness and the slight fizz and the fruit without really being too fruity plus those strange farmyard smells that are so often mentioned. Our Cantillon guide mentioned (I believe) that there are 10 species of Brettanomyces yeast known and 9 of them fly into their beers via the Brussels air during the overnight natural wild fermentation.
Possibly the best thing to be done with a Merlot grape ...
I urge you to investigate if you haven't already!!
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2008 20:20:33 | More by Habanero58
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4.48/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle at Cafe Derat
Straight pour builds up a head that falls apart in seconds. The body looks like a wine with its red color.
Grapes and funk dominate the nose. Slight wet woodiness.
Big Merlot grape flavor, sharp tartness, lingering musty funk.
Prickly, light body, and dry.
A winner for sure. The flavor is so good. Even popped a bottle with some spaghetti bolo in Belgium cuz why not. The grape flavor is so nice.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 15:22:16 | More by MattSweatshirt
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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