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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,398 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1,077
Gots: 339 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: truthbrew on 03-20-2003)
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Reviews by Soonami:
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Rich (phillybeer7779) for procuring a bottle of St. Lamvinus to share--I appreciate the effort it took to obtain this treat. This is a a very expensive beer, retailing for $30-40 USD, and very hard to justify purchasing without a group of beer geeks that understand what it is and to share it with. I'm glad Rich brought in a bottle to share with our tasting group.

The beer is lightly carbonated with a quickly dissipating head that leaves just a ghostly halo of pink foam. The beer is a dark bloody purple and almost transparent with a rose tint. The beer smells a little funky but not nearly as much as some older aged gueuzes I've had. The grapes are present in the aroma, but that pedio and lacto acidity dominate the nose. The beer is surprisingly mild. I was expecting a tongue curling acidity, but this is just mildly sour with some astringency from the wine grapes and maybe from the oak barrels. The grapes give a little bit of fruity sweetness and contributes to the thinner texture of the beer. I was definitely expecting more lambic and beer character with brighter acidity and livelier carbonation.

I was a little disappointed in this beer, but perhaps it just needed some more aging to bring out the lambic qualities I was looking for.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 04:05:40 | More by Soonami
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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

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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.