Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by kkipple:
4.58/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
More things kept coming up from the cellar during our New Year's bash... props to Jason for saving me the $30 to try this. Undetermined vintage 'cause I forgot to look!
Pours a red, hazy blood-orange color. Thin, pretty, the 3cm head stays and stays. No lace. Smell is intense, wild funk, not quite barnyard, more citric-acidic, gueuze like. Some brett here, oak dryness, sweet and tender grape tannins, tart, strong, aromatic and mouth-watering.
Shockingly good, St. Lamvinus wallops my palate with a host of aggressive flavors! Sour lemon citrus funk is first, followed by a strong supporting cast of red grapes, woody barrel, a sharp dryness reminiscent of red wine (surprise!), and a lingering fruit-sour interplay in the finish that is just sweet enough to take the best of the sour edge off. The lambic-sour is forward, while the red grape and everything else is on the perimeter. While I was expecting a stronger wine component, to say this is anything short of exceptional would be an understatement.
Mouthfeel is thin, finely carbonated. Finishes very dry and citrusy-funky, while those grapes dance over the tongue.
Like many beers of this type, 6 ounces is more than enough... or so I thought... now my glass is empty and I crave more! Help!
If you like Lambics or sour beers of any type, you should try this beer. If you like those AND enjoy wine, you must get this at all costs! You now know where your next $30 will be spent. It is absolutely worth the price, just know what you're getting into.
St. Lamvinus is exceptional, bold, and another world-class sour beer from Cantillon.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2009 18:03:46 | More by kkipple
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Nice and elegant: a cloudy/hazy purplish (sort of vinous, ruby reddish) body. Pink/off-white foamy head with some decent retention and lacing
S: An assortment of a vinous sour, tartness, and funk surface the notes of lemon, cherries, grapes, berries, apple, and oak
T: Exquisite tartness and Lambic funk among the berries, cherries, & grapes. The acetic, citric, and vinous compositions are impressive
M: Lots of great carbonation with this light to medium bodied Lambic
O: I expected great things, and I got great things. In its complexity it’s a very well balanced funk, fruit, vinous Lambic that delivers
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2014 19:01:43 | More by M-Fox24
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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