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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,404 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,404
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1,083
Gots: 336 | 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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kkipple

South Carolina

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
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S: An assortment of a vinous sour, tartness, and funk surface the notes of lemon, cherries, grapes, berries, apple, and oak

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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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