Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by nas5755:
4.78/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
2009 vintage opened in honor of my gf Kristin
A- A very aggressive pour gave me a rather thin 3-finger head that faded quickly. The color of the foam was a wonderful light purplish-pink. The beer itself is a dark pink-purple, with interesting purple hues. A very pretty beer.
S- The first smell to hit my nose is Cantillons distinctive sourness, but this time it is slightly refined with more musty funk layered about the aromas. Upon a further inspection, I am happily greeted by a deep layer of funk and its elements, lots of grape tannins and then some of the distinctive aromas of welchs grape juice followed by a the bracing sourness only found in Cantillon.
T- Awesome! Leather funk, mixed into layers of lush Merlot with a slight creamy texture, unusually found in lambic. The finish is where the complexity shines, the grapes add another dimension to the oncoming and reoccurring waves of funk and sour. The funk in is this vintage is fantastic, the most refined Cantillon I have come across.
M- Carbonation is on the higher side and adds a very nice contrast to the flavors allowing them to sparkle and deviate bewteen the complexities. A creaminess is also present and is not something I am used to experiencing within lambic.
O- This is my favorite Cantillon and the best bottle I have had. The funk elements in this bottle are outstanding and more refined than the other Cantillons that I have had. Thus this is the most balanced Cantillon I have ever come across. I love the Merlot grapes, they are fantastic, the tannins really add some awesome elements and really allow this beer to shine and develop into just pure awesomeness.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2012 22:45:07 | More by nas5755
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4.45/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
My only bottle split with friends two nights ago before leaving on a very long road trip. Notes taken during consumption.
Cantillon saint lamvinus nov 21 2012
A- Deep muddy purple pink hue with a small fizzy head that falls from one finger to nothing. I would say retention is low-minimal for the style. No lace or legs but the brew itself has a very beautiful color.
S- Fresh cantillon bug produced funk blend is strong with added Merlot grapes that are quite massive. Notes of oak, lemon, lactic and acetic, most vinous of Cantillon for me.
T- Follows the nose very closely with a massive grape vinous feel that brings stems and all. This is above the classic Cantillon funk blend, acetic and lactic, some cherry brett basement barnyard.
MF- Dried out light bodied with high end carbonation bringing some fizz to the palate but key to support the flavors. Finishes with a medium sourness not quite as high as other Cantillon.
Vinous, Merlot grape fruit bomb with the classic Cantillon Gueuze feel. It blends together well and creates a very refreshing, hybrid style beverage between beer and wine.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 02:51:00 | More by cbutova
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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