Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by shleepy:
4/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served from bottle into tumbler glass in Brussels. Relatively fresh bottle, ~6 months old.
A: No head. Cherry red color.
S: Funk is the dominant element in the smell, along with a fruitiness that is more akin to plums than grapes.
T: A mild taste, surprisingly (when I've had older bottles before, it was a lot more pungent and sour, I believe). There's a bit of relatively mild sourness at the start that fades away into a fruit juice sweetness, and a hint of bitterness/funk in the finish.
M: The sourness is masked by the fruitiness in the taste, but my lips have a stinging sensation when I put down the glass. So, it's flat but fairly highly acidic.
O: A pretty strange lambic. Maybe the ideal bottle age is ~1 year. The one I have now seems too fresh and uninteresting, but if it is too old, it is very potent and sour.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2012 17:31:08 | More by shleepy
More User Reviews:
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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