Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon
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5/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Sampled at Capone's in Norristown, PA on 2-21-07. This review is from notes taken that night.
APPEARANCE: An incredibly cool Ruby red-purple color. Very very cool. The thinnest collar rings the small wine goblet it came in.
SMELL: Very strong aromas of red wine and barnyard funk with a hard hitting vinegar tartness.
TASTE: Extremely tart (which is a good thing!) Flavors of grapes, wine, cranberries explode in your mouth. The finish is, well, non-existant. The flavor just doesn't end. Even 5 minutes later, the strength of my most recent sip is still almost as intense as the moment it hit my tongue. Absolutely amazing!
MOUTHFEEL: Despite the lack of any head, the carbonation is great. The very fine bubbled carbonation is perfect for this beer.
DRINKABILITY: Given the price and the variety of the taplist, I really only planned to have one before moving on to other beers. But I cannot turn another one down. I MUST have more of this beer. It is simply stunning.
I am very hesitant to give anything a perfect 5. I certainly have not done it yet. But from the very first sips, I knew that anything less would not suffice. So, well done Cantillon! Saint Lamvinus gets my very first 5.0!
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2007 20:46:12 | More by jmalex
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,379 ratings.