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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,586 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,586
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1,163
Gots: 355 | 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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4/5  rDev -11.7%

N17shelfside, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. This one pours a lighter bodied dark cranberry red in color with a one finger slightly pink head. The nose is dry and musty with a nice amount of funk and acidity. The flavors are dry and tart and it has nice acidity. As a wine drinker, I must say that this has zero characteristics of a Merlot so it's nice to see the difference between the beer and wine. This one is musty as hell. It drinks light with nice acidity but I can't really like the flavor. It doesn't have enough fruit character for my liking. This is the best vintage I've had so far. The '07 smells like puppy farts in my opinion, as in "I just fed my dog too many rawhides" puppy farts. I definitely prefer this vintage to that one.

aasher, Jun 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Beerman6686, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

pisano, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

curlybird, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Bottle shared at destructo’s TOSPH. Reddish/pinkish pour with a white head. Funky nose. Grape, oak, and barnyard flavors. Very nice......

dboon, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

smartassboiler, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Brian_Holter, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

MrsBeerGut, Nov 13, 2013
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texasclimber, Jan 25, 2012
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PeakedInHighSchool, Sep 22, 2014
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dctriman, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

drewone, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Marco_Gtz, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

mantissa, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

beagle75, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

jklecko2, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

smonice, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

DelicateDelirium, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

07/29/06 Purchased at Plumpjack's in San Francisco, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle. Capped and corked. Bottled in 2003. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Murky plum colored pour. Very very slight spritzy head which evaporates almost on contact with the glass. Slight and spotty lace left behind. Seems the norm for a lambic.

Smell- The wet horse blanket and wet hay scent really comes out as it warms to room temp. A bouquet of fresh assorted berries as well.

Taste- Hmmm, taste is pretty good, but I found grapes to be one of the tastes that was hardest to find. Just a touch of grape flavor, but mostly cherry and raspberries. Sour, but not the punishment that most beers from Cantillon carry. Sour enough to make it a very slow sipping beer though.

Mouthfeel- Super dry, very very light carbonation kick. After it warms it's smooth as silk. Sour as predicted and long lasting aftertaste.

Drinkability- Wasn't let down, but I wasn't really blown away either. I was expecting a bit more out of a $32 bottle of beer. Still a pretty good beer, just not willing to dole out that much money again for it. Am a novice at matching beers with cheese, but a cheese expert said that Pierre Robert cheese (brie like) would pair nicely with it. I really didn't see it though. It did pair really well with dried cherries though...wow, did it!

GClarkage, Jul 30, 2006
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Adamostella, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

LambicLion, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

alyssajoy, May 17, 2012
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,586 ratings.