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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,627 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,627
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 1,203
Gots: 357 | FT: 28
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: truthbrew on 03-20-2003

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4.2/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


Good/great beer. I was expecting some grapes, but I didn't get much.

Pours a nice dark beer. Little foam forms. Scent is faint, with traces of lambic, maybe berries. Taste is sour, tart. It is a smooth sour beer, not extremely acidic like most farmhouse ales. Very well executed, well balanced. Nice beer yet not over the top. Good if you are not looking for something to shock your taste buds. Cantillon after all.

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5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easy top 20 beer to date for me. Poured cold into balloon glass. Relatively clear red color with smell of grape and wine. Taste follows the nose with a sweet and sour combo that is so smooth yet you get big merlot flavors with a subtle barrel Oakiness and tang. Not too sour and not too sweet. Feel is crazy impressive with a aggressive carb but not frothy and very smooth

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4.95/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A slightly hazy raspberry color bordering on maroon with a healthy burst of head that eventually dissipates into a wisp.

S: Berries, red grapes left in the sun, and the almost cheesy Cantillon yeast funk.

T: Tart but not sour. Crisp and dry upfront followed by a wave of fruit that is initially more berry than grape but becomes more vinous in the finish. The aftertaste is a bold, funky rot but not nearly as unpleasant as that sounds. Again, there's a mild cheesy taste.

M: Thin and dry in the mouthfeel but bold in flavor.

O: This definitely grew on me as I made my way through the bottle. Not knowing quite what to expect I was perhaps underwhelmed or just unappreciative at first but as I drank more the balanced complexity became more apparent. Saint Lamvinus is certainly worthy of its stellar reputation.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,627 ratings.