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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,489 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,489
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1,129
Gots: 348 | FT: 27
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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5/5  rDev +10.4%

DrewGingras, Jan 10, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

2010 vintage.

Pours a hazy orange-red with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, grape, fruit, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, grape, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is quite sour but refreshing to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle – NYC bottle share with mdfb79. Huge thanks to Dan and his bro for cracking this one!
12/12/13 – Served in a Duvel tulip glass

A: Pours a sparkling cranberry body with some pinkish and purple tones to it. Light murkiness to the beer. Good half finger width or so of sudsy froth. Khaki soap look with some very active carbonation and light swaths of lace sticking to the glass.

S: Smells primarily of lightly soured red grape skins with a soft backing of tart raspberry. Vinous and mildly acidic with some balsamic notes. Musky earth and oak rounds out the nose. Not incredibly potent but has a nice red wine quality to it.

T: Red grape and wild berry come together much like a Rosado wine. Raspberry permeates throughout complimented by a nice puckering tartness. Fairly sour yet balanced with a modest amount of acidity. The approach is pretty flawless. No vinegar bomb here. The beer is very light and dried out by some oaky tannins. Touch of lactic funkiness there with some earthy mineral water. Nothing I would call barnyard or horsey. Any alcohol flavor is completely masked. Impressively crafted. Delicate and light with an aggressive tart and sour quality.

M: Very light in body with a high amount of spritzy carbonation on the palate. Fair amount of puckering tang. Light astringency and very dry with a nice crisp at the finish.

D: I don’t have a ton of experience with Lambics at this point but this is one is undeniably superior. Has a natural soda feel with a great balance of flavors. Delicate yet tart and mildly sour. Unlike any beer I have had before.
A real treat and one that I will only come to appreciate more with time.

Nugganooch, Jan 02, 2014
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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,489 ratings.