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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,500 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,500
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1,132
Gots: 350 | 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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Photo of claytong
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

claytong, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of PA-Michigander
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

PA-Michigander, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of peabody
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a clear burgandy with two fingers of white suds.
Smell is so strong,you can smell it in the other room.
Strong apple cider with orange and lemon peel. Sweet Tart dryness attacks the nose. With repeated shaking I get a dark cherry aroma.
Taste sour grape skins, orange peel and sour green apple with just a hint of sugary dark cherry candy.
Mouthfeel is excellent. While the carbonation goes away quickly, the fruitiness bombards the tip of the tounge and excites the rest of the mouth with a heavy aftertaste of sour apple/grapes.The oilyness stays with the mouth for quite a while.
I know it's expensive but I could drink this over an over.
My daughter-in-law says it is much better cold.

peabody, Sep 02, 2007
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4.2/5  rDev -7.3%

mattfancett, Aug 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Arsenal0328, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Hugonaut13, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

nrs207, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

pisano, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chimay goblet from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a red wine colour due to merlot grapes, and a lovely pink head forms.

Smells tart, very grape/wine like.

Tastes like a lambic, with the characteristic sourness, yet the addition of the merlot grapes adds a tartness to the flavour, making it positively lip smacking.

Overall a delightful drink, crisp, tart and sour, perfect with a tomato spaghetti dish.

CwrwAmByth, Jul 15, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

mc4z, May 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

DaftPatrick, Feb 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

brother_kenneth, Feb 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Gotti311, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Etan
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml (October 2011) into a tulip.

A: Light ruby body with a large light pink head, which recedes to nothing quickly.

S: Horseblanket, fruit-laced tartness, a bit of cheese. Soft oak rounds it out. A fruity, acidic aroma comes out as it wamrs. Very funky.

T: Lots of woody funk and tartness. Gamey, tart wild berry. Soft grape sweetness comes out as it warms, integrating very smoothly with the lactic sourness in a juicy way. Very dry and sour, with the grapes offering the slightest bit of balancing sweetness.

M: Light with tingly carbonation.

O: This beer is very funky and sour, and therefore one must devote one's full attention to the grapes to see what they're doing here - adding depth without distracting from the intense character of the base beer.

Etan, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of mikereaser
3.35/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2006 version on tap at Capones in Norristown.

A - Pours a deep red with no bubbles at all

S - sour, oaky, some leather, the aroma was not as forward as i was expecting though

T - lighter and thinner than expected, some vinegar and light sweetness, cherries, but overall, very mild

M/D - very light and thin mouthfeel, I think I have read other reviews of it being better bottled than kegged, and I wonder how this would change my thoughts of it. As of now, its not that highly rated for me.

mikereaser, Apr 27, 2010
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

MNBeerGeek, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

starrdogg, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

monitorpop, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of heygeebee
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of MrKennedy and alos shared with Spicelab

A - moderate deep raspberry-juice pink, effervescent head.

S - tart, funk

T - really quite sour and puckering on first taste, but once the taste buds settled. back into Cantillon-std sourness. Then add hints of tinned raspberries (without their sweetness) into a complex vinous palate.

M - lively, zesty, refreshing.

O - yep, another great Cantillon. Difficult to write about these, similar in so many ways. And I know the bottle states serve warmer, but I prefer colder...

heygeebee, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

thebouch01, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

djtomain, Sep 15, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had at Falling Rock Tap House during my Denver trip last week. Served in a 750ml bottle ($62) that Roberts and I split. Poured into a snifter. It's bar lighting so hard to nail down the color but looks to be ruby red. Some carb but no lacing. It had a small head that quickly settled to a thin collar.

The aroma was very funky. It was a heavy barnyard/manure smell. Almost smelled like a sewage plant on a hot day. Not saying that to slam it but it was that funky and had that distinct an aroma. Was a bit off-putting. Roberts disagreed with me on the aroma and didn't get the sewer smell. We pretty agreed on every other beer that weekend so odd that we were so off on this one. I couldn't get past the sewage connotation so really impacted the aroma score for me. The taste fortunately didn't taste anything like the smell. It was moderately sour and had a light finish. Was expecting more from it. The mouthfeel had a good carb tickle.

Overall, it was a good but not great and not a top 100 in my opinion. For the price ($62), it was definitely not worth it. Wouldn't mind trying again to see if we had a bad bottle or something but only if someone else is paying ;-). Can't really recommend unless you can get a free taste of it.

TexIndy, Dec 15, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

jwat, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

robwestcott, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

his beer pours a pale strawberry and cranberry color with a slightly pink gentle foam atop.

Smells of a coppery tart funk with undertones of sweet carrots and celery along with a dry cranberry and cherry.

tastes of a tart electric onslaught that has a thin honey beneath it along with a pinch of salt and a great cranberry character. There is also a sour dough bread that is hiding beneath. The finish leaves me with a great lingering dirty funk.

Feels light but dense with an ultra fine carbonation.

A nice take on the style. The cranberry that came up in just about every description was a nice change of pace.

DarkerTheBetter, Sep 04, 2007
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,500 ratings.