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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,659 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,659
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 1,238
Gots: 362 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

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Photo of maximep
4.88/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- amber rosy raspberry color, with a pinkish tan head

S- dry, tart, rotten eggy, sulfuric, fruity, musky grape

T- warm, full fruity, hot tannic taste. very acidic, citrusy and musky

M- wispy, dry, tounge puckering tannic loveliness

O- one of the best Cantillons i've had. choosing a favorite between any Canty's is a spoiled choice.

Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of MYJELLOMISFIT
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
1.96/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Shared with a mate.

S: Strong phenols and Merlot.

T: Incredibly salty. Way too sour. No sweetness at all. Aggressive phenols and cheap Merlot wine. Light, fizzy and foamy.

O: I thought I'd like this one but it's the worst beer I've ever had. My mate hated it as well. Awful, awful beer.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of cfrances33
4.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2007 bottle enjoyed on 8/4/12 at Monk's Cafe in Philly. Served in a Cantillon stem.

Pour: Cloudy deel grapefruit (maybe close to ruby) with a finger of pink fizz that dissipates quickly.

Smell: White grapes and pear command the nose, with a light barnyard funk in the background. Funk is not substantial.

Taste: Wow. White wine tartness, green apples, pear. All the fruit provides a fantastic crisp tartness. Barnyard funk is there but again, not strong. Little bit of tart cherry in the back. Tart pear and grape coats the palate.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is fantastic still. Very refreshing and I could drink this all day.

Overall: An amazing treat. Fantastically delicious. I hope to get a bottle of this one day for sure.

Photo of gibby
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Geuzedad
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Viciousknishs
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of rmaste6282
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 3/4" light pink head over cranberry colored liquid.

S: Strong smell of sour funk and yeast.

T: Sour funk, merlot grapes, yeast.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium to low carbonation.

O: Nice and sour yet refreshing, this beer by Cantillon is a treat.

Photo of LambicKing
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of sukwonee
4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle consumed at The Publican (Chicago). Review via phone

A: reddish dark pink body with one finger head. Lots of bubbles

S: brett, citrous, oak. That's about it.

T: amazing. Grape does come thru in the taste (not much in the nose). Typical lambic to start finishes like red wine with carbonation.

M. Perfect amount of carbonation, dry finish.

O: probably my fav sour to date. I love this stuff.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.14/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip. Bottle dated 11/21/2010, I believe. Tough to read as it's smudged.

Appearance - Murky/hazy pinkish purple. Not quite a burgundy. The head is gone before I even get a chance to look at it.

Smell - Acidic and musty grape smell. The fruit isn't a bright aroma, but rather a general aura of grape surrounding the lemongrass and other lambic aromas.

Taste - Sour, but not overly so. The grape flavor again isn't bright, but more of a background flavor cutting some of the acidity. Oak and tannins dry it out in the finish, but there's a deep musty character in the finish that comes across as a deep barnyard funk.

Mouthfeel - Heavyish, even though it really isn't. Lower carbonation. Drinks like a wine.

Overall - Not the most amazing fruit flavor I've had in a lambic, but it certainly doesn't detract from the beer. I feel as though the Cantillon lambic profile calls for lighter fruits, a la Fou Foune.

Photo of kevanb
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage, 750ml bottle. Poured into a Lost Abbey Stemmed glass.

Pours a nice dark red hue, very reminiscent of red grapes and red wine, not unexpected after the barrel treatment. A nice off white head with hints of red races up the glass, definitely a lively beer, but recedes quickly and leaves behind no lacing. Immediately after the cork popped out, the air smelled of old toenails, in the best way possible. Once in the glass, huge notes of funk, musky grapes, wine, yeast, tannin, leather and more funk. The flavors mirror the nose, funk, cheese, horseblanket, call it what you want, its there in full force, lots of dark grapes, acetic acid, vinegar, wine, leather, plum, apple, massively complex and extremely intriguing. The body is spot on, super lively and crisp, effervescent, dances around in your mouth without being overly prickly, finishes juicy and is so damn drinkable.

Verdict: Far and away one of my favorite Cantillons. We drank this side by side with Vigneronne and Bruocsella and it was by far the winner. This might be bested only by Fou' Foune right now as my favorite loon, definitely one to seek out and enjoy with friends.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Thanks to Shane for sharing this one!

A: Poured a hazy reddish/purple with a small pink-hued head on top that reduced quickly leaving a thin cap on top. Minimal lacing.

S: Lots of dark red stone fruits, some grapes and a little cherry. Very tannic, with some wood and a definite sour/tartness.

T: Fantastic level of sourness/tartness on the flavor profile. There is a bit of funk, but the acidity kind of cuts it. There is plenty more red grape, cherry, and red wine like flavors.

M: Medium bodied with active carbonation, pretty much spot on.

O: Extremely impressed with this lambic. Wasn't sure how I would like it compared to others I have had, but St. Lamvinus is outstanding.

Photo of BeerHunter76
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ShanePB
4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2011
Served into a tulip

A: Hazy ruby red with some purple and pinkish hues throughout the body. A small rocky and a bit fizzy soft pink head formed, but quickly dissipated into a thin cap. Minor, almost no, lacing present.

S: Huge fresh grapes, lots of tannins, ripe red fruits, cherry and red grape notes are over the top. The acidic and sour component is noticeable straight away, along with a musky funk.

T: Sour and funky up front with plenty of fruits coming through. More red grapes and sweet cherry, fresh oak and a nice dry red wine character. The tannins from the skins stand out leaving this well rounded and delicious.

M: Highly carbonated, bubbly and fizzy on the palate. Despite the lack of "pop" from the cork, this is classic Cantillon in its carbonation.

This was awesome, perhaps one of my favorite Cantillon beers to date. The grapes and red fruit flavor were a perfect match for the sour and funk that is all things Cantillon.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Rinkor16
4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this with my 2 brothers. 2011 bottle opened 6/27/12.

A: Beautiful deep ruby red color. Thin pink head that left very little lacing.

S: Very fruity and funky.

T: Sour fruit. Definitely grape. Lots of funk with a little wood background. Very nice balance.

M: Smooth and good carbonation. Very dry finish that leaves you wanting more.

O: An excellent Cantillon. I'd drink this all the time if it wasn't so hard to get. A very good lambic.

Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,659 ratings.