Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 1,608
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 1,179
Gots: 353 | FT: 26
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: truthbrew on 03-20-2003)
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3.8/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: rosy, thin pink head around the edges, some patches of lace, low visible carbonation.

S: extreme funk, smells like fungi, kind of grosses me out, but there's also wine grapes. There's something about it that makes me a little sick, like rotten meat.

T: taste is much more subtle, nice grape skin, green olives, but also that signature Cantillon yeast. White wine, or maybe even rosé.

M: light-bodied, medium carbonation is well balanced to the taste.

O: Not the best I've had (especially from Cantillon) but still good, reminds me of Mediterranean food, like tapenade or putanesca sauce. Smell was really off-putting, I'm wondering if this bottle was infected.

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

8oz snifter at Belmont Station Nov. 17th

A: This could almost pass for a glass of wine (minus the carbonation). Beautiful ruby color, with a very thin pinkish head.

S: Rustic old wood aroma, with a definite wine backbone. Ripe cheese and grape mash. Love the classic funk.

T: Very similar to the nose. Slight sweetness up front with charred oak and fruit in the back. This is one of the greats! Great balance of sweet and sour.

M: Very light with just a whisper of carbonation.

O: Everyone should have the opportunity to experience this wonderful creation. This is what other Lambics want to taste like.

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Bottled 2010

A: pours a beautiful deep rose read with a finger of transient pink foam and brilliant clarity. No lace. Beautiful beer. Normally, some of the characteristics here would take away, but this appearance is simply stunning. Great looking beer.
S: Mmmmm. Spicy blend of yeast, dry sour, farm funk (the most I've smelled in a cantillon), lots of lacto. Nice.
T: Dry, puckering, tart and fruity. The fruit tone is really surprising provided the time in bottle. Plenty of signature Cantillon sour puckering flavors. Hints of white vinegar. Really nice.
M: Thin, moderately low carbonation allows for the tannic dryness in the beer to shine. Make me water and want more.
O: I really, really enjoyed this beer, but I think I might prefer some of the others from the crew there in Brussels to this one.

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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