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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,554 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,554
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1,148
Gots: 354 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
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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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4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2 oz. bottle pour into a wine taster at the Bruery Provisions on November 7th, 2011. #4 of a 5-bottle Cantillon flight.

A - Profoundly unique coloration here. A blend of deep blood-red and accenting purple hues. Low carbonation, head, retention, and lacing. It looks like a solid red wine blend but with more character.

S - Wow, far more funk than I anticipated. Thick barnyard mud. Manure. Wet hay and grass. Behind the huge brett layers are wine complexities. Red grapes, oak, almost a dark fruit component.

T - Love it. Red grape sweetness blended with a vinous note at the front, immediately followed by puckering sourness. Great depth throughout the palate. Dry finish is more than adequate here. I sense a bit of warming in the back of my throat.

M - Light-medium body. Average carbonation. I'm finding Cantillon to be pretty damn consistent with feel.

D - This beer has a sense of mystique to me. I know that I didn't pick up everything in that glass, but what I did grab I thoroughly enjoyed and found this to be as unique as anything I've yet encountered. Great stuff, would actively seek this one out again.

Auracom, Nov 10, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5


Appearance. Pours a hazy purple-red with half a finger of fizzy, thick, light pink head that fades pretty quickly.

Smell. Sweet red grapes and sour apples in a horse barn. Funky, sweet and sour ...in for a treat here, me thinks.

Taste. Big blast of sour and funky brett. After a few sips, dry red wine starts to come through, especially in the finish. Barnyard funk is present from begining to end, but not overpowering and doesn't linger past it's welcome. Sourness is somewhat intense, but not to the point of tasting like vinegar. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body. Fine, lively and smooth, medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. Fantastic treat. Elegant and full of flavour, but still easy to drink. Went through the first glass way to quickly. Luckily, I'm drinking this alone and have another glass left. ...Who says drinking alone is a bad thing?? If I had money to burn, I would drink this stuff often.

Rutager, Nov 10, 2011
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4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a 750 at Provisions,

A: Pours a gorgeous grape red with a soft white head, spotty lace.

S: As opposed to most fruit lambics, the barnyard dominates the nose here. Horse blanket and hay with that Cantillon funk.

T: Pretty, pretty, pretty. Delicious soft notes of grapes, passion fruit, plum and lilac. Very flowery, but maintaining the fruitiness at all times.

M: Medium-bodied overall, moderate acidity. Bright on the palate, very easy drinking.

O: If I had a bottle of this to myself, I could see myself finishing it in 10 minutes, it's just that good. I love good Right Bank Bordeaux, so adding Merlot and Cab Franc grapes to lambic makes sense to me. It certainly worked here.

Halcyondays, Nov 07, 2011
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
98 out of 100 based on 1,554 ratings.