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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,459 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,459
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1,114
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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wyatt

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-03-2012 21:28:42 | More by wyatt
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brystmar

Texas

4.33/5  rDev -4.4%

Fresh vintage on tap at Zwanze Day '12.

Fizzy purple body is dark and ominous, supporting a thin layer of protective off-white head. Acetic fruits and bright, spritzy yeast dance among my nostrils. The marriage between soured grapes and oaky red wine barrels is perfect. Finishes clean and dry with just the right amount of puckering tartness.

We opened an '06 alongside this fresh pour and were surprised how vastly different the two were. This metamorphosis is unlike any other aged Cantillon I've tried: the other fruit lambics still typically retain some fruity characteristics as they age, but the grapes are totally gone in this bottle of Lamvinus. It's instead transformed into a cheesy, super funky, gueuze-like lambic with grassy, farmyard funk and high acidity. The color has even faded to a more amber color compared to the deep purple of the original.

Both are absolutely delicious; still hard to believe how wildly different they are.

12-03-2012 18:35:12 | More by brystmar
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SourinQns

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-02-2012 22:31:47 | More by SourinQns
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klipper

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-02-2012 21:33:06 | More by klipper
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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-02-2012 21:16:29 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -9.5%

Poured from a 750 ml @ lord hobo in Cambridge MAserved Ina snifter

A: pours a Purpley reddish pink, remonds me of a plum with 3/4 of a finger of slightly off white head, dissapates quickly, no lacing to speak of.

S: lots of funk going on here, musty oak, sure dry red wine grape/cheery skins, smells tart.

T: this is very tart, much like the nose i get alot of tart grape skin and cherry along with some dry barnyard funk an musty oak notes, very well balanced and tasty.

M: medium body and bone dry, leaving you with almost wine like mouth drying tannins.

O: this is a beautiful done sour, very tart and very delicious. Don't really know what else to say here

12-02-2012 02:42:51 | More by PeterIngemi
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-01-2012 18:19:26 | More by JasonSiedman
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

11-25-2012 16:19:52 | More by HopsHopenstein
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resistdefy

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

11-25-2012 01:15:38 | More by resistdefy
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codysjb

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -9.5%

Cantillon Saint Lamvinus
Bottled on October 12th, 2011 served in wine glasses on November 22, 2012.
A: First glass had a decent head, each following glass had no head. Cloudy rose color reminiscent of a blood orange.
S: Sour yeast and some vinegar notes. Some light citrus notes and lots of fruity berry notes.
T: Sour, vinegar and well rounded fruit round out the taste.
M: Bubbles and sourness with some light berry notes.
O: Interesting, reminds me of the kriek or the rose de gambrinus. I’m not finding a lot of grapes here but its very good.

11-23-2012 00:30:47 | More by codysjb
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dasmusik

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +0.4%

750 ml bottle bought in Rome, dated October 2011.

Pours smooth into a tulip, thin head develops as it pours and aerates. lacing quickly runs to the edges of the glass before disappearing completely. Beautiful red/pink color, appears clear until it accumulates, and becomes opaque.

Classic Cantillon smell, starts fruity and juicy before overwhelming barnyard funk overtakes it. Almost smells rotten. I love it.

Fruity and oak, dry champagne type of alcohol taste, not cloying at all but the natural grapes add a bit of natural sweetness. Sourness creeps in and overtakes the sweetness.

So totally smooth and crispy on the finish, coats the whole mouth with a puckering sense throughout. The longer between sips, the more I want.

Great beer.

11-22-2012 04:28:38 | More by dasmusik
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boogercrack

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

11-19-2012 15:02:13 | More by boogercrack
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Anonymous1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-16-2012 08:16:33 | More by Anonymous1
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Mister_Joshy

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-14-2012 16:42:00 | More by Mister_Joshy
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tarheels86

California

4.55/5  rDev +0.4%

750mL bottles over the years. Many 2007+ bottles including some over the hill 2003 bottles. Pours a ridiculous muddy deep purple with a fizzy white head. Aroma of musty grapes, oak, Merlot, raspberry, cherries. Comes across almost as a Framboise and really not so different from Don Quijote. Taste is grape skin tannins, sweeter Merlot grapes, citrus tartness, lactic raspberry, sharply citric, tart blueberry and strawberry come to mind. High carbonation, effervescent mouthfeel. Full on yogurty lactic. 2010 and 2011 bottles are so good right now. One of my favorites.

11-13-2012 20:56:14 | More by tarheels86
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mmattiso


3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

11-12-2012 20:18:14 | More by mmattiso
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funkyaudio

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-12-2012 03:42:46 | More by funkyaudio
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gpawned

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-11-2012 22:46:16 | More by gpawned
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brikelly

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-11-2012 22:34:32 | More by brikelly
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Romulux

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-11-2012 15:44:57 | More by Romulux
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pirmannt1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-06-2012 00:28:50 | More by pirmannt1
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-04-2012 14:23:11 | More by Hanzo
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-02-2012 06:03:02 | More by chippo33
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

10-30-2012 22:59:22 | More by Rollzroyce21
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-28-2012 16:25:21 | More by FeelinSurley
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,459 ratings.