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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 1,374
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1,068
Gots: 335 | FT: 26
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: truthbrew on 03-20-2003)
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4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml cork and capped bottle. Bottled in 2010.

Cork pops with a nice hiss. Pours deep clear reddish purple with a surprisingly big pinkish beige head that shows decent retention.

Aroma is a great combo of oaky tannins, overripe red grapes JD an emerging funky barnyard character. There is a light acidity but it's not overpowering by any means.

Initial taste is a light acidity with a lot of oak and fruity red wine. The finish is really musty with some funk mixed with the oak barrel. Maybe some sugary sweetness underneath the sourness.

The mouthfeel is dry and fruity, dry much like a red wine in its feel.

This is one of those beers you take for granted in the chase for all the "rarer" Cantillons and 3F. It's fantastic, enough fruit to balance the acidity and funk. Big fan.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 02:25:19 | More by gford217
Photo of Holland


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

A: cloudy ruby color with no head and a small ring around the edges.

s: sour, tons of

T: Very sour with a lot of the funk again.

M: tarry bite, little carbonation, medium to light body

O: probably the best sour I have had to date. Beautiful soreness with some grape flavor and lots of funk.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2012 23:37:11 | More by Holland
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-05-2012 14:04:24 | More by dc55110
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4.18/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this bottle for a while now, figured it was time to drink it. Bottled in late 2009.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy rose color with a couple fingers of light pink head. Retention is very nice, lacing is limited, and it has a fair amount of carbonation. Nice looking lambic.

Smell: Lots of musty funk, some definite lactic sour notes, and some light grape-y notes.

Taste: Lactic sourness and funk hits fairly hard up front, followed by some slightly sweeter grape fruitiness. That doesn't last too long as some more tartness and funk comes through on the finish. Not really bracingly sour at this point, but a pretty nice balance.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied and lively from the carbonation. Very nice feel in the mouth. Overall, I enjoyed this bottle quite a bit. Glad I have another one coming my way so I can really let it age and see how sour it can get.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 02:27:00 | More by zhanson88
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-03-2012 22:37:24 | More by antoines15
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-03-2012 00:53:18 | More by Khazadum
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

06-02-2012 22:58:45 | More by HopHead29
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4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL at cantillon Brussels

A: Pours an absolutely beautiful clear rosy color with light pink head that leaves some lacing around glass.

S: Lots of funk with some lactic sourness, hints of grapes and earthy notes.

T: Slightly sweet and sour with lots of barnyardy funk. The grapes are a great addition to what is surely a stellar lambic by itself.

M: Nice slightly acidic tingling with moderate carbonation, finishes dry.

O: great all around, really drinkable and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 18:29:24 | More by beerpirates
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-02-2012 04:58:19 | More by beerfan99
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4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into tumbler glass in Brussels. Relatively fresh bottle, ~6 months old.

A: No head. Cherry red color.

S: Funk is the dominant element in the smell, along with a fruitiness that is more akin to plums than grapes.

T: A mild taste, surprisingly (when I've had older bottles before, it was a lot more pungent and sour, I believe). There's a bit of relatively mild sourness at the start that fades away into a fruit juice sweetness, and a hint of bitterness/funk in the finish.

M: The sourness is masked by the fruitiness in the taste, but my lips have a stinging sensation when I put down the glass. So, it's flat but fairly highly acidic.

O: A pretty strange lambic. Maybe the ideal bottle age is ~1 year. The one I have now seems too fresh and uninteresting, but if it is too old, it is very potent and sour.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 17:31:08 | More by shleepy
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-28-2012 19:00:46 | More by RocketChimp
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-28-2012 02:06:21 | More by mjn5036
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-25-2012 08:43:14 | More by tbeq00
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-22-2012 17:59:47 | More by thewimperoo
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-18-2012 00:54:25 | More by Rempo
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

05-17-2012 21:06:36 | More by alyssajoy
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4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage poured into RR tulip.

Pours dark red nearing purple with a small pink head and lots of bubbles.

Smells typical Cantillon. Some musty horseblanket with a lot of red grape sweetness.

Similar flavors. Lush red grapes with the underlying Cantillon funk profile. Very vinous qualities. A little tartness, but sourness is not extreme on this one. The fruit provides more sweet than sour.

Creamy mouthfeel with prickly carbonation.

One of my favorite Cantillon and would be a great gateway beer to convert your red wine loving friends over to our side. Very enjoyable and curious to see what some age does to this.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 12:54:06 | More by jmarsh123
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-15-2012 14:17:50 | More by ajs4bd
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4.13/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Very very good looking pink, almost purple with excellent head retention. A bitter, sweet and tart aroma with loads of funk. Still soft, and hints of grain once in a while. Tastes slightly sweet, very tart with pronounced grape at the end. Strong mouthfeel and good carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 06:20:07 | More by tewaris
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-13-2012 19:28:40 | More by nmann08


4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-12-2012 21:48:02 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-11-2012 19:14:08 | More by nwu008
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

05-06-2012 22:52:08 | More by BeerTruck
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4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottle split with oglmcdgl, poured into some nice glasses.

With the cork pry, the bottom of the wood had a light purple stain on it. The liquid in the glass looks a dark ruby red with some trace amounts of faint purple. The liquid slides in nice with a light purple inch of foam that stood around for a bit than vanished, no lace, but small bubbles rising up.

Smell is all grape for the first 30 minutes or so. The merlot comes out really nice in this fresh bottle. Trace amounts of leather and some minimal funk at this young stage. I don't get as much 'Foot' as in older vintages, which brings out the grape even more.

Very clean grape taste here with some kinda fresh lambic that brings the merlot out even more. Not so much grape that it becomes sweet, just enough to get the wine flavor blended in with the lambic. Trace amount of leather and more funky taste as time goes on.

Yes, this is a Cantillon, and yes, it is sour, but not really sour, I would say kinda tart. This beer has a body that is in between light and medium with some low cab in the mix. I think 5 years in the bottle may bring up the sour, but will for sure bring out the funk more. Lamvinus is not the mouth puckering sour bomb that you may expect, but a well integrated beer resembling wine. This stuff is kick ass.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 16:04:45 | More by BARFLYB
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-30-2012 20:34:10 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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