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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,398 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1,077
Gots: 339 | FT: 26
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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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-02-2013 06:31:05 | More by cbnz
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 18 October 2011

A: Pours a slightly hazy ruby red color with a pinkish/purple hue and a fingers worth of head that fizzles out within seconds

S: Quite funky and sour/tart up front along with a light sweetness from the grapes. Also get quite a bit of oakiness and earthiness

T: Starts off with a big blast of funk and sourness and then goes into the oakiness and woody/earthy flavors. Get some tannins in there as a result. The merlot grapes come through in the background throughout the entirety of tasting, providing a hint of sweetness. Finishes lightly sweet with a lingering funk

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Very acidic

O: Wow. What a brew. This blend is absolutely fantastic, especially with the nearly 2 years on the bottle. I suppose the funkiness has developed a bit (this one really opens up with a blast of funk/sour/tart) and the oak has also shown up more. Quite pricey (I paid $30 for a 750 mL bottle) but well worth the investment. This is a must-try

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 14:29:50 | More by BEERMILER12
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jag21

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

11-14-2011 19:36:49 | More by jag21
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Emilean

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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dkw0063

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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markeyri

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Teresa's Next Door,8/8/10.

A-Pours a hazy cranberry with a little bit of fizzy pink head.

S-Tart, funky with red wine aromas.

T-Rich red grape notes overlaying a funky barnyard base. Nice lactic sour and mild vinegar as well. A great blend of fruit ans lambic sour, perfectly balanced. About as good as a lambic gets.

M-Light and crisp, good fizzy carbonation.

D-Lambics do not get any more drinkable than this. Just outstanding!

HV

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2010 20:11:35 | More by sholland119
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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drgonzo2k2

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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yankeej13

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle 5,0% Abv.
Served lightly chilled poured into a tulip wine glass.
Bottled 21st November 2010

Sours are quickly becoming my favorite style, really looking forward to this one.
No pop as the cork is removed. I hope this one is ok carbonation wise.

Appearance: Good lord, what a colour! St. Lamvinus pours the most stunning crimson (first pour is clear, subsequent pours result in a yeast haze) with a small light pink head. While the head doesn’t last long, it is expected from the style and with such an amazing colour I just can’t bear to knock any points off.

Smell: Hmmm, I did expect this to be pretty full of grapes but my first sniff tells me that funk might just be dominant. I guess that’s a good thing though, since I LOVE lambic funk. Superb balance between tart fruits and funk. The funkiness dominates overall, with: Musty cellars, old books, cobwebs, cheese (much stronger than in other lambics I have had), hints of sweat, hay and lovely woody notes. Having said that, the fruit is far from forgotten. Red grapes (I couldn't tell the variety though), red wine vinegar and sour cherry skins are present throughout and every now and then I get a blast of over ripe red grapes and just the tiniest hint of raspberry.

Taste: Ah yes, nothing like the mouth-puckering sourness of the first sip of a Cantillon! After 2 sips my mouth is used to the sourness and I can begin to appreciate the amazing complexities in the beer. Sour, fruity, funky - what more could I want?
The flavour is huge and so complex that any description seems to be very inadequate. Guess I’ll just have to try.
Red grapes (I would be closer to guessing merlot in the flavour than the smell), sour cherries, red wine vinegar, oak, dusty, farmyard, sweat, foot-like cheese (sounds dreadful, but works so well), old books, the list goes on.

Mouthfeel: Just lighter than medium bodied with typical lambic (Perfect!!!) carbonation. I am very glad carbonation is not an issue like I first thought; it would have destroyed the beer. The medium-low level of fine, slightly tingly carbonation works beautifully with the sourness.

Overall: Superb, one of the best beers I have had. The only improvement I could suggest and it's only a small one - a little more grape aroma would have been nice. Though maybe a fresher bottle would have delivered. Still a beer I will most certainly buy again!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 21:05:37 | More by Thehuntmaster
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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Minnesota

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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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