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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,406 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,406
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1,088
Gots: 336 | 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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tsauce2

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-28-2013 11:47:28 | More by tsauce2
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tumbler.

What awesome timing, having a grape-imbued lambic while standing next to a wine connoisseur. Regardless, this stuff pours a lightly-hazy fuchsia topped by over a finger of pink-ish foam. The nose comprises tart blue raspberry, light sour cherry, sour grape, a hint of grapefruit zest, and a light smattering of funk. The taste brings in more of the same, with everything showing off some powerful sour chops. This is kept in partial check, though, by the funk, which, though relatively mild in its individual expression, also blends in nicely with its acidic surroundings. The grape character is pronounced, but not overt. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, another damn fine fruited lambic from Cantillon, one of the highlights of a night that included quite a few ridiculous sours of various styles. And I'm happy to say that the aforementioned wine aficionado was also impressed by this offering. I was not surprised.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 07:05:36 | More by TMoney2591
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DimensionX

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-28-2013 04:01:31 | More by DimensionX
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TomTown

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-28-2013 03:07:36 | More by TomTown
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vonnegut21

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-27-2013 18:19:49 | More by vonnegut21
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-27-2013 15:20:02 | More by Invictus
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-25-2013 19:46:52 | More by MattGrimley
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quine

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-25-2013 18:16:27 | More by quine
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

09-24-2013 14:50:22 | More by CDCNAM
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-23-2013 15:45:04 | More by dfhhead25
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andreizm

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-23-2013 06:32:42 | More by andreizm
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-22-2013 19:25:08 | More by BMart
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DiscLizard

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-22-2013 02:21:36 | More by DiscLizard
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to egrace84 for sharing this bottle!

Vintage 2010.

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: medium purple bodied beer with a reddish hue. 2 fingers of white head with a purplish tint. Drops down to a a thin cap and eventually no head.

Smell: Mildly tart grapes. Moderately funky and its that trademark cantillion funk. Simple yet awesome nose on this beer!

Taste: Funk forward with a mild almost moderate sourness. I would say about a 3.75 - 4 out of 10. Nice red grape flavor without tasting like a wine. I think that the beer has just the right ratio of funkiness to fruity flavors of red grapes. Very nice!

Mouthfeel: On the high end of a light bodied beer; almost medium bodied. Carbonation is on the low end of moderate. Really smooth drinking sour. Just a touch on dryness that right where it should be.

Overall: This is the probably the best grape sour that I have drank. I was very pleasantly surprised by this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 03:14:00 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-20-2013 22:35:51 | More by marine1975
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nzerbe

New York

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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Kentucky

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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mookihouse

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

09-18-2013 04:40:52 | More by mookihouse
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bstyle

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-17-2013 06:56:56 | More by bstyle
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caguiar

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-16-2013 21:36:28 | More by caguiar
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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jpbebeau

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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parris

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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warnerry

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-16-2013 17:06:42 | More by warnerry
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mjohnson17

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-16-2013 16:28:35 | More by mjohnson17
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.