Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon
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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
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!
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
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.