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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,375 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,375
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1,070
Gots: 335 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website

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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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

11-08-2013 04:07:05 | More by funkel81
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

03-24-2014 17:13:30 | More by jklecko2
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-02-2013 21:31:35 | More by thebouch01
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United Kingdom (Wales)

4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chimay goblet from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a red wine colour due to merlot grapes, and a lovely pink head forms.

Smells tart, very grape/wine like.

Tastes like a lambic, with the characteristic sourness, yet the addition of the merlot grapes adds a tartness to the flavour, making it positively lip smacking.

Overall a delightful drink, crisp, tart and sour, perfect with a tomato spaghetti dish.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 19:23:43 | More by CwrwAmByth
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New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-12-2013 05:10:36 | More by sirsteve42
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-21-2014 02:54:36 | More by Arsenal0328
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4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

his beer pours a pale strawberry and cranberry color with a slightly pink gentle foam atop.

Smells of a coppery tart funk with undertones of sweet carrots and celery along with a dry cranberry and cherry.

tastes of a tart electric onslaught that has a thin honey beneath it along with a pinch of salt and a great cranberry character. There is also a sour dough bread that is hiding beneath. The finish leaves me with a great lingering dirty funk.

Feels light but dense with an ultra fine carbonation.

A nice take on the style. The cranberry that came up in just about every description was a nice change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2007 02:05:57 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-24-2013 00:33:39 | More by Dactrius
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-03-2014 01:08:20 | More by FtownThrowDown
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4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml corked and capped bottle served in a Zwanze Day 2012 flute. 2011 cork. Thanks to kevanb for sharing.

A: Pours a hazy pinkish and grapefruit-like color combination with an off-white pinkish head forming on the pour.

S: A ton of Cantillon funk, light cheesy aspects with a nice dark grape tartness. Nice red wine tannins going on as well.

T: Big sourness up front. Grapey, red wine drying tannin. Oaky, with a light sweetness on the finish. Not as funky as the nose, but it is underlying throughout. Acidic as well.

M: Enamel stripping, bubbly and lively carbonation with a light body.

O: Very delicious. Sour, funky and really drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 16:04:11 | More by Treebs
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S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4/5  rDev -11.7%

04-28-2013 19:20:34 | More by sliverX
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-12-2013 08:31:10 | More by Danny1217
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

08-28-2013 11:17:16 | More by Bilco
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

02-24-2014 06:49:23 | More by Auror
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-09-2014 17:55:32 | More by Paccamacca
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-01-2012 01:19:32 | More by monitorpop
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

02-19-2013 16:36:54 | More by bmur112
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-05-2013 23:20:21 | More by robwestcott
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-10-2014 20:33:38 | More by mc4z
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-23-2013 23:31:58 | More by nrs207
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4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bottle of this from Discount Liquors in Milwaukee for $27.99. Not cheap but I'm expecting to love this!! This is officially my first brew from Cantillon and I'm overly ready. I feel like it's my first time. Drank from a wine glass as directed on bottle.

Bottled in 2004 with some obvious leakage under the foil and a soft, slightly damp cork.

Appearance- Pours an absolutely beautiful crystal clear pinkish red with a perfectly delicate, perfectly soft lightly colored pinkish white head. The cap and collar remain the entire time but somehow not much lacing is left behind.
Smell- Wow, the funkiest brew I've had the privilege of sniffing to date. Cheesy and sweaty dirty it smells as if this brew hasn't bathed in 5 years. The mustiness is very earthy and mushroom like and this become more apparent as it warms. Vinous and sour this bad boy has a lot going on. Cidery with sorts of a balsamic or, probably more appropriate, red wine vinegar like aspect that I love. My mouths a watering.
Taste- Now this is a treat!! Super acidic and tart from the first sip, a vinegary sort of dryness just engulfs my entire mouth. The grapes are light and fruity and play a bigger part in the taste than the nose. Supremely sour and puckering at first but once your mouth adjusts this thing becomes smooth and funky. Murky and earthy the horsehair is way lighter in the taste than the nose but it's still moderately (and perfectly might I add) dirty. Finishes with a sort acidic vinous bite that is slightly fruity and lingers for quite some time.
Mouthfeel- Light to medium feel with sharp aggressive carbonation and dry finish. The beer is very quenching and it sticks with me.
Drinkability- The first drink really socks ya in the throat. Once you acclimate though it become VERY drinkable and hella enjoyable. The balance between funk and fruit is almost perfect and after smelling the beer I would have never have guessed. Absolutely fantastic brew that I'm o-so-glad I payed the price for. Can't wait to dig into more of these Cantillon brews in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 02:55:12 | More by younger35
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4.18/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap at deep ellum during the cantillon/de la senne event on april 24, 2009, week's end of the craft brewers conference.

served in the nifty, klokk roeland-branded, stemless snifter

cranberry color. slight haze. wispy layer fades to just ring. pink lacing always slides back down, but is quite pretty to look at between each sip.

aroma: nice funkiness peeks in, punctuating the fruity grape and vinegar tones

taste: woody notes. tart grapes, mild funk and vinegar. acidic and dry finish.

light to medium body, with tart acidic texture. nice light tingle of carbonation lifts everything off the tongue.

aroma and flavors are actually not as complex as the bottle. but the carbonation here seems to be more delicate. the unique snifter glass really helps with the presentation as well.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2009 13:51:34 | More by tai4ji2x
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-14-2013 11:37:50 | More by safaricook
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4.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Tulip
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees

This one pours a lovely, pink garnet, color. It has some very nice ruby red tinting. The two-finger head of loose foam has a pink cast to it. The retention is okay overall, but good for the style. Lacing is minimal, but has a touch of stickiness to it.

A very light amount of barnyard funk is noticed. What stands out though, is the presence of red grapes. The sweetness of the meats, along with the tang of the skins. A mild swirl brings out a burst of oakiness.
This smells very fruity and inviting.

This is quite a tasty beverage. It absolutely has a certain touch of 'wine-ness' to it. The merlot grapes are very flavorful. There is a nice amount of funk going on, but it comes across as very balanced. There is definitely a touch of tangy sourness to it, which combined with the oak notes and the merlot grapes, make this one finish very dry.

The body is medium, closing in on full. The carbonation level is high. It has a very sharp and crisp feel to it.

The low abv (5%) lends itself to easy-drinking. The acidity level though, would probably lend itself to heartburn. It's very tasty and to those who like sours, in general, it's delicious and very consumable.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 20:53:45 | More by coldmeat23
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4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draught @ Ebenezer's.

Beauitful clear red, almost no head.

Aroma is slightly tart, sweetly vinous, red grapes. Hint of vinegar.

Taste begins with tart vinegar, soft in the middle with a bit of earthy funk, finishes with a quick snap of tartness followed by a lingering vinous red wine.

Quite carbonated, with a nice light body. Fruity, beautiful.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2009 12:46:31 | More by JohnQVegas
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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