Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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100
world-class

1,608 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,608
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 1,178
Gots: 353 | FT: 26
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Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

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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Photo of CwrwAmByth
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.

Photo of brother_kenneth
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Poured a light hazy purple color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate grape and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy fruity sour flavor with a medium to heavy sour finish of moderate to long duration.

My expectations where met with a standout beer.

Photo of Arsenal0328
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jjanega08
4.03/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A= pours a rasberry red color sort of pink but a dark pink color. A nice two finger head comes out of it that has decent retention and only a small amount of lacing on it.
S= really just sourness. I suppose you can dig deep and get some grapes and barrel wood.
T= lots of great sourness. Really great grape flavor with a little wine in it. Soooo smooth and delicious. You can get a little barrel in it but not much as it warms the sour calms down and the full grape barrel flavor comes through more and more.
M= perfect dryness and crispness.
D= awesome beer here. Really great beer but the price tag wasn't right for me.

Photo of bauermj
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served in a Hoegaarden thumbler glass.

A: First of all, beautiful bottle art. Beautiful label and corked and capped bottle. Pours a dark red to purple color. Slightly hazy. Forms a big bubbled and fizzy pink head when poured. Low retention and practically no lacings left in the glass

S: Very fruity in the nose. Very fruity with strong notes of grapes. Very tart with some notes of malts. Lambic yeasts in the end

T: Very fruity, tart and dry taste. Strong notes of grapes. Quite vinegar. Lambic yeasts

M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Tart and fruity aftertaste

O: Very drinkable beer. Delicious Cantillon is pleonasm ;)

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of starrdogg
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of beagle75
4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Wildman
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cork says 2003: This beer poured a couldy amber color with red undertones and formed a light pink bubbly head that left circular lace as it subsided. An aroma of lambic elements, with a definate red wine character to it. The flavor is a very traditional non sweet lambic with a good deal of sourness to it without overpowering it. The body is medium light and slightly heavier than most lambics. The finish is quite astrigent with some if the winelike sourness present. This is a very outstanding beer.

Photo of heygeebee
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of MrKennedy and alos shared with Spicelab

A - moderate deep raspberry-juice pink, effervescent head.

S - tart, funk

T - really quite sour and puckering on first taste, but once the taste buds settled. back into Cantillon-std sourness. Then add hints of tinned raspberries (without their sweetness) into a complex vinous palate.

M - lively, zesty, refreshing.

O - yep, another great Cantillon. Difficult to write about these, similar in so many ways. And I know the bottle states serve warmer, but I prefer colder...

Photo of peabody
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a clear burgandy with two fingers of white suds.
Smell is so strong,you can smell it in the other room.
Strong apple cider with orange and lemon peel. Sweet Tart dryness attacks the nose. With repeated shaking I get a dark cherry aroma.
Taste sour grape skins, orange peel and sour green apple with just a hint of sugary dark cherry candy.
Mouthfeel is excellent. While the carbonation goes away quickly, the fruitiness bombards the tip of the tounge and excites the rest of the mouth with a heavy aftertaste of sour apple/grapes.The oilyness stays with the mouth for quite a while.
I know it's expensive but I could drink this over an over.
My daughter-in-law says it is much better cold.

Photo of Chingringo
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.2/5  rDev -7.3%

Thanks to Kyle for a long time want. Took a long time for the distinctive diaper smell to wane. Grapes are not overwhelming, but the big fruit tartness really hangs on. Appreciate the opportunity!

Photo of Etan
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml (October 2011) into a tulip.

A: Light ruby body with a large light pink head, which recedes to nothing quickly.

S: Horseblanket, fruit-laced tartness, a bit of cheese. Soft oak rounds it out. A fruity, acidic aroma comes out as it wamrs. Very funky.

T: Lots of woody funk and tartness. Gamey, tart wild berry. Soft grape sweetness comes out as it warms, integrating very smoothly with the lactic sourness in a juicy way. Very dry and sour, with the grapes offering the slightest bit of balancing sweetness.

M: Light with tingly carbonation.

O: This beer is very funky and sour, and therefore one must devote one's full attention to the grapes to see what they're doing here - adding depth without distracting from the intense character of the base beer.

Photo of monitorpop
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of brendan13
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Light red body with a pinkish fluffy head that fell quite fast.
S - Quite fruity nose; grapes, a bit of berry & hints of dark fruits along with the musky & tart notes common to the style.
T - Sour but not as internse as expected.
Probably a bit more fruity than the smell with lots of grape & berry flavours with an abundance of barnyard funk.
M - Fairly light bodied and dry. High Carbonation.
D - Not something for everyday consumption but certainly something I'd drink again.

Photo of callmemickey
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

06 vintage on tap at Capones

A: Dark ruby-purple body. Tight bubbly head. Not much in the way of retention. Spotty, skim like lacing.

S: Sour cherries, oak, vinegar, burnt sugar, and grape skins.

T: More of the same. Nice sour cherry boldness, and subtle oak, sugar and grape skins. An everpresent vinegar component. Vinous notes toward the back end. Sufficiently tart.

M: Slick and smooth. Lightly carbonated. Lingering finish. Nice sour/tart puckering.

D: Nice, but doesn't live up to past experiences with bottled Saint Lamvinous where the flavors were truly sublime. Not sure if it can be chalked up to tap v bottle, or whether the difference is due to the vintage.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of spoony
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a 2011 750 ml bottle into a large wine glass.

A-Poured a beautiful, light claret color. Almost plum colored. Complex and very vinous looking. Not much carbonation or head to speak off. A little collar of white head hangs around.

S-Tart cherries and dark, supple fruit. A touch of vanilla and oak...again, quite vinous. A little funk, but not a ton that I could detect. No alcohol smells.

T-Pleasantly tart, but really well balanced. The fruit flavors are concentrated and complex. I picked up cherries, green apples, and red wine flavors with a touch of oak. Not particularly funky or alcoholic.

M-Prickly carbonation, but beautifully balanced. Pretty dry from start to finish.

O-Really enjoyable. One of my favorite beers ever and easily my favorite of the style so far.

Photo of mc4z
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of robwestcott
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
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