Cantillon Saint Lamvinus Grand Cru | Brasserie Cantillon

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4.36/5
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40 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
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Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Hayley_86 on 02-22-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
8
Ratings:
40
pDev:
6.42%
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4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keith_R
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jvillefan
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xtonytx
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kvgomps
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this at the brewery today. In the past, I've enjoyed the various grape variety Cantillon releases, but not quite as much as some of the other fruits. This beer changed my mind. Nose is a combination of a lighter traditional funk and a big Merlot barrel. The fruity Merlot is even more pronounced in the taste, and could even be called juicy. The lambic and Merlot really play off each other well here in a way I haven't seen in the other grape lambics. Honestly, it was amazing.

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Photo of aleigator
3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light lilac-pinkish color with no head at all.

Smell is defined by prominent barrel funk and a huge red wine presence, benefitting from a mushroom quality, hovering above.

Drinks still, silk, with a great dryness during the finish.

Tastes dry from first glance with a huge berry impact, including a mixture of unripe grapes and almost smoky stone piths. This first impression gets enhanced by the prominent funkiness from the nose, adding a wet basement feel together with a lemon peel dryness. Finishes focussed on the fruits, still inheriting a young, unripe grape impression, which works well with a late mellow quality and just a hint of lime and funk, putting the focus succesfully on the fruit.

Well working iteration of St. Lamvius with a prominent dryness reviving the tongue after the initial fruitiness is been worked through, which is also responsible for this remaining interesting on the palate, due to the lack of carbonation.

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Photo of WormGod
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richter525
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared at the brewery.

Pours a deep red, with little foam. Looks like red wine.

Smell is very much red wine, with some tannine and acidity.

Taste is like sour red wine with some sweet grapes added. Very dry finish, with a bit of tannic acid.

Mouthfeel is nice and smooth, well carbonated.

Overall, this is kind of like the missing link between red wine and beer. Very tasty!

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Photo of halo3one
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snaotheus
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017-08-22
750ml bottle shared among four people at the Cantillon tasting room after the tour.

Looks very still, pours with a small and very fine head; the beer is a purplish red color. Smell is very nice -- grapey and tart.

Taste is somewhat mild. Very grapey, not super tart.

Mouthfeel is Cantillon's wonderfully smooth and soft signature. Overall, a very good beer.

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3.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petermethot
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrenihan
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Virby44
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewski
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at the brewery. Clear dark pink color with some off-white big bubbles. Aroma has really nice floral funk with ripe fruits on top. Taste is slightly acidic with red grape juice flavor, more sour in the middle, really dry and fruity. Almost flat, light to medium body.

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4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle at Cantillon 18€. No idea what vintage this was as they uncorked it for me and there was no label on the back. Dark red, almost purple, looks like St. Lamvinus. Grape aroma, mild lambic scents. Flavor was mild grapes, subtle tartness on the finish. Delicious but not as good as the Carignan I had at the brewery. I have had several bottles of St. Lamvinus in my time but its been so long that I can't say how this compares. Still, a delicious lambic on a hot day.

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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus Grand Cru from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 40 ratings