Cantillon Saint Lamvinus | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Everyone knows some of our best friends are wine growers from the Libourne region in France, more specifically those who make Saint Emillion and Pomerol. They respect the tradition and let their wine ferment in a natural way.

Fermentation, origin and vintage are still kept up.

Our collaboration resulted in a product uniting the best of their wine and of our beer : the Saint-Lamvinus.

The grapes, of the merlot and cabernet-franc varieties, are soaked in Bordeaux barrels containing two to three years old lambic. The beer is not blended before the bottling. The foam is caused by the addition of a liquor which starts the fermentation.

Added by truthbrew on 03-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,041
Reviews:
476
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
8.11%
 
 
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439
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL at cantillon Brussels

A: Pours an absolutely beautiful clear rosy color with light pink head that leaves some lacing around glass.

S: Lots of funk with some lactic sourness, hints of grapes and earthy notes.

T: Slightly sweet and sour with lots of barnyardy funk. The grapes are a great addition to what is surely a stellar lambic by itself.

M: Nice slightly acidic tingling with moderate carbonation, finishes dry.

O: great all around, really drinkable and refreshing.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. This one pours a lighter bodied dark cranberry red in color with a one finger slightly pink head. The nose is dry and musty with a nice amount of funk and acidity. The flavors are dry and tart and it has nice acidity. As a wine drinker, I must say that this has zero characteristics of a Merlot so it's nice to see the difference between the beer and wine. This one is musty as hell. It drinks light with nice acidity but I can't really like the flavor. It doesn't have enough fruit character for my liking. This is the best vintage I've had so far. The '07 smells like puppy farts in my opinion, as in "I just fed my dog too many rawhides" puppy farts. I definitely prefer this vintage to that one.

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On-tap at the Memphis Tap Room in Philadelphia...
Pours a blood-red, thick, viscous syrupy liquid with a decent sized foamy and frothy head with a substanial amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Tartness all up in the nose with rose, hibiscus, and red fruit essences...
Extremely tart and sour, with a viney, oaky flavor...
Very thick and rich...
A top-notch depiction of the genre...
Definitely recommended if you're a fan of the style...

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Bottle shared at destructo’s TOSPH. Reddish/pinkish pour with a white head. Funky nose. Grape, oak, and barnyard flavors. Very nice......

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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
4.44 out of 5 based on 2,041 ratings.
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