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%
 
 
Wants:
1,418
Gots:
438
For Trade:
42
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Ratings: 2,041 |  Reviews: 476
Photo of Stevem68
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy opaque Merlot purple color. Aroma is tart and light. Flavor is funky red wine grapes with a fermented backbone. Has a soft velvety feel and overall a really good beer.

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Photo of Mersh
4.66/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eternal218
4.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's crazy how much this straddles the line between beer and wine. I really got more wine flavor than beer actually from the grapes. I'd love to give a bottle of this as a stepping stone to all my wine loving friends who don't like beer...if only it was readily available.

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Photo of maljay26
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewski
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NJBrews609
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chefduff2
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HoppyCrop
4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragnar3
4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 Vintage - poured from the bottle into a taster. Complex, despite a ton of funk, especially compared to other Cantillon experiences. Merlot grapes shine through brilliantly. Excellent fruited lambic!

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Photo of fireazzi
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

had a 2015 of this. Wasn't too funky, had a great smell and perfect look. Taste was pretty good but didn't blow me away after all the hype I was given on it. I'd definitely get it again but I've had others I'd prefer.

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Photo of farrago
4.06/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Finger worth of loose, airy foam that has meager retention, barely leaves a surface coating behind, zero lacing as well. Opaquely cloudy liquid of a watermelon pink coloration, faded rose hued rims. Ripe, fruity nose of raspberry, strawberry with notes of lemon, clean and without the sour blast that such beers possess and knock you back on your heels, hovers steadily in the nostrils. Light-bodied, the initial sweetness frames things pleasantly before developing a broadening sourness across the palate. Same soft cherry, raspberry, strawberry fruit array, nibbles at you as well via accents of green apple. Has a minerally, metallic bite at the end, dry yeastiness. It is remarkable most for its smoothness and relatively high drinkability. Bottled October 26, 2015.

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Photo of Braden
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burgh1328
4.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BartS
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of happyreefer
4.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikecap
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeFaz
4.52/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sheppard
4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is an amazing merlot. It looks like wine with that bit of lambic cloudiness. It is gorgeous hen held into the light. The base is very prevalent in this and the grape character is subtle with some light jamminess. Wash rind cheese aroma. The grapes come out more as it warms. This is a wonderful fruited lambic.

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Photo of YalovaIA
4.52/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jprince103
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not much for lambics, but when you are having the best....who is going to complain.

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Photo of xtonytx
4.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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