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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus | Brasserie Cantillon

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Brasserie Cantillon

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

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2009 bottle poured into a dyno glass and split amongst friends at Perennial before the SdB Release.

A - Cloudy off-redish pink color with a sizable white foam head that lingers. The liquid actually started permeating through the cork and was worried when I opened this. But the appearance was menacing.

S - This started with an off-putting nose, but once it warmed up a bit it started to shine. Nose include grape notes, oak, lemon and lactic. These smells did not come out until it warmed.

T - Taste is the best I have had from Cantillon so far. Tart notes that aren't overpowering which allow the merlot grapes shine. Really smooth and full of flavor for being 5 years old.

M - A little creamier and smoother than others maybe because of the age. But this has been hands down the best mouthfeel I've had from a Loon

O - Really glad I have a 2010 to visit soon and would love to try older vintages of this

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A - Pours a purplish/ruby-red colored body with a light pink/eggshell head that dissipates in seconds.

S - Vinous, funky, acid, tartness, smashed grapes and oak.

T - The tartness/sour aspect of the beer really plays well with the slightly sweetness of the grapes. There's an oak funkiness to it that encompasses all.

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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 2,122 ratings
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