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

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4.43
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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A slightly hazy raspberry color bordering on maroon with a healthy burst of head that eventually dissipates into a wisp.

S: Berries, red grapes left in the sun, and the almost cheesy Cantillon yeast funk.

T: Tart but not sour. Crisp and dry upfront followed by a wave of fruit that is initially more berry than grape but becomes more vinous in the finish. The aftertaste is a bold, funky rot but not nearly as unpleasant as that sounds. Again, there's a mild cheesy taste.

M: Thin and dry in the mouthfeel but bold in flavor.

O: This definitely grew on me as I made my way through the bottle. Not knowing quite what to expect I was perhaps underwhelmed or just unappreciative at first but as I drank more the balanced complexity became more apparent. Saint Lamvinus is certainly worthy of its stellar reputation.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Corked and capped 750 ml from Tipples dated October 31, 2013. Pours a super bright almost neon purplish pink color with a massive fizzy pink head that recedes quickly. Lots of vinegar on the aroma, berries, vinous notes, and an interesting mint leaf that I get from Geueze and Faro sometimes. Really nice. The flavor is sweet berries and wine, vinegar, sourness, some dry oaky presence, and maybe even a little vanilla. The fruit doesn't overpower here which is nice. Light bodied, spritzy carbonation, dry finish with some wine like warmth on the way down. Beautiful beer.

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750ml, 11/2012
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A: Pours a deep purple reddish color. Initially a tight bubbles pinkish hued head. Then somewhat still.

S: Dry oak. Chalk. Vinous.

T: Dry oak. Tannic. Fruit is there. More delicate than any American wild ale on the sour flavors.

M: Lighter highly carbonated medium

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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
4.43 out of 5 based on 2,053 ratings.
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