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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus | Brasserie Cantillon

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4.54/5
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Cantillon Saint LamvinusCantillon Saint Lamvinus
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
Ranking:
#76
Reviews:
485
Ratings:
2,120
pDev:
7.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,418
Gots:
452
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,120 |  Reviews: 485
Photo of shelby415
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevBot89
4.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian29
4.32/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatche2
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Blinkyoureyes
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Shelton Brothers 8/19/19

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Photo of MTKATL
4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of angrybabboon
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Split with Goblinmunkey7 on 8/8/17, review from notes

A: Deep amber with some red and purple at the core - hazy - pours with a medium size, off-white/pink head, fades to a wispy cap, retains a small collar, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Wonderfully sour in a distinctly Cantillon way - sharp and bright, acidic - tart with an awesome amount of funk - some lactic dampness - nicely woody, sharp oak - nice grape aroma, ripe yet gentle grape flesh - light sweetness

T: Gloriously tart and funky - sharp, bright sourness - nice acidity and some damp, lactic notes - bright oak, nicely chewy - really, almost surprisingly excellent amount of grape - grape flesh, not too sweet - funk and some balsamic vinegar - mild sweetness, woody funk finish

M: Medium body, nice acidity, puckering, low carbonation, smooth with chewy wood, lingering funk

O: Sainthood

I've been aware of Saint Lamvnus for many years, but the only time in the past 8 years or so that I've had the opportunity to buy a bottle was a fateful day at Hill Farmstead last year. As with just about every other Cantillon beer, it's fantastic. I hope to have the opportunity again.

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Photo of neutralaction
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
4.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Plum purple with a small purple-tinted head that quickly forms a bubbly crown. Light Merlot and barnyard funk in the nose. Delicate fruity taste: cherry, grape, red wine. Modest sourness midpalate. Nice acidic wine barrel finish. Relatively light bodied with low carbonation. Delicious.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BergBeer
4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Virby44
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eiwatts9
4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cshafer7
4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of delgotit99
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 vintage poured from fridge temp but allowed to warm. Pours a ruby pinkish color with surprisingly little carbonation. Cork was a bit deformed and seemed very wet. Smell is out of this world. Vanilla, red grapes, apricot, sour, scrumptious. I get some sweet candy on the nose as well. Taste is amazing - quite a departure from the nose. A quick bitterness springs forward on first taste, but then settles with a sweet finish. The sour isn't overwhelming. Definitely getting grapes, cherries, apricot. Such a nice balance and has amazing mouthfeel. Not too thick, but lingers. Overall, an amazing beer.

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4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A 750ml bottle, bottled on 14th November 2016. Poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: It was a very nice lightly cloudy ruby red colour with a two finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly to a settled thin layer with only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Lots of tart red berries, raspberry and strawberry plus grapes and lemon. Nice barrel and oak character with a hint of red wine vinegar and only light funk and barnyard-iness.

Taste: Moderate sourness, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, grape juice and oak with hints of grapefruit and funk.

Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: With less than a year since bottling, there was lots of really nice fruit flavours bursting out while the funk was quite light. Although this particular bottle was quite young, it also taste great with age. Can’t wait to try more of this wonderful goodness.

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4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 2,120 ratings
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