Cantillon Saint Lamvinus | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Saint LamvinusCantillon Saint Lamvinus

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a tulip; 2011 batch

Ruby red (almost plum) colored body with a thin cap full of tiny bubbles. Musty red wine grapes, barnyard, soft oak, lightly aged cheese, and lactic tartness. At first the nose seems real straightforward, but as you keep diving in, more layers reveal themselves. On the palate, sweet yet tart red grapes up front, with a mustiness coming out mid-palate. Barnyard notes through the middle with some oak before a final rush of cherries and grapes. The finish is crisp and dry. A long lingering tartness in the finish. The body is on the light side of medium with perfect carbonation. This lambic is a great bridge beer for the wine drinker. Loads of wine grape flavor with a moderate tartness. This could easily win over some wine drinkers. I found this to be delicious. The flavors are bold, and really release off the palate quickly to reveal this lingering tartness that satisfies the sour cravings.

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