Cantillon Saint Lamvinus | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Saint LamvinusCantillon Saint Lamvinus
BA SCORE
4.54/5
2,100 Ratings
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:
#75
Reviews:
483
Ratings:
2,100
pDev:
7.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,420
Gots:
449
Trade:
41
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,100 |  Reviews: 483
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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Photo of kitch
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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Photo of leroybrown10
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mad3air
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.31/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

**
06/11/17

Cinder

Bright Red/purple. Medium white head that lasts.
AROMA: wine, grape, yeast,cranberry raspberry.
TASTE: sour cranberry, wheat, yeast.
FEEL: touch of astringency, but Smooth for a sour. Subtle carbonation.

**

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Photo of Pletser
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.32/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khoff5
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of durlta
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Photo of jheimbigner
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrtomatohead49
4.26/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveD082791
4.22/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage from draft:
Pours deep red with small pink head.
Aroma has red grapes, sweet red berries, little funk, little sour.
Taste is red grapes, hay, sweet red berries, lemon, tart, melon, little sour and dry finish.
L: 4.75 S: 4.25 T: 4.25 F: 4.5 O: 4.25

2014 vintage from bottle:
Pours deep ruby with almost no head.
Aroma has red grapes, red berries, really funky, sour
Taste is red grapes, grapefruit, orange peel, funky, sour, barnyard, really dry finish.
L: 4.5 S: 4.5 T: 4.75 F: 4.5 O: 4.75

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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 2,100 ratings
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