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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus Unblended

 (RETIRED)
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100
95
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Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Editor’s Note: This is a special version of Saint Lamvinus that was bottled unblended (and uncarbonated) for Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden (listed on the menu as 2004 Saint Lamvinus Still). Only 200 bottles were made. There were no distinguishing marks on them. This is NOT available in the United States nor in Belgium, unless from Jean Van Roy himself. Some bottles are available in Denmark from certain Ratebeerians, otherwise only from Akkurat. Unless you specifically were told that you had unblended Lamvinus, and it was dead flat, you had regular Lamvinus.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2006
This is sooo amazing - thanks a lot Jacob and Dixen. Beautiful deep red color, flat looking of course no head. The nose greats from far away - dark grapes, barnyeard, some pine and iron. Puckers the chops, leathery and dusty -. Wonderful forever lasting dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle, at RBESG grand tasting, August 2005. Deep pink colour - clarete in wine terms. Fresh, crisp, fruity, tart & clean. But, like most unblended lambics I found it a tad softer and smoother than the blended version. As I particularly value the more rustic, farmyard qualities of Cantillon, it scores a bit lower than the blended.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Vinous, funky, fresh and fruity aroma. Opaque burgundy body is quite still and wine-like. Funky, farmhouse flavours are here but seem refined into a wine-like character despite the strong acidity. Medium body is very dry. Bottle sampled at RBESG 2005.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2005
RBESG 2005, Cloudy reddish beer with almost no head. Sour fruity aroma and flavor with a earthy / dusty touch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
RBESG05: Colour is similar to a rose wine. Nice grape nose too, which has a sour tart citric smell too. Wonderful tasty sour grapes. Very complex yet still so refreshing. Nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11556) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2005
(RBESG05, 750mm bottle) Opaque brown-purple body, minimal head. Aroma is minimal sweet, grape/vinous, yeast, horseblanket. Taste is medium sweet, grape/vinous, lemon sour. Watery light body.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle. Dark red colour with no head. Light acid sour fruity aroma and taste. Medium to full body and a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Reddish, unclear - no head. Looks almost like a red wine - if it wasn’t for the cloudiness. Extremely sour nose - just to get close to the fluid is quite an achievement because of the sharp, vinegary aroma. Surprisingly soft considering the acidity. Sour flavour, yes - but not overwhelmingly so. Very interesting. 120805

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled @RBESG’05 (bottled in 2004)
Cherry red. Extremely dry nose. Very earthy, fruity - sour. Long sour aftertaste. Very juicy!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
Bottled. Deep red coloured. The unblended version of Saint Lamvinus is even more vinous than the regular just like Stene wanted. Sour, fruity, dry and rather woody. It is softer and smoother due to the lack of carbonation. Very nice.


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