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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus Unblended

Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
spdyfire83 (35) - 5280, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
75cl bottle shared at Akkurat. Poured in a gueuze glass. Vintage: 2004 - label reads "STILLA" which means it is the real deal. Hazy, light purplish ruby. Thin, off-white head forms around the edge of the glass on a soft pour. Absolutely beautiful nose coming of this beer. Medium ripe grapes, touch of funk, cherry, and dark berries. Slight oak and yeast. Taste is very complex and layered. Dry grape skin, earthy funk, and flat floral notes followed by touch of berry fruit sweetness, cherry tartness, and soft oak. Finishes with a subtle acidity that leaves your palate wanting to go back for more. My glass continued to empty too quickly and before we knew it, the bottle was gone! After a long afternoon/evening of drinking some top-notch beers at Akkurat, this was the winner for me. It was a wild card for sure, but the unblended (i.e. stillness) of this beer is so wonderfully executed I could barely find a flaw. Rounded, delicate, and very, very tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
From notes - 2004 bottle from - where else - Akkurat! Pours out a clear raspberry red with half a finger of foam that rapidly dissapears. Smells incredible - tons of barnyard funk, a heavy dose of oak, light lemon, and a surprising amount of grape given the age. Highly reminiscent of wine. Taste is sour, but not overwhelmingly so. The grape shines through - lots of vinous red wine tannins, subtle funk, and lemon. Delicious. Easily the best of the fruited "Akkurat only" lambics. Palate is lovely, medium body, slight carbonation. Overall - an exceptional beer that has aged extremely gracefully. The lack of carbonation adds to the vinous feel of the beer. It’s complex and delicate - one of the best beers I’ve been lucky enough to try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
YogiBeera (2570) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle at a Plan B tasting - Tak til raw specialisten Jakob. Cloudy reddish - white bubbles. Lovely intense aroma and taste. Berries, grapes, fruity, lovely sourness, acid, gooseberries, grape fruity, dryness, tar, light wood notes, light barnyard, wineous, citric. Lovely - give me more !!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Sample from Chris Q at woodshop, thank you so much for breaking this out man! Pours a hazy pinkish purple with zero head and no carbonation. Big tart nose full of strawberries, razz, boysen and even some tart cherries. Flavor was very tart with berries and some citrus peel with a nice underlying funk. Even with no carbonation the mouth feel was stellar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gyllenbock (8003) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle at Akkurat in May 2011. Hazy pinkish with no head. A very elegant and vinous beer. Also very tart. Nice aroma and taste of berries, oak and vinegar. Dry and with a sour finish. Excellent mouth feel despite no carbonation. Superb beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - JAN 27, 2006
Funky nose typical of Cantillon. You can identify this as a Cantillon without having tried it. Rust color with no head. Sweet front with a grape fruitiness. Tart, sour and puckering. Medium body. Extremely sophisticated tastes and blend. Just phenomenal!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2006
750ml bottle at the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/sweden/s target=blank>Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden. Deep ruby in colour, no head, no lacing. The aroma is of tart red grapes, light cherries, quite sour. The flavour is tart at first, some fruit sweetness (cherries, grapes, some pear), woody, not as sour as other Cantillons can be. Mildly sour mouthfeel, medium body, very low-to-no carbonation. Finishes with a lingering sourness, light fruit sweetness, quite dry. Fantastic stuff, a very interesting take on the regular Saint Lamvinus. I’m loving these Unblended Lambics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2011
Flaska på Akkurat 2011: En av enbart 200 flaskor från 2004. Tydlig rödfärg, stor ekdoft men ändå ganska mild och mjuk. Fantastisk syrlighet och sötma. En mycket mjuk eftersmak. God som tusan.

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