Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 969   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2007 [In the summerhouse of Fjerritslev after 180 km on bike in 2005.] This brew was my very fist Cantillon and maybe it was also one of the first I could not drink totally finish. Now times has changed and Iím sure that it will not happen today. But it was so sour that my nose almost turned 100 around its own bone and with the hole family looking at me I had to swallow it, not to loose face. After two hours I only poured a little in the sink....and it was my most expensive beer until that. I have highrated it a little bit, because now Cantillon is one of my favorites. If I should drink it again it will be more than 4.0!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (9286) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 First rating
(Bottle, looks about 75 cl, thanks omhper!) Bottled 2003. Shady redish brown color, small disapearing pink head. Lambic and gueuze acidic spontaneous fermented scent. Stables and grass. Grassy sour spritzy taste with a metallic aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel. Some bitter astringent mouth puckering feel, might be from the wine? Also some dry feeling, oak?

Bottled 2006 compared side by side with bottled 2007. Both on 75 cl bottles, both BB 12/2009.
On March 16, 2009
2006 (Bottled 25 OCT 06) = Hazy grape color, smallish apricot to pink head. Sloe (blackthorn?), mild acidic, sweetened unripe (green) red currants scent. Sour, red berries, grape peel taste. Smooth mouthfeel, no bitterness. acidic and red berries aftertaste, also not ripe red currants.
2007 (Bottled 22 NOV 07) = Hazy grape red color, smallish pink head. Sour, acidic, automn forrest, fruity, red currant scent. acidic to sour, red currants when not quite ripe (green), lemon, some blueberry taste. Mix of smooth and spritzy mouthfeel. No bitternes I can sense. Acidic aftertaste. Very nice.

75 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on March 8, 2012
Hazy inside of blueberry color, pink head. Grape, oak, sour scent. Sour, metallic, grape taste. Very sour aftertaste, and gut wrenching. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

75 cl bottle thanks to Clyx! Purchased in Denmark. Label statets 37.5 cl, guess they make mistakes? Cork printed with 2005, sampled on August 11, 2012
Murky red color, pink head. Acidic, lactic, sour, funky, some berry scent. Acidic, sour, green apples, fruity, tart, biting on lemon taste. Mouthpuckering sour, dry mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Sour gut feeling.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 Oh Yes. Pours Cabernet grapeskin red with deep pink accents. Typical small but long-lived Cantillon head(for an aged bottle), pink and purple with white ringlets of bubbles. Mostly translucent, slightly oily in appearance. Cantillon house aroma that seems more full bodied than usual. Strong musty grape aroma with a tannic flash and a bit of cedar. Reminds me of the Italian variety of goat cheese somewhat. The sourness penetrates my senses, and I have yet to taste this. Upon first sip my mouth comes instantly alive, like drinking lambic for the first time, all over again. Taste is much sweeter than any Cantillon Iíve tried, excluding Rose de Gambrinus, but I believe itís even a touch sweeter than even that beer. Flavor is magnificent, so well rounded and so delectable. The tartness melds perfectly with the sweetness. Cherries explode! Raspberries pummel! Grape skins entwine my taste buds and oaky tannins tie it all together. The tannic-style acidity lingers, sinking into my cheeks, the sides of my tongue go numb. Fire slowly cascades down the back of my throat. At first the finish seems very full bodied, then suddenly it becomes light and quenching. Simply marvelous.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle. 2005 vintage, sampled on new-years 2006-7. So this bottle is almost at two years of age and I fear that the grape character might have diminished somewhat. Nonetheless, amazing lambic and more grape character than the Vigneronne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle, ruby pink with a huge foamy pinkish head. A subtle red wine aroma with a touch of tamarillo. Sour and tart with a long tart finish. Definitie red wine flavours with some tannin. Brilliant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tranquillity (1644) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 Bottle. Weird "cellar"-aroma, smoke and cigar. Sour, great taste with fresh lambic, wheat and grapes. Good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Of all the beers on RateBeer, this St. Lamvinus is arguably the closest to wine. And it tastes like it with a hint of grapiness imparted from the Burgundy barrels. Very tart, though less so than Cantillonís other lambics. Pink in color. Complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5131) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Cork says 2004. Pours ruby red into a tumbler. Pink micro head quickly recedes to skim surface. Red grape and funk aromas. Tart sulphur up front and crisp with a lasting sour burgundy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (12207) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2006
Red with a pink head. Aroma full of berries and some champagne. Very dry, slightly bitter and a hint of oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13596) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle at Horsens beerfestival. Red colour with a pink head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, sour. Flavour is fruit, yeast, sour.

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