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


on tap

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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 2010 Vintage draft@Chez Moeder Lambic: served in a Cantillon wine glass, hazy dark pomegranate red/purple hue with a non-lasting pink head, aroma is strong on musty oak, lots of grape skin as swell as some fermenting grapes & healthy dose of tannins, taste is very tart with lots of wine-soaked wood, tannins, bitter grape skins, somewhat odd-herbal taste, lots of brett, definitely acidic with a dry & sour finish that also after a while starts leaning towards the acidic, definitely different from what I expected, the unusual grape skin & herbal flavours do take this beer a quite unusual direction

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RD400F (222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
750 bottle to flute glass... Aroma: Similar to Cantillon fruit lambic but more winey, no doubt because of the grapes. More sweet aromas than the aforementioned and less latexy...quite floral with notes of grape, blackcurrant, cherry, and some grapefruit. Appearance: Cloudy dark reddy color, the head left quickly and was pinkish white. Taste: Quite like a merlot wine, and very complex too with lots of fruit and citrus flavours. Aftertaste is definitely grapes and classic lambic flavours. Palate: Spritzy and dry, slight sour aftertaste and slightly tannic. Quite good. Overall: Probably my favorite lambic of the ones I’ve tried though I’m not a fan of the price tag. Perfect balance of sweet and sour with lots of character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2012
Nose is amazing, it’s a tart citrus smell laced with wine, grapes, touch of orange peel and lovely brett aromas. Appearance is a beautiful transparent scarlet red under proper light, topped off with a quick-disappearing pink head. Taste is sensational, i get cherry, raspberry, grapes, tantiising tart citrus flavour with lots of brett and delicious effervescent tang. Palate keeps that evervescence everywhere and lets the mouthfeel evolve as you sit on it, even a number of minutes after having a sip. I also get a bit of citric and malic acid on the palate, which is very welcome. I LOVE THIS. Flippin amazing beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nickls (2076) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. 31st bday and shared amongst friends which is really nice. Anyway, gorgeous ruby red with pinkish tones and a thin bubbly head. Sour dark grapes, fruity, cobweb, musty, beyond vinous and lovely aroma. Restarined but beautiful, vinous, tart, woody, dark tart grape skin. Lively dry as a bone. Done rating and on to falling in love. Wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2011 vintage poured into a Duvel art glass. Pours hazy brilliant red of shade with a tight, thin white head. Head quickly dissipates and doesn’t leave any lacing. Nose is grape, oak, some band aid (this might be because I didn’t wash my glass from the last beer), lemon, and must. The flavor is where Lamnivus shines. It’s balance between the lemon and grape is superb, they complement each other perfectly. In addition, Lamnivus has some nice mineral characters as well as a good amount of must. Light mouthfeel, moderate acidity, prickly carbonation, and a nice enduring finish. One of the best fruit lambics around, I’m hard pressed to name many I would take over this. Really wish bottles weren’t so hard to come by.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (1307) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Cloudy ruby red, bloody red. Aroma of very young green apple, sour grapes, citrus and basket of cherries. Interesting flavours with soft cherry-plum aftertaste. One of my favorite Cantillons.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bruxellover (19) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Slight grape, wetting oak, slight pond water, wonderful sour with oak receiving a second run in the end. Fabulous example.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (654) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Vintage 2013, vieillit un an. Très fruitée. J’ai détecté un goût d’olives vertes lors des 2-3 premières gorgées mais cela s’est estompé par la suite. Le goût du raisin est très présent. L’équilibre avec le côté acidulé des lambics est parfait. Une des meilleures de Cantillon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Mild grape sourness. Slight green apple. Sour Mellon in aftertaste. Crisp dry finish with some white wine character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Aroma of berries and cellar winery. Taste Vinicius and funky with mild tartness. Fairly carbonated, more so than may I have had. I believed the carbonation helped out the grape must as the Merlot grapes fro fruit lambic so can be more subdued. I though overall it was a great balance.

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